The Herald's 2021 men's college hockey transfer board

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Apr. 12—The NCAA transfer portal is going to play a major role in shaping college hockey teams for the 2021-22 season.

There are a record number of players in the portal for a few reasons.

First, the NCAA ruled that the 2020-21 season does not count against any player's eligibility. Therefore, every player in college hockey has the ability to return next season. Additionally, even the non-seniors will get a fifth year, so this will impact the transfer portal for each of the next four offseasons.

Second, the general consensus is that the NCAA is on the verge of passing a one-time transfer rule, where athletes will get one opportunity to transfer without having to sit out a season. Right now, they have to sit for a year unless they receive a waiver. This will likely increase transfers for the foreseeable future.

The majority of men's college hockey players currently in the portal are seniors who are unable to return to their current teams, because their coaching staff already promised spots to incoming freshmen. But those players still wait another year of college hockey. Others are seniors who want to use their fifth year at a new school with a new opportunity.

Because the Ivy League doesn't allow fifth-year players, virtually every 2019-20 junior at Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Princeton and Harvard has entered the transfer portal.

There are also underclassmen in the transfer portal.

This page will track men's college hockey player movement during the 2021 offseason, both following players who have committed to new programs and those who have entered the transfer portal and are still available.

For any tips or updates, email Herald writer Brad Schlossman at bschlossman@gfherald.com. To get updates on social media, follow Schlossman on Twitter.

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NCAA transfer portal additions 2021-22

NCHC

North Dakota

F Connor Ford, sr, Bowling Green, 16-12—28

D Chris Jandric, jr, Alaska Fairbanks, 5-17—22 (2019-20)

D Brady Ferner, jr, RPI, 2-6—8 (2019-20)

G Zach Driscoll, sr, Bemidji State, 15-10-3, .922, 2.32

Minnesota Duluth

F Casey Gilling, sr, Miami, 4-11—15

Omaha

F Brannon McManus, sr, Minnesota, 9-16—25

Miami

D Will Cullen, jr, Bowling Green, 6-19—25

Big Ten

Wisconsin

F Max Johnson, sr, Bowling Green, 10-14—24

G Jared Moe, soph, Minnesota (WPG), 2-0, .852, 3.45

Minnesota

F Colin Schmidt, soph, Union, 1-4—5 (2019-20)

Notre Dame

G Matthew Galajda, sr, Cornell, 23-2-4, .931, 1.56 (2019-20)

D Adam Karashik, sr, UConn, 1-8—9

Penn State

F Ben Copeland, jr, Colorado College, 4-7—11

Ohio State

F Jake Wise, jr, Boston University (CHI), 1-1—2

D William Riedell, sr, Lake Superior State, 6-11—17

CCHA

Bowling Green

F Coale Norris, sr, Ferris State, 8-9—17

MSU-Mankato

F Zach Krajnik, fr, Alaska Anchorage, DNP

Northern Michigan

D Trevor Cosgrove, sr, Colgate, 3-1—4

St. Thomas

G Peter Thome, sr, North Dakota (CBJ), 2-2, .872, 2.83

Nolan Sawchuk, jr, UMass Lowell, 1-2—3

Hockey East

Boston College

F Brandon Kruse, sr, Bowling Green (VGK), 11-23—34

G Eric Dop, sr, Bowling Green, 13-8-1, .923, 2.16

UMass

F Matt Baker, sr, Dartmouth, 6-18—24 (2019-20)

F Cam Donaldson, sr, Cornell, 5-13—18 (2019-20)

Merrimack

F Steven Jandric, sr, Denver, 1-5—6

D Colby Bukes, so, MSU-Mankato, 0-0—0

Northeastern

F Jakov Novak, jr, Bentley (OTT), 7-10—17

D Tommy Miller, sr, Michigan State, 1-3—4

Vermont

D Cory Babichuk, soph, RPI, 4-12—16 (2019-20)

D Joe Leahy, jr, Cornell, 3-4—7 (2019-20)

UConn

F Kevin O'Neil, sr, Yale, 5-12—17 (2019-20)

G Darion Hanson, sr, Union, 7-24-4, .910, 2.79 (2019-20)

