The Austin Bruins, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced today that they have reached a tender agreement with Rochester-born forward Xander Lamppa, from John Marshall High School.
Lamppa, who turned 17 in April, has had two big offensive seasons with John Marshall, leading the 2016-17 Rockets in points (46) and assists (27) in 25 regular season games. His team lead in points was 17 more than the second highest scorer on the team.
“Xander is a strong, power forward with a great skill set who thinks the game incredibly well,” said Bruins assistant coach Keenan Kelly, who recruited Lamppa. “He has excelled at the high school level and he has proven that he’s both physically and mentally ready to take the next step into Junior hockey.”
Lamppa, who is 6’0, 183-lbs also played with Team Southeast in the Upper Midwest Elite League last season, scoring five goals and adding seven assists in 19 games. He put up 34 points in 23 games his Freshman season at John Marshall in 2015-16.
Lamppa will become the fifth Rochester native to suit up for the Bruins, joining Logan Haskins (2015-pres), Riese Zmolek (2014-15), Drew Anderson (2012-14), and Zach Johnson (2012-13).