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UConn men’s hockey lands Arizona State transfer Jarrod Gourley

The final piece of the Huskies’ roster puzzle is now in place.

COLLEGE HOCKEY: DEC 28 ASU Desert Classic - Clarkson v Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UConn men’s hockey’s 2021-22 roster is officially complete. On Monday, the Huskies landed Jarrod Gourley, a transfer defenseman from Arizona State, filling the final open spot on the squad.

Gourley, a Calgary, Canada native, is listed at 6-foot-2, 212 pounds with a left-handed shot. He played three seasons for the Sun Devils, collecting seven goals and 13 assists in 90 career games. Gourley also went to the NCAA Tournament in 2019, making him the only player on UConn’s roster to do so. A source described him as a “big, strong defenseman” with plenty of experience.

Though Gourley has two years of eligibility remaining (including the bonus COVID year), it’s unclear if he’ll choose to use both at UConn. He’s one of three transfers on the roster, joining forward Kevin O’Neil (Yale) and goaltender Darion Hanson (Union).

Barring any unexpected departures, Gourley should be the final addition to UConn’s roster.

The Huskies lost eight players from last year’s squad: Defenseman Adam Karashik, forwards Brian Rigali and Zac Robbins as well as Bradley Stone graduated with Karashik (Notre Dame) and Rigali (AIC) choosing to use their extra year elsewhere. Goaltender Tomas Vomacka, defenseman Yan Kuznetsov and forward Kale Howarth turned pro while Eric Linell transferred to Bentley.

Along with the three transfers, UConn will bring in forwards Chase Bradley and Sasha Teleguine, goaltender Logan Terness and walk-on defenseman/forward Jake Veilleux as freshmen.