The University of Massachusetts hockey program landed a commitment from Salisbury center Lucas Mercuri, it was announced Monday night.
Mercuri, an ’02 from LaSalle, Quebec, was a two-year star for Salisbury and the leading scorer on this year’s team that captured the NEPSAC Elite 8 championship. In 28 games, he had 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points. That was on the heels of a 20-goal, 25-assist campaign in 2018-19.
Mercuri came to the prep school circuit after playing youth hockey for Lac St-Louis Arsenal and Chateauguay Grenadiers in his native Quebec. Mercuri is a power forward with good size and elite hockey sense. His skating is an area that could use improvement, but he’s a player that a few NHL teams are eying for the 2020 draft.