SabreFan1 Posted April 22, 2015 Share Posted April 22, 2015 Eichel's line mate and 2nd highest NCAA scorer in the nation is signing with the Sabres. Tanking this year was definitely worth it. Boston University forward Evan Rodrigues will sign with the Buffalo Sabres, according to sources. The undrafted free agent ranked second in the country with 61 points (21 goals, 40 assists) in 41 games as a senior while playing on a line with freshman star Jack Eichel. Interestingly enough, Buffalo is also the probable landing spot for Eichel now that the Sabres have the second overall pick. Rodrigues is a 5-foot-11 right shot from Etobicoke, Ontario. He played left wing this season, but had also played on the right side for stretches of his BU career. Rodrigues is a stellar two-way player who featured prominently on both the penalty kill and power play for the Terriers. BU coach David Quinn has said that Rodrigues is one of the smartest college hockey players he has ever coached. Rodrigues helped lead the Terriers to Hockey East regular-season and tournament titles this season, as well as a Frozen Four appearance. They ultimately fell to Providence in the national championship game. http://collegeblog.weei.com/sports/college/2015/04/21/sources-bus-evan-rodrigues-to-sign-free-agent-deal-with-sabres/ Playing on a line with Eichel will help your numbers, but he sounds like a solid pick-up. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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