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Brock Boeser commits to University of North Dakota

by Mike G. Morreale / NHL.com
Brock Boeser, Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL Photos by Brandon Anderson/BA Photos

Waterloo Black Hawks right wing Brock Boeser, No. 28 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm rankings on the top North American skaters eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, will attend the University of North Dakota in 2015-16.

Boeser, who originally committed to the University of Wisconsin but did not sign a Letter of Intent, first make public his decision via his Twitter account on Thursday.

"It was a combination of me feeling good with the coaches, the facilities, and their style of play," Boeser told NHL.com in an email. "I think it's the best fit for me and my development."

Boeser (6-foot-1, 191 pounds), who compares his two-way style of play to New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo, ranks ninth in the United States Hockey League with 41 points (23 goals, 18 assists) in 37 games for the Black Hawks. He also has produced 11 goals and 22 points on the power-play, scored three game-winning goals and generated 172 shots on goal.

Boeser, a native of Burnsville, Minn., is looking forward to the 2015 draft at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., on June 26-27.

"I'm happy with the No. 28 ranking [by NHL Central Scouting] but not satisfied with it," he said. "I'm excited for the draft but not worrying about it now. I'm focusing on the rest of the year [in Waterloo] and finishing high school."

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