Name: Drew Commesso
Team: U.S. National Development Team (USNTDP)
Age/DOB: 17-years-old, July 19th, 2002
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Potential Draft Round: Mid Fourth
NHL Potential: Average Starter
Goaltending Style: Butterfly
One of the biggest things Commesso needs to work on is staying in position. Most of the time he gets beat, he’s out of place. If you’re gonna beat him, you’re gonna have to shoot high as anything that’s on the ice, he’s gonna get his pads on. He’s recently changed up pregame routine which has attributed to his success.
The 17-year-old netminder has also spent a lot of time with his goaltending coach Kevin Reiter on puck work behind the net which will be a huge asset for him in the NCAA. If he gets the starting job at BU, expect him to stay there for at least two years.
Commesso has bounced back this year after having a rough year in U-17’s. He finished last season with an over 3.00 goal against average while playing in the U17 National team then as part of the USNTDP, playing in a total of 61 games. He’s found his game this season as he’s lowered his goals-against to just under 2.00 in a combined 48 games.
The Boston, MA native is heading home for his college career as he has committed to the Boston Terriers, a Division I team, for the upcoming season. He will look to join a very crowded and young net as Boston currently has two underclassmen goaltenders on their roster. Ashton Abel will be his main competition as the freshmen went 3-3-2 this past season with a 3.15 goals-against average and a .891 save percentage. His only Terriers shutout came in a 17 save performance against UMass Lowell.