The hockey prep school that gave the world Sidney Crosby, Zach Parise and Jonathan Toews is sending a player to the Ohio State hockey team. Today, forward Caleb Rule committed to the Ohio State mens hockey team for the 2018-19 season.
Rule was born the day after Valentine’s Day, 1999 and currently leads the Shattuck-St. Mary’s boys prep team in scoring with 26 points in 21 games this season. He'll join the Buckeyes in two years when he's just 19 years old.
He blossomed last season for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s U16 team, putting up 67 points in just 53 games overall, after just 35 in 55 games the year before. Last year, his third at Shattuck was his first at a point per game at any level the school had to offer. He did score 36 points in 29 games in 2012-13 when he was just 13 years old on the Belle Tire Bantam Minor AAA team.
Hailing from Lansing Michigan, you'd have to think that Rule would have to change his feelings on OSU. But he's tweeted about pretty much nothing but Bible passages and Ohio State for a solid two months. He even retweeted Cloyd Rivers (shudders) talking up Ohio State for a veteran's memorial. Caleb also seems to endorse Noah Brown touchdown catches versus Oklahoma. Me too, Mr. Rule.
Rule will have another year to prepare before becoming a Buckeye to hopefully boost his draft stock. He wasn’t one of NHL Central Scouting’s future prospects to watch coming into this year despite the PPG+ season last year, but hopefully another year and then a solid career at OSU can boost those prospects.
Either way, Ohio State certainly looks like it has a good one coming in from a great hockey academy.