The Herald's 2021 men's college hockey transfer board

There are a record number of players in the NCAA transfer portal. This page tracks their movements during the 2021 offseason.

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Minnesota State Mavericks practice during a Division I Men's Ice Hockey practice day held at PPG Paints Arena on April 7, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The NCAA transfer portal is going to play a major role in shaping college hockey teams for the 2021-22 season.

There are a record number of players in the portal for a few reasons.

First, the NCAA ruled that the 2020-21 season does not count against any player's eligibility. Therefore, every player in college hockey has the ability to return next season. Additionally, even the non-seniors will get a fifth year, so this will impact the transfer portal for each of the next four offseasons.

Second, the NCAA is on the verge of passing a one-time transfer rule, where athletes will get one opportunity to transfer without having to sit out a season. Right now, they have to sit for a year unless they receive a waiver. This will likely increase transfers for the foreseeable future.

The majority of men's college hockey players currently in the portal are seniors who are unable to return to their current teams, because their coaching staff already promised spots to incoming freshmen. But those players still want another year of college hockey. Others are seniors who want to use their fifth year at a new school with a new opportunity.


Because the Ivy League doesn't allow fifth-year players, virtually every 2019-20 junior at Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Princeton and Harvard has entered the transfer portal.

There are also underclassmen in the transfer portal.

This page will track men's college hockey player movement during the 2021 offseason, both following players who have committed to new programs and those who have entered the transfer portal and are still available.

For any tips or updates, email Herald writer Brad Schlossman at To get updates on social media, follow Schlossman on Twitter.

NCAA transfer portal 2021-22


Colorado College ( roster )

F Noah Prokop, soph, Omaha, 0-0--0


F Danny Weight, fr, Boston College, 0-0--0

Denver ( roster )

F Cameron Wright, sr, Bowling Green, 13-16--29

Miami ( roster )

F Michael Regush, jr, Cornell, 11-7--18 (2019-20)

F P.J. Fletcher, soph, Quinnipiac, 0-6--6 (2019-20)

F Thomas Daskas, fr, Air Force, 3-4--7

F Chase Gresock, jr, Merrimack, 4-4--8


D Will Cullen, jr, Bowling Green, 6-19--25

G Logan Neaton, soph, UMass Lowell (WPG), 0-1, .855, 4.85

Minnesota Duluth ( roster )

F Casey Gilling, sr, Miami, 4-11--15

North Dakota ( roster )

F Ashton Calder, jr, Lake Superior State, 16-13--29

F Connor Ford, sr, Bowling Green, 16-12--28

D Chris Jandric, jr, Alaska Fairbanks, 5-17--22 (2019-20)

D Brady Ferner, jr, RPI, 2-6--8 (2019-20)

G Zach Driscoll, sr, Bemidji State, 15-10-3, .922, 2.32

Omaha ( roster )

F Brannon McManus, sr, Minnesota, 9-16--25

St. Cloud State ( roster )

F Aidan Spellacy, jr, Robert Morris, 5-6--11

Western Michigan ( roster )


Big Ten

Michigan ( roster )

G Noah West, fr, Robert Morris, 9-7, .915, 2.66

Michigan State ( roster )

F Griffin Loughran, jr, Northern Michigan, 5-10--15

F Chris Berger, sr, Brown, 2-2--4 (2019-20)

Minnesota ( roster )

F Colin Schmidt, soph, Union, 1-4--5 (2019-20)

F Grant Cruikshank, jr, Colorado College, 8-2--10

Notre Dame ( roster )

F Jack Adams, jr, Union (DET), 10-12--22 (2018-19)

D Chase Blackmun, jr, UMass Lowell, 6-5--11

D Adam Karashik, sr, UConn, 1-8--9

G Matthew Galajda, sr, Cornell, 23-2-4, .931, 1.56 (2019-20)

Ohio State ( roster )

F Jake Wise, jr, Boston University (CHI), 1-1--2

F Eric Cooley, sr, Niagara, 4-4--8

D William Riedell, sr, Lake Superior State, 6-11--17

Penn State ( roster )

F Ben Copeland, jr, Colorado College, 4-7--11

Wisconsin ( roster )

F Max Johnson, sr, Bowling Green, 10-14--24

F Carson Bantle, fr, Michigan Tech (ARI), 2-1-3

G Jared Moe, soph, Minnesota (WPG), 2-0, .852, 3.45


Bemidji State ( roster )


Bowling Green ( roster )

F Coale Norris, sr, Ferris State, 8-9--17

F Nathan Burke, jr, Minnesota, 3-4--7

D Gabriel Chicoine, jr, Norwich (D-3), 0-2--2

Ferris State ( roster )

