Wow! Was this the news you were expecting to see come across your feed today?
Maybe if you follow NCAA hockey more closely than I!
2019 Leafs fourth-round pick Nick Abruzzese (no known correct pronunciations) had a heck of a rookie campaign at Harvard University, leading both the team and the entire ECAC with 44 points in his 31 games. On Thursday, he was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year, despite Harvard saying he won the Rookie fo the Year.
No rookie at Harvard has ever had more points (44) since Ted Donato was named head coach in 2004. It was a special year for Nick Abruzzese! #GoCrimson
— Harvard Men’s Hockey (@HarvardMHockey) March 19, 2020
Leading any 12-team conference in scoring is impressive, especially one that’s filled with Ivy League kids. We don’t pretend to know anything more about this kid than what we found on Google, but there are far worse D+1 performances to have come out of the fourth round for the Leafs. Or the first round, for that matter. Another win for Dubas!
Here’s a video Harvard put out about our favourite prospect boi.
Sports might be stopped, but ECAC goaltenders cannot stop Nick Abruzzese!
God, I hope this kid suits up for the Marlies in the next four years just so we have something else to talk about.