Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by caley, Mar 13, 2021.
"To Boldy go where no one has gone before."
Had been on an AHL deal with Rockford
Kawaguchi will get a 1 year ELC when he does sign. As an obligatory reminder, ELC length is defined by age (birth year). For North American (trained) players:
18-21: 3 year ELC
22-23: 2 year ELC
24: 1 year ELC
25+: not subject to ELC
OP, the part in bold below is incorrect. He was drafted by Toronto. @caley
Thanks for the catch!
And now officially signed.
Edit: Additional details
Don't know anything about the kid but hope he has a good camp this fall.
It boggles the mind, to me, that the Canucks had no contact with the player. He's from right in their backyard (Abbotsford) and you'd have to imagine, he'd love to play for his hometown team and the Canucks are probably going to need low-cost ELCs in their immediate future.
Not sure why any signing good or bad would boggle your mind? The Canucks have shown a complete lack of interest in players who make sense, and a complete shocking amount of interest in shitty players... ie.. Myers, Eriksson, Beagle, Roussel and the list goes on... likely there was no interest because there are elc restrictions and Benning would only sign him to a 5 x 5 deal.
I’ve lost complete faith in Benning. I’m just assuming that all UFA’s are lost for nothing and they sign more 4th liners next year...
Well if you're interested in BC-born Dallas Stars that may interest the Canucks, I've got some great news for you!
Seen by some as the next best unsigned NCAA player after Kawaguchi and Kiersted
Never heard of him, anyone shed any light on this kid?
Captain of his NCAA team, ended up 4th in league scoring with 36p in 28gp and was a Hobey Baker finalist in 2020. Seems like a decent depth signing, hope he can translate some success into the major league level.
Also fun fact, he is a cousin of Sharks legend Devin Setoguchi.
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