Eight Men’s Hockey Student-Athletes to Attend NHL Development Camps This Summer

Eight Men’s Hockey Student-Athletes to Attend NHL Development Camps This Summer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's ice hockey team has eight players representing the Crimson across the NHL with seven different teams for development camps this summer. Among the student-athletes are Jack Badini, Ryan Donato, Adam Fox, Michael Lackey, Merrick Madsen, Wiley Sherman, Reilly Walsh and Lewis Zerter-Gossage.

Badini was recently selected 91st in the 2017 NHL Entry draft by the Anaheim Ducks, and will attend their development camp this summer. Badini will come to Harvard next fall after representing the Lincoln Stars in the USHL from 2014-16.

Donato was drafted 56th overall by the Bruins in the 2014 NHL Entry draft, and will attend their camp this summer. The lefty forward was the Ivy League Player of the Year after scoring 21 goals and dishing out 19 assists in 36 games.

Fox will travel north to participate in the Calgary Flames' camp who drafted him 66th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry draft. The rising sophomore blue liner was a first team AHCA All-American, Ivy League first team member and the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, as he led the team with 34 assists.

Lackey will be attending camp with the Washington Capitals this summer. The risingjunior netminder made six starts as a freshman in 2015-16 and earned his first collegiate win in a 5-2 decision against Brown.

Madsen was drafted 162nd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry draft by the Flyers, and then traded to the Arizona Coyotes in June of 2017. The Crimson netminder will be attending the Coyotes camp this summer. Last season, he started all 36 games for the Crimson winning 28 games with a .923 save percentage and was selected as an All-Ivy first teamer.

Sherman will attend camp with the Boston Bruins, who drafted him 150th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The blue liner tallied 13 assists last season with a plus/minus at plus-19. He recorded four postseason assists for the Crimson on its run to the Frozen Four.

Walsh was selected in the 2017 NHL Entry draft 81st overall by the New Jersey Devils, and will attend their camp. Walsh comes to Harvard as the 60th-ranked prospect on Central Scouting's final prospect list prior to the draft, and he represented both the USHS Proctor Academy and USHL Chicago Steel in 2016-17.

Zerter-Gossage was invited to attend the Montreal Canadiens development camp this summer after posting 25 points this winter. In 36 games, the Montreal native scored 11 goals and tallied 14 assists for the Crimson, including a hat trick against Cornell on Nov. 5.