Bruins Sign Forward Danton Heinen To Entry-Level Contract
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BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, April 11, that the team has signed University of Denver forward Danton Heinen to a three-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2016-17 season. Heinen will join the Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
Heinen finished up his sophomore season at the University of Denver in 2015-16, earning first-team All-NCHC honors after recording 20 goals and 28 assists for 48 points with a plus-19 rating in 41 games. He also led the team to an NCAA Tournament berth for the second straight season, helping the Pioneers advance to the Frozen Four this year. As a freshman in 2014-15, the 20-year-old forward earned NCHC Rookie of the Year honors after winning the conference’s overall scoring title with 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points in 40 games.
Prior to attending Denver, the 6’1”, 185-pound forward served as captain of the Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) in 2013-14, posting 29 goals and 33 assists for a team-high 62 points in 57 games.
The Langley, British Columbia native was originally selected by the Bruins in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.