Jake Massie, a 2014 fifth-round pick of the Sea Dogs, has committed to UMass Amherst of the NCAA ranks.
97 D Jake Massie (@KUAHockey) commits to UMass. 6'2 NHL draft prospect with a good ceiling on defense. Our #30 uncommitted from December.
— Over The Boards (@OTBPuckWatch) March 21, 2015
Honored to announce my commitment to play my college hockey at UMass Amherst. Thanks to everyone who helped along the way!
— Jake Massie (@jakemassie3) March 21, 2015
Massie, an 18-year old defenseman, recorded five goals and 15 assists with Kimball Union Academy – a New Hampshire High School - this season. According to Elite Prospects he also registered six goals and five assists in 14 games with the under-18 Boston Jr. Bruins.
The St-Lazare, Quebec native is ranked 81st by NHL Central Scouting for this year’s draft.
UMass Amherst finished last in the Hockey East standings this past season with a 5-16-1 record.
Meanwhile, Jack Eichel and Boston University won the Hockey East title last night with a 5-3 victory over UMass Lowell. Eichel, named tournament MVP, had two goals and an assist in the game.