Merrimack junior Ludvig Larsson will transfer, Jeff Cox of The New England Hockey Journal reported and The Mack Report has confirmed that schools have made overtures towards Larsson; Merrimack has hopes Larsson will remain with the program.
According to TMR sources, Northeastern and Boston University have been after Larsson for more than a month; Providence and Minnesota-Duluth are also in contention. Under NCAA rules, players can transfer to another college and play immediately (without sitting out a year) if they are graduating and enroll in a graduate study that isn’t offered by the original school.
Larsson would have been Merrimack’s leading returning scorer, potting 13 goals and adding eight assists in (21 points) in 36 games last season. Larsson’s brother, Alfred Larsson, will graduate Merrimack later this month.
Ludvig Larsson (Merrimack), Austin Plevy (UMass), Gavin Pritchard (SLU), Evan Tironese (RPI), and Max Willman (Brown) are all using the grad transfer rule exception to be eligible immediately next fall.
— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) May 7, 2018