Merrimack recruit Devlin O’Brien has committed to play for the Penticton Vees in the BCHL for the 2020-21 season.
O’Brien, 17, has played each of the last two seasons with the renowned St. Andrew’s College program located in eastern Canada. The 5-foot-10 forward found the back of the net with regularity in each of the past two seasons, totaling 72 goals and 63 assists for 135 points in just 111 games played at St. Andrew’s in the Canadian Athletic High School League (CAHS). O’Brien finished fourth in team scoring during the 2019/20 campaign, registering 42 goals and 27 assists for 69 points while suiting up in 56 games.
“I’m extremely excited to play for the Penticton Vees next season,” said O’Brien, “After visiting Penticton and meeting with the coaching staff, I knew that this was the perfect fit for me. I’m looking forward to contributing to the Vees and helping the team compete for a National Championship next year.”
The Toronto, Ontario native took a leadership role with his team this season, wearing an ‘A’ on his sweater as one of the team’s assistant captains and has also secured his future beyond junior hockey as he is set to attend Merrimack College in the fall of 2021.