Neutral Zone’s top uncommitted defenseman from the 2002 class committed to Michigan Tech yesterday. Nick Williams (★★★★) announced that he had committed to the Huskies.
Williams is a 5-foot-9 defenseman from Edina, Minn. He’s currently in his second season with the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL and has three assists in eight games. Last season, his rookie year in the USHL, he had 14 points (3g, 11a) in 48 games on the back end.
Wiliams played at Edina High School and had 18 assists in his final season.
The late-2002 (Nov. 21) was ranked No. 9 overall in Neutral Zone’s 2002 Top 300 National Rankings and he was ranked No. 8 overall in the USHL. He was the top-ranked defenseman.
Our scouts have 14 reports on Williams linked on his player profile page.
NZ Scouts (Minnesota Elite League): “Puckmoving defender that breaks the puck out clean and hustles back to dumps, making sure he’s first. Uses his skating ability to escape off of forecheckers, really hard to make contact on. Has good jump coming out of his own zone and flanks the power play well making smart decisions with drawing killers in and moving it.”