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UConn men’s hockey lands ‘05 forward Thomas Klochkov

The Huskies’ youngest commitment is one of the top players in his age group in the Tri-State Area.

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UConn men’s hockey picked up its youngest commitment so far with ‘05 forward Thomas Klochkov picking the Huskies.

Klochkov is a 5-foot-11, 141 pound forward with a left-handed shot out of Fort Lee, New Jersey — an area UConn hopes to land more talent from. A source called him “one of the best ‘05 prospects in the Tri-State Area” and described him as a long, smooth skater with skill.

In 69 games with the New Jersey Rockets 15U AAA, Klochkov put up 20 points and 46 assists. His 66 points were ninth-most of any American-based 15U player in the nation. Klochkov was taken in the eight round of the 2021 USHL Phase 1 Draft by the Green Bay Gamblers as well.

Klochkov won’t turn 17 until March, meaning he’s likely three or four years away from coming to Storrs. With the NCAA recruiting dead period lifted, UConn’s staff will likely continue to make headway in some of the younger classes that they haven’t seen much of due to the pandemic.