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Jersey Hitmen U18 Forward Grant Jozefek Commits to Northeastern

Northeastern coach Jim Madigan has picked up a commitment from an elite offensive talent out of New Jersey.

The Matthews Arena ice surface
The Matthews Arena ice surface
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Northeastern University has picked up an elite offensive talent with the announcement that Jersey Hitmen U18 forward Grant Jozefek has accepted a scholarship offer. The Chester, NJ native has seven goals and 12 assists for Mark Lotito's Jersey Hitmen U18 squad. One of Jozefek's teammates with the Hitmen is Brendan van Riemsdyk, the brother of Toronto Maple Leafs forward James and of UNH star Trevor.

"Grant Jozefek is arguably one of the top five players ever to don a Hitmen jersey. He is a well liked and courteous kid off the ice. Grant is a tremendous offensive talent on the ice. Northeastern is getting the total package in Grant," said Toby Harris, a former Boston College player who is the coach of the Jersey Hitmen's USPHL Premier team.

Jozefek, a '97, is expected to arrive at Northeastern in the fall of 2016. His USHL rights are owned by the Muskegon Lumberjacks, an organization that thought highly enough of the former North Jersey Avalanche midget player to select him seventh overall in the first round. The Plymouth Whalers own his OHL (major junior) rights.

Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.