Friday, July 01, 2016

Kudos for Oettinger; former Terrier D-men sign free-agent deals--UPDATED lists 2016 recruit Jake Oettinger second among top goaltending prospects for the 2017 draft. The 6’4”, 201 lb. Minnesota native, who had a 2.38 GAA and a .908 save percentage, along with 25 wins for the NTDP U18s last season, is one of six Terriers on the 42-man roster for the US Junior National Team evaluation camp beginning July 31 in Plymouth, Mich.

A product of the US National Team Development Program, Oettinger is committed to Boston University in 2016-17. He started more games this past season than his teammate and Toronto Maple Leafs’ third-round pick Joseph Woll, and he should go higher in the 2017 draft. He’s bigger, faster, and will be starting college before he is even eligible to be drafted. With Sean Maguire signing a pro contract, the door is wide open for him to start for BU. It is the perfect storm for creating an exceptionally desirable prospect.

He won a bronze medal for the Americans at the U18s, posting very solid numbers (4 GP – 1.50 .934) to make an even stronger case as the top goaltending prospect in his draft class. Not to place any added expectations on him, but the last goaltender that can boast a starting job for a division I NCAA team before the age of 18 has developed into quite the goaltender. Does the name Thatcher Demko ring a bell?

NHL Development Camps

Looking back 
Former Terrier David Warsofsky returns to Pittsburgh, signing a one-year contract with the Stanley Cup champions. The Marshfield, Mass., native, a member of BU’s 2009 national championship team, began last season with the Penguins and then was claimed on waivers by New Jersey.
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Brian Strait, an assistant captain on the 2009 NC squad, signed a one-year contract with Winnipeg after  spending the past four seasons on the Islanders' blueline. report
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Another former BU blueliner, Adam Clendening, heads back East, signing a one-year deal with the New York Rangers. Clendening spent last season with the Penguins and Oilers.
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Chris Connolly, another key cog on the 2009 national champs and co-captain of the 2011-12 squad, has been named an assistant coach for the Minnesota-Duluth women's hockey team. The Duluth native spent five seasons playing professionally in Europe, the last three with the Iserlohn Roosters of the German DEL. report
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A.J. Greer has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Avalanche. Colorado's 2nd-round draft pick in 2015, Greer scored seven points for BU's 2014-15 national finalist squad. He departed for the QMJHL after first semester last season. report 

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