By Conor Ryan/DFP Staff
The Boston University men’s hockey team has added yet another piece to its already impressive recruiting class for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign, as a source confirmed to the Boston Hockey Blog that NTDP U18 defenseman Brandon Fortunato has committed to Boston University.
Fortunato took to Twitter to confirm the news of his upcoming arrival to Commonwealth Avenue.
Proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Boston University #Terriers #
— Brandon Fortunato (@BFortunato5) May 13, 2014
Described as an intelligent, puck-moving defenseman, Fortunato led all NTDP blueliners in scoring last season with three goals and 36 assists for a total of 39 points in 61 games.
During his tenure with the NTDP squad, the 5-foot-9, 144-pound defenseman played alongside fellow defenseman Johnathan MacLeod and center Jack Eichel, both of whom will join Fortunato at BU this fall.
Fortunato had previously committed to Harvard University but announced his departure from the Crimson in March. The North Hills, N.Y., native joins an imposing defenseman recruiting class that includes MacLeod, Brien Diffley and Brandon Hickey.