Brian Ferlin – Cornell University (ECACH)
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
NHL Rights: Boston Bruins (4th Rd., 121st overall, 2011)
Stats: 11 GP, 5-7–12, 4 PIM
Ferlin is another guy who made a great case for himself to be in the mix at the National Junior Evaluation Camp. The funny thing about that is, he wasn’t even supposed to be there. Ferlin took Bandon Saad’s spot when Saad declined his invitation.
Ferlin made the most of the opportunity and remained in camp the whole way, getting past any cuts. Since then, he’s been cruising in his freshman season at Cornell. He’s been a key part of the Big Red’s production and continues to prove that his offensive abilities shown in the USHL weren’t a fluke, but the norm.
Ferlin has grown a lot in the last few years and he’s looking more and more like a big time prospect. He may end up being a steal for the Bruins who picked him up in the fourth round after Ferlin went undrafted in 2010.
He’s got a great frame and can skate. That size is a big advantage for him and it could lead to Ferlin getting a spot on the final roster. He’s got to beat out a few other guys, but there’s a good chance he’s in Alberta.