D Brendon Michaelian, jr, Robert Morris, 4-11--15

Lake Superior State ( roster )

F Harrison Roy, fr, Boston College, 2-1--3

D Jake Willets, soph, Ferris State, 2-4--6

Michigan Tech ( roster )

F Matthew Quercia, jr, Boston University, 2-1--3

F Tyrone Bronte, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 4-9--13

D Michael Karow, sr, Boston College (ARI), 1-2--3

MSU-Mankato ( roster )

F Zach Krajnik, fr, Alaska Anchorage, DNP

F Josh Groll, fr, Michigan, 0-0--0

F David Silye, fr, Clarkson, 0-3--3

D Benton Maass, sr, New Hampshire (WAS), 2-2--4

Northern Michigan ( roster )

F Hank Crone, jr, Denver, 5-4--9

F Hampus Eriksson, sr, Lake Superior State, 6-13--19

D Bo Hanson, sr, Denver, 1-3--4

D Trevor Cosgrove, sr, Colgate, 3-1--4

St. Thomas ( roster )

F Christiano Versich, sr, Colorado College, 3-4--7 (2019-20)

F Sam Renlund, soph, Colorado College, 1-4--5 (2019-20)

F T.J. Polglaze, jr, Michigan Tech, 0-0--0

F Matthew Jennings, jr, Ohio State, 0-0--0

D Nolan Sawchuk, jr, UMass Lowell, 1-2--3

D John Schuldt, jr, Omaha, 0-0--0

D Ethan Gauer, fr, Bemidji State, 0-0--0

D Trevor Zins, soph, St. Cloud State, DNP

G Peter Thome, sr, North Dakota (CBJ), 2-2, .872, 2.83

Hockey East

Boston College ( roster )

F Brandon Kruse, sr, Bowling Green (VGK), 11-23--34

D Justin Wells, sr, Bowling Green, 2-7--9

D Sam Sternschein, sr, Penn State, 2-5--7

G Eric Dop, sr, Bowling Green, 13-8-1, .923, 2.16

Boston University ( roster )

F Matt Brown, soph, UMass Lowell, 8-5--13

Maine ( roster )

F Grant Hebert, jr, Robert Morris, 8-15--23

F Matthew Fawcett, soph, Quinnipiac, 4-5--9

D Dominic Dockery, sr, Merrimack, 1-6--7

Merrimack ( roster )

F Steven Jandric, sr, Denver, 1-5--6

F Jake Durflinger, sr, Denver, 2-2--4

D Christian Felton, fr, Bentley, 0-0--0

New Hampshire ( roster )

F Harrison Blaisdell, soph, North Dakota (WPG), 0-4--4

G David Fessenden, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 3-11-1, .910, 2.94

Northeastern ( roster )

F Jakov Novak, jr, Bentley (OTT), 7-10--17

D Tommy Miller, sr, Michigan State, 1-3--4

G Evan Fear, soph, Quinnipiac, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Providence ( roster )

F Alex Esposito, sr, Vermont, 1-2--3

F Kohen Olischefski, sr, Denver, 4-10--14

G Austin Cain, sr, Western Michigan, 3-8-2, .870, 4.04

UConn ( roster )

F Kevin O'Neil, sr, Yale, 5-12--17 (2019-20)

D Jarrod Gourley, jr, Arizona State, 2-2--4

G Darion Hanson, sr, Union, 7-24-4, .910, 2.79 (2019-20)

UMass ( roster )

F Matt Baker, sr, Dartmouth, 6-18--24 (2019-20)

F Cam Donaldson, sr, Cornell, 5-13--18 (2019-20)

D Slava Demin, jr, Denver (VGK pick, CHI rights), 3-5--8

UMass Lowell ( roster )

F Ryan Brushett, soph, Omaha, 1-6--7

D Nick Austin, sr, Colgate, 1-5--6

Vermont ( roster )

F Philip Lagunov, sr, UMass, 4-2--6

D Cory Babichuk, soph, RPI, 4-12--16 (2019-20)

D Joe Leahy, jr, Cornell, 3-4--7 (2019-20)

D Robbie Stucker, jr, Minnesota (CBJ), 0-5--5


Brown ( roster )


Clarkson ( roster )

F Luke Santerno, sr, Bentley, 5-11--16

D Lucas Kaelble, sr, Lake Superior, 2-13--15

Colgate ( roster )


Cornell ( roster )


Dartmouth ( roster )


Harvard ( roster )


Princeton ( roster )


Quinnipiac ( roster )

F Oliver Chau, sr, UMass, 5-22--27

D Brendan Less, sr, Dartmouth, 1-8--9 (2019-20)

