Northeast defenseman Heneghan makes NCAA D1 commitment
The Northeast Generals of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Mick Heneghan has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the WCHA.
Heneghan, 21, led the Northeast Generals in scoring during the 2019-2020 season, scoring three goals and adding 34 assists for 37 points in just 48 games played. His 37 points not only led the team but set a franchise record for defensemen scoring in a season. He was also 4th in the NAHL in Defensive scoring and 1st in assists by a defenseman while being 12th in assists in the entire NAHL.
The 5’11/170 lbs. Top Prospects defenseman from Niles, Illinois, joined the Generals after series of stops in his junior career. He found his home in Attleboro manning the point on the Power Play and logging 25 plus minutes per night.
Heneghan was selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the East Division team, where he recorded two points in two games.
“I loved coaching Mick. He is just a great kid that was always ready to play. His teammates love him as he battles so hard. An absolute gamer that will make any team better with his compete and talent level,” said Generals Coach/GM Bryan Erikson.
“We had liked Mick for a few years. Loved the bite in his game that went along with his great skating and offensive ability. But what really stood out to me was how much he improved his defensive play. We knew he was going to be a weapon in transition, but his angles were so great, and he really became a great shut down defender for us. This is a kid that has never been given anything and has clawed his way to the Division 1 level. I couldn’t be prouder of him for reaching his goal. I can’t wait to see how Coach West at Alabama uses him. Coach West has been so great to deal with as one of our former goalies is there (David Fessenden) and I am really excited about the direction of the program,” continued Erikson.
Heneghan previously played in the NAHL during the 2017-18 for the Lone Star Brahmas, WBS Knights and Amarillo Bulls. Prior to playing in the NAHL, Heneghan played his youth hockey in Illinois for the Chicago Young Americans.