TEWKSBURY, MA -- Damien Dangueuger, a defenseman for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to Western New England for the Fall of 2018. Dangueuger has been with the Rangers since the start of the 2015-16 season. The native of France spent that season and the first half of last year with the Rangers' Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) team, and since then has been a key figure on the blue line for the Rangers' EHL team. The captain has 23 points in 46 games so far this year.
"Damien came to us three years ago and played on our Premier team," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He’s the pure example of climbing the ladder of development. He went from being a depth D on our EHLP team, to the captain of our EHL team, and now will continue his development playing college hockey at a great school. His work ethic and leadership qualities are top notch. We are very happy for him."
DeCaprio talked about the development of his leader over the past few seasons, and that also includes representing his country at the World Junior Championships. The veteran defenseman took some time to reflect on his decision and thank all of those who helped him along the way.
“I am very excited to attend Western New England University next Fall," said Dangueuger. "I want to thank my family, Coach DeCaprio, Coach Blair, and my teammates who helped me grow into the person and player that I am. I’ve been with the Rangers for the past three years and I couldn’t have been any happier. I'm looking forward to being a part of the Golden Bears family for the next four years! Go Golden Bears!”
Learn more about the Boston Jr. Rangers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.