Vegas Golden Knights agree to deal with NCAA leading scorer Jack Dugan


NCAA leading scorer and Hobey Baker finalist Jack Dugan has agreed to join the Vegas Golden Knights. 

Selected in the fifth round by the Golden Knights during their first draft in 2017, Dugan had an NCAA-best 52 points in just 34 games as a sophomore for Providence in 2019-20. 

The 21-year-old forward also led the NCAA with 42 assists, 22 power-play points and 30 even-strength points. 

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''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,'' Vegas general manager Kelly McCrimmon said on Monday.

"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.'"

As a freshman, Dugan ranked second on Providence with 39 points and helped lead the Friars to the 2019 Frozen Four. 

''Thankful for these past two years at Providence,'' Dugan tweeted. ''I couldn't be more grateful for this next opportunity and excited to get going with Vegas whenever that may be."

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