Sunday, December 20, 2015

Terriers add forward Oskar Andren to roster for second semester

With depth issues at forward following Ahti Oksanen’s injury and AJ Greer’s departure, BU has added Swedish right wing Oskar Andren to the roster, beginning with second semester. The 6’1”, 185 lb. left-shot forward is in his second season with the NAHL Lone Star Brahmas, where he was the second leading scorer with an 8-14-22 scoring line in 28  games. In his rookie NAHL season, he had an 18-29-47 line in 51 games, including a four-goal game against Wenatchee.

Andren spent the previous three seasons with Djurgarden in Sweden’s Elit and SuperElit leagues and has experience in international events.

Brahmas’ Head Coach Dan Wildfong said:
"Andren went through a lot and when the scholarship came, to reach that goal, we were all excited.  We trusted him and believed in him and we're proud of him. He couldn't have asked for a better school."

The Danderyd, Sweden native has been in talks with Boston's Associate Head Coach Albie O'Connell for a few weeks and the recruiting process concluded during the road trip to Wichita Falls this weekend.

"We told him to trust us. I've seen Oskar improve every day in his board work and defensive play. He's going to be really good up there."

● Boston Hockey Blog report
● Lone Star Brahmas’ report
Junior Hockey Digest Andren returns to Brahmas for round two
● FanSided profile


Kirk Estes said...

Good pickup for the Terriers. Oskar has decent speed and has been picking up on the physical play lately. Here is an article I did on Oskar before the start of the current season with the Lone Star Brahmas in the NAHL.

Terrier Blogger said...

Thanks, Kirk. Good article, which has now been added to the blogpost. Elite Prospects lists him as a left-shot right wing. Where has he been playing for Brahmas?

Kirk Estes said...

He has indeed been playing right wing. He was on the right side last season as well playing with Sebastian Vidmar (Union College) and Ludvig Larsson (Merrimack College).

Kirk Estes said...

I see that you found the article I did on Oskar last season as well. Good kid who always has a smile on his face.

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