FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - At 20 years old, Reggie Millette has already lived in half a dozen states, and his hockey journey is just getting started.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Millette moved to Fort Wayne when he was young to live with his grandmother.
After watching his sister participate in figure skating, Millette decided to give the ice a try.
At nine years old, he signed up for his first youth hockey league at McMillen Park, and the rest as they say, is history.
Millette quickly rose through the ranks, and at age 12, he moved to Michigan so he could face some of the best competition in the country.
After a two-year stint with the Austin Bruins in the NAHL, Millette was selected in the first round of the 2019 USHL draft by the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
During his first season with the Saints, Millette racked up three goals and six assists while leading his team to a 33-13-2 record.
The physical forward recently committed to play Division I hockey at American International College. He will head there in the fall of 2021 after completing his junior career with the Fighting Saints next season.
Millette's ultimate goal is to play professionally, and his biggest motivation is his little brother KJ, who still lives here in the Hoosier state.
"For him, I want him to see, my brother's an African American, he played hockey, had all these obstacles and he kept going forward with it," Millette said. "So for him, I want him to know that if an obstacle comes, you can get around it, go over it, go under it, somehow you can get past it."