The Boston Bruins announced on Friday afternoon that Cornell junior forward Brian Ferlin has signed an entry-level contract, forgoing his final year of eligibility with the Big Red. The Bruins drafted Ferlin in the 4th round, 111th overall at the 2011 NHL Draft.
Ferlin, a 6-2 201 lbs. forward originally from Florida, was Cornell's leading scorer this past season with 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points in 32 games. He finished his career with 72 points in 92 career games. Ferlin came in at #92 on our rankings of the Top 100 NHL Prospects in the NCAA this year.
Ferlin is a bigger forward that uses his size effectively, and playing at a defense-first school like Cornell, developed into a solid two-way forward. He's a smart player that is always in the right position. He may not be a huge scorer at the next level, but has the ability to become a dependable lower line player.