The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team secured its fourth oral commitment from a player in the 2001 birth year on Friday.
Ethan Leyh, a 15-year-old forward from Port Moody, British Columbia, announced his decision on Twitter.
I'm proud to announce my commitment to the University of Wisconsin. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way #gobadgers— Ethan Leyh (@ethan_leyh19) November 4, 2016
Leyh plays for the Vancouver North East Chiefs of the British Columbia Major Midget League. In six games this season, he has eight goals and 13 points.
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Listed at 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, Leyh joins Alex Turcotte, Owen Lindmark and TJ Koufis — all of the Chicago Mission youth program — as players born in 2001 that have given the Badgers a nonbinding oral commitment since Tony Granato took over as head coach in March.
UW coaches aren't allowed to comment on recruits until they have signed a National Letter or Intent.
It's likely Leyh is on track to join the Badgers in either the fall of 2019 or 2020.
He also has been drafted by the Spokane Chiefs of the major junior Western Hockey League. Playing in major junior typically negates at least some of a player's NCAA eligibility.