NCAA Roundup: College Signings

Photo credit: Cornell Athletics (Kaldis)

It’s been a month since we shined the spotlight on our alums in the NCAA, so it’s time to catch up on all the recent college free agent signings in this week’s NCAA Roundup, presented by Lordco.

NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins:

D Will Reilly – Senior – Rensselaer Polytechnic University (Nanaimo Clippers)
2019-20 stats: 34GP – 8G – 14A – 22PTS
2019-20 accolades: ECAC Hockey Second-Team All-Conference

Reilly was drafted in the seventh round by the Penguins in 2017 after completing his freshman season at RPI. The Toronto, Ont. native captained the Engineers last year and led the team in points from the back-end, finishing just one away from the overall team lead.

Reilly played the 2015-16 season in Nanaimo and finished his lone BCHL campaign with 32 points in 52 games.

AHL

Bakersfield Condors:

D Yanni Kaldis – Senior – Cornell University (Nanaimo Clippers)
2019-20 stats: 29GP – 5G – 19A – 24PTS
2019-20 accolades: ECAC Hockey First-Team All-Conference

The 24-year-old from St-Laurent, Que. was the third-leading scorer for Cornell last season and led all blueliners on his team in his final college season. Kaldis, captain of the team his senior year, is the third BCHL alum to sign with Bakersfield out of the NCAA since the season ended.

Kaldis played two seasons in Nanaimo from 2014 to 2016 and finished second in defenceman scoring both year. For his BCHL career, he put up nearly a point a game with 110 in 112 contests. He also added 18 points in 33 playoff games and was a key part to the Clippers trip to the Fred Page Cup final in 2015.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers:

D Adam Brubacher – Senior – Rochester Institute of Technology (Powell River Kings)
2019-20 stats: 36GP – 4G – 24A – 28PTS
2019-20 accolades: Atlantic Hockey Second-Team All-Conference

Brubacher remains a Tiger as he turns pro with Bridgeport Sound of the AHL. He put up 28 points in 36 games as team captain in his senior year. Over his four-year stint in the NCAA, the Elmira, Ont. native never tallied less than 23 points in a single season.

His lone BCHL season came in 2015-16 where he split time between the Prince George Spruce Kings and the Powell River Kings and finished the year with 49 points in 58 games.

Rochester Americans:

F Dominic Franco – Senior – Army West Point (Langley Rivermen)
2019-20 stats: 33GP – 10G – 13A – 23PTS
2019-20 stats: Atlantic Hockey Second-Team All-Conference

Franco put together his fourth-straight season of 20-plus points in his senior year, finishing with 23 on the campaign to lead his team.

The 24-year-old from Scituate, R.I. played the 2015-16 season with the Rivermen, notching 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points on the year.

France

Les Spartiates de Marseilles:

F Logan Coomes – Senior – University of Alaska (Coquitlam Express)
2019-20 stats: 23GP – 2G – 1A – 3PTS

Coomes is our first European college free-agent signing from this offseason as he heads to France to suit up for Marseilles. Coomes spent his first three NCAA seasons at Merrimack College before transferring to Alaska for his senior year.

The Nasville, Tenn. native played 18 games for the Express during the 2014-15 season.