PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence College men’s hockey head coach Nate Leaman announced today (Sept. 14) the addition of a graduate transfer and seven freshmen to the roster for the 2017-18 season.
The eight-member group is comprised of four defensemen, three forwards, and one goaltender to round out Providence’s 27-player roster this upcoming season. The group includes two NHL draft picks and two Clark Cup (USHL) champions from 2016-17.
5 • Tommy Davis • Defense • 6-2 • 194 • Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. • Princeton (ECAC)
A graduate transfer from Princeton (2013-2017) … posted six goals and 15 assists over 97 games, including a career-high three goals and six assists in 2016-17 … prior to Princeton, Davis played for the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL, posting seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points … won the New Jersey state championship four years in a row playing for Delbarton High School.
6 • Jeff Baum • Defense • 5-10 • 179 • Colleyville, Texas • Dubuque (USHL)
Played the 2016-17 season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL … notched two goals and 10 assists in 58 games … prior to Dubuque, Baum played two seasons for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) from 2014-16 … appeared in 81 games, posting 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points with the Wildcats.
7 • Ben Mirageas • Defense • 6-1 • 178 • Newburyport, Mass. • Chicago (USHL)
Draft: Third Round (77th overall in 2017) by the New York Islanders
Mirageas appeared in 59 games between Bloomington and Chicago (USHL) during the 2016-17 season, totaling two goals and 17 assists … his 10 points in 14 playoff games helped the Chicago Steel claim the Clark Cup … prior to the USHL, Mirageas played two seasons at Avon Old Farms (CT) … ranked 63rd overall in the final NHL Central Scouting rankings prior to the 2017 NHL Draft … appeared in the 2016 USA Hockey/CCM All-American Prospects Game and 2016 Ivan Hlinka Tournament for Team USA … also participated in the New York Islanders’ development camp in July.
16 • Jake Ryczek • Defense • 5-10 • 181 • Ludlow, Mass. • Waterloo (USHL)
Draft: Seventh Round (203rd overall in 2016) by the Chicago Blackhawks
Spent the previous three seasons in the USHL with Sioux City and Waterloo, totaling 21 goals and 60 assists over that span … recorded career-highs in goals (8) and assists (21) for Waterloo in 2016-17 … ranked 114th overall in final NHL Central Scouting rankings prior to the 2016 NHL Draft … participated in the 2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
11 • Greg Printz • Forward • 6-2 • 214 • Fairfax, Va. • Omaha (USHL)
Played the 2016-17 season with the Chicago Steel and Omaha Lancers of the USHL, scoring nine goals and notching 13 assists in 40 games … appeared in the 2017 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game … prior to the USHL, Printz played for the Selects Hockey Academy in 2015-2016, posting 23 goals and 27 assists … USPHL All-Star game participant in 2016.
19 • Jason O’Neill • Forward • 5-11 • 178 • Odenton, Md. • Chicago (USHL)
Played the 2016-17 season with the Sioux Falls Stampede and Chicago Steel of the USHL, posting 20 goals and 16 assists over 60 games … Clark Cup Champion with the Chicago Steel in 2017 … Prior to the USHL, O’Neill played for the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) for the 2015-16 season, notching seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points.
29 • Bailey Conger • Forward • 6-1 • 185 • Boise, Idaho • Waterloo (USHL)
Spent the entire 2016-17 season with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL … posted 17 goals and 25 assists in 59 games with Waterloo … added four goals and four assists in eight playoff games … prior to Waterloo, appeared in 10 games with Bloomington (USHL) in 2015-16 preceding by two seasons at Cushing Academy (MA), where he totaled 105 points in 64 games.
33 • Gabe Mollot-Hill • Goaltender • 6-4 • 197 • Ottawa, Ont. • Bloomington (USHL)
Appeared in 32 games for Bloomington (USHL) in 2016-17, posting a 2.82 GAA and .902 save percentage and two shutouts … prior to Bloomington, spent the 2015-16 season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the CCHL where he posted a 2.30 GAA and .919 save percentage in 27 games … invited to the San Jose Sharks’ development camp in July.
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