Alexx, Jarrid Privitera headed to USHL for 2013-14

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff

Looks like the Priviteras will be teammates this season after all.

Former Boston University defenseman Alexx Privitera, as well as his brother, forward Jarrid Privitera, will both play for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League during the 2013-14 season, Jarrid told The Daily Free Press on Tuesday.

Earlier this summer, Alexx decided to leave the BU hockey program after a tumultuous sophomore campaign. He had been suspended by then-head coach Jack Parker in mid-February for the final 13 games after a number of on-ice discipline incidents.

Jarrid, who had been set to arrive on Commonwealth Avenue this fall, decommitted at the same time.

This season will be Jarrid’s second full one with Dubuque. He put up 15 goals and 11 assists with the Fighting Saints in 2012-13 en route to his team capturing the Clark Cup, the league’s top trophy.

It will also be Alexx’s second stint in the USHL. The blueliner had 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) and 123 penalty minutes in 57 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in 2010-11.

In his two years as a Terrier, Alexx had six goals and 20 assists while playing in 48 out of a possible 78 games, missing time due to both injury and suspension.

Update: The Dubuque Fighting Saints originally announced this news earlier this month. Hat tip to blog commenter “Anonymous” for the heads up.

6 thoughts on “Alexx, Jarrid Privitera headed to USHL for 2013-14

  1. From July 11:

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Dubuque Fighting Saints have added an all-star to the blueline for the upcoming season, and his name has a familiar tone to it. Dubuque has obtained defenseman Alexx Privitera, the older brother of forward Jarrid, from the Muskegon Lumberjacks for a conditional 1st Round selection in the 2014 USHL Phase I Draft. The elder Privitera joins Dubuque after leaving Boston University where he played the past two seasons.

    Alexx brings vast experience to Dubuque. The 5-foot-11, 195 lbs. blueliner racked skated in 48 games in over the past two seasons at Boston University, notching six goals and 20 assists for 26 points to go along with 100 penalty minutes. Prior to advancing to the NCAA, Privitera played two seasons in the USHL, most recently with Muskegon in 2010-2011 where he was an Eastern Conference All-Star, scoring 10 goals and, 24 assists for 34 points, while racking up 123 penalty minutes in 57 games. In 2009-2010, he played for Team USA U-17, scoring six points in 33 games. He also skated in one game for Team USA U-18 that
    season.

    After spending two seasons at Boston University, Alexx, a 1993 born player, elected to leave the program this summer and return to the USHL, joining younger brother Jarrid in Dubuque after today’s trade. Jarrid is returning for his second full season with the Fighting Saints after helping Dubuque to a record season in 2012-2013 where he scored 26 points, and was one of the team’s top performers in the playoffs with six points in 11 games en route to a Clark Cup Championship.

  2. How do you go backwards in your career? Alexx goes from playing Div I college hockey for two years to back to a development league? I don’t get it. He must want to go back to college after his one year mandatory. Hope he smartens up.

  3. We are not likely to enjoy the next few years. “…the Eagles have returned with not just the best class in Hockey East, but the best class in all of college hockey.” If that is only half right, there is a problem on the lower end of Comm Ave.

    David has a tall order coming up and not just in recruiting.

  4. Who says BC has the best recruiting class? DQ will get rid of the Jack Parker rubbish then build a powerhouse.

  5. More Jack Parker trash leaving is a good thing. if only we could take out the jack Parker trash in one barrel and let DQ get his players in.

  6. That’s a shame. We really need Jarrid Privitera this year. He was the most talented forward coming in.

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