SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed center Danny O'Regan (@DannyORegan15) to a standard, entry-level contract.
"Danny has a great work ethic and his creativity has made him a dangerous playmaker," said Wilson. "He enjoyed an extremely productive career at Boston University under Head Coach David Quinn and we look forward to him making the jump to the professional ranks."
O'Regan, 22, led the Boston University Terriers in points (44), goals (17) and assists (27), while factoring in on nine game-winning goals (one goal, eight assists) in 39 games during the 2015-16 season. The alternate captain was named an AHCA Second Team All-American, as well as a Hockey East First Team All-Star after finishing third in the league in conference scoring with 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists). The Needham, Mass., native was a semifinalist for the Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England, and was also named Hockey East and CHN Player of the Week on Feb. 19 and 20.
He finished his BU career with a point per game average in 154 games, and ranks T-15th all-time in school history for points (154). O'Regan helped the Terriers capture the Hockey East Championship in 2014-15 and led the team in assists (3) while ranking T-2nd in points (4) in the NCAA Tournament. During his freshman campaign, O'Regan was named to the College Hockey News and Hockey East All-Rookie Teams and became the first BU rookie since the 1989-90 season to lead the team in points (38).
O'Regan represented the United States in the 2013-14 World Jr. Championships, winning a silver medal, as well as the 2013 Hockey National Jr. Evaluation Camp. In 2011-12 he represented the US in the 2012 World Jr. Championship, contributing one goal and three assists in six games en route to a gold medal, as well as five points (two goals, three assists) in the Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
The five-foot-nine, 180-pound center was drafted by San Jose in the 2012 NHL Draft (fifth round, 138th overall).