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Ethan Spaxman Commits to Merrimack

The Warriors add a big defender

Matt Christians

Hill Academy(Ontario) defenseman Ethan Spaxman announced via Twitter on Monday that he has committed to Merrimack College:

Spaxman is a late-'96-born 6'3" 175 lbs defenseman. He's played the past two years at Hill Academy, a Shattuck-St. Mary's-like boarding school in Ontario. He's on the affiliate list of the Fargo Force in the USHL, and played a pair of games for the Force late in the season. It's likely Spaxman will play next season for the Force before heading to Merrimack in 2015-2016.

Sean LaFortune of TheScout.ca describes Spaxman as a "a big, rangy defender with shutdown potential." With his combination of size and skating ability, Spaxman will likely start the year on the radar of a lot of NHL teams for the 2015 NHL Draft.