D Griffin Mendel, sr, Denver, 0-2--2

D Tony Stillwell, sr, Brown, 1-9--10 (2019-20)

G Dylan St. Cyr, sr, Notre Dame, 11-9-1, .921, 2.44

RPI ( roster )

F T.J. Walsh, so, Northeastern, 0-3--3

F Jakob Lee, fr, Merrimack 0-0--0

F Justin Addamo, jr, Robert Morris, 8-7--15

D Anthony Baxter, sr, UMass Lowell, 3-2--5

D Jack Agnew, fr, Boston College, 0-0--0

St. Lawrence ( roster )

F Josh Boyer, soph, Omaha, 0-0--0

Union ( roster )

G Connor Murphy, soph, Northeastern, 9-9-3, .910, 2.72

Yale ( roster )

F Ryan Carmichael, soph, Notre Dame, DNP

Atlantic Hockey

Air Force ( roster )


American International ( roster )

F Brian Rigali, sr, UConn, 3-2--5

F Santeri Hartikainen, soph, Robert Morris, 5-9--14

F Chris Van Os-Shaw, jr, MSU-Mankato, 0-1--1

D Brian Kramer, fr, Robert Morris, 0-12--12

G Alec Calvaruso, sr, RPI, 1-3, .869, 3.91

Army ( roster )


Bentley ( roster )

F Phil Knies, sr, Miami, 3-6--9

F Collin Rutherford, sr, Dartmouth, 3-8--11 (2019-20)

F Kohei Sato, sr, New Hampshire, 1-7--8

F Eric Linell, soph, UConn, 1-0--1

G Evan Debrouwer, jr, Arizona State, 3-9-1, .888, 4.13

Canisius ( roster )

F Randy Hernandez, fr, Robert Morris, 11-14--25

F Alex Ambrosio, sr, Lake Superior, 1-3--4

F Jake Witkowski, sr, Boston University, 0-0--0

F Danny DiGrande, soph, RPI, 3-1--4

D Joey Matthews, sr, Dartmouth, 0-7--7 (2019-20)

D Cory Thomas, sr, Vermont, 0-0--0

G John Hawthorne, soph, Northern Michigan, 0-1, .872, 4.59

Holy Cross ( roster )

F Tyler Ghirardosi, fr, Quinnipiac, DNP

F Matt Guerra, fr, Robert Morris, 3-4--7

Mercyhurst ( roster )

F Pierce Crawford, sr, Notre Dame, 1-3--4

F Kyler Head, fr, Robert Morris, 2-4--6

F Mickey Burns, fr, Vermont, 0-0--0

Niagara ( roster )

F Jack DeBoer, jr, Boston University, 1-2--3

F Albin Nilsson, soph, Providence, 1-0--1

F Olivier Gauthier, fr, Alaska Anchorage, first season canceled

D Alexandre Roy, soph, Omaha, 0-0--0

RIT ( roster )

D Gianfranco Cassaro, soph, UMass, 0-0--0

Sacred Heart ( roster )

F Troy Conzo, sr, Colorado College, 2-3--5

F Dante Palecco, sr, Yale, 5-3--8 (2019-20)

F Dakota Raabe, sr, Michigan, 1-3--4

F Neil Shea, soph, Northeastern, 1-0--1

D Rourke Russell, sr, Miami, 3-2--5

D Logan Britt, soph, Quinnipiac, 2-3--5

D Dante Fantauzzi, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 0-0--0 (2019-20)

G Justin Robbins, soph, Arizona State, 1-2, .836, 6.23


Alabama Huntsville (program suspended for at least 2021-22 season)

D Dominick Procopio, jr, UMass Lowell, 0-1--1

Alaska Fairbanks ( roster )


Arizona State ( roster )

F Colin Theisen, sr, Notre Dame, 8-6--14

F Jack Becker, sr, Michigan (BOS), 4-5--9

D Tim Theocharidis, jr, Bowling Green, 5-10--15

D Tim Lovell, fr, Boston College, 0-2--2

G Ben Kraws, soph, Miami, 0-6, .875, 4.49

Long Island University ( roster )

F P.J. Marrocco, jr, Arizona State, 1-4--5

F Tyler Welsh, sr, Yale, 8-15--23 (2019-20)

F Jordan Timmons, jr, Robert Morris, 9-2--11

F Billy Jerry, sr, RPI, 3-2--5 (2019-20)

F Zach Nazzarett, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 7-4--11 (2019-20)

D Carson Musser, sr, Bowling Green, 1-9--10

D Jake Stevens, sr, St. Lawrence, 0-2--2

G Kris Carlson, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-16-3, .907, 3.15 (2019-20)

