Regardless of the result, it will be his last game played at the collegiate level.
Dumoulin is expected to leave Boston College next week in order to sign with the Carolina Hurricanes according to family advisor Gary Prolman.
The 20-year-old will sign a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes at some point next week and report to the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, who are currently gearing up for the Calder Cup playoffs.
“I’d expect that within some point after the emotion from the national championship game has worn down and all that other stuff, he’ll be on the road for Carolina,” said Prolman. “Once we get the paperwork done and completed – there are a few logistical things to be worked out – Brian will sign an ATO and report to Charlotte.”
Prolman said that Dumoulin’s contract won’t start til next season and will be for the maximum compensation allowed for an entry-level player who was drafted in the first round.
Hockey operations staff for Carolina was unavailable for comment.
Dumoulin was Carolina’s second round draft pick (#51 overall) in 2009. He had an opportunity to turn pro after last season, but opted to stay in school because of academic reasons.
“His future was charted out last year when he turned down to opportunity to play for Carolina to go back and pursue his education,” said Prolman. “At that point, all the coaches sat down and we came to a consensus that at the end of this season he would turn professional.”
“The more important part of the puzzle was his academics, which he’s very close to completing. He’s currently ahead of his class. He’ll take some courses over the summer and will be within very close reach of completing his degree,” Prolman added.
The 6-3, 200-pound, defenseman will finish his collegiate career with an impressive resume regardless of how Saturday’s national title game turns out against Ferris State.
Dumoulin, who led Biddeford to back-to-back Class A State title, is a three-time Beanpot champion, three-time Hockey East champion, two-time Defensive Defenseman of the Year Award winner, and has a chance to win two national championships in three years at Boston College. He was also a top-10 Hobey Baker finalist.
In 122 games at Boston College, Dumoulin has 11 goals, 71 assists for 82 points.
“There’s not much left for him to accomplish,” said Prolman.
“His time at Boston College has really helped turn him in to the person that he is today. He’s a leader on and off the ice and the timing is right for him to make that jump,” Prolman added. “He has the blessing from all the coaches including (Boston College head coach) Jerry York.”