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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:
But USA only lost 1-0 to Germany.— Brian Ferlin (@Baferlin17) July 8, 2014
Brian, dragonfruit vitamin water is also my favorite, and that looks horrifying:
Thanks for getting my hopes up @vitaminwater, just tried real dragon fruit it's awful pic.twitter.com/abNIyoNVUM— Brian Ferlin (@Baferlin17) August 24, 2014
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.)