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BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston men's hockey senior captain Colin Larkin (Boston, Mass.) made history Monday afternoon, when he signed a pair of contracts with the Edmonton Oilers organization.
The two-time New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) player of the year will spend the rest of the 2017-18 season with the Oilers American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, after signing an amateur try-out contract.
He also signed a one-year National Hockey League (NHL) entry-level contract with the Oilers for the 2018-19 season.
Larkin is the first player in program history to sign an NHL contract. His 2018-19 contract is a two-way deal-that could see him earn a spot with the pro team. He wrapped up his Beacons' career as one of the top skaters to ever suit up in Beacons' Blue.
His 46 points (24 goals, 22 assists) led the NEHC and ranked fifth nationally in all of NCAA Division III men's hockey.
Larkin finished his career as the program record holder in games played (111) and power-play goals (23). He ranks in the top-five in program history in goals (64-t-4th), assists (84-3rd), points (148-4th) and game-winning goals (nine-3rd). As a senior, Larkin posted a career-high 24 goals, 46 points and 10 power-play goals.
The Bakersfield Condors (22-21-8-1) have 24 games remaining in their 2017-18 schedule. The California-based team currently sits in eighth place out of eight teams in the AHL's Pacific Division. They are just 10 points out of a playoff spot, with four teams qualifying for the playoffs from each division.
Bakersfield's next game is on Friday at 7 p.m. (PST), when they host the Stockton Heat.