Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Outgoing Duluth East senior defenseman Meirs Moore has committed to play Division I college hockey at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), he announced Tuesday morning via Twitter.
"Proud to say I have committed to play college hockey for the RPI Engineers," Moore wrote on his Twitter account.
"They're looking for an offensive defenseman," Moore later told NNCNOW.com. "They want a puck mover, a guy to run the power play, and I think that's where I see myself fitting in on a good college team."
The Engineers are a member of ECAC Hockey, a league that was affiliated with the Eastern College Athletic Conference until 2004. That affiliation is no more, but the hockey conference decided to keep the acronym ECAC.
Moore was a three-year varsity standout on the Greyhounds' blue line, finishing his senior season with 17 goals and 21 assists to rank third on the team with 38 points.
His father, Skeeter, played four seasons of Division I hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD), totaling 60 goals and 105 assists in his 149 games played for the Bulldogs.