A CH hopeful wants to end his university career in style
Montreal Canadiens prospect Jayden Struble wants to enjoy his last moments with the Northeastern University Huskies.
The latter will play his 100th duel in the university ranks in the next game against the University of Vermont on Saturday. There will only be two games left on the Hockey East regular schedule after that.
“It struck me a little that this was my last game at the University, mentioned the defender at the American daily The Pawtucket Times.
“Making the jump to the professionals is something that I often think about, but I try not to think about it for the moment. We're in a good position so it's easy to put that off, but these last few games it's going to be a pretty special feeling.”
Indeed, the former second-round choice of CH and the Huskies are in an excellent position, only one point behind the top of the standings.
He was able to help his team in particular to achieve success – including a Beanpot win – by polishing up your defensive game.
“It's about being more consistent and understanding that you can contribute in other ways for the better team by focusing on the defense,” he summarized.
Struble must sign a contract with the CH before August 15, otherwise he could become an unrestricted free agent. The 21-year-old has 47 points, including nine goals in 99 NCAA games.
He will try to prove he has the maturity to join the pros in the final games of his season. college career.
“I came to [Northeastern] very excited to be in college. Now I realize that I need to exercise more restraint. The last four years have helped me a lot with that.”