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Boston Bruins Sign Ice Alum to NHL Contract

04/14/2014, 9:00am CDT
By bwerger

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Brian Ferlin to a NHL entry-level contract, the same player they selected in the 2011 NHL Draft.

Ferlin spent two seasons in the USHL with the Indiana Ice (2009-11).  After a rookie season when he put up 16 points (6g, 10a) over 57 games, he had a breakout year offensively with 73 points (25g, 48a) in 55 games during the 2010-11 season.  His point total ranked third in the USHL while he was second in the League with 48 assists.  He also tied for fifth with a plus-26 rating.  Ferlin established a League season high on January 2nd, 2011 when he scored three goals on the power play, his first USHL career hat trick.

The Jacksonville, Florida native put together a nine-game point streak at one point during the 2010-11 season, accumulating 17 points (9g, 8a), a plus-eight rating, and leading the Ice to an 8-1-0 record over that span.  He had 20 multi-point efforts, including a career high five points (2g, 3a) in a 7-0 victory against the Chicago Steel on March 11th, 2011.  He also twice dished out four assists in a game.  The forward added eight points (2g, 6a) over 13 career USHL playoff games.

Following his second USHL season with the Ice, Ferlin was selected by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (121st) overall of the 2011 NHL Draft. 

Ferlin has spent the last three seasons playing collegiate hockey at Cornell University, recording 72 points (31g, 41a) in 92 games at the school.  The 21-year-old led the team in scoring this season with 27 points (13g, 14a) over 32 games. 

USHL stats – Brian Ferlin


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