Union outgoing senior forward and Hobey Baker finalist Mike Vecchione fielded a number of contract offers from NHL teams as one of the top available NCAA free agents on the market, and now, he has chosen to start his professional career with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Vecchione had received considerable NHL interest prior to this season, but opted to return for his senior year, and was one of the top scorers in NCAA hockey this season. He tied for the nation’s top scorer with 29 goals, 34 assists and 63 points in 38 games for the Dutchmen this season.
For more on Vecchione, check out this feature we wrote on him from this past November, discussing his NHL prospects. As well as this story from March, discussing some of the pros and cons to his game.
Signing with Philadelphia will re-unite Vecchione with former Union teammate Shayne Gostisbehere. Terms of Vecchione’s deal with Philadephia were not announced.