Tuesday, April 16, 2013

More Quinnipiac players with NHL offers

Eric Hartzell, the big prize at Quinnipiac, signed Sunday night. He'll be with the Penguins tomorrow night for his NHL debut against Montreal.

Three of his teammates are mulling over NHL offers. Forward Jeremy Langlois and defensemen Zach Davies and Mike Dalhuisen are in negotiations.

"I've spent most of the past two days on the phone with scouts, GMs and anyone else," Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold said.

There will be temptation for a few Quinnipiac underclassmen to leave early. Sophomore Matthew Peca and junior Kellen Jones said after the national championship game they would return. But Pecknold says he hasn't heard that from them yet.

Juniors Connor Jones and Jordan Samuels-Thomas may also decide to leave for the pro ranks early. Pecknold said the plan is to sit down with all four later this week to discuss their futures.

"They all had great NCAA tournaments," Pecknold said. "That's the biggest possible showcase they could have for themselves."

EDIT: Things move fast. About a minute after posting this, Mike Dalhuisen signed with the Islanders. He'll play in Bridgeport next season.


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