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Declan Tucker ‘23 Recruiting Profile

  • Oak Park & River Forest High School
  • OAK PARK, IL
  • Men's Ice Hockey
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Declan Tucker's Men's Ice Hockey Recruiting Profile
Club:
Des Moines Buccaneers AAA U15
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
135
Age:
15
Prim. Position:
G
Team Level
AAA (Tier 1)

Personal Statement

Moving to Chicago in the 7th grade was both challenging and exciting for me. I started playing hockey as a Squirt Major in Portland Oregon, so I had played hockey before we moved, but it definitely took some time to adjust to the much larger hockey environment.  The opportunities were more available, but being an "unknown entity" did present its own challenge.  I found that I needed to stand out to coaches so I took every chance I could get to work off ice with a trainer, extra ice with a goalie coach, as well as tune up camps on and off season.  

I have experienced my share of setbacks, and I was able to take each disappointment and turn it in to a growth opportunity.  I learned that there are many things I can't control, but I can control how I respond. I feel that my background in martial arts introduced me to the values of teamwork, perseverance,  and integrity which I was was able to translate into my hockey as well as my academics and life.

Working with the sled hockey team as a student coach, I have a new perspective and outlook on challenges as I deeply respect all those athletes and their effort they bring every time they are on the ice. I am so grateful to be able to work with them. 

I am fortunate enough to keep playing hockey each season and I believe that I am constantly developing and growing. I am committed to put in the hard work each year so that I can reach my best. 

Athletics

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 3 seasons
  • 2020 Des Moines Buccaneers AAA U15 (AAA)
  • 2019 Chicago Blues (AA)
  • 2018 Chicago Blues (Tier 2)
  • Notes: Won NIHL Silver championship 2019

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Parsa Monsef
  • Strength
  • Kyle Mulvey
  • Position Coach
  • Dean Opper

Additional Sports

  • Martial Arts
  • F
  • 6 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • 2nd degree black belt, TaeKwonDo

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Oak Park & River Forest High School
State:
ILLINOIS
Phone:
(708) 383-0700

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. French
AP Classes:
Yes.
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
No

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • Student coach for the Chicago Hornets Youth Sled Hockey team

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Statistics

Statistic 2019 Chicago Bl
Goals Against Avg. 2.19
Shutouts 5
Save Pct. .925
Total Saves 837
 

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