Highly touted '02 goalie Drew Commesso of St. Sebastian's no longer committed to UNH, per source — Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) August 23, 2017 Commesso committed to UNH in December.

Drew Commesso was just the second goaltender drafted in the 2020 NHL draft.

Commesso was scheduled to leave Thursday for Michigan, and a six-day evaluation camp that will determine Team USA’s roster for the 2021 World Junior Championships, currently scheduled for late December/early January in Edmonton. Commesso has spent the past two years with the NTDP, and like Oettinger, will be joining the Terriers as a highly-touted NHL draft prospect. All rights reserved. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Corey's ability to stay calm, cool and collected in net helped him backstop the Blackhawks to two Stanley Cups and himself to one already impressive NHL career.

With the 46th overall selection in the second round of the 2020 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks selected goaltender Drew Commesso… His very basic plan is to “spend a few years to develop there, mature there, and grow my game.

Commesso could be one of the steals of the 2020 draft class if developed properly.

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The two-time Stanley Cup champ, currently an unrestricted free agent, said if he stays in Chicago a one or two-year deal would best suit him. However, what makes Commesso such an appealing prospect is that he has already committed to play with Boston University starting in 2020-21. Commesso doesn't possess elite athleticism, but he's a Tim Thomas-type battler.

With the two goalies sharing such a similar path, Commesso looks up to Oettinger as a mentor.

“We had worked so hard for two years, and after our first year and all summer and spring training, that was kind of the first thing we had on our minds: that international tournament… it was just such a cool feeling for us and all the guys,” Commesso said. Drew Commesso (29) Goaltender - BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY Primary goaltender for the 2019-20 U.S. U18 Team and the 2018-19 U.S. U17 Team during his two years with

The Hawks' need to select a goalie, which is likely the reason they attempted to trade up in the first round this year, is due to Crawford's short-term future with the team. The only tears in the Commesso household on Wednesday were those of joy, and maybe a little relief.

Commesso wasn’t surprised the Blackhawks selected him. October 7, 2020. 10, 2002Place of Birth: Boston, MAHt: 6-foot-2 Wt: 181 poundsCatches: LeftPosition: GoaltenderNHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible.

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One silver lining to the unfortunate circumstances of the pandemic is that Commesso has the opportunity to spend extra time with his family after spending so much time on the road in recent years. The Blackhawks recently came into a surplus of cap space that should allow them to extend Crawford, but another starter would still be needed after he shortly departs.

Throughout the 2019-20 season, Commesso has played some of the best hockey in his young career, posting a .920 save percentage (SV%) in 27 games played with the U.S. National Under 18 team, a marked improvement over his numbers one year ago.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_1',664,'0','0'])); Patrick Harper makes a nifty move for the entry and finds the trailing David Farrance for the prime chance, but Drew Commesso is up to the task. After a challenging first year with the Under-17 team (14-19-4, 3.24 goals-against average, .886 saves percentage), Commesso went 18-7-1, 2.05, .920 with the Under-18s this past season. "My strengths right now are I'm a very calm and efficient goalie," Commesso said after being selected at No. “I’ve always grown up a BU fan.

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Highly touted '02 goalie Drew Commesso of St. Sebastian's no longer committed to UNH, per source, — Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) August 23, 2017.

The Hawks' need to select a goalie, which is likely the reason they attempted to trade up in the first round this year, … DOB 7/19/2002. Think someone like the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are set in net right now, but could use a player in four to six years to start learning from their starter. 46 overall by the Blackhawks.

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This could be a best-case scenario for a franchise looking to add goaltending depth, as he can develop his game while playing for a great NCAA program. If he plays similar to Jake we will be in great shape. Commesso, 15, played for the South Shore Kings in the fall season last year and also was a freshman at St. Sebastian’s. Help won’t be hard to find.

I have grown a lot over the last year and adjusting to use my size to cut down angles and take up more of the net so I can better control rebounds has been my focus. Beyond Crawford opening up a need for a goalie of the future for the Hawks, the two seem to play a similar style.