Providence

F Alex Esposito, sr, Vermont, 1-2—3

ECAC

Clarkson

F Luke Santerno, sr, Bentley, 5-11—16

St. Lawrence

F Josh Boyer, soph, Omaha, 0-0—0

RPI

F T.J. Walsh, so, Northeastern, 0-3—3

Quinnipiac

G Dylan St. Cyr, sr, Notre Dame, 11-9-1, .921, 2.44

Atlantic Hockey

Bentley

G Evan Debrouwer, jr, Arizona State, 3-9-1, .888, 4.13

F Collin Rutherford, sr, Dartmouth, 3-8—11 (2019-20)

F Kohei Sato, sr, New Hampshire, 1-7—8

Canisius

F Danny DiGrande, soph, RPI, 3-1—4

Mercyhurst

F Pierce Crawford, sr, Notre Dame, 1-3—4

Sacred Heart

F Troy Conzo, sr, Colorado College, 2-3—5

D Dante Fantauzzi, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 0-0—0 (2019-20)

Independents

Arizona State

F Colin Theisen, sr, Notre Dame, 8-6—14

F Jack Becker, sr, Michigan (BOS), 4-5—9

D Tim Theocharidis, jr, Bowling Green, 5-10—15

D Tim Lovell, fr, Boston College, 0-2—2

Alabama Huntsville

F Matthew Jennings, jr, Ohio State, 0-0—0

Long Island University

F P.J. Marrocco, jr, Arizona State, 1-4—5

F Tyler Welsh, sr, Yale, 8-15—23

G Kris Carlson, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-16-3, .907, 3.15 (2019-20)

F Billy Jerry, sr, RPI, 3-2—5 (2019-20)

F Zach Nazzarett, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 7-4—11 (2019-20)

Uncommitted players in the NCAA transfer portal

FORWARDS

Cameron Wright, sr, Bowling Green, 13-16—29

Pierre-Luc (Pete) Veillette, jr, Lake Superior State, 13-14—27

Nick Prkusic, sr, Robert Morris, 7-18—25

Jack Adams, jr, Union (DET), 10-12—22 (2018-19)

Michael Regush, jr, Cornell, 11-7—18 (2019-20)

Kohen Olischefski, sr, Denver, 4-10—14

Matt Brown, soph, UMass Lowell, 8-5—13

Jake Paganelli, sr, Princeton, 3-8—11

Lucas Finner, sr, Ferris State, 2-9—11

Grant Cruikshank, jr, Colorado College, 8-2—10

Lee Lapid, jr, Canisius, 5-5—10

Jared Nash, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-8—10

Hank Crone, jr, Denver, 5-4—9

Phil Knies, sr, Miami, 3-6—9

Cullen Munson, sr, Minnesota, 2-7—9

Jake Pappalardo, sr, Holy Cross, 5-3—8

Dante Palecco, sr, Yale, 5-3—8 (2019-20)

Eric Cooley, sr, Niagara, 4-4—8

Brayden Camrud, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 3-5—8 (2019-20)

Christiano Versich, sr, Colorado College, 3-4—7 (2019-20)

Thomas Daskas, fr, Air Force, 3-4—7

Justin Kendall, sr, Niagara, 3-4—7

Josh Kosack, sr, Union, 2-5—7 (2019-20), reportedly returning to Union

Zach Court, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 1-5—6 (2019-20)

Brian Rigali, sr, UConn, 3-2—5

Christian Rajic, sr, Long Island, 2-3—5

Colin Burston, sr, Brown, 2-3—5 (2019-20)

Vlad Dzhioshvili, sr, Vermont, 1-4—5

Zac Masson, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 1-4—5 (2019-20)

Patrick Kramer, sr, Merrimack, 0-5—5

Jake Durflinger, sr, Denver, 2-2—4

Brody Stevens, sr, Michigan State, 2-2—4

Chris Berger, sr, Brown, 2-2—4 (2019-20)

Brett Jewell, sr, Yale, 2-2—4 (2019-20)

