In this day and age, seeing players make numerous junior stops on a years-long route to the collegiate level is commonplace.
Northeastern defenseman Jordan Harris (Haverhill, Mass.) is the definition of a true freshman. He is one of the youngest Division 1 players in the country, having turned 18 years old just weeks after the Montreal Canadiens made him their third-round draft pick in June.
Given all of that, it’s safe to say he’s a rare commodity. Kimball Union head coach Tim Whitehead got to see why over the past three years.
“Jordan’s competitiveness and calmness are a rare combination,” said Whitehead, who has more than 15 years of Hockey East head coaching experience at UMass Lowell and Maine. “He’s someone who stays focused, doesn’t get rattled and plays very consistently at both ends. He’s that steady player at a high, high level. Some guys show flashes, but he’s not really a guy who just shows flashes; it’s more of a consistent high level that separates him each shift.”