Posted 151 days ago ago by David Fine
12th former Storm player to make NHL
Kearney, Neb. – Tri-City Storm alum Nick Lappin (TC: 2010-12) will become the 12th former Storm player to make the NHL, debuting for the New Jersey Devils Friday at the Prudential Center against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Lappin, 23, was called up from the Albany Devils (AHL) Friday after collecting one goal and three points in six games this season. The Brown University graduate skated in 101 regular season games for the Storm from 2010-12, scoring 36 goals and 72 points. Lappin also tallied one goal and two points in the 2012 Clark Cup Playoffs.
A native of Geneva, Illinois, Lappin skated for the Brown Bears from 2012-16 and made his professional debut at the end of the 2015-2016 regular season with Albany. Lappin contributed three goals and seven points in 12 regular season games. In the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, Lappin skated in 11 games, totaling five goals and two assists.
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