BG's Carpenter, CC's Olofsson Sign Pro Deals
CHN Staff Report
The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Colorado College defenseman Gustav Olofsson to a three-year entry level contract today, starting with the 2014-15 season. He was Minnesota's second-round (46th overall) pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He will report to the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL) later this week on an amateur tryout (ATO).
The Boras, Sweden native played one season at Colorado College, scoring four goals and four assists in 30 games. Olofsson's season came to an end against North Dakota in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference quarterfinal round. In the three game series, the 6-foot-4, 191-pound blueliner tallied an assist. He was named to the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team.
Olofsson helped lead Sweden to a Silver Medal at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden. Ranked tied for second in scoring amongst defensemen in the tournament with five points (1-4=5), and earned a plus-5 rating.
Also, Bowling Green junior forward Ryan Carpenter has signed with the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League, the AHL affiliate of San Jose.
Carpenter, an Oviedo, Fla. native, was injured for much of the season, and ended up playing in 15 games for the Faclson. He had eight goals and eight assists for 16 points. The forward averaged 1.07 points-per-game during the stretch, leading Bowling Green to the WCHA Final Five in Grand Rapids, Mich., where it lost to Minnesota State in the semifinals.
Carpenter, who was named to the All-CCHA Second Team in the 2012-13 season, registered 79 career points (37-42) in 100 collegiate games.