It was a day of celebration for the Colorado College men's hockey program as another member of the Tigers has signed a professional contract.
Senior forward Nick Halloran is set to become a member of the AHL's Ontario Reign after making it official Thursday.
"Really beyond words," Halloran said. "It's super surreal and a dream come true."
An affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, the 2019-20 assistant captain is looking forward to getting started and building off a strong senior season where he recorded 12 goals and 18 assists for the Tigers. In his four-year career, he totaled 97 points (40G/57A) in 119 games.
The Draper, Utah native has been a Los Angeles fan since fellow statesman Trevor Lewis joined the squad in 2008. The hope is in the not too distant future, they could be teammates at the NHL level.
"It's kind of funny, putting on hockey pads growing up it never really crossed my mind that I'd be able to play professional hockey or get paid to play hockey," Halloran said. "I just had fun with it along the way and I think that was the most important part of it and here I am now."
Halloran is the second Tiger in two years to sign with Ontario, following 2019 graduate Mason Bergh.