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NTDP Alum Christiensen Commits to AIC

American International's hockey program is continuing its strong push on the recruiting trail under the direction of new head coach Eric Lang. The Yellow Jackets' latest commitment is from 1995-born forward Blake Christiensen.

The Rochester Hills, Mich. native is a former U.S. National Team Development Program (U.S. NTDP) player who skated for the Wenatchee Wild in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) this past season. He registered 16 goals and 20 assists in 52 regular season games. In the playoffs, he added five goals and three assists in 10 games.

Prior to this season's stint in the BCHL, Christiensen played for the Waterloo Black Hawks, Lincoln Stars, Muskegon Lumberjacks and Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL. A product of the Little Caesars youth program, he played in 58 games for the NTDP during the 2012-13 campaign.

Christiensen will matriculate to AIC this fall and should have an immediate impact on the Yellow Jackets as they look to make a big jump in Atlantic Hockey.