The Huskies continue to stock their recruiting pipeline as their garnered a verbal commitment from Sam Colangelo, a 2001-born forward currently playing at Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts. A rising sophomore, Colangelo is a late ’01 birth year, and we anticipate he will matriculate after finishing his senior year in 2020.
Colangelo is a 5-foot-10, 160 pound, right-shot winger that also plays for the Junior Bruins 16U squad. He is teammates with NU recruit Robby Griffin and multiple Boston University recruits. He competed this year at the Beantown NAPS tournament, part of the Beantown Classic. Jeff Cox of SBN College Hockey saw Colangelo, and said “The Lawrence Academy sophomore-to-be keeps getting better. His skating is good and he is starting to gain confidence with the puck on his stick. He has a good shot and got off a lot of chances in the slot.”
Cox also listed Colangelo as an honorable mention in his piece detailing the top uncommitted prep hockey recruits in New England back in February, 2017. From that list, many of those players and mentions have since committed to top-notch Division I programs.
Other assessments of Colangelo that have surfaced since his commitment follow:
Lawrence Academy forward Sam Colangelo commits to Northeastern. Late '01 can really rip it, good passer, sees ice well offensively.
— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) August 11, 2017
— Neutral Zone (@_Neutral_Zone) August 11, 2017
Cox also put out an interesting piece today after Colangelo’s commitment detailing the current commitment totals of all Hockey East schools in the 2000-2002 age group. Currently, NU has 10 players in that age group committed, third most in the conference. Boston College has the most, with 15, and Boston University has 13. Northeastern’s forward and defenseman pipeline is well-established and continues to inspire confidence in the coaching staff’s plans, however their lack of a goaltender recruit has generated some worry and buzz amongst some Huskies fans. With Cayden Primeau arriving this fall, however, the Huskies should be set in goal for the next couple of seasons.
Congratulations to Sam on his commitment to Northeastern!