The New York Rangers signed Vermont senior forward Chris McCarthy to a free agent contract on Monday afternoon. McCarthy's career with the Catamounts ended last Friday with a 5-2 NCAA tournament loss to Union. McCarthy finished his senior season as Vermont's leading scorer with 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points in 38 games this season.
McCarthy is a 6-1 205 lbs. center originally from Collegeville, Pennsylvania. We at SBN College Hockey had McCarthy ranked 30th overall, and second among undrafted prospects (behind only draft-eligible goalie Thatcher Demko) on our list of the Top 100 Prospects in the NCAA this season. Here's what we had to say about McCarthy's game: