Union’s Mat Bodie Signs Contract With Rangers
The month of April can’t go much better for Mat Bodie. After leading his team to the Frozen Four, beating Boston College, and then beating the #1 overall team in the country for the NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship, he’s done in two weeks what some will never do, and now there’s more. It’s been reported that Bodie has agreed to a deal with the New York Rangers. His agent, Brian Bartlett, confirmed this Tuesday morning.
The second team All-American, who was the captain for the Dutchmen this year, showed his experience and high character in their run to a National Championship. Despite his smaller frame, his intangibles have shown his value to his team, and the Rangers are hoping that he does just that.
Katie Strang of ESPN reported that Bodie will join the Rangers next year, as his contract entails, and will stay for the spring semester at Union so he can finish his degree.
Bodie finished his prosperous collegiate career with 124 points in 154 games, as a defenseman.
Listen to 104.5 The Team at 4:45 as Bodie joins Armen & Levack to talk about Union’s National Championship and his future professional career.