By Kim Wrona
6/16/17 – DeKalb, IL | Forward Kevin Vettese has committed to Northern Illinois University for the fall of 2017 and to NIU Hockey for the 2017-18 season.
Vettese posted 34 points (14 G, 20 A) for the Yellow Jackets midget major team last season.
The Antioch, IL native models his game after current Chicago Blackhawks forward Ryan Hartman and former Blackhawks forward Martin Havlat.
The 5’10”, 145 lbs. forward chose to attend NIU for two main reasons.
“[NIU has a] good meteorology program and hockey [program],” the meteorology major said.
The 18-year-old’s greatest accomplishment in his hockey career thus far will happen this fall.
“[My greatest accomplishment in hockey is] going to play for NIU,” Vettese said.