The New York Rangers and UMass Lowell River Hawks‘ forward Adam Chapie have come to terms on a deal. The forward will finish the remainder of the season with the Hartford Wolf Pack on an amateur try-out agreement (ATO).
Chapie, 24, just finished up his senior season with the River Hawks when UMass Lowell was eliminated by the Quinnipiac Bobcats from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
Over the past four seasons, Chapie tallied 95 points (46g, 49a) with 105 penalty minutes. He was part of the River Hawks four straight appearances in the Hockey East Championship, including winning the university’s first-ever Championship in 2013 and second in 2014. The forward also helped UMass Lowell to three NCAA Tournament appearances and their first ever trip to the Frozen Four.
Chapie served as alternate captain during his senior season, scoring a career-high 35 points (16g, 19a) over 39 games. Not bad for a forward that walked on as a freshman in 2012.
Prior to joining UMass Lowell, Chapie spent time with the New Mexico Mustangs in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and Cleveland Lumberjacks in the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League (CSHL).
Once the Oxford, Michigan native signs with New York he will become the second member of the UMass Lowell class of 2016 to sign a professional contract. Goaltender Kevin Boyle inked a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.