You Could See JFK Sooner Than You Think
Yesterday April 2nd Don Sweeney announced that the Boston Bruins have signed Jackob Forsbacka Karlsson. The Boston University forward signed a three-year entry-level contract beginning with the 2016-2017 season which is this season. He is expected to join the team sometime this week.
JFK was the assistant captain at BU and this season had 14 goals, 19 assists for 33 points with only 22 penalty minutes. The sophomore was also a plus 11. His freshman year he was selected to the Hockey East All-Rookie team. That season he potted 10 goals and 20 assists. JFK has also seen action in international playing for Sweden. He appeared in 49 games and scored seven goals and 22 assists. Karlsson will help bring a scoring touch, I would slot him in on the third line with Ryan Spooner and Frank Vatrano. Yes that is a very scary line with all those kids but they are not there to play defense that are there to score. Look to see this in the Tuesdays game against the Lightning.
Charlie McAvoy Impresses at Providence Debut
Charlie had given himself not too many expectations going into his first professional hockey game. This seemed to help him as he was able to just concentrate on his game and play the way he knows he can. McAvoy landed and assist and three shots in the PB’s loss to Springfield. He also finished a plus 2. McAvoy was very happy with his performance.
“It was very exciting, very exciting, something I’ve been looking forward to since the moment I signed that [amateur tryout agreement on Wednesday]. It was fun, it was fun being around this group of guys, everyone wants to win real bad,” said McAvoy, who was paired with Providence captain Tommy Cross for the evening.
Funny that McAvoy (BU) was now paired with Tommy Cross (BC). The two never played each other but you know that came up in conversation.
“I did what I could tonight - not perfect, but I’m going to be able to take a lot of lessons from tonight and continue to use them the rest of the season.”
Providence head coach Kevin Dean was also very impressed with what he saw out of 19-year-old McAvoy.
“I thought it was a really strong first game for him,” said Dean, who is in his first year at the helm of the P-Bruins. “He shows a lot of composure. Physically he’s not going to be an issue playing in this league or even the next league.