It was reported early Thursday that Falcon defenseman Ralfs Freibergs will forego the final two years of his college eligibility and sign with the Winnipeg Jets organization.
Freibergs has been the Falcon’s most productive blue liner accumulating a 3-19-22 line in 37 games this past season. Ralfs also played his freshman year accumulating six assists and one goal in eight games. He was suspended for a majority of the season by the NCAA for playing in a Latvian professional league prior to his time at Bowling Green.
Freibergs was selected to compete in the 2014 Latvian Olympic games. But, a failed drug test retroactively banned him from the games and called into question his eligibility for the upcoming season. The question of his eligibility ultimately made him decide to sign with the Jets.
Freibergs had taken part in the Jets development camp in July. The deal is believed to be a two-way minor league deal with Freibergs eligible to play in the AHL or ECHL.
The deal was first reported by TVNet in Latvia and then The Telegraph, a Canadian newspaper.