Transferring to Division-III

Aurora University

F Simon Boyko, soph, Vermont, 2-0--2

Curry College

G Reid Cooper, jr, Robert Morris, 0-1, .846, 3.35


Jonah Alexander, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-0--0

Milwaukee School of Engineering

G George McBey, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 0-1, .783, 15.00

Oswego State

F Garrett Clegg, soph, Robert Morris, 0-2--2

D Ryan Dickinson, fr, Ohio State, 0-1--1

D Quinn Warmuth, soph, Robert Morris, 0-0--0

St. Mary's

F Matt Hutton, fr, Robert Morris, 0-0--0

UMass Boston

F Bailey Conger, jr, Colorado College, 4-7--11 (2019-20)

F Corey Clifton, fr, Quinnipiac, DNP

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

D Tyler Love, soph, Robert Morris, 0-4--4


F MacGregor Sinclair, soph, Canisius, DNP

D John Stampohar, soph, Canisius, DNP

D Bradley Stonnell, soph, Robert Morris, 0-2--2

Transferring to Canadian college

University of Guelph

G Gabe Mollot-Hill, sr, Providence, 0-2, .846, 4.47

St. Francis Xavier

F Cameron Hebert, soph, Robert Morris, 3-3--6

Uncommitted players in the NCAA transfer portal


Pierre-Luc (Pete) Veillette, jr, Lake Superior State, 13-14--27, reportedly retiring from playing

Nick Prkusic, sr, Robert Morris, 7-18--25, beginning coaching career

Nick Lalonde, jr, Robert Morris, 6-7--13

Bauer Neudecker, jr, Alabama Huntsville, 5-7--12

Jake Paganelli, sr, Princeton, 3-8--11

Lucas Finner, sr, Ferris State, 2-9--11

Jared Nash, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-8--10

Cullen Munson, sr, Minnesota, 2-7--9

Jake Pappalardo, sr, Holy Cross, 5-3--8

Brett Van Os, sr, Western Michigan, 4-4--8

Brayden Camrud, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 3-5--8 (2019-20)

Justin Kendall, sr, Niagara, 3-4--7

Quinn Green, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 3-3--6

Zach Court, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 1-5--6 (2019-20)

Christian Rajic, sr, Long Island, 2-3--5

Colin Burston, sr, Brown, 2-3--5 (2019-20)

Vlad Dzhioshvili, sr, Vermont, 1-4--5

Gavin Gulash, fr, Robert Morris, 1-4--5

Zac Masson, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 1-4--5 (2019-20)

Patrick Kramer, sr, Merrimack, 0-5--5

Kevin Obssuth, jr, Canisius, 3-1--4

Brody Stevens, sr, Michigan State, 2-2--4

Adrian Danchenko, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 2-2--4

Brett Jewell, sr, Yale, 2-2--4 (2019-20)

Gianluca Esteves, sr, Michigan State, 2-1--3

Justin Cmunt, soph, Mercyhurst, 2-1--3

Roman Kraemer, soph, Robert Morris, 2-1-3

Conor Witherspoon, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-3--3

Connor Jean, jr, Holy Cross, 0-3--3

Matt Steeves, sr, Notre Dame, 2-0--2

Darcy Walsh, soph, Robert Morris, 2-0--2, expected to go to Canadian college

Bennett Stockdale, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 2-0--2

Ty Readman, jr, Northern Michigan 1-1--2

Jack Doremus, sr, Denver, 0-2--2

Keenan Lund, soph, Air Force, 0-2--2

Arseni Smekhnov, fr, Long Island, 0-2--2

Noah Finstrom, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 1-0--1

Frank Vitucci, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 1-0--1

Ace Cowans, sr, Vermont, 0-1--1

Christian Simeone, jr, Merrimack, 0-1--1

Khristian Bahn, soph, Mercyhurst, 0-1--1

Dylan Mills, jr, Niagara, 0-1--1

Garrett Worth, fr, Long Island, 0-1--1

Madoka Suzuki, fr, Long Island, 0-1--1

Derek Contessa, soph, Sacred Heart, 0-1--1

Tommy Lee, jr, RPI, 0-1--1 (2019-20)

