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The Merrimack men’s hockey team received a commitment from ’99-born forward Mac Welsher on Thursday.

Welsher, who is a center, currently plays for the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL. In three games this season, Welsher has a pair of assists.

A Michigan native, Welsher had 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) in 47 games last season for the Green Bay Gamblers. Two seasons ago, Welsher was one of the top scorers on the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U18 team in the T1EHL, where he scored 39 points (11 goals, 28 assists) in 31 games.

Welsher was chosen for USA Hockey Select festival camps at 15, 16 and 17 years old; he was a sixth-round pick of the Sioux City Musketeers in the 2015 USHL Futures Draft.


The Des Moines Buccaneers posted a press release on Welsher’s commitment on their website, and Welsher was quoted along with Des Moines head coach Gene Reilly.

“It feels great to be committed to a school like Merrimack,” Welsher said. “I loved the campus, the coaching staff and being able to play in a conference like the Hockey East is a privilege.”

“We are thrilled for Mac and think Merrimack will be a great fit,” head coach Gene Reilly said. “He is a great character kid and will be an excellent piece for Merrimack’s program.”

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