Friday, November 13, 2015

Brendan van Riemsdyk Signs NLI with UNH

Brendan van Riemsdyk
Signs NLI with UNH

Brendan van Riemsdyk has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of New Hampshire. A graduate of Christian Brothers Academy near his hometown of Middletown, New Jersey, Brendan is playing his second season with the Islanders Hockey Club in the United States Premiere Hockey League.

BvR has played in 18 games so far this season and has scored 8 goals, including 4 power play goals, and 7 assists. The 6'4", 200 lbs. left-winger is tied for 5th in USPHL goal scoring. Last season, van Riemsdyk was the USPHL Premiere Division Rookie of the Year. His 29 regular-season goals were the 4th highest in the USPHL.

Brendan verbally committed to UNH back in November, 2012 when he was 16 years old. He will be 20 years old when he enrolls in the Fall of 2016. Brendan's oldest brother James, a star forward with the Toronto Maple Leafs, played for UNH in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. In 67 NCAA games, JvR scored 28 goals and 46 assists. James was the #2 overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft. Trevor, the middle brother in the van Riemsdyk family, is a defenseman with the World Champion Chicago Blackhawks. TvR played for UNH in the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 seasons. In 102 NCAA games, Trevor scored 16 goals and 59 assists.

Brendan van Riemsdyk is the fourth UNH recruit to sign a National Letter of Intent. He joins Liam Blackburn, Patrick Grasso and Justin Fregona who also plan to enroll next fall.


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