The former undrafted winger from the University of Massachusetts Amherst seemed to have it all laid out in Boston.
Frank Vatrano was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and decommitted from Boston College to play with the Boston Jr. Bruins, where he excelled at UMA and AHL Providence, earning rookie of the month honors for scoring 10 goals in 10 games. He would start the 2015-16 AHL season with an astounding 55 points in 36 games.
This red-hot start earned him a call-up to the team he had worked so hard to make. In his NHL debut, Vatrano scored against one of Boston’s Original Six rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in a Bruins win.