Defenseman Seth Constance Commits to Northeastern

The offseason may be in full swing but the Northeastern coaching staff never sleeps when there’s an opportunity to improve their program. They have done just that as they received a verbal commitment from Seth Constance, an ’04 defenseman who played for Mount St. Charles Academy the last three seasons.

Constance already has college and pro-ready size, standing 6’2″ and weighing in at 180 pounds. He is a right-shot defenseman who moves extremely well and distributes the puck with precision. He put up 37 points (1 goal, 36 assists) in 49 games for MSC, and that’s despite missing time this season with a broken wrist in the first half. His Mount U18 team ended up winning the USA Hockey National title for their age group. He also made his debut for Tri-City in the USHL at the end of the season, getting in two games with the top team in the league. He also has experience playing at USA Selects camps. Due to his late ’04 birth date, he is not eligible for the NHL Draft until 2023.

A mobile defenseman, Constance has a good stick and defends well. Evaluators lauded his hockey sense, his skilled feet, and his ability to use his length to his advantage. That defense was complimented by his coach after they won the U18 national championship, saying “his defense is a big reason for our success.” Other evaluators talk about how even at a young age, he did not shy away from physical contact. He has a good point shot and pushes the puck in transition well, which is part of how he generates so many assists on an elite MSC team.

Considered a late bloomer, Constance was called “good at everything” by one evaluator, projecting to be a “very strong college blue liner.” A third scout said he “manages his gaps, employs an excellent stick, plays with jam and moves pucks quickly and efficiently. At 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, he has the size and mobility to be an impact 2-way defender at the Division 1 level and beyond.”

Already debuting with Tri-City, Constance will return to the USHL next season and will likely play two years of junior hockey before enrolling at Northeastern. That slides him into the Fall 2024 class, which is shaping up to be arguably the best in the country with Ben Poitras, Dylan Compton, Ethan Fredericks, and Giacomo Martino. The pipeline is loaded, folks, and Seth Constance is the latest gem to join it.

Congrats to Seth on his commitment to Northeastern. As always, go Huskies!