Speculation: Aug 15th - NCAA UFA signing day? Who is available?

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  1. Literally

    Literally Better than you think

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    So today is the day...

    Who are the prominent UFA's looking for homes as of today?


    Those drafted, and having played their 4 yrs, but not interested in signing with their draft team...

    I know Kerfoot is one... who else?
     
  2. Stjonnypopo

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    Will Butcher is apparently another one, but a lot of people seem lukewarm on him. Especially Avs fans, but that's understandable.
     
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    Tomorrow is the day, actually.

    These are the guys who are available:


    Butcher, Kerfoot, and maybe Toninato are the only ones to be offered NHL contracts, imo.
     
  4. Literally

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    Thanks!
     
  5. McMozesmadness

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    I'd add Byron to that list. I think he's a lock to get a deal.

    A guy I'm not sure gets an NHL deal, but I personally really like is Grant Besse. Kid is a little buzz-saw. Good skill, great work ethic.
     
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    Would be surprised if Byron doesn't get an ELC, good senior year and isn't tiny.
     
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    Devils Dominion No hay caballos

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    Kerfoot should be the most sought after.
     
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    Will be interesting to see where all these guys end up. Butcher seems to be getting the most attention.
     
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    I agree Byron will likely get a deal
    but surprised to see HockeyDB has him at 165#
    and EliteProspects at 172#
     
  10. Le Magnifique 66

    Le Magnifique 66 Let's Go Pens

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    Yup, I expect Byron to get signed. Too bad he didn't want to stick around
     
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    He's definitely got a small frame, interesting to see what his stats are at training camp. I'm guessing 5'11 high 170s. Disappointing to lose him but Zach Aston-Reese more than replace him. I can see why picking where you want to play is enticing but given Pens success with average/undersized college players (Guentzel, Sheary, Rust, Wilson) I'm surprised he didn't sign here.
     
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    As a big guy who moves pretty well, I thought De Haas might have a shot at a contract. I have seen worse players sign NHL deals.
     
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    Yeah Will Butcher is getting the most attention right now, Could see Pittsburgh or Chicago as contenders Chicago is close to his Madison, Wisconsin home.
     

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