When Drew Commesso’s mom, Lisa, attends his games, she not only watches him, but also spends a great amount of time shielding her eyes. It’s rough being a parent of a goaltender.
“I’ve heard how stressed I make her and how nervous she gets during close games,” Commesso chuckled. “She wants the best for me and my team, and I always try to make sure we come out on top.”
Perhaps it’s time for Lisa to rest easy and remove her hands from her face. Her 17-year-old son is on pace to do something special next June.
Last month, Commesso, a native of Norwell, Mass., earned a C rating on National Hockey League Central Scouting’s preliminary players to watch list, which means he’s projected to be selected in the fourth, fifth or sixth round of the 2020 NHL draft. This news was released as the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder was set to start his second season in the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and first with the Under-18 club. He went 14-19-4 with a 3.24 goals-against average, .886 save percentage and three shutouts in 43 games with the Under-17 squad last season.