University of Maine head coach Red Gendron has received a commitment from Connecticut Oilers forward Joe Widmar. The Northbrook, Ill. native has serious upside, and could be a steal for the Black Bears.
Widmar spent last season in the USHL playing for the Chicago Steel and Indiana Ice. As a younger player in that league, the former Capital District Selects skater struggled at times.
He is a big-bodied right-shot '95 who has raw potential. He can skate very well for a player of his size and is a high-intensity player. He has eight goals and 13 assists in 14 games played this season in the Eastern Hockey League.
Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.