Arizona State's incoming recruiting class was already pretty solid, headlined by goalie Joey Daccord. Over the weekend, they have apparently added to it by bringing in 19-year-old Brinson Pasichnuk, according to his Twitter.
So blessed to be able to announce my commitment to play college hockey with my brother at ASU next year. #westcoastbestcost @SunDevilHockey— brinson pasichnuk (@brindogboy) February 1, 2016
The 19-year-old is a projected mid-round pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft and is a huge program get for Coach Greg Powers and the Sun Devils.
In 42 games with the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the AJHL, Pasichnuk has 14 goals and 35 assists. A point-per-game defenseman isn't very common, so the Sun Devils bringing him in should help on the offensive side of things, which has been a real struggle this year.
If Brinson is picked in the draft, he will be the third Sun Devil taken by the NHL joining Daccord and forward Wade Murphy, completing the position trio.
Brinson isn't coming alone though, he's bringing some family along with him.
I'm so excited to announce my commitment to play for the @SunDevilHockey with my little brother for 2016-2017 #westcoastisthebestcoast— Steenn Pasichnuk (@steenner) February 1, 2016
Steen is a bit older, at 20, and is a forward. He also currently plays for the Bonnyville Pontiacs in the AJHL and in 40 games, he has put together 17 goals and 22 assists. Both will come to ASU as freshman,