Posted April 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
It's been a whirlwind few days for Jeremy Welsh: First the Frozen Four, then his NHL debut. The forward is expected to skate for the Carolina Hurricanes at Florida on Saturday night. That's less than 48 hours after his Union College team lost in the NCAA semifinals and he signed with Carolina as a college free agent. ''I want to see him play, and I'm sure he'll get some good ice time,'' Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said Friday after practice. The 23-year-old Welsh certainly had an unforgettable Thursday night. A few hours after his Union team was beaten by Ferris State in the Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla., he signed a one-year deal with Carolina that will pay $832,000 in the NHL or $70,000 in the minor leagues and included a $92,500 signing bonus. The signing was announced by the Hurricanes six minutes before midnight, and he was expected to meet the team upon its arrival in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Welsh played three seasons at Union, ranking third in the nation with 27 goals this s...
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