Ashwaubenon native Matt Berkovitz has signed with the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team.
The 6-foot-1, 181-pound defenseman was one of six players to do so with the Badgers during the early signing period. Berkovitz gave a verbal commitment to Wisconsin two years ago.
“He is a heady defenseman who sees the ice well and who knows how to keep the play in front of him,” Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves said. “He will be a fun player to watch as a young defenseman here.”
Berkovitz is currently playing for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and will join the Badgers next season.
The 2014 Fox River Classic Conference player of the year was a fifth-round NHL Draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks.