Matt Beniers is one of the most sought-after hockey prospects in North America. College coaches have been banging at his door for more than a year now. That’s what happens when you are one of the top two or three uncommitted 2002-born players in the United States.
Beniers established himself as one of the top players in his age group while skating big minutes and in an important role as a freshman for Milton Academy last winter. He put up 11 goals and 16 assists in 23 games as the Mustangs earned a spot in the NEPSAC Elite 8 tournament.
His sensational skill, hockey sense and compete now have earned him a coveted spot with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for the next two seasons.
Beniers, a complete, two-way center from Milton, Mass., will spend the next two years of his prime development time honing his game in Plymouth, Mich. Having experienced all the prestigious program has to offer over the past month has been quite an eye-opener for Beniers, even if it has been a grind at times.