UConn Men's Hockey Recruiting: USHL Forward Commits to Huskies


Mike Cavanaugh and his staff continue to thrive on the recruiting trail.

On Saturday, the men’s hockey program received a commitment from Alexandre "Sasha" Payusov for the 2016-17 season. Payusov, born in Québec to Russian parents, currently plays with fellow UConn commit Tyson McClellan on the USHL’s Madison Capitols. The 5-foot-11 speedy, playmaking forward has recorded 11 goals and 10 assists through 35 games.

The 2016 recruiting class now stands at 5 players. Along with Payusov and McLellan, UConn has commitments from forwards Will Garin, Ben Freeman, and defenseman Bryan Nelson.

By Scott MacLeod