Uncommitted 1996 | Missoula Bruins Defenseman Austin Azzinnaro
The Uncommitted 1996 series continues, focusing on players aging out of Junior Hockey who have yet to commit to a University or advanced to a higher level of hockey for the 2017-18 season.
Austin Azzinnaro began his Tier 3 campaign during the 2013-14 season with the Missoula Maulers of the WSHL where he played for through the 2015-16 season. Azzinnaro earned a call up to the NAHL during his 2014-15 campaign when he 22 games with the Wichita Falls Wildcats. Prior to the 2016-17 season, Azzinnaro joined the Missoula Bruins for their inaugural season in the NA3HL.
Third in points on the Bruins roster, the 6'1 190lb Defenseman registered 9 goals and 47 assists for 56 points through 44 games as well as holding a plus/minus of +51. The Washington state native ranks top 25 in Assists among over 3000 players to compete at the Tier 3 level this season.
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The Bruins finished the regular season 4th in the Frontier Division standings, securing a spot in the playoff in their first season.
Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA