The NCAA transfer portal is going to play a major role in shaping college hockey teams for the 2021-22 season.

There are a record number of players in the portal for a few reasons.

First, the NCAA ruled that the 2020-21 season does not count against any player's eligibility. Therefore, every player in college hockey has the ability to return next season. Additionally, even the non-seniors will get a fifth year, so this will impact the transfer portal for each of the next four offseasons.

Second, the NCAA is on the verge of passing a one-time transfer rule, where athletes will get one opportunity to transfer without having to sit out a season. Right now, they have to sit for a year unless they receive a waiver. This will likely increase transfers for the foreseeable future.

The majority of men's college hockey players currently in the portal are seniors who are unable to return to their current teams, because their coaching staff already promised spots to incoming freshmen. But those players still want another year of college hockey. Others are seniors who want to use their fifth year at a new school with a new opportunity.

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Because the Ivy League doesn't allow fifth-year players, virtually every 2019-20 junior at Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Princeton and Harvard has entered the transfer portal.

There are also underclassmen in the transfer portal.

This page will track men's college hockey player movement during the 2021 offseason, both following players who have committed to new programs and those who have entered the transfer portal and are still available.

For any tips or updates, email Herald writer Brad Schlossman at bschlossman@gfherald.com. To get updates on social media, follow Schlossman on Twitter.

NCAA transfer portal 2021-22

LATEST TRANSFERS

F Jake Witkowski, sr, Boston University to Canisius

G John Hawthorne, soph, Northern Michigan to Canisius

F Alex Ambrosio, sr, Lake Superior to Canisius

F Tyler Ghirardosi, fr, Quinnipiac to Holy Cross

F David Silye, fr, Clarkson to MSU-Mankato

F Josh Groll, fr, Michigan to MSU-Mankato

F Matthew Fawcett, soph, Quinnipiac to Maine

F Grant Hebert, jr, Robert Morris to Maine

F Michael Regush, jr, Cornell to Miami

F P.J. Fletcher, soph, Quinnipiac to Miami

F Thomas Daskas, fr, Air Force to Miami

F Christiano Versich, sr, Colorado College to St. Thomas

NCHC

Colorado College

F Noah Prokop, soph, Omaha, 0-0--0

F Danny Weight, fr, Boston College, 0-0--0

Denver

F Cameron Wright, sr, Bowling Green, 13-16--29

Miami

F Michael Regush, jr, Cornell, 11-7--18 (2019-20)

F P.J. Fletcher, soph, Quinnipiac, 0-6--6 (2019-20)

F Thomas Daskas, fr, Air Force, 3-4--7

F Chase Gresock, jr, Merrimack, 4-4--8

D Will Cullen, jr, Bowling Green, 6-19--25

G Logan Neaton, soph, UMass Lowell (WPG), 0-1, .855, 4.85

Minnesota Duluth

F Casey Gilling, sr, Miami, 4-11--15

North Dakota

F Ashton Calder, jr, Lake Superior State, 16-13--29

F Connor Ford, sr, Bowling Green, 16-12--28

D Chris Jandric, jr, Alaska Fairbanks, 5-17--22 (2019-20)

D Brady Ferner, jr, RPI, 2-6--8 (2019-20)

G Zach Driscoll, sr, Bemidji State, 15-10-3, .922, 2.32

Omaha

F Brannon McManus, sr, Minnesota, 9-16--25

Big Ten

Michigan State

F Griffin Loughran, jr, Northern Michigan, 5-10--15

F Chris Berger, sr, Brown, 2-2--4 (2019-20)

Minnesota

F Colin Schmidt, soph, Union, 1-4--5 (2019-20)

F Grant Cruikshank, jr, Colorado College, 8-2--10

Notre Dame

F Jack Adams, jr, Union (DET), 10-12--22 (2018-19)

D Chase Blackmun, jr, UMass Lowell, 6-5--11

D Adam Karashik, sr, UConn, 1-8--9

G Matthew Galajda, sr, Cornell, 23-2-4, .931, 1.56 (2019-20)

