(This story was previously imbedded in a March 28 update)
St. Cloud, MN – With the departure of seniors Jack Ahcan and Clark Kuster who logged 33 and 27 games respectively, the Huskies needed the addition of two defenseman to round out their roster for the 2020-21 season. Carver, MN native and former Holy Family Catholic standout Brady Ziemer previously signed his National Letter of Intent and the Huskies have successfully filled the other position with graduate transfer Seamus Donohue of North Oaks, MN. Donohue, who played the last three seasons for Michigan Tech University of the WCHA completed his undergraduate studies and as a “graduate” transfer will be eligible immediately for the 2020-21 season.
The 6’0″ 185 pound left-shooting defenseman, was one of the top defenseman for the MTU Huskies and was an assistant captain in 2019-20. A stalwart in the lineup, he appeared in 117 career games for the Huskies showing his durability. He was 10th on the squad in points with 3 goals and 14 assists for 17 points this past season. This included one game-winning goal and he was +1 for the season.
Donohue was named the team’s top freshman in 2017-18 with 16 points and the team’s top defensive player as a sophomore with 1 goals and 21 assists for 22 points.
Prior to the MTU Huskies, Donohue played 40 games under former SCSU Assistant Coach Fred Harbinson for Penticton of the BCHL coincidentally, on the same team with SCSU’s Easton Brodzinski. Donohue also played 45 games for Wichita Falls of the North American Hockey League where he captained the team and had 4 goals and 28 assists for 32 points. Donohue was also captain of his high school squad, St. Thomas Academy where he was a teammate of former SCSU goaltender, David Zevnik. He was a four-year player for St. Thomas Academy and a member of two Minnesota State High School Championship teams.
In Donohue, the Huskies get a good skating and mobile defenseman, that defends well and can be inserted in the power play. He should immediately be a top-four defenseman for the Huskies.
With the transfer portal becoming a huge recruiting tool for college hockey, Donohue was a much coveted “free agent” after he posted his intention to transfer. Donohue chose the SCSU Huskies over Boston College and UMD among others with a big selling point the Sports Management curriculum at SCSU. An excellent student, Donohue earned an undergraduate degree in finance at Michigan Tech University.