"We’ve been very pleased with Jerry’s progression over the past 12 months," said Burke. "Seth Appert and the rest of the coaching staff at R.P.I. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) have done a really nice job of preparing Jerry for the next stage in his development. We look forward to having him at training camp."
4. Setting aside your personal biases: Louis LeBlanc or Jerry D'Amigo, and why?
If you put the gun to my head and ask me to pick one guy who is absolutely desperately needed more by his team, it's Leblanc but only because RPI has a much better team surrounding Jerry D'Amigo and they've won important games without D'Amigo in the lineup.
Who would I take? I'd take Jerry D'Amigo because he's the total package on offense and on defense. Leblanc provides a lot of offensive flash and that's great, especially for what Harvard's needs are, but I don't want my team getting a penalty have to be a reason to take him off the ice.
He didn't cause much of a ripple when the Maple Leafs drafted him in the sixth round last June, but Jerry D'Amigo made enough of an impression to land a coveted spot with Team USA heading into the world junior hockey championships in rosters that were announced Wednesday.