Lawrence Academy forward Conor Lovett has committed to Merrimack for next season, choosing the Warriors over several other Hockey East offers.
The 2001-born forward reportedly had interest from Providence, New Hampshire and UConn, per the New England Hockey Journal. The 6-foot, 200-pound senior has 15 goals and nine assists in 21 games this season. In the fall he played for the Boston Little Bruins in the EHF 18U Elite where he scored 10 points (2g, 8a) in 10 games. Lovett is also an assistant captain for Lawrence Academy this season.
“Conor plays with pace and is a reliable two-way center,” said Neutral Zone scouts, who have Lovett rated as a 3.75-star prospect. “He seems to be sneaky strong and protects the puck very well. He has a good first step. He is a player with long term upside.
“His first step, straight-line speed, and balance are all excellent. Played hard and played tough. On one play, he stole a puck on the forecheck, wheeled like he would wrap the puck around the other side but instead had the poise to leverage space away from the net in the slot and fired the puck home. Took poise, touch, sense, and strength. Looked strong and used his reach to keep pucks from defenders. Lots of tools and his game is headed in the right direction.”
Lovett’s older brother, Ryan, is a ’99 who is committed to Dartmouth for next season.