Doyle Somerby
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Doyle Somerby

Hometown:

Marblehead Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1994-07-04

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

5th round (125th overall), 2012

Weight:

220 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Doyle Somerby skated for St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Massachusetts. He finished with 2 goals and 3 assists in 24 games. Seeded fourth entering the Massachusetts Division I North tournament, St. Mary's finished 15-8-1 after falling to Arlington Catholic in the tournament championship game.

2010-11: Somerby transferred to Kimball Union Academy for his sophomore season. In 33 games he scored 2 goals with 4 assists. Kimball Union finished 25-7-4, losing to Kent in overtime in the New England Prep School League tournament.

2011-12: Somerby had a strong junior season at Kimball Union as the Wildcats captured the New England Prep School League championship. He scored 1 goal with 13 assists in 31 games; playing  alongside highly-regarded freshman Jonathon MacLeod. Somerby was selected by Muskegon in the sixth round (77th overall) of the 2012 USHL Entry Draft. He committed to playing college hockey at Boston University in 2013-14.  Somerby was ranked 99th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Somerby joined the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks following his senior season of prep school hockey. He scored 2 goals and was an even plus/minus with 6 penalty minutes in 10 USHL games. The Lumberjacks finished fourth in the Eastern Conference but Somerby did not play in the playoff series against eventual Clark Cup champion Dubuque. He was a team captain as a senior at Kimball Union, which entered the Stuart/Corkery Tournament as the top seed but lost 4-1 to Gunnery in the quarterfinals. Somerby finished the prep season with 4 goals and 18 assists in 30 games.

 

Talent Analysis

Somerby is a defenseman converting from the forward position.  At 6-5, he is a big player who is still growing into his body while at the same time trying to get comfortable at once again playing defense.  He is definitely a project pick, but one with some interesting upside if he can complete the adjustment and improve his overall skill level.

 

Future

Somerby is in his freshman year at Boston University.

 

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