Ohio State

F Jake Wise, jr, Boston University (CHI), 1-1--2

D William Riedell, sr, Lake Superior State, 6-11--17

Penn State

F Ben Copeland, jr, Colorado College, 4-7--11

Wisconsin

F Max Johnson, sr, Bowling Green, 10-14--24

F Carson Bantle, fr, Michigan Tech (ARI), 2-1-3

G Jared Moe, soph, Minnesota (WPG), 2-0, .852, 3.45

CCHA

Bowling Green

F Coale Norris, sr, Ferris State, 8-9--17

F Nathan Burke, jr, Minnesota, 3-4--7

D Gabriel Chicoine, jr, Norwich (D-3), 0-2--2

Lake Superior State

D Jake Willets, soph, Ferris State, 2-4--6

Michigan Tech

F Matthew Quercia, jr, Boston University, 2-1--3

F Tyrone Bronte, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 4-9--13

MSU-Mankato

F Zach Krajnik, fr, Alaska Anchorage, DNP

F Josh Groll, fr, Michigan, 0-0--0

F David Silye, fr, Clarkson, 0-3--3

D Benton Maass, sr, New Hampshire (WAS), 2-2--4

Northern Michigan

F Hank Crone, jr, Denver, 5-4--9

F Hampus Eriksson, sr, Lake Superior State, 6-13--19

D Bo Hanson, sr, Denver, 1-3--4

D Trevor Cosgrove, sr, Colgate, 3-1--4

St. Thomas

F Christiano Versich, sr, Colorado College, 3-4--7 (2019-20)

F T.J. Polglaze, jr, Michigan Tech, 0-0--0

D Nolan Sawchuk, jr, UMass Lowell, 1-2--3

D John Schuldt, jr, Omaha, 0-0--0

D Trevor Zins, soph, St. Cloud State, DNP

G Peter Thome, sr, North Dakota (CBJ), 2-2, .872, 2.83

Hockey East

Boston College

F Brandon Kruse, sr, Bowling Green (VGK), 11-23--34

D Justin Wells, sr, Bowling Green, 2-7--9

D Sam Sternschein, sr, Penn State, 2-5--7

G Eric Dop, sr, Bowling Green, 13-8-1, .923, 2.16

Boston University

F Matt Brown, soph, UMass Lowell, 8-5--13

Maine

F Grant Hebert, jr, Robert Morris, 8-15--23

F Matthew Fawcett, soph, Quinnipiac, 4-5--9

Merrimack

F Steven Jandric, sr, Denver, 1-5--6

F Jake Durflinger, sr, Denver, 2-2--4

D Colby Bukes, so, MSU-Mankato, 0-0--0

New Hampshire

F Harrison Blaisdell, soph, North Dakota (WPG), 0-4--4

G David Fessenden, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 3-11-1, .910, 2.94

Northeastern

F Jakov Novak, jr, Bentley (OTT), 7-10--17

D Tommy Miller, sr, Michigan State, 1-3--4

G Evan Fear, soph, Quinnipiac, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Providence

F Alex Esposito, sr, Vermont, 1-2--3

F Kohen Olischefski, sr, Denver, 4-10--14

G Austin Cain, sr, Western Michigan, 3-8-2, .870, 4.04

UConn

F Kevin O'Neil, sr, Yale, 5-12--17 (2019-20)

G Darion Hanson, sr, Union, 7-24-4, .910, 2.79 (2019-20)

UMass

F Matt Baker, sr, Dartmouth, 6-18--24 (2019-20)

F Cam Donaldson, sr, Cornell, 5-13--18 (2019-20)

D Slava Demin, jr, Denver (VGK pick, CHI rights), 3-5--8

UMass Lowell

F Ryan Brushett, soph, Omaha, 1-6--7

D Nick Austin, sr, Colgate, 1-5--6

Vermont

F Philip Lagunov, sr, UMass, 4-2--6

D Cory Babichuk, soph, RPI, 4-12--16 (2019-20)

D Joe Leahy, jr, Cornell, 3-4--7 (2019-20)

D Robbie Stucker, jr, Minnesota (CBJ), 0-5--5

ECAC

Clarkson

F Luke Santerno, sr, Bentley, 5-11--16

D Lucas Kaelble, sr, Lake Superior, 2-13--15

Quinnipiac

F Oliver Chau, sr, UMass, 5-22--27

D Brendan Less, sr, Dartmouth, 1-8--9 (2019-20)

D Griffin Mendel, sr, Denver, 0-2--2

D Tony Stillwell, sr, Brown, 1-9--10 (2019-20)

G Dylan St. Cyr, sr, Notre Dame, 11-9-1, .921, 2.44

RPI

F T.J. Walsh, so, Northeastern, 0-3--3

F Jake Lee, fr, Merrimack 0-0--0

D Anthony Baxter, sr, UMass Lowell, 3-2--5

D Jack Agnew, fr, Boston College, 0-0--0

St. Lawrence

F Josh Boyer, soph, Omaha, 0-0--0

Union

G Connor Murphy, soph, Northeastern, 9-9-3, .910, 2.72

Yale

F Ryan Carmichael, soph, Notre Dame, DNP

Atlantic Hockey

American International

F Brian Rigali, sr, UConn, 3-2--5

F Chris Van Os-Shaw, jr, MSU-Mankato, 0-1--1

Bentley

F Phil Knies, sr, Miami, 3-6--9

F Collin Rutherford, sr, Dartmouth, 3-8--11 (2019-20)

