Harvard University recruit Trevor Kuntar has signed a tender agreement with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League.
Kuntar is one of the top 2001-born forwards in the U.S., but was inexplicably left off the U.S. NTDP Evaluation Camp roster. A native of Williamsville, N.Y., he had 12 goals and 15 assists in 32 T1EHL games for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U.
Kuntar was the top forward at the Massachusetts Tier I Labor Day Face Off back in September.
After having seen Kuntar at several events, including USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp, this observer predicted he'd make the NTDP Evaluation Camp in this write-up:
Trevor Kuntar, Williamsville, NY, Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U, Left Shot, 5’10”/168 - He’s a complete 200-foot center. He can make plays and his physical presence can break up plays in his own zone. His vision and creativity in the offensive zone are his best assets. He can go from 0 to 60 quickly which is another key to his game. His agility and stickhandling are also good. Schools such as Michigan and BU are reportedly very interested in his services.