The Buffalo Jr. Sabres organization is incredibly proud to congratulate rookie forward Matteo Costantini on his commitment to continue his education and hockey career with the University of North Dakota, an NCAA Division-I program.
Costantini, 18, had a stellar rookie season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He amassed 68 points in just 50 regular season games as a 17-year-old and was awarded with the title of OJHL Rookie of the Year.
He was also named the OJHL’s Top Prospect, ranked 96th overall by NHL Central Scouting ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft. Costantini also participated in the CJHL Top Prospects Game earlier this season and was a finalist for CJHL Rookie of the Year.
Time & time again throughout his rookie campaign, Costantini showcased his offensive flair, with smooth passes, crisp shots on net and incredibly skilled goals. He was a critical part of many Jr. Sabres wins in the 2019-20 OJHL season and helped lead the team through the OJHL’s Buckland Cup Playoffs before the COVID-19 pandemic caused an early end to the season.