NTDP U18 defenseman Brandon Fortunato has committed to Boston University, according to the Terrier Hockey Blog, and confirmed by other sources. Fortunato had previously been committed to Harvard, before re-opening his recruitment during the season.
Officially listed at 5-9 144 lbs., Fortunato is a smaller, puck-moving defenseman. Fortunato was the top-scoring defenseman on the NTDP squad this past season with three goals and 36 assists for 39 points in 61 games. He closed out his NTDP career with a very strong performance at the World U18 championships.
Fortunato will join fellow NTDP teammate Jonathan MacLeod in next year's recruiting class, and should be an important piece in Boston University's rebuild after last season's disappointing ninth place finish.