It was announced yesterday that the New York Islanders are expected to sign Bobo Carpenter to a deal after his time with Boston University came to an end.
The collegiate hockey season is coming to a close, so now teams are signing their guys to ELC’s. Someone who wasn’t drafted by the New York Islanders, Bobo Carpenter, is expected to sign with the Islanders.
If you find yourself asking “who is Bobo Carpenter?” don’t worry, we’ll give you the rundown. For the past four years, Bobo has played collegiate hockey at Boston University. In 2015-2016, his first collegiate year, he struggled a bit only producing 16 points. That would be the fewest of his NCAA career.
The following year, that number went up to 32 points in 38 games. He clearly took a huge leap after a struggling Freshman season. His Junior year, he was given an “A” on his jersey and went on to have his best year at BU. In 40 games he put up 35 points (20 goals, 15 assists).
Albie O’Connell, his coach, saw something in this kid and made him captain. In just 27 games this year he had 19 points (10 goals, 9 assists). Now that his NCAA career is over he needed a deal with an NHL team, and the Isles are expected to give him one.
This is likely just a depth signing for their Bridgeport team. It’s a low risk with a potentially high reward for adding the 22-year-old.
Bobo’s father is former Capital and New Jersey Devil, Bobby Carpenter. Bobby played under Lou Lamoriello at the end of his career so it comes as no surprise that Lou would take a flier on his kid and give him a deal out of college.
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