The Washington Times - July 16, 2011, 01:56PM

Update: Garrett Haar wrote on his Twitter account (@Haar_Daddy_18) that he was returning to the USHL next season.

“Playin my puck in fargo for another year #finally,” he wrote.


Members of the media got to know Garrett Haar quickly this week because of how chatty the 17-year-old has been. But he was impressive on the ice, as well.

“I thought Haar was the biggest surprise of the camp. For a young man that was four picks away from not being drafted he really played well here,” general manager George McPhee said. “Liked his hockey sense, the way he competed I like the way he defends and he looks real strong on his skates. We’re really delighted with a kid that we took in the seventh round that performed the way he did, it’s pretty impressive.”

Haar last month de-committed from Northeastern and said he’d be returning to Fargo of the United States Hockey League. But McPhee wants Haar in college and said “that message has been delivered.”

And McPhee could be doing some work to get that accomplished.

“George called [Jerry] York, the coach of Boston College last night, and I guess you could say he pumped my tires,” Haar said. “He’s helping me out a lot. Him and York are really good friends, the coach at Boston College, so I think that’s a suggestion from George.”