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Defenseman Daniel Laatsch commits to play for Wisconsin

By Todd D. Milewski, Wisconsin State Journal, 09/23/17, 7:15PM CDT


2002-born D-man could start at UW as soon as 2020

Daniel Laatsch said it was a family decision, made by a family of University of Wisconsin fans.

Laatsch, a 15-year-old defenseman from Altoona, on Wednesday gave University of Wisconsin men's hockey coaches an oral commitment to join the team as early as 2020.

That development came after a recruiting trip earlier in the day, which was prefaced by an understanding within Laatsch's family.

"A couple other places were interested and we were going to go tour (them)," he said, "but we decided as a family, because my family is all Badgers fans, that if they were going to offer we would accept it."