New York Hockey Journal catches up with Harvard forward Nick Abruzzese out of North Jersey Avalanche and Chicago Steel.
Team: Harvard University
Hometown: Slate Hill, N.Y.
Pos.: Forward | Shoots: Left | Size: 5-10, 174 | Age: 22
Notable: Co-captain and 2022 U.S. Olympian led the Crimson with 15 points (3-12-15) in first 11 games of this season, including five multipoint efforts. Earned 2019-20 ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and All-America second-team honors after leading all NCAA freshmen in scoring with 14 goals and 30 assists; 1.43 points per game ranked second nationally among all players. Broke Adam Fox’s previous mark for best freshman season in the Ted Donato era as Harvard’s coach with his 44 points. Led ECAC with six goals and 12 assists on Harvard’s top-ranked power play in 2019-20. Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2019 NHL draft (fourth round, No. 124 overall). Led the USHL in assists (51) and points (80) while playing for the Chicago Steel in 2018-19.