Aberdeen forward Fitzgerald makes NCAA DI commitment
January 30, 2017
The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that Kevin Fitzgerald has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at St. Cloud State University. St. Cloud are members of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC).
Fitzgerald, 20, is currently playing his second year for the Wings and fourth season overall in the NAHL. So far this season in 39 games played he has 35 points on 18 goals and 17 assists, including a hat-trick this past Saturday in Bismarck. His 35 points is tied for the team lead.
Last season, Fitzgerald (6’0/180) played in 50 games for the Wings where he totaled 25 points on 15 goals and 10 assists.
The native of Hinsdale, Illinois broke into the NAHL during the 2013-14 season, playing 22 games for the Topeka RoadRunners. He also played in the six NAHL games for the RoadRunners during the 2014-15 season.
“Kevin has had to earn everything he has achieved in his hockey career. Kevin just doesn’t fall short when it comes to work ethic. As a coach it is a blessing to be able to come to the arena each day to coach a player with such high-end character. The Huskies are getting a first class young man,” said Wings Head Coach Scott Langer.
St. Cloud State University plays NCAA DI Hockey in the NCHC Conference. The Huskies are currently 12-12-1 with a 6-9-1 conference record. Head Coach Bob Motzko recently lead Team USA to a Gold Medal in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships.
Prior to playing his junior hockey in the NAHL, Fitzgerald played his Midget and Bantam hockey with the Chicago Mission and Chicago Young Americans.
“I’m really excited to be going to St. Cloud and I want to thank Coach Langer, Coach Bohn, all of my teammates and the Wings organization for helping me get to this point,” said Fitzgerald.