LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- One of the Vegas Golden Knights' top prospects has agreed to go pro.
Jack Dugan, 21, has agreed to join the Golden Knights organization, according to VGK General Manager Kelly McCrimmon. Dugan was a Hobey Baker finalist, the award given to the best NCAA hockey player and was selected by the Golden Knights in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to play a key role in the development of Jack Dugan as both a hockey player and as a young man within our organization,” McCrimmon said in a statement. “Jack took significant steps in his growth over the past two seasons as one of the best all-around players in college hockey, and has proven that he is ready for the next challenge in his young career.”
While playing for Providence in the 2019-20 season, Dugan led the NCAA in points as a sophomore with 52 points in 34 games and led all NCAA skaters in assists, points per game, assists per game, power-play points and even-strength points.
As a freshman, Dugan helped lead the team to a 2019 Frozen Four appearance.
Details on a contract for Dugan weren't immediately available.