Last week the Huskies received a verbal commitment from 2001-born forward Anthony Messuri, from Arlington Massachusetts. A senior at Arlington High School, where he is coached by his father John, a former 2-time captain and all-time leading scorer at Princeton. Anthony is a left-shot forward who also has the ability to play some defense, according to reports.
A smaller forward (5-foot-8, 165 pounds per Neutral Zone) who has the ability to play both on the powerplay and penalty kill, and who can be utilized in any game situation is a forward molded perfectly for Jim Madigan and Jerry Keefe’s program. Messuri has the projection of being a four year player for the Huskies, the type of player who helps build and cement a winning culture for a program that is essential for teams to go deep into the postseason and win championships.
Prep stats are not readily available for the public. However, judging from these highlights posted to YouTube and others on Twitter, Messuri has a nose for the net and has the ability to slip into soft spots in the defense and score timely goals.
With another year of high school and likely one year of juniors standing between him and enrollment at Northeastern, we project Anthony’s likely enrollment to be the fall of 2021.
Congratulations to Anthony and his family! We are excited to see how he develops in the next couple of years.