America’s Best College Hockey Player is From Dallas

I’m not just stealing aggregating this item from TM Daily Post because it’s about the possibility that this year’s top college hockey player – who may win the hockey version of the Heisman Trophy – is a kid named Austin Smith, who played for Jesuit College Prep.

I’m linking the post because Texas Monthly is sticking to its guns, blatantly using the word “Metroplex,” and rubbing it in Tim’s face.

But we get to legitimately claim Austin Smith, the 23-year-old senior at Colgate University. He learned the game in the Texas, playing all his youth hockey around the Metroplex (hi, Tim!), as well as two years for Dallas Jesuit High. To finish his development, Smith spent two years at a Connecticut prep school and one season in a Canadian junior league before entering Colgate, a small private school in Hamilton, New York (which also produced Texas Brahmas coach Dan Wildfong), in 2008.

By then, Smith was already good enough to be selected by his hometown team, the Dallas Stars, in the fifth round of the 2007 leads the country with 33 goals in 32 games–ten goals more than the next player behind him.

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