Wiley Sherman

Hometown:

Greenwich Connecticut

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-05-24

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-6

Acquired:

5th round (150th overall), 2013

Weight:

196 lbs.

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History

2010-11:Wiley Sherman skated in 23 games for the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut as a freshman. In what was a difficult season for the Bearcats (6-19), he had 4 assists. Sherman participated in USA Hockey’s Select 16 Development Camp in June and was selected by Omaha in the fourth round (56th overall) of the 2011 USHL Futures Draft.

2011-12: Sherman committed to playing college hockey at Harvard in 2014-15 before returning to Hotchkiss for his sophomore season. He scored 2 goals with 5 assists in 24 games. Hotchkiss again missed the New England Prep School tournament, but finished the year on a positive note – winning three of its last five games and tying eventual NEPSIHA semifinalist Kent, 5-5. Sherman was selected by Saint John in the 13th round (236th overall) of the QMJHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Sherman returned to Hotchkiss for his junior season and played for the Fairfield Blues midget AAA team. He scored 4 goals with 6 assists in 26 games for Hotchkiss and had 1 assist with 4 penalty minutes in four games with the Blues. Sherman was ranked 125th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by Boston in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Sherman skated in 26 games of the Hotchkiss School as a senior captain in what was a tough year for the Bearcats. He scored 4 goals with 8 assists as the team struggled in Founders League play — finishing with an overall record of 5-20-1. 

2014-15: Sherman played in every game for Harvard as a freshman. He had 3 assists and had an even plus/minus with 4 penalty minutes in 37 games. The Crimson, after finishing sixth in the regular season, defeated regular season champion Quinnipiac (5-2) and Colgate (4-2) on back-to-back nights to capture the ECAC Hockey playoff title, earning a berth in the NCAA tournament. Nebraska-Omaha defeated Harvard, 4-2 in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal.

Talent Analysis

Sherman was drafted out of New England prep school as a raw player with the ideal size and reach of a shutdown defensemen. He is still a work in progress, seeing steady ice time in a lower pairing role for Harvard. Sherman should add bulk and strength and continue to address his technical and tactical play under Harvard coach Ted Donato and his staff.

Future

Sherman is in his sophomore season at Harvard in 2015-16 on a Crimson team that was one of the top teams in the ECAC Hockey league. Long-term he remains a work in progress and he is likely to use all four of his years of NCAA eligibility. He is not particularly abrasive despite his size and reach but has some pro potential as a lower pairing, steady stay-at-home defenseman.

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