Blair, a 25-year-old Ashburn, Virginia native, is set to enter his first season as a professional after a four-year collegiate career withUMass-Lowell. In 141 career-games with the Riverhawks, the six-foot-four inch, 210-pound rear guard posted 36 points (3g-33a) and 203 penalty-minutes. During his junior campaign (2009-10), Blair recorded a +8 plus/minus rating, which was third highest among all UML defensemen that year. Also that season, he was a teammate of 2010-11 Cyclones forward Sam D’Agostino. One year prior, in 2008-09, Blair finished tied for third on the team with a +11 mark.