Ludvig Larsson will use the graduate transfer rule to transfer to Penn State for next season, multiple sources have confirmed to The Eagle Tribune. Larsson was reportedly exploring multiple transfer options.
Under the graduate transfer rule, Larsson will be eligible to play immediately for Penn State. The NCAA allows players to transfer without sitting a year if they graduate from their original school with an undergraduate degree and pursue a master’s degree at another school that their original school does not offer. Larsson will earn his undergraduate degree at Merrimack this weekend.
“We wish Ludvig the best of luck,” Merrimack head coach Scott Borek said when reached on Friday.
Larsson would have been Merrimack’s returning leading scorer, scoring 13 goals and adding eight assists for 21 points last season.
But his departure opens the door for some of the Warriors’ younger players to earn a spot in the top-six. With a new head coach and some newer players committed for next season — Borek’s first recruit, August von Ungern, has three goals in the RBC Cup thus far — the departure allows for one of the freshmen (von Ungern, Jordan Seyfert, Chase Gresock, etc.) or a returning underclassmen to move into top-six minutes for a rebuilding club that wouldn’t otherwise be available.