With the college hockey season wrapping up, NHL teams are beginning to offer former NCAA players entry level contracts. The Islanders made a splash in that space Tuesday when they signed former Boston University captain Bobo Carpenter to a two-year, two-way deal.
Carpenter finished a four-year career for the Terriers last Friday. At BU, the 22-year-old worked his way up from freshman contributor to captain for his senior season. The forward broke out in his junior season, as an assistant captain, with a team-leading 20 goals and 35 points.
In 2018-19, Carpenter played only 27 games while dealing with an injury that allowed him to score 10 goals and add nine assists on the year.
Before skating for BU, Carpenter was a member of the Sioux City Chiefs in the USHL.
Carpenter's father, Bobby, played 18 years in the NHL and spent his final six seasons with the Devils. The general manager during the elder Carpenter's time in New Jersey was Lou Lamoriello, who is currently the president of the Islanders.