Thursday, August 30, 2012

BU's Courtnall signs with Bruins

Reports are coming out this afternoon that BU forward Justin Courtnall has signed an entry level deal with the Bruins. This comes only a week before classes begin and no time for that roster spot to be filled by any scholarship player. I would expect a walk-on to be added for depth but it is going to be tough to get a kid enrolled in school in less than a week. We will update this post as more information comes out. It was first reported by Scott McLaughlin of CHN.

We wish Justin the best of luck as he wore an A for the Terriers last season and single handely turned around game 3 of the HE QF against UNH with his physical play. He will certainly be a physical force at the next level and will be fun to watch in Providence(AHL) this coming season along with former Terriers Colby Cohen and Dave Warsofsky. The timing on it sucks but the team has enough forward depth to overcome this and will allow more ice time for some younger players to grow and develop. Courtnall posted 13 points(7g, 6 a) in his BU career to go along with 104 penalty minutes in 3 seasons.


  1. There goes 1/3 of the most experienced and formidable checking line in Hockey East. Well, now who do you put with Rosen and Santana to play on that grinder line? I'm sorry to see Justin leave, happy for him to sign somewhere.

    Also who will get the "A's" now? I would pick Rosen and Escobedo as seniors with grit, determination and maturity to help Megan lead the team.

  2. I still see Noonan getting an A with one of the two above that you mentioned. It does hurt that line but if you assume the top 9 wil be nieto, gill, cisse, kurker, o regan, megan, myron, lane , and rodrigues then that leaves rosen, santana, moran, hohman, and moscatel to fill 3 spots. I guess you could throw Ronan into that mix

  3. I beg to differ. Cisse is not a lock near the top. Still a lot to prove. Santana & Rosen are set. Need third guy.