Former Brampton Capitals defenceman Ori Abramson has confirmed his commitment to join the Providence College Friars beginning with the 2012-13 Hockey East season.
Abramson played the past two seasons as a member of the Capitals defence-corps. The 6'4", 215 lbs. native of Toronto finished second on the club among rearguards in scoring last season with 24 points and earned a spot as a North-West Conference 2nd Team All-Prospect. This season, Abramson is a member of the Bay State Breakers in the Eastern Junior Hockey League.
Former Brampton Capitals coach Paul Fleming stated, “Ori worked very hard while he was with the Capitals for two seasons. It is no surprise to me that with his size, grit and skill, along with his work ethic, he has been able to get a Hockey East school interested in him. Ori was voted onto the OJHL All-Prospect team last year and is on the 2012 NHL Draft "Players To Watch" list.” Fleming added, “The Brampton Capitals are excited that we have an alumnus taking this next step in his hockey career and wish Ori the best in his NCAA career and in his professional aspirations.”
“I was fortunate enough to have received offers from a few Division 1 schools but I have been in contact with Coach Leaman for over a year and have been impressed with the success he brought in his previous head coaching job and I know that he will enjoy the same success with Providence and its great hockey history and tradition," said Abramson. He went on to say, "I look forward to the opportunity to learn from him and to play in Hockey East. I have to give a great thank you to Coach Paul Fleming whose advice and support assisted me in achieving my hockey goals."
Congratulations to Ori and best of luck the rest of this season and with his collegiate career.
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