With the state of the country and the world the last month or so, plus changes at my place of employment, my attention to the recruiting trail has been severely handicapped. I apologize. As I finally have some time this weekend, I wanted to highlight the latest addition to the Northeastern recruiting pipeline: ’99 Forward Michael Outzen, who gave his verbal to play for the Huskies on March 4th.
Outzen is a right-shot wing from Colorado, who played this past season for the New Jersey Junior Titans of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), where he had 57 points (19 goals) in 52 games. He had 85 points in 103 career NAHL games. Prior to the NAHL, he played for Cushing Academy in Massachusetts and the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 program. He also has experience playing for Team USA at the 17U and 16U levels.
Outzen is 6-foot flat and 185 pounds, so he has the size to come in and contribute right away for Northeastern this upcoming fall. He was selected for and playing in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Game. In a statement put out by the NAHL, Outzen said “I am so grateful for this opportunity and very excited to join the Northeastern family. It’s a dream come true knowing that I will be joining a prestigious university and hockey program.”
Added Craig Doremus, his head coach: “Michael has worked long and hard to achieve his dream of playing Division I hockey. He has played a big role on our team for two years now. He has played in all situations for us and has excelled in all of them. This year he has established himself as one of the more lethal offensive players in our league. He will be a great addition to the Huskies at Northeastern.”
Congratulations to Michael on his commitment to the Huskies. We are looking forward to watching you at Northeastern for the next four seasons!
As always, Go Huskies!