Belmont Hill defenseman Tyler Rubin has committed to playing college hockey at Princeton University, he announced via Twitter on Friday.
The '03 left-shot defenseman from Natick, Mass., has elite feet and is able to break pucks out of his own zone as well as any player in the region among this age group. As a sophomore in 2018-19, Rubin had two goals and six assists in 30 games played for Jeremiah McCarthy's team.
Rubin always had good feet, but he's grown some and become more explosive over the last eight or so months. He's had several impressive viewings in front of large numbers of scouts, including at the Mass. Festival, USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp, Junior Battle of Boston, Tier 1 Labor Day Face Off, and Boston Junior Bruins Shootout.
This is an impressive recruiting coup for Princeton head coach Ron Fogarty and his assistant coaches, Brad Dexter and Stavros Paskaris. A couple of top Hockey East schools, including Providence and Boston University, were hot on Rubin's trail over the past six months.