New York Islanders Predicting Who Gets Third Center Role
The College Kids
Mason Jobst had an incredible college career. Playing for Ohio University he scored 164 points in 150 games. That’s right, over his four-year NCAA career, Jobst was over a point-per-game player. So why wasn’t there some sort of frenzy over his signature?
He’s short for the NHL. Standing 5’8″, Jobst doesn’t have what you’d call “NHL size”. It’s a ridiculous reason to not sign a player, but that’s the NHL. Size shouldn’t matter if a player has the talent and the right work ethic.
Mason Jobst clearly has both. Again, he’s over a point-per-game throughout his entire four-year college career. Jobst was also Ohio State’s captain. Clearly, he’s got the work ethic element as well.
Jobst has everything needed to excel. If he has a good camp he’s got a good chance at taking that center spot.
Chance of taking the spot: 4/10
Yet another talented college free agent and former captain. Bobo Carpenter spent four seasons playing for Boston University scoring 102 points in 114 games.
Just like Jobst, Carpenter has the talent and work ethic that should help him excel and reach the next level.
I give Jobst the edge simply for his ability to put up the points he did.
Chance of taking the spot: 3/10