Flyers Sign F Mike Vecchione to Entry Level Contract
Flyers announced today that they have signed college free agent forward Mike Vecchione to an entry-level contract Per GM Ron Hextall.by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
Vecchione recently completed his senior year at Union College. Below are some news & notes on Vecchione:
MIKE VECCHIONE (Veck-ee-OWN-ee)
TEAM/LEAGUE: Union College (NCAA - ECAC)
AGE: 24 (2-25-1993)
BORN: Saugus, Massachusetts
VITALS: 5'10", 195 pounds
- This season, he recorded 29 goals and 34 assists for 63 points, all of which are new career highs to lead his team, and finished tied for first among all NCAA Players.
- His 29 goals led all ECAC players and ranked second among all NCAA players.
- He is one of three finalists for the 2017 Hobey Baker Award as top collegiate player… He was named the ECAC Player of the Year was named ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team for three straight seasons.
- He led the NCAA with 21 multiple point games and seven game-winning goals.
- Through four seasons at Union College, Vecchione recorded 71 goals and 105 assists for 176 points in 149 games and is the all-time leading scorer for Union… He served as team captain in the his final two seasons.
- Attended Flyers Development Camp in 2016, and was teammates with current Flyer, Shayne Gostisbehere, at Union.
- As a rookie in 2014, he recorded 34 points (15g-20a) in 38 games and helped Union win the National Championship (along with current Flyer Shayne Gostisbehere) where he recorded two goals and an assist in the two games of the Frozen Four, including a goal in the championship game.
EliteProspects.com describes him as: "A strong and speedy two-way transition winger who possesses good puck and passing skills, and is equally adept at finishing plays as he is creating them. All-in-all, an offensively minded two-way winger that can produce strong numbers due to his patience and responsibility in all three zones."