ALBANY, N.Y. - Following a season that saw four ECAC Hockey teams make appearances in the NCAA Tournament, 25 players from 10 teams have signed contracts, and will continue playing hockey at the professional level.
Nine of those professional contracts were NHL entry-level deals, as players from Clarkson, Princeton, Quinnipiac, and Yale have all inked deals at the highest level of professional hockey. The nine NHL contracts were the second most among the six major Division I hockey conferences, as only Hockey East had more.
The 25 players are just the latest on a long list of ECAC Hockey alumni who have continued playing hockey in the professional ranks. 37 alumni are currently on NHL rosters, part of a drastic influx of NCAA players in the National Hockey League over the past 15 years, as more than 32% of NHL players have competed in college hockey.
The full list of 2018-19 professional signings is below:
Max Gottlieb (Sr. / D) - Ontario (AHL)
Tommy Marchin (Sr. / F) - Providence (AHL)
Jake Kielly (Jr. / G) - Vancouver (NHL)
Nico Sturm (Jr. / F) - Minnesota (NHL)
Aaron Thow (Sr. / D) - Utica (AHL)
Adam Dauda (Sr. / F) - Newfoundland (ECHL)
Mitch Vanderlaan (Sr. / F) - Utica (AHL)
Matt Nuttle (Sr. / D) - South Carolina (ECHL)
Lewis Zerter-Gossage (Sr. / F) - Hartford (AHL)
Ryan Kuffner (Sr. / F) - Detroit (NHL)
Josh Teves (Sr. / D) - Vancouver (NHL)
Max Veronneau (Sr. / F) - Ottawa (NHL)
Craig Martin (Sr. / F) - Springfield (AHL)
Scott Davidson (Sr. / F) - Charlotte (AHL)
Brandon Fortunato (Sr. / D) - Nashville (NHL)
Brogan Rafferty (Jr. / D) - Vancouver (NHL)
Andrew Shortridge (Jr. / G) - San Jose (NHL)
Arthur Brey (Sr. / G) - Adirondack (ECHL)
Cole Maier (Sr. / F) - Manitoba (AHL)
Brett Supinski (Sr. / F) - Ontario (AHL)
Sebastian Vidmar (Sr. / F) - Stockton (AHL)
Ryan Walker (Sr. / F) - Binghamton (AHL)
Jake Kupsky (Sr. / G) - San Jose (AHL)
Joe Snively (Sr. / F) - Washington (NHL)
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