Say goodbye to the best player for the Minutemen, and any hope of UMass doing any damage in the Hockey East next year.
Great for Frank, the East Longmeadow, MA native, to sign with the team he’s dreamt of playing for his entire life. But bad for everyone else. Let’s not pretend the Anaheim Ducks aren’t going to steal Brandon Montour from UMass any day now.
Foregoing the last two years of his NCAA eligibility means Vatrano is done at UMass. The Minutemen do have other players like Patrick Lee, Dennis Kravchenko, and Dominic Trento who can fill Vatrano’s roll, but none are near the level Vatrano played at this past season.
But for now, all I can really say is congratulations Frank. You earned this.
Let’s never forget my viral vine of this goal.