New York Islanders Oliver Wahlstrom ‘College Is Not For Everyone’
New York Islander prospect Oliver Wahlstrom says college isn’t for everyone, and I certainly agree with his take. He proved it just this past year.
On the path to a potential NHL career, New York Islanders 2018 Draft Pick, Oliver Wahlstrom, stopped off at Boston College. He played 36 games with BC and it was a struggle for the prolific scorer.
He finished with just eight goals and 11 assists which is nothing to write home about for someone with the potential of Wahlstrom. When Ollie went to Bridgeport, everything changed.
He had seven points in 10 games including the playoffs and looked much more comfortable. Looking back, Oliver Wahlstrom says that college wasn’t for him.
"“Education is important but college is not for everyone, I guess,”"
Personally, I loved college. I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything in the world. But I’m not a hockey player. If I was trying to go to the NHL I wouldn’t go to college either. It’s a short schedule and scoring is low.
I’d prefer to play hockey every day as Wahlstrom can do now.
"“Now, I come to the rink every day and it’s hockey. It’s a job. You have to come and show up every day. I like that intensity. I like that feeling.”"
The ultimate goal is to make the NHL and play at a high level to make as much money in possible. Developing your game, by playing every day, is the best way to do that. I agree with Wahlstrom here, if you’re going to the NHL don’t go to college.
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