F Kohei Sato, sr, New Hampshire, 1-7--8

F Eric Linell, soph, UConn, 1-0--1

G Evan Debrouwer, jr, Arizona State, 3-9-1, .888, 4.13

Canisius

F Randy Hernandez, fr, Robert Morris, 11-14--25

F Alex Ambrosio, sr, Lake Superior, 1-3--4

F Jake Witkowski, sr, Boston University, 0-0--0

F Danny DiGrande, soph, RPI, 3-1--4

D Joey Matthews, sr, Dartmouth, 0-7--7 (2019-20)

D Cory Thomas, sr, Vermont, 0-0--0

G John Hawthorne, soph, Northern Michigan, 0-1, .872, 4.59

Holy Cross

F Tyler Ghirardosi, fr, Quinnipiac, DNP

Mercyhurst

F Pierce Crawford, sr, Notre Dame, 1-3--4

Niagara

F Jack DeBoer, jr, Boston University, 1-2--3

RIT

D Gianfranco Cassaro, soph, UMass, 0-0--0

Robert Morris

F Mickey Burns, fr, Vermont, 0-0--0

Sacred Heart

F Troy Conzo, sr, Colorado College, 2-3--5

F Dante Palecco, sr, Yale, 5-3--8 (2019-20)

F Dakota Raabe, sr, Michigan, 1-3--4

F Neil Shea, soph, Northeastern, 1-0--1

D Rourke Russell, sr, Miami, 3-2--5

D Logan Britt, soph, Quinnipiac, 2-3--5

D Dante Fantauzzi, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 0-0--0 (2019-20)

Independents

Alabama Huntsville (program suspended for at least 2021-22 season)

F Matthew Jennings, jr, Ohio State, 0-0--0

D Dominick Procopio, jr, UMass Lowell, 0-1--1

Arizona State

F Colin Theisen, sr, Notre Dame, 8-6--14

F Jack Becker, sr, Michigan (BOS), 4-5--9

D Tim Theocharidis, jr, Bowling Green, 5-10--15

D Tim Lovell, fr, Boston College, 0-2--2

G Ben Kraws, soph, Miami, 0-6, .875, 4.49

Long Island University

F P.J. Marrocco, jr, Arizona State, 1-4--5

F Billy Jerry, sr, RPI, 3-2--5 (2019-20)

F Zach Nazzarett, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 7-4--11 (2019-20)

G Kris Carlson, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-16-3, .907, 3.15 (2019-20)

Transferring to Division-III

Aurora University

F Simon Boyko, soph, Vermont, 2-0--2

Milwaukee School of Engineering

G George McBey, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 0-1, .783, 15.00

UMass Boston

F Bailey Conger, jr, Colorado College, 4-7--11 (2019-20)

F Corey Clifton, fr, Quinnipiac, DNP

Wisconsin-Superior

F MacGregor Sinclair, soph, Canisius, DNP

D John Stampohar, soph, Canisius, DNP

Transferring to Canadian college

University of Guelph

G Gabe Mollot-Hill, sr, Providence, 0-2, .846, 4.47

Uncommitted players in the NCAA transfer portal

FORWARDS

Pierre-Luc (Pete) Veillette, jr, Lake Superior State, 13-14--27

Nick Prkusic, sr, Robert Morris, 7-18--25

Tyler Welsh, sr, Yale, 8-15--23 (2019-20), transferred to LIU, went in portal and withdrew

Justin Addamo, jr, Robert Morris, 8-7--15

Santeri Hartikainen, soph, Robert Morris, 5-9--14

Nick Lalonde, jr, Robert Morris, 6-7--13

Bauer Neudecker, jr, Alabama Huntsville, 5-7--12

Jordan Timmons, jr, Robert Morris, 9-2--11

Aidan Spellacy, jr, Robert Morris, 5-6--11

Jake Paganelli, sr, Princeton, 3-8--11

Lucas Finner, sr, Ferris State, 2-9--11

Lee Lapid, jr, Canisius, 5-5--10

Jared Nash, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-8--10

Cullen Munson, sr, Minnesota, 2-7--9

Jake Pappalardo, sr, Holy Cross, 5-3--8

Brett Van Os, sr, Western Michigan, 4-4--8

Eric Cooley, sr, Niagara, 4-4--8

Brayden Camrud, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 3-5--8 (2019-20)

