The following article appeared on www.causewaycrowd.com on Thursday, August 11, 2016 featuring the signing of former Cornell standout Brian Ferlin with the Boston Bruins.
By Brandon Share-Cohen
The Boston Bruins have re-signed right winger Brian Ferlin to a one-year, two-way contract worth $725,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level. Ferlin will be playing for an NHL job out of training camp this season, and his style of play could very well make him a day-one roster candidate.
Even if Ferlin doesn’t make the roster out of training camp and is in line to play another full season with the Providence Bruins, He’ll likely be on the Bruins radar for a potential call-up at some point in the season, be it for injury reasons, or due to the uncertainty for the Bruins at the right wing position this season.
At 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds, Ferlin has the ideal size to be a bottom-six forward on the Boston Bruins in the future. In seven games with the big club in 2014-15, Ferlin was able to post one assist, but his grit was really a standout trait. The Bruins have always been known as a physical team, and following the loss of Shawn Thornton, and Johnny Boychuk, the Bruins have been sorely lacking consistent hard-hitting, tough-nosed play.
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