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Defenseman Drew Bavaro calls Florida home, but his hockey career has already taken him far from the Sunshine State. He’s spent the last four years at Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts and now he’s headed west to Wenatchee for the 2019-20 season.

Bavaro throws a long shadow on the blue line, at 6’3 and 190 lbs. He’s enjoyed added ice time by skating with the Neponset Valley River Rats U16 and U18 clubs on top of his Lawrence Academy involvement. An offensively gifted playmaker, Bavaro has secured a Division I college commitment to Bentley University. That will allow him to use his time in Wenatchee to focus on further developing his game, rather than having the added pressure of landing a school deal.

Wild Associate Head Coach Leigh Mendelson says, “Drew will be an effective defenseman at both ends of the rink. He has the skill and instincts to run the powerplay, while at the same time being a very competitive and responsible defenseman at the other end of the rink. We expect him to bring a lot of passion to the lineup.”

Drew and the rest of the 2019-20 Wild players will report to Main Camp on August 19 in Wenatchee.