NEW YORK, April 1, 2022 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with college free agent forward Bobby Trivigno.
Trivigno, 23, recently completed his senior season at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Hockey East), where he served as captain for the Minutemen. In 2021-22, Trivigno tallied a career-high 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points and a plus-22 rating in 37 games. Among NCAA skaters, he ranked tied for third in points, tied for eighth in assists and tied for ninth in goals. Trivigno was named the 2021-22 Hockey East Player of the Year, the College Hockey News Player of the Year, and a Hobey Baker Award Top 10 finalist, the award for the top collegiate hockey player. He also became the fourth player to win the Walter Brown Award in back-to-back seasons, presented annually to the best American-Born Division I college hockey player in New England.
The Setauket, New York native finished his collegiate career with 53 goals and 78 assists for 131 points and a plus-73 rating in 139 games. In 2020-21, he helped guide the Minutemen to a national championship, where he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four and to the All-Tournament Team. That season, he led UMass in scoring with 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points in 29 games. In 2020-21, he earned CCM/AHCA Hockey First Team All-America honors and was also selected to the All-USCHO and to the Hockey East All-Star First Team. As a freshman in 2018-19, he played in a career-high 39 games, finishing 16th in the nation in freshman scoring (13G-15A) and tied for fourth in the Hockey East.
A 5-8, 161 pounder, Trivigno played one season for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL), notching 16 goals and 27 assists for 43 points in 58 games and a plus-11 rating. Trivigno attended Shattuck St. Mary’s, where he won a national title in 2016 with the U-16 team.