The St. Michael's Buzzers of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League have announced forward John Scrymgeour has committed to Lake Superior State University for the 2006-2007 season.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Scrymgeour joined the Buzzers this past off-season after playing for the Pickering Panthers for the previous two years. In his last year as a Panther, he scored a 7-10--17 line in 32 games, but has dwarfed that with his performance thus far in 2005-2006 with a 16-15--31 line in 25 games.
His stellar performance on the ice wasn't the only aspect of his game getting him attention with the NCAA scouts. His leadership skills, intense work ethic and low-key demeanor have been assets in an otherwise very young squad. That very same approach to the game earned the respect of his peers and coaching staff, with Scrymgeour, 19, being an alternate captain on away games.
Scrymgeour, in his humble fashion, attributes his dramatic rise and his new opportunity with LSSU to "the staff and exposure I was granted by the Buzzers. I can't express my gratitude enough for helping make this happen. This doesn't happen anywhere else other than with St. Mike's."