Wednesday, July 18, 2012
More Out the Door
If it's the off-season following the NHL Entry Draft, it means two things for college hockey: speculation about fine-tuning next year's schedules, and speculation about next year's rosters.
Here's a sampling of NCAA players, in alphabetical order, who won't be back for 2012-13, along with their positions, academic year they were headed into, and NHL organization they have signed with since the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four was held in April:
Beau Bennett, F, Jr., Denver (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Tyler Biggs, F, So., Miami (Toronto Maple Leafs) *
Jason Clark, F, Jr., Wisconsin (New York Islanders)
Adam Clendening, D, Jr., Boston University (Chicago Blackhawks)
Brian Dumoulin, D, Sr., Boston College (Carolina Hurricanes) #
Zemgus Girgensons, F, Fr., Vermont (Buffalo Sabres)
Kyle Jean, F, Jr., Lake Superior State (New York Rangers)
Chris Kreider, F, Sr., Boston College (New York Rangers)
Matt Mangene, F/D, Sr., Maine (Philadelphia Flyers)
Brock Nelson, F, Jr., North Dakota (New York Islanders)
Steve Quailer, F, Sr., Northeastern (Montreal Canadiens)
Justin Schultz, D, Sr., Wisconsin (Edmonton Oilers)
Chris Wagner, F, Jr., Colgate (Anaheim Ducks)
Jeremy Welsh, F, Sr., Union (Carolina Hurricanes)
* Has not yet signed a contract
# Traded to Boston Bruins
Thanks to USCHO.com
Earlier signings were reported here.
There'll undoubtedly be at least several more before the puck drops in October.