Northeastern Adds Two Transfers From Inside Hockey East

The Northeastern Huskies have added a pair of transfers from inside Hockey East, picking up forward Marco Bozzo from UMass and defenseman Johnny DeRoche from Vermont.

Bozzo is eligible to play immediately for the Huskies as a grad transfer. Last season for the Minutemen, Bozzo appeared in 32 games with two goals. Prior to UMass, he had amassed 103 career points on 46 goals and 57 assists over 158 games in the OJHL.

“Bozzo is always around the puck, his feet never stop moving and he’s got a great combination of speed and grit,” our scouts said when he was in junior hockey (2017). “He fought through checks in the neutral zone and in the corners but in open ice is light on his feet and has the burst to take a few hard strides and accelerate past defenders.”

DeRoche will have to sit out the 2020-21 season for a transfer year. Over the last two seasons, the Lynnfield, Mass. native has appeared in 61 games at Vermont with two goals and 12 assists with 20 blocked shots.

“Johnny is an excellent skater but his puck movement and vision is the best part of his game,” said our scouts. “He plays hard in all three zones and has a quick accurate shot.”