Jeremy Bracco the Toronto Maple Leafs 2015 second round draft picks has decided to stop flirting with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers.
All signs are pointing to Bracco leaving the NCAA program for the OHL. While rumors persisted of his joining the OHL club that owns his rights well into July of this summer, Bracco re-committed to attending Boston College and has been doing just that.
Bracco in his brief tenure with one of the NCAA’s most storied teams has produced three assists in five games. Not bad on its face, however those three assists came in one game last weekend against the undermanned Colorado College Tigers. Colorado has had a number of players leave the program this season because of injury or other reasons.
It is being speculated among some scouts that Bracco is leaving the NCAA ranks because his point production playing against older players is not what he anticipated it would be. Scouts are also speculating that Bracco was informed by his adviser that it would be better for him to play against the younger competition in the OHL.
The Rangers had a roster spot open yesterday as Matt Ferrari left the team for personal reasons.
Sources are informing TJHN that Bracco is expected in Kitchener Ontario later this afternoon. Bracco will likely be in the Rangers lineup tomorrow night when they face the Peterborough Petes.
Kitchener is in first place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference with a 9-2-1 record heading into tomorrow nights game with Peterborough.
TJHN will update this story as more information becomes available.