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Flyers Prospect Alex Bump Will Transfer From Vermont

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Philadelphia Flyers prospect Alex Bump, one of the stars of the Development Camp scrimmage earlier this month, is in the transfer portal at the University of Vermont.

Bump asked for his release from Vermont, according to Catamounts assistant athletic director for broadcasting and communications Nich Hall, via email. “I can confirm Alex is in the Transfer Portal,” Hall wrote.

The news first was reported by Mike McMahon, who is a senior editor for College Hockey News.

Bump, a forward, has played the last two seasons in the United States Hockey League.

Bump would have been a freshman at Vermont. During Flyers Development Camp, he talked about his relationship with Catamounts coach Todd Woodcroft. But Woodcroft was fired earlier this month for what the university said were inappropriate text messages with a student.

It is unknown if Bump reportedly leaving the program is related to the head coach losing his job.

“I think we have a good relationship,” Bump said at camp. “I think that’s what matters most for college. If I’m going to spend four years there, I think I have to have a good relationship with the coach. That was the biggest piece for me.”

Bump, a 2022 fifth-round draft choice (133rd overall), scored the winning goal in a shootout in the Flyers’ scrimmage. 

“I just got my opportunities and I put my opportunities away,” Bump said after the scrimmage.

Bump also scored two goals in regulation as the scrimmage. Bump, 19, is from Prior Lake, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis.

Former Flyers forwards John LeClair and Patrick Sharp played at Vermont.

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