Nick Henry appeared to be college bound after making a verbal commitment to Western Michigan University last May. Those plans began to change when the Regina Pats acquired his WHL rights from the Everett Silvertips at the 2016 bantam draft. He went on to forego a NCAA scholarship and sign with the Queen City Kids in early September.
The 6-foot, 190-pounder winger points to his development as the main reason for his major hockey decision. He believes going straight to the WHL was a better option than playing in the MJHL (Manitoba Junior A) and USHL before joining Western Michigan in 2018-19.
“It came down to the time frame,” says Henry. “If I went to Western Michigan, I would have had to play another year in Portage (Terriers) and then a year in the USHL. I felt it made more sense for my development to come here. I have nothing against (coach) Andy Murray’s program and would have loved to play for him, but it just made sense for me to go this route.”
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