• Playing with the U.S. Under-18 team in 2014-15, Bracco averaged nearly one assist per game to establish a United States National Team Development Program record with 64 assists (in 65 games). That total surpassed the previous benchmark of 58 set the year prior by Bracco and Sonny Milano (selected 16th overall by CBJ in 2014).
• He finished the 2014-15 campaign with 94 points (30-64—94), third on the club behind his linemates and 2016 NHL Draft prospects Auston Matthews and Matthew Tkachuk.
• Overall, he compiled 168 points (46-122—168) in 119 games with the NTDP. His 122 career assists are the most by any player in NTDP history – 34 more than the previous mark of 88 shared by Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (2004-06) and J.D. Forrest (1997-00). The only NTDP players with more career points are Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel (180 from 2003-05) and Kane (172).
• He tied for fourth in tournament scoring with 11 points (3-8—11) in six games for the U.S. at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, highlighted by three assists in the club’s 4-0 win over Team Pacific in the gold medal game.
• Bracco also notched an assist on the overtime goal in the gold-medal game at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championship. He tied for the tournament lead in assists – with Tkachuk – and finished second in points – behind Matthews.
• Bracco, who played minor hockey in the Long Island Gulls Amateur Hockey Association, grew up idolizing 20-year NHL veteran Jeremy Roenick – whom he is named after.
• He has committed to Boston College for the fall of 2015. Bracco’s father, Mike, and uncle, Jon, were goaltenders at Dartmouth College (1990-94) and St. Lawrence University (1993-97), respectively.
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