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By Mark Allred Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
Last week Boston Bruins prospect Jack Becker who was the last selection in the 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft officially committed to the University of Michigan. Although he was heavily rumored to attend Michigan Tech University and the University of Wisconsin, the 6′-3″ 192-pound center decided to take his talents to Ann Arbor, Michigan to be mentored by legendary NCAA Head Coach and new bench boss of the Wolverines, Mel Pearson.
Jack Becker (Sioux Falls Stampede) has committed to the University of Michigan for 2017-2018. @umichhockey @jack_becker @sfstampede @USHL
— Hockey Commitments (@HockeyCommits) May 31, 2017
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Becker, who was selected by the Bruins out of Mahtomedi High left school in his junior year to play with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League which is a tier 1 junior hockey program for developing players who are about to commit to collegiate hockey careers. What might’ve caught the eye of B’s scouts before selecting the big forward was his point production as a high school player as he had 123 points in 90 games with his Zephyrs team. The jump to the USHL showed he had to make adjustments to his game at the higher level as he only produced 51 points in 109 games with the Stampede.
Sioux Falls(USHL) ’97 F Jack Becker is now committed to Michigan. Former Mich Tech commit is following Mel Pearson to Ann Arbor.
— Chris Dilks (@ChrisDilks) May 31, 2017
I haven’t seen much game action from the young Becker, but have had the pleasure of seeing him at the last two Bruins Development Camps and believe in my opinion he has much more to offer than his stats show. He’ll most likely get much better at the NCAA level and set the tone for his placement in the Bruins developing depth even tho he was the last round selection of the B’s organization in his draft year. With his size alone he could be a solid third or fourth line center with the American Hockey Leagues Providence Bruins or NHL Bruins roster.
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