BRUINS ALUNI REPORT: More Former Bruins Make Their Professional Debuts, Kielly Named Mike Richter Finalist

ECHL: One of the most recent  Bruins alums to sign with a professional team is Jay Dickman (Bruins ’12-14). After four seasons at Bemidji State where he racked up 55 points in 132 games played, Dickman has joined the Florida Everblades in the ECHL. The 25-year-old, St. Paul native, recorded his first professional point over the weekend in his first pro-game with an assist on the team’s game-tying goal en route to their 2-1 win over the Atlanta Gladiators.

Also signing a contract in the ECHL this past week was Brennan Sanford  (Bruins  ’13-14). The former assistant-captain at Michigan State played two games with the Kalamazoo Wings in his professional debut.

SPHL: Brian Bachnak can officially call himself a professional hockey player after inking a deal with the Peoria Rivermen of the SPHL. Bachnak signed with the Rivermen, the SPHL’s first-place team. Bachnak played in one game over the weekend, the Rivermen’s 4-3 OTL to the Birmingham Bulls in Alabama.

NCAA DI: Already a finalist for the Hobey Baker award, Jake Kielly  (Bruins ’14-15) now has another nomination coming his way. The Clarkson netminder was honored this past week when he was named a finalist for the Mike Richter Award, given out annually to the best collegiate goaltender.  Kielly has a low 1.90 goals-against average this season with a .929 save percentage through 36 games with the Green Knights.