Nashville forward Kulczyk makes college commitment
May 2, 2017
The Nashville Jr. Predators of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Trent Kulczyk has committed to play for the Aquinas College men's hockey team.
Aquinas is a part of a new NAIA Division at the ACHA Division I level for the 2017-18 season.
Kulczyk, 21, who is from Schoolcraft, Michigan, played three seasons in the North American Hockey League development system.
Kulczyk (5’11/193) played the better part of two seasons with the Nashville Jr. Predators (NA3HL) and this past season split time with the Shreveport Mudbugs (NAHL) and Nashville.
During his time with Nashville in the NA3HL, Kulczyk logged 116 games and recorded 130 points (60 goals, 70 assists), making him the all time leading scorer for the Tennessee based junior hockey organization.
The 2016-17 season brought Kulczyk to the NAHL with the Shreveport Mudbugs where he logged 16 games, compiling four assists. He was NA3HL star of the week once and honorable mention once this past season.
Coach Jordan Permoda is thrilled to welcome Kulczyk to the team, saying, "Trent is a talented player who can play at an elite level. He is a player who we've been working with for years and he is ready to make this jump to the college game. He will compliment our front end in a big way, and we expect him to be impactful right away. We're thrilled to have him on board."
When asked why he wanted to make Aquinas his new home, Kulczyk said, "I committed to Aquinas because I think it will be a great school for me to further my education and continue my hockey career at a competitive level. I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life, getting back into school, and meeting some great new people."
Kulczyk will study Business at Aquinas College.