Aberdeen defenseman Spillum makes NCAA DI commitment
March 23, 2018
The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Keenan Spillum has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Colorado College.
The 6’3/185 lbs. native of Phoenix, Arizona, is in his second season with the Wings and fourth season of NAHL hockey overall. Before playing Aberdeen, Spillum, 21, spent 2 ½ seasons with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays.
In his four seasons in the NAHL, Spillum has played in 215 games and has 6 goals and 30 assists, 36 points including 14 playoff games.
During the current 2017-18 season, Spillum has recorded a career-high 17 points in 52 games played, which includes 4 goals and 13 assists. Spillum was also selected to and played in the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team.
“Keenan is one of the highest character players I have ever coached. He is a player that’s committed to doing things the right way each and everyday. Keenan’s ability to think the game at a very high level will make him an exceptional college hockey player,” said Wings Head Coach Scott Langer.
Colorado College finished the 2017-18 season with a 15-17-5 overall record, including going 8-12-4 in the NCHC. The Tigers are coached my Mike Haviland, who is in his 4th season with CC. He is the 14th head coach in program history. He has more then 20 years of hockey experience including time in the NCAA, ECHL, AHL & NHL.
“I am extremely humbled and blessed to announce my commitment to Colorado College. Colorado College is an excellent school with great opportunities allowing me to excel in the classroom and on the ice. With that being said, I would like to thank my family, the Wings organization, The Odde Family, Coach Langer, Coach Bohn and all of my past and present teammates for guiding me and pushing me to where I am now,” said Spillum.