Matthew Guerra, fr, Robert Morris, 3-4--7

Justin Kendall, sr, Niagara, 3-4--7

Josh Kosack, sr, Union, 2-5--7 (2019-20), reportedly returning to Union

Cameron Hebert, soph, Robert Morris, 3-3--6

Quinn Green, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 3-3--6

Kyler Head, fr, Robert Morris, 2-4--6

Zach Court, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 1-5--6 (2019-20)

Christian Rajic, sr, Long Island, 2-3--5

Colin Burston, sr, Brown, 2-3--5 (2019-20)

Vlad Dzhioshvili, sr, Vermont, 1-4--5

Gavin Gulash, fr, Robert Morris, 1-4--5

Zac Masson, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 1-4--5 (2019-20)

Patrick Kramer, sr, Merrimack, 0-5--5

Kevin Obssuth, jr, Canisius, 3-1--4

Brody Stevens, sr, Michigan State, 2-2--4

Adrian Danchenko, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 2-2--4

Brett Jewell, sr, Yale, 2-2--4 (2019-20)

Harrison Roy, fr, Boston College, 2-1--3

Gianluca Esteves, sr, Michigan State, 2-1--3

Justin Cmunt, soph, Mercyhurst, 2-1--3

Roman Kraemer, soph, Robert Morris, 2-1-3

Conor Witherspoon, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-3--3

Connor Jean, jr, Holy Cross, 0-3--3

Matt Steeves, sr, Notre Dame, 2-0--2

Darcy Walsh, soph, Robert Morris, 2-0--2

Bennett Stockdale, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 2-0--2

Ty Readman, jr, Northern Michigan 1-1--2

Jack Doremus, sr, Denver, 0-2--2

Keenan Lund, soph, Air Force, 0-2--2

Arseni Smekhnov, fr, Long Island, 0-2--2

Garrett Clegg, soph, Robert Morris, 0-2--2

Albin Nilsson, soph, Providence, 1-0--1

Noah Finstrom, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 1-0--1

Frank Vitucci, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 1-0--1

Ace Cowans, sr, Vermont, 0-1--1

Christian Simeone, jr, Merrimack, 0-1--1

Khristian Bahn, soph, Mercyhurst, 0-1--1

Dylan Mills, jr, Niagara, 0-1--1

Garrett Worth, fr, Long Island, 0-1--1

Madoka Suzuki, fr, Long Island, 0-1--1

Derek Contessa, soph, Sacred Heart, 0-1--1

Tommy Lee, jr, RPI, 0-1--1 (2019-20)

Peyton Francis, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 0-1--1

Travis Kothenbeutel, jr, Omaha, 0-0--0

Austin O'Rourke, jr, UMass Lowell, 0-0--0

Eugene Fadyeyev, sr, Ohio State, 0-0--0

Remy Parker, soph, Maine, 0-0--0

Daniel Winslow, jr, Quinnipiac, 0-0--0

Matt Hutton, fr, Robert Morris, 0-0--0

Carson Gallagher, fr, Sacred Heart, 0-0--0

Cam Cook, jr, Niagara, 0-0--0

Zach Pellegrino, fr, Bentley, 0-0--0

Devan Tongue, fr, Bentley, 0-0--0

Nick Michel, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-0--0

Jonah Alexander, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-0--0

Adam Stacho, fr, American International, 0-0--0

Matus Spodniak, jr, American International, 0-0--0

Hunter Wendt, jr, Ferris State, 0-0--0

Connor Szmul, fr, Long Island, 0-0--0

Noah Weber, soph, Minnesota, DNP

Brady Meyer, soph, Minnesota Duluth, DNP

Whim Stalberg, fr, Vermont, DNP

Matt Thomson, jr, Northeastern, DNP

Trevor Poeze, fr, Niagara, DNP

Ashton Stockie, soph, Mercyhurst, DNP

Colin Tonge, sr, Princeton, DNP (2019-20)

Daniel Rybarik, fr, Alaska Anchorage, first season canceled

Olivier Gauthier, fr, Alaska Anchorage, first season canceled

Luke House, fr, Dartmouth, first season canceled

DEFENSEMEN

Brendon Michaelian, jr, Robert Morris, 4-11--15

Brian Kramer, fr, Robert Morris, 0-12--12

Carson Musser, sr, Bowling Green, 1-9--10

Christian Evers, sr, Vermont, 4-3--7

Nolan Schaeffer, jr, Robert Morris, 2-5--7

Dominic Dockery, sr, Merrimack, 1-6--7

Dayne Finnson, jr, Alabama Huntsville, 2-4--6

Lucas Bahn, soph, Alabama Huntsville, 2-4--6

Drew Lennon, jr, Alabama Huntsville, 2-3--5

Philip Alftberg, sr, St. Lawrence, 1-4--5

Jarrod Gourley, jr, Arizona State, 2-2--4

David Lafrance, fr, Robert Morris, 1-3--4

Mick Henegan, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 1-3--4

Tyler Love, soph, Robert Morris, 0-4--4

Drayson Pears, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 0-4--4 (2019-20)