Dakota Raabe, sr, Michigan, 1-3—4

Alexandro Ambrosio, sr, Lake Superior, 1-3—4

Harrison Blaisdell, soph, North Dakota (WPG), 0-4—4

Carson Bantle, fr, Michigan Tech (ARI), 2-1-3

Matthew Quercia, jr, Boston University, 2-1—3

Gianluca Esteves, sr, Michigan State, 2-1—3

Justin Cmunt, soph, Mercyhurst, 2-1—3

Jack DeBoer, jr, Boston University, 1-2—3

Matt Steeves, sr, Notre Dame, 2-0—2

Simon Boyko, soph, Vermont, 2-0—2

Ty Readman, jr, Northern Michigan 1-1—2

Jordan Kaplan, jr, Vermont, 1-1—2

Jack Doremus, sr, Denver, 0-2—2

Garrett Clegg, soph, Robert Morris, 0-2—2

Albin Nilsson, soph, Providence, 1-0—1

Neil Shea, soph, Northeastern, 1-0—1

Eric Linell, soph, UConn, 1-0—1

Chris Van Os-Shaw, jr, MSU-Mankato, 0-1—1

Austin Goldstein, sr, Northeastern, 0-1—1

Ace Cowans, sr, Vermont, 0-1—1

Dylan Mills, jr, Niagara, 0-1—1

Garrett Worth, fr, Long Island, 0-1—1

Madoka Suzuki, fr, Long Island, 0-1—1

Derek Contessa, soph, Sacred Heart, 0-1—1

Tommy Lee, jr, RPI, 0-1—1 (2019-20)

Jake Witkowski, sr, Boston University, 0-0—0

Noah Prokop, soph, Omaha, 0-0—0

Travis Kothenbeutel, jr, Omaha, 0-0—0

Austin O'Rourke, jr, UMass Lowell, 0-0—0

Eugene Fadyeyev, sr, Ohio State, 0-0—0

Josh Groll, fr, Michigan, 0-0—0

Remy Parker, soph, Maine, 0-0—0

T.J. Polglaze, jr, Michigan Tech, 0-0—0

Daniel Winslow, jr, Quinnipiac, 0-0—0

Mickey Burns, fr, Vermont, 0-0—0

Carson Gallagher, fr, Sacred Heart, 0-0—0

Cam Cook, jr, Niagara, 0-0—0

Zach Pellegrino, fr, Bentley, 0-0—0

Devan Tongue, fr, Bentley, 0-0—0

Hunter Wendt, jr, Ferris State, 0-0—0

Connor Szmul, fr, Long Island, 0-0—0

Noah Weber, soph, Minnesota, DNP

Brady Meyer, soph, Minnesota Duluth, DNP

Corey Clifton, fr, Quinnipiac, DNP

Whim Stalberg, fr, Vermont, DNP

Matt Thomson, jr, Northeastern, DNP

Tyler Ghirardosi, fr, Quinnipiac, DNP

Trevor Poeze, fr, Niagara, DNP

Ashton Stockie, soph, Mercyhurst, DNP

Colin Tonge, sr, Princeton, DNP (2019-20)

Daniel Rybarik, fr, Alaska Anchorage, first season canceled

Olivier Gauthier, fr, Alaska Anchorage, first season canceled

DEFENSEMEN

Lucas Kaelble, sr, Lake Superior, 2-13—15

Chase Blackmun, jr, UMass Lowell, 6-5—11

Carson Musser, sr, Bowling Green, 1-9—10

Tony Stillwell, sr, Brown, 1-9—10 (2019-20)

Justin Wells, sr, Bowling Green, 2-7—9

Brendan Less, sr, Dartmouth, 1-8—9 (2019-20)

Christian Evers, sr, Vermont, 4-3—7

Dominic Dockery, sr, Merrimack, 1-6—7

Joey Matthews, sr, Dartmouth, 0-7—7 (2019-20)

Jake Willets, soph, Ferris State, 2-4—6

Nick Austin, sr, Colgate, 1-5—6

Anthony Baxter, sr, UMass Lowell, 3-2—5

Rourke Russell, sr, Miami, 3-2—5

Logan Britt, soph, Quinnipiac, 2-3—5

Philip Alftberg, sr, St. Lawrence, 1-4—5

Robbie Stucker, jr, Minnesota (CBJ), 0-5—5

Trevor Cosgrove, sr, Colgate, 3-1—4

Benton Maass, sr, New Hampshire (WAS), 2-2—4

Bo Hanson, sr, Denver, 1-3—4

Drayson Pears, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 0-4—4 (2019-20)

