The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with Bobo Carpenter on a two-year entry-level contract that will kick in for the 2019-20 season. Carpenter recently finished his senior season with Boston University, where he served as captain. The 22-year old forward was an undrafted free agent, able to sign with any team in the NHL.
A familiar name in hockey circles, Carpenter is the son of Stanley Cup champion Bobby Carpenter, who played nearly 1,200 regular season games across a long NHL career. The younger Carpenter doesn’t have quite the same hype that his father brought when he was selected third overall in 1981, but still did have an excellent college career and was pursued by more than just the Islanders. In 144 games for BU, the 5’11” forward scored 56 goals and 102 points while being a respected leader even with almost countless top NHL prospects surrounding him.
Carpenter could join the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on an amateur tryout for the rest of the year, but will definitely be battling for a roster spot in New York in the fall. His two-year deal will make him a restricted free agent in the summer of 2021.