Boston College’s Chris Kreider is going straight from the NCAA playoffs to the NHL ones. The 20-year-old junior is skipping his senior season after an NCAA Championship to sign a contract with the Rangers, who drafted him in the first-round in 2009. He scored 23 goals and had 22 assists in 44 games for the Eagles last season.
His immediately helpful asset is speed.
“I think he can help. He’s got NHL speed and NHL-level puck-pursuit ability and he gives you another dimension with that speed that pushes opponents beyond their comfort level,” said one former NHL scout, who has watched Kreider throughout his career at Boston College.
What is the world coming to when you have student-athletes foregoing a college degree to turn profe…oh wait. This is hockey. He’s white.
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