Monday, July 24, 2017

Chris Truehl leaves Quinnipiac hockey program, set to sign pro contract

Chris Truehl (photo by Mickey Bedell/Bangor Daily News)
In a surprise move based on the timing, the New Haven Register's Chip Malafronte is reporting that Quinnipiac senior goaltender Chris Truehl has left the program after graduating from the university in May. However the BobcatsHockeyBlog has learned that Truehl's departure is due to him signing a professional contract in the near future but details are not yet known at this time.

With rising sophomore goaltender Andrew Shortridge entrenched as the current number one and talented freshman Keith Petruzzelli, a third round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings joining the program this fall, Truehl was likely going to be third on the team's depth chart which makes his departure less surprising.

Truehl finished the 2016-17 10-8-2 with a 2.66 goals against average and an .899 save percentage in 21 games played with one shutout. He could head to another program as he still has a season of NCAA eligibility remaining. With the season getting underway in two months time the timing of this is not ideal and Quinnipiac should look to find a third goaltender in the juniors ranks that is willing to come in this season. The BobcatsHockeyBlog wishes Chris the best in his future endeavors and thanks you for your time at Quinnipiac the past two seasons.

Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.

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