Forward Brian Ferlin took the ice in the NHL for the first time when he suited up for the Boston Bruins on Friday.
He logged 10:33 of ice time and dished out three hits for the Bruins in their 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Ferlin was in the lineup again on Sunday and definitely made his presence known as he dished out a game high eight hits and also recorded his first NHL point, an assist on the fourth goal of the game for the Bruins during the 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Ferlin also made a bit of history as the Jacksonville, Florida native became just the sixth Florida-born player to appear in a NHL game.
He was recalled on Thursday from the Providence Bruins, AHL affiliate of Boston, where he had recorded 16 points (9g, 7a) through 46 games during his first professional season.
Ferlin spent two seasons in the USHL with the Indiana Ice (2009-11). He finished third in USHL scoring during the 2010-11 season with 73 points (25g, 48a) through 55 games. The forward was second overall in both assists (48) and power play goals (12). He also posted a plus-26 rating which tied for fifth in the League. During one stretch, he produced a nine-game point streak in which he totaled 17 points (9g, 8a) and registered a hat trick in the 6-2 win against Waterloo on January 2nd, 2011.
Over 112 games with the Indiana Ice, he totaled 89 points (31g, 58a), plus added eight points (2g, 6a) in 13 USHL playoff games.
Shortly after his USHL career, Ferlin was selected by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
He would go on to play three seasons at Cornell University where he amassed 72 points (31g, 41a) over 92 career games at the school. He also collected numerous accolades at Cornell, including ECAC Rookie of the Year & Ivy League Rookie of the Year (2011-12), All-Ivy Second Team (2011-12), and ECAC Third All-Star Team (2013-14).
Ferlin signed a NHL entry-level contract with the Bruins following his junior season and began his pro career in Providence last fall.
USHL stats – Brian Ferlin
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 13th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2014-15. A record 35 players were chosen in the 2014 NHL Draft and more than 300 players on team rosters this season are committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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