Says Ron Francis, director of hockey operations for the
Of all of the college free agents available, we identified Jeremy as the one who most fit our organizational needs. He provides another big body for us down the middle, and is a player who has shown character and leadership at the college level, in addition to scoring ability.But eschew the sad, be happy, and most of all, be proud of Jeremy Welsh and the Dutchmen. After all, #27 will always be a Dutchmen. When his bio is displayed on TV on Saturday, all should be proud to see "Union College" under his name. We'll have more on this later, but once again: congratulations to Jeremy Welsh and the Union Dutchmen. For more, check out Mike's interview with Jeremy from last month.
Update: Ken Schott has video from Welshie's press conference. He will finish his degree when he comes back this spring.
Update 2: Welsh will center Jeff Skinner and Tuomo Ruutu tonight when the Hurricanes take on the Florida Panthers. Join the conversation here. He also gets ink in Sports Illustrated.
Update 3: Welsh will wear #23 tonight for the Hurricanes. You can watch the game on NHL GameCenter for $9.99.
|Congratulations to Jeremy!|