North Vancouver hockey player Angus Crookshank is saying goodbye to college life and hello to the pros after signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators.
The deal was announced last week, shortly after the 21-year-old wrapped up his third season of college hockey with the NCAA’s University of New Hampshire Wildcats. The 5-11 forward led the Wildcats in goals this season with nine while adding nine assists to finish with 18 points in 20 games. He finishes his college career with 35 goals and 28 assists for 63 points over 90 games.
"Angus proved to be a dominant collegiate player," stated Senators general manager Pierre Dorion in a release. "We're pleased that he's made the decision to start his professional career which is what we believe is best for the next step in his development."
Crookshank played youth hockey at the North Shore Winter Club and Burnaby Winter Club before spending two seasons with the BCHL’s Langley Rivermen. He was picked in the fifth round, 126th overall, by the Senators in the 2018 NHL draft.
Crookshank’s three-year contract will kick in for the 2021-22 season. For the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign he has signed an amateur tryout contract with the American Hockey League’s Belleville Senators and will report to the team following a mandatory quarantine period.