Boston Bruins Press Release
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior defenseman Wiley Sherman has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins, the team announced today (March 21). That contract will begin with the 2018-19 season, as Sherman will join the Providence Bruins (AHL) on an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
A towering presence on Harvard's blue line, Sherman made an impact on the program from the moment he walked on campus, playing in 137 games for the Crimson, second most all-time in program history, and tops among Harvard defensemen, all-time. He had seven points (three goals, four assists) in 33 games this season, including a team high 61 blocked shots.
Sherman improved his game each year with the Crimson, finishing his career with seven goals and 26 assists, to go along with 178 blocked shots. A native of Greenwich, Conn., Sherman finished second on the team this season with a plus-15 rating, and for his career was a plus-43 player. He was a three-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic selection.
Sherman was initially selected by the Bruins in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.