Penn State’s student newspaper, the Daily Collegian, has reported that sophomore defenseman Vince Pedrie will forgo his last two seasons after signing a free agent contract with the New York Rangers.
Vince Pedrie announces via Facebook that he has signed with the New York Rangers. Pedrie, a sophomore, had two years of elibility left. pic.twitter.com/u2XFZObT1M
— TDC Men’s Hockey (@TDC_MHockey) March 28, 2017
“Without Penn State, none of this would have been possible,” said Pedrie in a news release. “I really utilized everything the university offered me from the great facilities to the coaching staff and the Morgan Academic Center, I couldn’t be more thankful for my time here and everyone who helped me along the way.”
“Vince has been a great player and representative of this program for the past two years [and] we wish him the best of luck in his professional career and he will always remain a Nittany Lion to us,” PSU coach Guy Gadowsky added in a statement.
Pedrie was the Nittany Lions’ top-scoring blueliner with eight goals and 30 points in 39 games this season.