As UConn’s men’s basketball team has shown, graduate transfers can make a big impact, especially on young teams. UConn men’s hockey is hoping to benefit similarly from Brian Morgan, who joins the Huskies as a graduate transfer from Maine.
“I’ve played around 100 games in Hockey East, so I have a level of comfort coming into it,” Morgan said at the team’s media day. “It’s not like I’m stepping into a new conference, I know what to expect.”
Morgan has scored 32 points (17-15—32) over his three years at Maine, appearing in 103 games. He does not have the flashiest numbers but intends to help the Huskies by being a steady leader and having the most experience on the team against Hockey East teams.
“[Leadership] is what Coach Cavanaugh and I talked about,” Morgan said. “They didn’t have a lot of older guys, there are just a few seniors, I know what to do to help a team so that’s the role that I’ve taken.”
UConn captain Derek Pratt echoed these sentiments.
“He’s been great. His experience in Hockey East shows on the ice,” he said. “He’s been great in practice and just being around the guys, he’s good for the team.”