Providence sophomore forward Jack Dugan has reached an agreement to join the Vegas Golden Knights organization, forgoing his final two years of collegiate eligibility.
“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,” said Vegas GM Kelly McCrimmon 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.”
Dugan, a fifth-round pick (142nd overall) of the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Draft, finished the 2019-20 season as the NCAA scoring champion with 52 points on 10 goals and a nation-high 42 assists.
He led the NCAA in points (52), assists (42), points per game (1.53), assists per game (1.24), power-play points (22) and even-strength points (30). Dugan also topped all players with 17 multi-point games and three four-point games while also tying for first with 27 games registering at least one point.
In 75 career games, Dugan recorded 20 goals and 71 assists for 91 points.