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Badgers men's hockey: Defenseman J.D. Greenway commits to Wisconsin

Badgers men's hockey: Defenseman J.D. Greenway commits to Wisconsin


Tony Granato is introduced as the new head coach for the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team, with assistant coaches Don Granato and Mark Osiecki, at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, March 30, 2016. AMBER ARNOLD -- State Journal

The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team has received a commitment from J.D. Greenway, a defenseman who played for the National Team Development Program.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Greenway announced his decision on his Twitter account.

A native of Potsdam, New York, he had five goals and 23 assists for 28 points for the NTDP Under-18 team coached by new UW assistant Don Granato. He was a teammate of fellow UW commit Trent Frederic.

Greenway, 18, is eligible for the NHL draft and is ranked No. 121 on the NHL Central Scouting North American Skater List.

He played bantam and midget hockey at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota, before spending two years with the NTDP.

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