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Former Northeastern defenseman Ben Oskroba transfers to UConn

UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh has picked up a transfer from Northeastern.

Joshua Kummins

Former Northeastern defenseman Ben Oskroba has transferred to UConn. The Tempe, Ariz. native will presumably have to sit out the 2013-14 season before being eligible for the 2014-15 season.

The big, physical defenseman played in 22 games as a sophomore for Northeastern before being dropped from the program. He scored his only career goal in a 4-3 loss at New Hampshire last October. He played in just nine games his freshman season. Prior to NU, Oskroba played for the Lincoln Stars in the USHL where he registered five goals and 11 assists while racking up 112 penalty minutes.

In order for Oskoba to be successful, new UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh will need to utilize his physical mentality and ability to intimidate the opposition in front of his own cage.

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Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.