Michael Karow, sr, Boston College (ARI), 1-2—3

Sam Rossini, sr, Minnesota, 0-3—3

Ryan Wheeler, jr, UConn, 2-0—2

Levi Kleiboer, soph, Maine, 2-0—2

Charlie Marchand, sr, Bentley, 1-1—2

Griffin Mendel, sr, Denver, 0-2—2

Noah Ganske, fr, Northern Michigan 0-2—2

Jake Stevens, sr, St. Lawrence, 0-2—2

Bradley Stonnell, soph, Robert Morris, 0-2—2

Brett Humberstone, fr, Long Island, 0-2—2

Troy Robillard, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 0-2—2 (2019-20)

Dominick Procopio, jr, UMass Lowell, 0-1—1

Alec Mahalak, sr, Miami, 0-1—1

Conner Hutchison, fr, Vermont, 0-1—1

Alex Roy, soph, Omaha, 0-0—0

John Schuldt, jr, Omaha, 0-0—0

Gianfranco Cassaro, soph, UMass, 0-0—0

Cooper Watson, sr, Michigan Tech, 0-0—0

Connor Stuart, jr, Arizona State, 0-0—0

Cory Thomas, sr, Vermont, 0-0—0

Brian Matthews, sr, Yale, 0-0—0 (2019-20)

Andrew Lane, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 0-0—0 (2019-20)

Collin Murphy, sr, Northeastern, 0-0—0

Noah Kim, fr, Air Force, 0-0—0

Christian Felton, fr, Bentley, 0-0—0

Kevin Sadovski, fr, Merrimack, 0-0—0

Devon Mussio, fr, Mercyhurst, 0-0—0

Casey Staum, soph, Colorado College (MTL), DNP

Brady Smith, soph, Colorado College, DNP

Christian DiCesare, soph, Notre Dame, DNP

Ryan Carmichael, soph, Notre Dame, DNP

GOALTENDERS

Connor Murphy, soph, Northeastern, 9-9-3, .910, 2.72

Austin Cain, sr, Western Michigan, 3-8-2, .870, 4.04

Ben Kraws, soph, Miami, 0-6, .875, 4.49

Ryan Ferland, sr, Princeton, 1-7-2, .887, 3.40 (2019-20)

Kristian Stead, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-7-1, .858, 4.71 (2019-20)

Ty Taylor, jr, New Hampshire (TBL), 1-2, .802, 6.16

Logan Neaton, soph, UMass Lowell (WPG), 0-1, .855, 4.85

Luke Kania, sr, Brown, 1-3, .905, 3.11 (2019-20)

Josh Graziano, soph, Union, 1-1, .848, 4.40 (2019-20)

Justin Robbins, soph, Arizona State, 1-2, .836, 6.23

Nicholas MacNab, sr, Yale, 1-2, .869, 3.65 (2019-20)

Gabe Mollot-Hill, sr, Providence, 0-2, .846, 4.47

Carter McPhail, soph, Ferris State, 0-2, .839, 5.75

John Hawthorne, soph, Northern Michigan, 0-1, .872, 4.59

Reid Cooper, jr, Robert Morris, 0-1, .846, 3.35

Brian Wilson, sr, Niagara, 0-1, .757, 6.10

Stephen Mundinger, sr, Long Island, 0-1, .800, 6.08

Josh Mayanja, sr, Quinnipiac, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Evan Fear, soph, Quinnipiac, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Matt Beck, sr, Vermont, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Anton Martinsson, sr, Providence, 0-0, .500, 16.82

Alec Calvaruso, sr, RPI, 1-3, .869, 3.91

James Corcoran, soph, Merrimack, DNP

John Roberts, soph, Northern Michigan, DNP

Ryan Keane, soph, UConn, DNP

Bradley Stone, sr, UConn, DNP

David Tomeo, fr, Sacred Heart, DNP

Patrick Pugliese, fr, Niagara, DNP