All Rights Reserved. Top goalie recruit Drew Commesso is no longer committed to New Hampshire, according to The Providence Journal‘s Mark Divver. Commesso considers BU the perfect place at an imperfect time, and isn’t thinking much about how soon he’ll leave to embark on his pro career. 2019-20 Team: USNTDP Juniors Date of Birth: Jul. He presents excellent instincts, quickness and a calming presence in tense situations. Oettinger then starred at BU for three seasons, leaving large shoes to fill upon his departure in 2019. Digital access or digital and print delivery. 10, 2002 Place of Birth: Boston, MA Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 181 pounds Catches: Left Position: Goaltender NHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible

Commesso has spent the past two years with the NTDP, and like Oettinger, will be joining the Terriers as a highly-touted NHL draft prospect. Commesso joins a long list of former NTDP players to join the Terriers, especially in recent years, and teammates Dylan Peterson and Luke Tuch will be joining him as the newest batch of former National Team players at BU. With the two goalies sharing such a similar path, Commesso looks up to Oettinger as a mentor. He sounds like a very nice kid can’t wait to see him play. Over 2 million monthly readers now come to THW for their hockey fix.

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If things go well, then he could become a legitimate goaltending prospect for a franchise. From that standpoint, they were second to none.”.

However, if there’s a run on goaltenders, it wouldn’t be a shock to see him go in the late third-round to a team in need of long-term depth. In the meantime, Commesso has been working out at home, video calling friends, playing golf, going fishing with his dad and doing just about any other activity he enjoys to try and stay busy. So, while he may not be considered a top-tier prospect at the draft, he has the pathway in place to grow his game into a legitimate goaltender, if he is given the time. 2 goaltending prospect in North America, but after Round 1 passed on Tuesday night with only one goalie selected (Russian prospect Iaroslav Askarov, at No. Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Drew Commesso, 2002-07-19 Boston, MA, USA USA. There's a lot of things I want to work on as well. “I think the NTDP is on such a great path, and with the coaching staff and all the materials, and all the resources and facilities they have there, it’s no shock that they produce the best players year in and year out,” Commesso said. Watch for Commesso to be a goaltender that teams look to strike riches with, in the mid-rounds of the draft. “I rarely got to see [my family] during the season these past two years, so that’s been pretty important to me,” Commesso said. “Obviously, going into the program, so many great BU alums have gone [through] the NTDP as well, so I’m super excited to get [to BU] in the fall,” Commesso said. Commesso looks like a legitimate goaltending prospect but hasn’t been getting many of the headlines because he happens to be filling the shoes of one of the programs all-time great netminders in Knight.

It’s something I pride myself in, just making the job easier for my defensemen, and easier for everybody else,” Commesso said. He shut-out the Czech Republic 1-0 in the opening game, and held down the fort against Finland in a 3-2 shootout victory. 2010 NHL Draft Top-10: Where Are They Now? Now that the ‘Hawks’ have drafted the 18-year-old goalie, Commesso …

"Commesso (6-2, 180), who will attend Boston University in 2020-21, finished 18-7-1 and had three shutouts in 30 games. Digital access or digital and print delivery. “For us players, I guess the most important thing is how we performed on the ice… For the most part all the scouts got to see all of our work on the ice during the season, and I know they have a pretty good gauge on how the players play,” Commesso said.

This year, Drew Commesso, another former NTDP netminder, will be joining the Terriers. Commesso was drafted 46th overall by the Blackhawks at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday. He also has a strong hockey IQ, with the ability to track the puck like an elite prospect. He understands how the play develops. Copyright © 2006 The Mack Report. “He has trained me since day one and taught me everything I know about the position. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: fantasynews | arena: nhl | pageType: stories | If Commesso is selected in the fourth or fifth-round, then he may become one of the steals of the draft. There’s little risk involved with this pick, as his near future is set with his commitment to Boston University. Jeff Cox of SB Nation also reports that BU is the likely destination.

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He wasn't one to jump all over the ice, but rather stay sharp and focused mentally and get in the proper position required to make the save.

By Eugene Helfrick March 15th, 2020, 2019-20 Team: USNTDP Juniors Date of Birth: Jul.

Commesso looks forward to getting to know his teammates and earning their trust, on and off the ice. 2020 NHL Draft: Blackhawks Select Drew Commesso .

According to a source, Boston University is considered the strong favorite to land Commesso, but an announced verbal commitment might not come for a few weeks. section: | slug: blackhawks-drew-commesso-drafted-by-chicago | sport: hockey | route: article_single_fantasy |

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“I think I realized just how fast the game was, and I focused a lot on my skating and puck handling, too. For the goaltender position, he feels trust is one of the most important things. Choose the plan that's right for you.

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