Vaughan Vipers alternate captain Travis Fulton (photo credit - Brian Scott/OJHL) has confirmed his commitment to join the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers beginning with the 2012-13 ECAC season.
The Oakville, Ontario native made the jump to junior hockey full-time last season as a member of the Georgetown Raiders, after playing four games in 2009-10 with Bramalea. Despite his smaller stature, listed at 5’9”, 170 lbs., the 18-year old rookie instantly tasted success in the OJHL, recording 34 points in 44 regular season games playing on a veteran-laden squad, and another four points in five playoff games. In April, he was selected by former Atlanta Thrashers head coach John Anderson to compete as a member of Canada’s (comprised of OJHL players) Under-20 Three Nations Cup squad that competed in Finland and, despite failing to win a game, the experience and competitiveness was not lost on the diminutive forward.
After only one game this season, Fulton was moved to the Vipers, and he immediately made an impact with his new squad, recording his first goal just over three minutes into his first game with the club while playing on the Vipers first line. He would finish the season as the club's leader in virtually all offensive categories, including goals (24), assists (38), points (62), power play goals (11), shorthanded assists (3) and game-winning goals (5).
Congratulations to Travis and best of luck next season and beyond and his continues his hockey career!
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)