Taylor Brierley, sr, Union, 1-2--3 (2019-20)

Michael Karow, sr, Boston College (ARI), 1-2--3

Darby Gula, jr, Bemidji State, 1-2--3

Brian Scoville, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 1-2--3

Sam Rossini, sr, Minnesota, 0-3--3

Geoff Lawson, jr, Robert Morris, 0-3--3

Ryan Wheeler, jr, UConn, 2-0--2

Levi Kleiboer, soph, Maine, 2-0--2

Charlie Marchand, sr, Bentley, 1-1--2

Noah Ganske, fr, Northern Michigan 0-2--2

Jake Stevens, sr, St. Lawrence, 0-2--2

Bradley Stonnell, soph, Robert Morris, 0-2--2

Brett Humberstone, fr, Long Island, 0-2--2

Troy Robillard, soph, Alaska Anchorage, 0-2--2 (2019-20)

Sam Miller, fr, American International, 1-0--1

Ryan Dickinson, fr, Ohio State, 0-1--1

Mason Palmer, soph, Northern Michigan, 0-1--1

Alec Mahalak, sr, Miami, 0-1--1

Conner Hutchison, fr, Vermont, 0-1--1

Josh Martin, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-1--1

Ayodele Adeniye, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-0--0

Jacob Modry, soph, Merrimack, 0-0--0

Shay Donovan, soph, Wisconsin, 0-0--0

Alex Roy, soph, Omaha, 0-0--0

Ethan Gauer, fr, Bemidji State, 0-0--0

Cooper Watson, sr, Michigan Tech, 0-0--0

Connor Stuart, jr, Arizona State, 0-0--0

Tyler Heidt, jr, Merrimack, 0-0--0

Brian Matthews, sr, Yale, 0-0--0 (2019-20)

Andrew Lane, jr, Alaska Anchorage, 0-0--0 (2019-20)

Collin Murphy, sr, Northeastern, 0-0--0

Noah Kim, fr, Air Force, 0-0--0

Christian Felton, fr, Bentley, 0-0--0

Kevin Sadovski, fr, Merrimack, 0-0--0

Devon Mussio, fr, Mercyhurst, 0-0--0

Quinn Warmuth, soph, Robert Morris, 0-0--0

Jay Powell, jr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-0--0

Casey Staum, soph, Colorado College (MTL), DNP

Brady Smith, soph, Colorado College, DNP

Christian DiCesare, soph, Notre Dame, DNP

GOALTENDERS

Noah West, fr, Robert Morris, 9-7, .915, 2.66

Ryan Ferland, sr, Princeton, 1-7-2, .887, 3.40 (2019-20)

Kristian Stead, sr, Alaska Anchorage, 2-7-1, .858, 4.71 (2019-20)

Derek Krall, fr, Alabama Huntsville, 0-6, .854, 4.49

Ty Taylor, jr, New Hampshire (TBL), 1-2, .802, 6.16

Luke Kania, sr, Brown, 1-3, .905, 3.11 (2019-20)

Josh Graziano, soph, Union, 1-1, .848, 4.40 (2019-20)

Justin Robbins, soph, Arizona State, 1-2, .836, 6.23

Nicholas MacNab, sr, Yale, 1-2, .869, 3.65 (2019-20)

Carter McPhail, soph, Ferris State, 0-2, .839, 5.75

Reid Cooper, jr, Robert Morris, 0-1, .846, 3.35

Brian Wilson, sr, Niagara, 0-1, .757, 6.10

Stephen Mundinger, sr, Long Island, 0-1, .800, 6.08

Josh Mayanja, sr, Quinnipiac, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Matt Beck, sr, Vermont, 0-0, 1.000, 0.00

Anton Martinsson, sr, Providence, 0-0, .500, 16.82

Alec Calvaruso, sr, RPI, 1-3, .869, 3.91

James Corcoran, soph, Merrimack, DNP

John Roberts, soph, Northern Michigan, DNP

Ryan Keane, soph, UConn, DNP

Bradley Stone, sr, UConn, DNP

David Tomeo, fr, Sacred Heart, DNP

Patrick Pugliese, fr, Niagara, DNP