The National Hockey League recently held their Entry Draft, where Drew Commesso ’20 became the 27th Arrow in our school's history to be chosen. Commesso, a goaltender for Boston University and previously for the U.S. National Development Team, was selected in the second round (46th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.
While playing at St. Sebastian’s, Commesso earned a 2.13 GAA and .918 save % as a sophomore following an impressive freshman campaign (1.77, .932). Most recently, Drew was the primary goaltender for the 2019-20 U.S. U18 Team and the 2018-19 U.S. U17 Team, during his two years with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. Drew posted the second-best GAA in U18 history (2.05) to go along with a .920 save percentage. He helped Team USA win the U18 Five Nations tournament in November 2019 with wins in all three starts.
Sean McCann, Head Coach of St. Sebastian’s varsity hockey team, shared the following about Commesso: “At a young age, Drew displayed amazing fundamentals with his technique and knowledge of the position. His calm demeanor and work ethic allowed him to excel at the varsity level much earlier than most goaltenders. However, although Drew possesses all these amazing qualities, it was his character that made him such a valuable member of St. Sebastian's. He's just an outstanding person and a great teammate. He embodies everything we want out of our student-athletes.”