PROVIDENCE, RI – MARCH 30: Providence Friars forward Jack Dugan (12) skates with the puck during the East Regional semi-final between Providence Friars and Minnesota State Mavericks on March 30, 2019, at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI.

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We already addressed the undrafted free agents who could make the jump from NCAA to the pros next season. Then there are the guys who NHL teams have already drafted — teams that may or may not be breathing down their necks to sign after this season. Or, often, the player dictates that, and just wants out of college, or is itching to sign his first pro deal.

Some of these players are ready, and often they are not. But that doesn’t always drive the decision.

Jack Dugan, Soph., F, Providence

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BUFFALO, NY – APRIL 11: Providence Friars Forward Jack Dugan (12) skates up ice during the NCAA College League USA Frozen Four men s hockey game between Providence Friars and Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs on April 11, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY.

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