DENVER (CBS4) – The Pacific Rim line for the Denver Pioneers hockey team needs a new member after sophomore Danton Heinen has decided to turn pro.

Heinen has decided to join the Boston Bruins organization, head DU hockey coach Jim Montgomery announced on Monday.

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Heinen led the Pioneers with 20 goals and 48 points as they made the Frozen Four for the first time in over a decade. He also led the team in goals the previous season.

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“We’re very excited for Danton to be signing with Boston. It’s a great achievement and everyone in our program celebrates the accomplishment with him,” Montgomery said in a statement. “The accolades he’s accrued and the (statistical) numbers he’s produced during his time at Denver speak volumes about his talent as a hockey player, but the things that don’t show up on a score sheet – his tremendous character, work ethic and dedication to his teammates – are truly immeasurable and that’s what makes him such a special young man.”

Danton Heinen (credit: CBS)

Danton Heinen (credit: CBS)

“I’d like to thank everyone at Denver for two fantastic years and it’s been an honor to wear a Pioneers jersey,” Heinen said. “The administration, faculty, my teammates and the student body as a whole have been very supportive and the coaching staff has been nothing short of phenomenal.”

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Heinen was selected by the Bruins in Round 4 (116th Overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.