Northeastern received their first commitment of the fall, and in doing so appear to have secured their goaltender position for the foreseeable future. Cameron Whitehead, an ’03 goaltender out of Ontario, Canada, gave his verbal commitment to play for the Huskies last Tuesday night.
Whitehead, already 18 years old, stands 6-foot-3 and weighs in at 165 pounds. He catches with his left hand, and is currently the starting goaltender for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL. It’s his first year in the league; last year he started for the Utica Jr. Comets of the NCDC, where he saved .896 in 29 games. Prior to Utica he played junior hockey in Canada.
Whitehead was ranked as the 30th-best goaltender for the 2021 NHL Draft by NHL Central Scouting, though he went undrafted. A large and athletic goalie, Whitehead is a goaltender who was pursued by multiple top teams in both Hockey East and the Big Ten. One evaluator gave a comparison to former Northeastern goalie great Cayden Primeau- high praise indeed.
Whitehead is expected to play out this season in the USHL and likely return next season to Lincoln, projecting his enrollment for the Fall of 2023. This also lines up with Northeastern’s current goalie depth chart, as junior Evan Fear will have graduated, and it leaves open the potential for Whitehead to enroll in 2022 or 2023 depending on what incumbent starter Devon Levi does regarding his professional future.
Congratulations to Cameron on his commitment! We look forward to watching his progress in Lincoln over the next year.
As always, go Huskies!