Little Signs with Swedish League Team
Sixth Class of 2011 Eli To Begin Pro Career
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The waiting is over for Broc Little. While five of his Yale hockey teammates were skating for professional teams in early April hoping to earn contracts this fall, Little was waiting for something better. The senior from Rindge, N.H., may have gotten just that when he signed a one-year deal with Vasteras from the Swedish Allsvenskan League.
"Most people don't go straight overseas after college but I was presented a good opportunity. I discussed the situation with numerous people, and they only had good things to say about it," said Little, who reports to the team on August 1 and becomes a free agent after next season.
Little, who could be re-signed by Vasteras or ink a deal with a team from the states, will skate with former North Dakota player David Lundbohm, the only other American on the Swedish team.
Yale's 2009-10 All-America pick and first-team All-ECAC selection finished his career with 72 goals and 142 points, both fifth on the school's career charts. Little notched 19 goals and 43 points this winter.
Little, who will work out in Connecticut this summer before heading to Sweden, has earned two national statistical championships while at Yale. His sophomore year he led Division I with five shorthanded goals, while his .79 goals per game in 2009-10 were tops in the country.
filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director