Quinnipiac Bobcats Offer Intriguing Prospects For Rangers To Sign, Draft, Acquire

Why the New York Rangers should keep tabs on the Quinnipiac Bobcats as the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey season enters tournament play.

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Collin Graf (Undrafted/Unsigned)

Collin Graf
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Collin Graf tops every college free agent signing list ahead of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Lincoln, Massachusetts native is fifth in the NCAA in points with, notching 46 tallies (20 goals, 26 assists) in 29 games.

Top five, point scorer, national champion, yet undrafted and free to sign.

The junior would likely be a top three-point leader in college hockey if not for an injury that sidelined him at the home opener and championship banner-raising against the juggernaut Boston College on October 16th.

The "York Hill Boys" lines catalyst is as dynamic and versatile as they come. His ability to accelerate and reload through the neutral zone allows him to find seams and create separation from opponents. He isn't an in-the-trenches anchor, but he can pick pockets and steal pucks with an active stick.

Graf skated in 2021-2022 with the Union Dutchmen (now the Union Garnet Chargers), where he posted 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists). The struggling ECAC program finished that season 9-11-2, and the departure of his main recruiter, head coach Rick Bennett, led Graf to enter the transfer portal, trading in a garnet sweater for gold.

At Quinnipiac he would reach his full potential, tying the Bobcat all-time single-season points record (59) on a game-tying goal in the 2023 National Championship. He has amassed 105 points (41 goals, 64 assists) in two seasons as a Hamden Heavyweight.