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MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 26: A detail of the Boston Bruins logo is seen during the third period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on November 26, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 8-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

The Boston Bruins continued to look to the college ranks for future help on Thursday, as the team signed college free agent Jack Ahcan from St. Cloud State, according to Elliotte Friedman.

A 5-foot-8 defenseman, Ahcan finished the 2019-20 season with seven goals and 25 points in 33 games for the Huskies as one of their team captains, and wraps up his collegiate career with 21 goals and 103 points in 144 games for SCSU. Ahcan’s best season came in 2018-19, as the Minnesota-born defender established career-highs in assists (28), points (34), and plus-minus (plus-30).

Ahcan is also one of just three defensemen in school history to reach the 100-point plateau, and had an impressive ironman streak of 127 straight appearances for St. Cloud State before an injury put him on the shelf this past February.

Ahcan’s signing is the Black and Gold’s second NCAA free agent signing in the last month, as the team also inked towering defenseman Nick Wolff from Minnesota-Duluth. The Bruins also signed goaltender Jeremy Swayman, a fourth-round pick of the team back in 2017, to an entry-level contract after three years at the University of Maine.

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