June 23, 2012

BC alum Dumoulin dealt to Pittsburgh

By Jesse Connolly

After inking a three-year, entry-level deal with Carolina in April, it turns out defenseman Brian Dumoulin’s (Biddeford, Maine) stay in the Hurricanes’ organization will be short-lived. 

Brian Dumoulin won two national titles during his three years at Boston College. (Dave Arnold Photography)

The BC alum was part of a blockbuster trade that went down on the first night of the NHL Draft that saw Jordan Staal – fresh off of turning down a 10-year extension from the Penguins – dealt to Carolina. In exchange, Pittsburgh received Dumoulin, center Brandon Sutter and the No. 8 overall pick (Derrick Pouliot).

Dumoulin, 20, was one of the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award this past season. He led Eagles d-men with 28 points. After capturing his second national title in the last three seasons, Dumoulin elected to forgo his senior year and turn pro.

Selected 51st overall by Carolina back in 2009, the gifted rearguard was plus-90 during his three years at Boston College, during which he racked up 83 points in 123 contests.

His contract carries an NHL cap hit slightly over $740,000. He received a $270,000 signing bonus about agreeing to the pact.

Dumoulin had yet to play a game for Carolina or their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

The Penguins big-league roster boasts two former Eagles in Brooks Orpik and Ben Lovejoy (Concord, N.H.). Dumoulin’s former teammates Brian Gibbons (Braintree, Mass.) and Carl Sneep are also in Pittsburgh’s organization. 

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.