The Danbury Jr Hat Tricks are proud to announce that 2002 forward Drew Goodman has committed to continue his academic and hockey careers at Michigan State University in the fall of 2021. A Locust Valley, NY native, Goodman played an important role on this season’s team. He will join the Spartans’ American College Hockey Association Division II program. Michigan State consistently competes with some of the top programs at the ACHA DII level.
Goodman appeared in 29 games during the 2020-21 season. He scored a goal and added two assists to record three points on the season. His gorgeous assist on linemate Jake Oldham’s goal at Northeast on February 27 was key to one of the Jr Hat Tricks’ highlights of the season. Points alone did not capture Goodman’s contribution, however. He was a consistent and strong presence on the forecheck throughout the year as well as the consummate teammate. Prior to his time in Danbury Goodman was a vital player with both the Chaminade High School Flyers and the Long Island Arrows 18U team.
Goodman commented, “My year in Danbury was definitely one that I will not forget. My entire hockey timeline changed thanks to my time in Danbury. Coaches Cunningham and Allen gave me a great opportunity to play at the junior level, one that I am very grateful for. When I got the opportunity to attend Michigan State I was filled with excitement. I cannot wait to don the green and white and contribute in any way that I can to the Spartan community!”
“Drew was a welcome addition to our team this season and he is a tremendous representative of our program. His desire to compete and improve his game every day were infectious. He made some great connections with his teammates, both on and off the ice. Most impressively, he did all of this while being enrolled full-time at Michigan State. Drew epitomizes how a student-athlete should attack every day. I am certain that he will be a fantastic Spartan on the ice, in the classroom and throughout East Lasing. I am trilled for Drew and his family that he will continue his academic and hockey journey at MSU!” said head coach Kevin Cunningham.
Goodman is the first Danbury player to commit to Michigan State, the second to commit to a highly competitive ACHA program, the sixth member of this season’s team to make his college decision and the tenth player in Danbury NA3HL history to make a college commitment. #MeetThe Standard