NIU Hockey announces tenth 2017-18 commitment

By Kim Wrona

7/28/17 – DeKalb, IL | Center Shawn Wedig has committed to Northern Illinois University for the fall of 2017 and to NIU Hockey for the 2017-18 season.

Wedig posted 58 points (35 G, 23 A) 38 games with the Rockford Icemen last season.

The Cherry Valley, IL native chose to attend NIU for two main reasons.

“[NIU is a] place that [will allow] me [to get] good schooling and [to play] hockey close to home,” the pre-med major said.

The 18-year-old considers himself to be a playmaker on the ice and models his game after Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane.

The 6’0”, 162 lbs. center hopes to do two things during his time with NIU Hockey.

“[I hope to] to have fun and hopefully get better along the way,” Wedig said.