By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff
Highly-touted 2014 recruit Anthony DeAngelo, a 15-year-old defenseman out of Sewell, New Jersey, has decided to forgo his college hockey career in order to play Canadian Major Juniors, according to a report from an Eastern Iowa news source. In typical teenaged fashion, DeAngelo reportedly confirmed his choice via Facebook.
DeAngelo most recently played for Cedar Rapids of the United States Hockey League. At 14 years old, he was the youngest player to take the ice in USHL history and recorded 15 points (1 goal, 14 assists) in 28 games played with the RoughRiders before a broken knee-cap ended his season.
DeAngelo will join the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League after the Sting drafted him in the second round with the 26th overall pick of the 2011 OHL draft. Players earn a small salary in Canadian Major Junior hockey, thus making DeAngelo ineligible to play NCAA hockey.