Tatum commits for the 2021-2022 season!



Northern Illinois University Hockey is excited to announce the addition of Alex Tatum to our 2021-2022 recruiting class. Tatum, a 5’10” 215 lbs. Defenseman from Lake in the Hills, Illinois previously playing for Crystal Lake South.

Coach Madonia commented “I couldn’t be happier that Alex is joining our program. Having had coached him for two years prior to coming to NIU, I know that he is the type of player and person that we are looking to bring in.”

Assistant GM Wayne Bower said “Alex brings to the Huskies program a level of enthusiasm, hard work and grit unlike I have ever seen.  He will be a tremendous addition to the NIU team, both on the ice and in the locker room. His leadership skills will be invaluable.

The phrase “he is a great kid” doesn’t do him justice.  He will run through a brick wall to help his team and then come back and sweep up the rubble.  NIU couldn’t be luckier to have an addition to the line up like Alex.”


Tatum stated “I picked NIU for their great business program and I am excited to play hockey for another 4 years.”

Player: Alex Tatum

Hometown: Lake in the Hills, IL

DOB: 6/16/2002

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 215 lbs.

Previous team: Crystal Lake South

Position: Defenseman