Tuesday, November 25, 2008

NY Islanders Prospect Donovan signs LOI with Denver

George Gwozdecky announced his recruiting class of 2012-13 today.

DENVER – Two-time national coach of the year George Gwozdecky has announced that Matt Donovan (Edmond, Okla) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Denver and play hockey for the Pioneers.

“We are pleased to announce another outstanding recruiting class,” Gwozdecky said. “(This) young man is a talented hockey player and a quality young man, who will fit nicely into the Pioneer hockey family next fall.”

Donovan is a standout defenseman for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the United States Hockey League. The 6-0, 190-pound blueliner has netted seven points on one goal and six assists, and a +6 plus/minus rating in 12 games for Cedar Rapids this season. Donovan earned all-tournament honors for Team USA en route to gold medal honors at the 2008 World Junior A Challenge in Camrose, Alberta, on Nov. 2-9. Donovan totaled 12-18—30 and a team-leading +19 plus/minus rating last season for the Roughriders. Donovan was selected in the fourth round (96th overall) by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of Larry and Kathryn Donovan.

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