Benilde-St. Margaret's center Drew Stewart commits to Notre Dame
The 16-year-old announced his verbal commitment to the Irish on social media after posting 38 points in 25 games this past season.
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. — Benilde-St. Margaret's center Drew Stewart has announced his verbal commitment to play Division I hockey for Notre Dame.
The 5-foot-7, 150-pound center just wrapped up his sophomore season, scoring 38 points in 25 games for the Red Knights.
"I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey and further my academics at the University of Notre Dame," posted Stewart on his Instagram page. "Thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way."
Monday, Aug. 1 marked the first day that rising juniors could commit to Division I college hockey programs, and Stewart made his announcement just a few days later.
"I'm pretty competitive, I bring a lot of passion, I think I'm a difference maker on the ice," Stewart said.
The sophomore center received first-team All-Metro West Conference honors this past season, while winning 63 percent of faceoffs and leading the team in power play assists.
"It helps playing with good players, and I think Benilde has that."
Stewart played youth hockey in Minnetonka, but prior to that actually grew up in Florida. He credits his grandfather, Ron Moreau , and his side of the family for getting him into the sport of hockey.
Growing up, Drew remembers thinking that Notre Dame was one of the coolest places to be, so when it came time to make a commitment decision, Stewart knew what school he'd pick.
"The facilities and campus is amazing and I really connect well with the people there, so I just thought that it would be a good fit for me."
When asked about Notre Dame's signature gold helmets, Stewart didn't hold back.
"I love them. I think they're the best in the game."
With two years left of high school, Stewart plans on working on his scoring and developing an "eye of the tiger."
When he's not playing hockey, the 16-year-old enjoys activities like boating and wake surfing.
Drew joins a handful of other players with ties to Minnetonka who have announced their commitments in the past week, including Alex Lunski , Beckett Hendrickson, John Whipple , Lauren Goldsworthy , and most recently, Javon Moore.