Merrimack center Greg Classen has signed a contract with the NHL’s
Nashville Predators, foregoing the final two years of his collegiate
career, according to the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune. Classen
was an undrafted free agent.
Classen, 22, led Merrimack in scoring this season with 14-16–30,
following a solid freshman year that landed him on the Hockey East
All-Rookie Team. In his two years, he totalled 28 goals and 55 points.
According to the Eagle-Tribune, Merrimack coach Chris Serino said
that the 6-1, 190-pound Classen will leave school immediately and report
to the Predators’ IHL affiliate in Milwaukee. Terms of the deal were