"I'm really excited to join the Castleton University Spartans. I couldn't have done it without the help of all my coaches and teammates throughout my junior career who have always pushed me to succeed,” Gravina said of joining the Spartans roster, adding “Every player dreams of playing NCAA hockey and I have the opportunity to make that a reality."
Castleton competes in the New England Hockey Conference, and last season improved significantly, finishing 11-10-6, including a 7-5-4 conference record and an appearance in the NEHC Semifinals, where they fell to eventual national champion Norwich.
Springfield Pics head coach and general manager Patrick Tabb spoke highly of Gravina, saying “We would like to congratulate Nick and his family on his commitment to Castleton University. Nick joined us this season after spending a couple seasons with the Islanders Hockey Club and was a great addition not only to our team skill-wise, but a great addition to the Pics’ culture. He was fully committed to the program and reaching his goals at all times, as demonstrated by his nutrition program, skill development and off-ice strength training. He accepted and appreciated any and all roles he was asked to play and performed. We wish him the best of luck and look forward to watching his career with the Spartans.”