UConn men’s hockey landed a commitment from Jake Percival, an ‘02 forward out of Avon, Connecticut. He currently plays for the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and will join the Huskies in the fall of 2022.
Listed at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Percival is regarded as a well-rounded forward who can play in all situations and will contribute both on offensive and defensive. Though he isn’t fast, he’s an efficient, smart skater.
Last season with the Rochester Coalition 18U AAA, Percival recorded 14 goals and 21 assists in 35 games. He also spent three years at the Millbrook School in New York, totaling 32 goals and 37 assists in 65 games.
UConn will have to reload up top after this season with six forwards set to graduate and junior Vladislav Firstov a likely candidate to sign an NHL entry contract. Percival will be one of the players counted on to help fill that void along with Nate Hanley, Ryan Tattle and others.