Merrimack will reportedly lose a recruit to the OHL. 2003-born forward Steven LaForme was traded to the Ottawa 67’s last month, and according to a report in The Turtle Island News, he has signed an OHL contract and will play for the 67’s this upcoming season. By doing so, LaForme will forgo his NCAA eligibility.
“I kind of saw it coming before it happened,” he told the paper of the trade. “Ottawa reached out to North Bay and my agent about the potential of me being traded there.”
The report goes on to later state that he signed an OHL contract.
“It’s always been a dream of mine,” LaForme said. “It’s the highest level of junior hockey you can play, and it’s nice to know I’m finally getting to the big stage. For them to offer me a contract and recognize my talent is amazing.”
LaForme committed to the Warriors in January. Last season he had 11 goals and 45 assists for 56 points in 50 games for the Hamilton Kilty B’s in the GOJHL.
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