Report: Toronto Prospect Jeremy Bracco to Leave School

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, drafted 61st overall in 2015, Jeremy Bracco is leaving Boston College to play with the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL, reports Mike McMahon of College Hockey News.

While the move isn’t entirely confirmed, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that Bracco has indeed informed Boston College that he’s leaving school and that Bracco is scheduled to be in Kitchener later on Wednesday.

Bracco has played five games with Boston College thus far on a strong lineup that features top goaltender Thatcher Demko and 2014 1st round draft pick Alex Tuch.

It’s a big move with the ongoing struggle for prospects between the CHL and college hockey. It’s also huge for Kitchener, who currently sit atop the Midwest Division. They’re acquiring an 18-year-old forward who they could have around for a couple years if he doesn’t make the leap to the pro ranks and who can make a huge impact offensively.

Last season, playing for the U.S. National Team Development Program he put up 30 goals and 64 assists in 65 games.

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