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.