Austin forward Muzzatti makes NCAA D1 commitment
The Austin Bruins of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward and NAPHL grad Sutter Muzzatti has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of the ECAC.
Muzzatti, 17, will begin his first full junior season with the Bruins in 2020-21 following three years in the Meijer AAA program in the NAPHL. Muzzatti, led the Meijer AAA 16U team in scoring this past season with 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists).
Muzzatti also appeared in 20 total games with the Meijer AAA 18U team during the 2019-20 season, recording 19 points.
The 6-foot-5, 203-pound native of Okemos, Michigan, made his junior hockey debut last season playing in two games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL but is still looking for his first point in juniors. He signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Bruins back on July 15, 2020.
“Both Austin and RPI have strong hockey traditions which I am excited to be a part of,” said Muzzatti. “I consider Austin to be a great stepping-stone for players headed to the NCAA.”
Muzzatti is the third Bruins player in three years to commit to RPI including former defensemen Dylan Davies and former netminder Brett Miller, both of whom begin their collegiate careers this season.
“We are really excited for Sutter and his family,’ said Bruins Head Coach Steve Howard. “He’s a hard-working kid that is eager to learn. We expect Sutter to continue to develop and become an impact player for the Bruins.”
A native of Okemos, MI, Muzzatti is the son of Carolina Hurricanes Goaltending Coach, Jason Muzzatti, who played his collegiate years at Michigan State before logging 62 games in the NHL. In total, the Bruins now have seven committed players on their roster including Ben Dexheimer (Miami-Ohio), Alex Trombley (Ohio State), Barrett Brooks (Western Michigan), Carson Riddle (Western Michigan), Connor Mylymok (Alaska-Fairbanks), and Frank Dovorany (Michigan Tech).