It appears the Boston University men’s hockey team has worked quickly to fill the recent hole left on the team’s roster.
Oskar Andren, a 20-year-old forward playing in the NAHL, has announced his commitment to play at BU, starting in the second semester of this season.
— Oskar Andrén (@oskarandren19) December 20, 2015
Andren’s announcement comes one day after a source confirmed with The Daily Free Press that sophomore forward A.J. Greer has left BU for the QMJHL.
A native of Danderyd, Sweden, Andren has played his last two seasons with the Lone Star Brahmas. He had 47 points (18 goals, 29 assists) in 51 games last season, and has 22 points in 28 games this year, which is tops on the team.
Andren is the first commitment from an NAHL player since Ryan Santana made his decision to come to Commonwealth Avenue in 2008-09.
The Lone Star coaching staff gave Andren praises in a statement published on the team’s website.
There’s a lot of good players in this league, and when you’re a top team, you’re going to lose players,” head coach Dan Wildfong added. “That’s a good thing because they’re moving on to where they want to go.
Andren went through a lot and when the scholarship came, to reach that goal, we were all excited. We trusted him and believed in him and we’re proud of him. He couldn’t have asked for a better school.
With Andren’s commitment, the Terriers get more offensive depth and their roster goes back up to 15 forwards and 26 total players for the second half of the season.