TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 24: Jaden Condotta #44 of the North York Rangers at the face-off during the second period at the Herbert Carnegie Centennial Arena on November 24, 2021 in Ontario, Canada (Photo by Paul Mauceri / OJHL Images)
May 26, 2022

11:28 AM EDT

North York Rangers defencemen Jaden Condotta has officially committed to Aurora University of the ACHA D III. He will play for the Spartans while attending one of the best academic institutions in the fall of 2022.

“It means a lot to commit to Aurora University. They have shown a ton of interest throughout the year, and I thought it was the best place to further my hockey career and education. I’m very excited to start up there,” the captain explained.

North York Rangers acquired the defenceman from the Georgetown Raiders in November of 2020. The 21-year-old season had a career season posting nine goals and 34 assists for 43 points in 53 games. He ranked fourth in the OJHL among points by a defencemen. Rangers’ head coach Geoff Schomogyi couldn’t be happier with what Condotta brought to the team.

“Jaden was a great leader on and off the ice this season for us. He did a great job of logging a lot of minutes for us in the backend this season and was hard to play against for other teams,” he explained. “We are excited for Jaden’s commitment to play NCAA next season. It’s great to see players continue to commit and go on to play at higher levels. We know that Jaden will be successful and will be missed next season.”

Over four seasons with the Georgetown Raiders and Rangers, he tallied a total of 12 goals and 92 assists for 104 points in 218 career OJHL games. In just one single season with the Rangers, Condotta knows he wouldn’t be where he is today without the organization.

“I’m very excited to start up at Aurora University. NYR has helped me so much in only one year playing for them as a hockey player and person. The coaching staff to the players helped me develop and get to where I am today, and I can’t thank them enough. My hockey skill has evolved so much, and I can’t wait to take what I have learned in north York to the college level,” he said.

He will be enrolled in the business marketing program come the fall.

Condotta becomes the 37th Ranger to commit to either the NCAA or USPORTS since 2016.