RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - It's been a whirlwind few days for Jeremy Welsh: First the Frozen Four, then his NHL debut.
Carolina coach Kirk Muller said Friday that he expects the forward to skate at Florida on Saturday night - less than 48 hours after his Union College team lost in the NCAA semifinals and he signed with the Hurricanes as a free agent.
Muller said after practice that "I want to see him play, and I'm sure he'll get some good ice time."
Welsh, 23, certainly had an unforgettable Thursday night.
A few hours after his Union team was beaten by Ferris State in the Frozen Four, he signed a one-year deal with Carolina that will pay $832,000 in the NHL or $70,000 in the minor leagues. He received a $92,500 signing bonus.