By: Kevin Perry | Follow Me on Twitter @Kevperry_
The Boston Bruins and defenseman Mason Lohrei have agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2023-24 season. Lohrei, who joined the Providence Bruins late in the season, played eight games total between the regular season and Calder Cup Playoffs, tallying an assist in those games.
Lohrei, a second-round selection of the Boston Bruins in 2020, had a tremendous two-year career for the Ohio State Buckeyes before jumping to the professional ranks. Lohrei finished his collegiate career with eight goals and fifty-three assists, earning a spot on the Big 10’s All-Rookie Team in the 2021-22 season and All-USCHO Third Team honors this past season. He led Ohio State’s defenseman in points both seasons in Columbus.
The 22-year-old Wisconsin native helped lead the Buckeyes to their tournament appearance in 2023, where Ohio State would lose to the eventual national champions Quinnipiac.
Before Ohio State, Lohrei played three seasons for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League. In 2019-20 he led all USHL defensemen in assists and earned USHL Second All-Star Team honors. During his final season with the Gamblers in 2020-21, he led all defensemen in assists, goals, and points while taking home First Team All-Star honors and USHL Defenseman of the Year.
Lohrei will look to contribute to the eventual youth movement of the Boston Bruins with his great size and skill set. Not only is it his skating ability that sets him apart, but his ability to see the ice so well that it will excite Bruins fans for years to come.
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