Detroit Red Wings: 3 NCAA players to watch during the 2020-21 season

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Detroit Red Wings, Robert Mastrosimone
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Keep an eye on forward Robert Mastrosimone during the second year of his NCAA career at Boston University.

In the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected forward Robert Mastrosimone with their second-round draft choice. He is a member of the Boston University team, where he is heading into his second season as an NCAA hockey player.

A former product of the USHL and the United States Development Program, expect Mastrosimone to be one of the more exciting players this organization will start working through the system. Mastrosimone kicked off his freshman year will a good campaign for Boston University.

In 34 games, Mastrosimone managed seven goals and ten assists for 17 total points during his freshman campaign. Boston University plays in the Hockey East division, where they will kick off their 2020-21 season on December 4th against the University of Vermont.

Keep an eye on Mastrosimone in his second season playing NCAA hockey; he should be able to start moving up in the depth chart and showcasing whether he will be able to become a true offensive threat or not.

While it is only his second season, if he can use this year to start moving up the depth chart, the Red Wings will have stumbled across some solid talent. Mastrosimone provides a lot of offensive upside, and it will be interesting to see if he can capitalize on this during his time in the NCAA.

The stickhandling ability that allows him to get through traffic and create scoring chances in the offensive zone makes him an attractive prospect, so the hope should be that Mastrosimone can capitalize on this at the NCAA level and then carry this into the AHL and eventually NHL.

For fans looking to check-in on some of the Red Wings prospects, keep an eye on Boston University and watch how Mastrosimone performs for them in 2020-21.