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Former Wildcats Goumas, Sorkin sign pro deals

One day after University of New Hampshire defenseman Eric Knodel turned pro, two more Wildcats joined NHL organizations as forward Kevin Goumas signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and forward Nick Sorkin signed with the Montreal Canadiens. Both clubs announced the signings yesterday.

Goumas posted career highs this season in goals (19), assists (33) and points (52). On Nov. 2, he became the 71st player in program history to record 100 career points and on March 1 the New York native become the 16th player in program history to reach 100 career assists. Goumas ended his four-year Wildcat career ranked 29th on the all-time scoring list with 146 career points (44 goals, 102 assists). He was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament and Second Team this season.

Goumas is set to play on the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

Sorkin recorded a career-high 41 points (20 goals, 21 assists) for the Wildcats this season, including six power-play goals and three game-winners. The Maryland native ended his four-year career with the Wildcats with 34 goals and 64 assists in 142 games.

Sorkin will try out with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate.

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