The Devils have given Brown University forward Nick Lappin a two-year entry level contract according to a press release on their official website. The news was confirmed by Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Devils Ray Shero.
The deal will kick in next season (2016-17) but according to the press release, he will report to the Albany Devils this year on an amateur try out agreement.
Lappin, a 23 year-old native of Geneva, Illinois and the son of former NHL player Peter Lappin (who played for the Minnesota North Stars in 1989-90 and one game for the San Jose Sharks in their inaugural season of 1991-92), played four years at Brown of the ECAC. He led the team in scoring in 2015-16 with 33 points. He also led the team with 17 goals and was third in assists with 16. He made the All-Ivy League First Team at the end of this past season.
Overall, Lappin played 123 games with the Bears, scoring 106 points (51 goals and 55 assists) to go along with 79 penalty minutes. His junior and senior years, he served as an assistant captain for the team. At Brown, he played with his cousin, Tim Lappin. According to the press release, he also played with his new Albany teammate, forward Matt Lorita at Brown.
Prior to his time at Brown, he played three seasons in the USHL from 2009 to 2012. He split time between the Cedar Rapids Roughriders and the Tri-City Storm in that league.
Lappin is 6-foot 1-inches tall, and a right-handed shooting forward. He played in the 2013 Liberty Hockey Invitational held at Prudential Center while he was a member of the Brown University Bears.