Phoenix native Spillum commits to NCAA D-I Colorado College
The NAHL’s Aberdeen Wings announced today that defenseman Keenan Spillum has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Colorado College.
The Phoenix native is in his second season with the Wings and fourth season of NAHL hockey overall. Before playing in Aberdeen, Spillum spent 2 ½ seasons with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays.
In his four seasons in the NAHL, Spillum has played in 215 games and has six goals and 30 assists for 36 points, including 14 playoff games.
During the current 2017-18 season, Spillum has recorded a career-high 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in 52 games. Spillum also played in the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team.
“Keenan is one of the highest character players I have ever coached,” said Aberdeen coach Scott Langer. “He is a player that’s committed to doing things the right way each and every day. Keenan’s ability to think the game at a very high level will make him an exceptional college hockey player.”
Colorado College finished the 2017-18 season with a 15-17-5 overall record, including going 8-12-4 in the NCHC. The Tigers are coached by Mike Haviland, who is in his 4th season with CC.
“I am extremely humbled and blessed to announce my commitment to Colorado College,” said Spillum. “Colorado College is an excellent school with great opportunities allowing me to excel in the classroom and on the ice. With that being said, I would like to thank my family, the Wings organization, the Odde family, Coach Langer, Coach Bohn and all of my past and present teammates for guiding me and pushing me to where I am now.”
(March 23, 2018)