Shreveport defenseman Clement makes NCAA DI commitment
November 9, 2017
The Shreveport Mudbugs, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Jack Clement has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in the NCHC.
Clement, 18, is in his first season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL. The native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is off to a great start in his rookie campaign, recording 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) in 12 regular season games thus far.
“At the end of the day I felt Omaha was the right fit for me,” Clement told Michigan Hockey Magazine. “I was able to develop a great relationship with the coaching staff going back to when I played for Brother Rice. College hockey is something that has always been a goal of mine. To get the opportunity to play at an incredible program like UNO is something I couldn’t pass up.”
“Jack is a very poised defenseman who sees the ice well,” Mudbugs Director of Scouting Mike Grattan said. “He is calm with the puck, has a good stick and obviously has the gift of size and reach. He has shown consistency in his play, a necessary quality for a defenseman.”
Prior to coming to the NAHL, Clement (6’3/180) played high school hockey in Michigan for Brother Rice. The former captain of the Warriors was a first-team all-state selection after leading Brother Rice to a state title last spring. In 29 games played in 2016-17, Clement checked in with an impressive 18 goals and 30 assists for 48 points.