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Bruins Top 25 Under 25: #24 Brian Ferlin

The Cornell standout goes for his first pro season this year.

Bruce Bennett
Rank Change from 2013 M. Leonard Cornelius Nolan Dan Giesse Sean Sarah Kristian Servo
24 -2 (was 22) n/a n/a n/a n/a 20 24 21 21 11
Position: RW
Vitals: 6'2", 201 lbs
Acquired: Drafted 4th round (121st overall) in the 2011 draft by the Boston Bruins.
Current Team: Providence Bruins

Coming in at #24 on our rankings is Cornell standout Brian Ferlin. Ferlin finished the season for ECAC Cornell as their top scorer in his junior season; he signed with the Bruins immediately upon the season ending - a loss in the ECAC semifinals to Union College. He finished his  college career with 31-41=72 totals, which is fairly good considering the Ivy League schools play a very short season.

What we said:

After the 2012-2013 season, when he was ranked #22:

As with Lindblad and O'Gara, Ferlin is playing in the ECAC, historically the weakest of the college conferences (Yale's magical NCAA Championship run notwithstanding.) It's a little hard to get a read on exactly how well projects, because he's not playing against the best of the best competition. His NHLe is low at 0.18. Getting him onto a strong Providence squad at the end of this season should really tell us what we need to know about whether or not he can translate his currently-excellent game to a level that matters.

Best Social Media Post:

They teach excellent logic at Cornell. After Brazil vs. Germany:

Brian, dragonfruit vitamin water is also my favorite, and that looks horrifying:

The verdict: it'll be make or break for Ferlin in the AHL. He's got good speed and apparently a decent shot - let's hope we get to see lots of highlights like these in Providence this season. (haha, fuck Yale.)