Salisbury senior right wing Matthew DeBoer committed to play college hockey at Holy Cross, he announced Tuesday on Twitter.
DeBoer, from Madison, N.J., is entering his third season of prep school hockey for Andrew Will's team. In addition to playing for the Crimson Knights, he is playing fall hockey for Rochester Selects 18-U.
DeBoer's game has improved considerably over the past couple of years, in large part due to his skating and footwork becoming much better. The '02 is heavy on pucks, goes to the dirty areas, and can be used in all situations. He's had a solid fall while playing on a top six with Merrimack commit and 2020 NHL draft prospect Alex Jefferies and Vermont commit Lucas Mercuri.
Looking forward to the college level, DeBoer projects as a middle six winger who can kill penalties and chip in offensively from time to time.