Peyton Francis, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 0-1--1

Travis Kothenbeutel, jr, Omaha, 0-0--0

Austin O'Rourke, jr, UMass Lowell, 0-0--0

Eugene Fadyeyev, sr, Ohio State, 0-0--0

Remy Parker, soph, Maine, 0-0--0

Daniel Winslow, jr, Quinnipiac, 0-0--0

Carson Gallagher, fr, Sacred Heart, 0-0--0

Cam Cook, jr, Niagara, 0-0--0

Zach Pellegrino, fr, Bentley, 0-0--0

Devan Tongue, fr, Bentley, 0-0--0

Nick Michel, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-0--0

Adam Stacho, fr, American International, 0-0--0

Matus Spodniak, jr, American International, 0-0--0

Hunter Wendt, jr, Ferris State, 0-0--0

Connor Szmul, fr, Long Island, 0-0--0

Noah Weber, soph, Minnesota, DNP

Brady Meyer, soph, Minnesota Duluth, DNP

Whim Stalberg, fr, Vermont, DNP

Matt Thomson, jr, Northeastern, DNP

Trevor Poeze, fr, Niagara, DNP

Ashton Stockie, soph, Mercyhurst, DNP

Colin Tonge, sr, Princeton, DNP (2019-20)

Daniel Rybarik, fr, Alaska Anchorage, first season canceled

Luke House, fr, Dartmouth, first season canceled


Nolan Schaeffer, jr, Robert Morris, 2-5--7

Dayne Finnson, jr, Alabama Huntsville, 2-4--6

Lucas Bahn, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 2-4--6

Drew Lennon, jr, Alabama Huntsville, 2-3--5

Philip Alftberg, sr, St. Lawrence, 1-4--5

David Lafrance, fr, Robert Morris, 1-3--4, expected to go to major juniors

Mick Henegan, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 1-3--4

Drayson Pears, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 0-4--4 (2019-20)

Taylor Brierley, sr, Union, 1-2--3 (2019-20)

Darby Gula, jr, Bemidji State, 1-2--3

Brian Scoville, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 1-2--3

Sam Rossini, sr, Minnesota, 0-3--3

Geoff Lawson, jr, Robert Morris, 0-3--3

Ryan Wheeler, jr, UConn, 2-0--2

Levi Kleiboer, soph, Maine, 2-0--2

Charlie Marchand, sr, Bentley, 1-1--2

Noah Ganske, fr, Northern Michigan 0-2--2

Brett Humberstone, fr, Long Island, 0-2--2

Troy Robillard, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 0-2--2 (2019-20)

Sam Miller, fr, American International, 1-0--1

Mason Palmer, soph, Northern Michigan, 0-1--1

Alec Mahalak, sr, Miami, 0-1--1

Conner Hutchison, fr, Vermont, 0-1--1

Josh Martin, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-1--1

Colby Bukes, so, MSU-Mankato, 0-0--0

Ayodele Adeniye, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-0--0

Jacob Modry, soph, Merrimack, 0-0--0

Cooper Watson, sr, Michigan Tech, 0-0--0

Connor Stuart, jr, Arizona State, 0-0--0

Tyler Heidt, jr, Merrimack, 0-0--0

Brian Matthews, sr, Yale, 0-0--0 (2019-20)

Andrew Lane, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 0-0--0 (2019-20)

Collin Murphy, sr, Northeastern, 0-0--0

Noah Kim, fr, Air Force, 0-0--0

Kevin Sadovski, fr, Merrimack, 0-0--0

Devon Mussio, fr, Mercyhurst, 0-0--0

Jay Powell, jr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-0--0

Casey Staum, soph, Colorado College (MTL), DNP

Brady Smith, soph, Colorado College, DNP

Christian DiCesare, soph, Notre Dame, DNP


Ryan Ferland, sr, Princeton, 1-7-2, .887, 3.40 (2019-20)

Kristian Stead, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-7-1, .858, 4.71 (2019-20)

Derek Krall, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-6, .854, 4.49

Ty Taylor, jr, New Hampshire (TBL), 1-2, .802, 6.16

Luke Kania, sr, Brown, 1-3, .905, 3.11 (2019-20)

Josh Graziano, soph, Union, 1-1, .848, 4.40 (2019-20)

Nicholas MacNab, sr, Yale, 1-2, .869, 3.65 (2019-20)

Carter McPhail, soph, Ferris State, 0-2, .839, 5.75

Brian Wilson, sr, Niagara, 0-1, .757, 6.10

Stephen Mundinger, sr, Long Island, 0-1, .800, 6.08

Josh Mayanja, sr, Quinnipiac, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Matt Beck, sr, Vermont, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Anton Martinsson, sr, Providence, 0-0, .500, 16.82

James Corcoran, soph, Merrimack, DNP

John Roberts, soph, Northern Michigan, DNP

Ryan Keane, soph, UConn, DNP

Bradley Stone, sr, UConn, DNP

David Tomeo, fr, Sacred Heart, DNP

Patrick Pugliese, fr, Niagara, DNP

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at
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