The DC Capitals, members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), have announced that 18U defenseman Dylan Maller has committed to the University of New Hampshire (Hockey East) for the 2013-14 season.
“Dylan is a fantastic skater, both forward and backward, and when you couple that with his size (6-foot-1, 163 pounds) - and what his size is going to be - then you’ve got a player with not only college, but pro potential, too,” Capitals 18U coach Jason Kersner told USHR.com.
Maller was scoreless through five NAPHL games this season.
Maller is the third Capital and NAPHL player to commit to New Hampshire, joining forwards Casey Thrush and Maxim Gaudreault, both of whom played in the league last season.
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