The Official 2011 College/Junior/European Free Agent thread

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  1. Kritty

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    College UFAs

    Anyone have any early insight on who some of the more closely scouted college UFAs will be this year? I know most years those players don't come to the forefront until midway into the season but curious what names to watch.
     
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    Stephane Da Costa Merrimack? I think he fits that description.
     
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    I have said it before on this board and I will say it again: I would love for our GM to sign this kid. He has amazing offensive talent and isn't a slouch in his own end. If he were from Small-Town, Saskatchewan he would have been signed already.

    Does anyone know if he plans on going back to Merrimack?
     
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    Former WCHA Defensive player of the year Chay Genoway. He is coming back for his 5th season after a medical red-shirt, after turning down multiple contract offers after his junior year. Is an early favorite for the Hobey Baker award, and arguably the most dynamic offensive threat from the blue line in college hockey.
     
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    Yale - Broc Little, Andrew Miller
    Maine - Bryan Flynn, Marc Nemec
    BC - Brian Gibbons
    Vermont - Kevan Miller, Sebastian Stalberg
    UNH - Mike Sislo, Paul Thompson
    North Dakota - Chay Genoway
    Colorado College - Gabe Guentzel
    Michigan Tech - Brett Olson
    Minnesota - Jacob Cepis
    MinnDuluth - Jack and Mike Connelly, Justin Fontaine
    Minnesota State - Ben Youds
    St. Cloud - Jared Festler
    Alaska Fairbanks - Andy Taranto
    Ferris State - Pat Nagle
    Lake Superior - Rick Schofield
    Miami - Pat Cannone, Cody Reichard
    Michigan State - Andrew Rowe
    Nebraska - John Faulkner
    Northern Michigan - Justin Florek
    Notre Dame - Calle Ridderwall
    Ohio State - Peter Boyd
    Western Michigan - Matt Tennyson

    not sure if any of these signed but here's some Fresh/Soph/Juniors that are undrafted and have some promise
     
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    He's the clear cut #1 right now.
     
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    From the list above Stephane Da costa and Calle Ridderwall look like two most interesting guys from this year crop.

    Taranto aswell.
     
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    Florek was drafted by Boston in June.
     
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    Carter Camper may draw some interest.
     
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    Andrew Rowe has already been signed by the Flyers.

    I think Fontaine's one that hasn't been singled out yet to keep an eye on. It also will be very interesting to see what happens with Cody Reichard, after he was #1A all of last season, only to be lifted for #1B Connor Knapp in the tournament.
     
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    I don't think I would say that. With the way Chay Genoway was playing last year I would say if he's healthy that he is right there with him.
     
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    That is a huge IF.

    Right now De Costa is clearly the best available NCAA Undrafted Free Agent.
     
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    Fontaine is the one I like the most, along with Genoway and Ben Youds.
     
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    Besides Jared Festler from St. Cloud State, other potentials include Drew LeBlanc and David Eddy. LeBlanc tried out but didn't make the WJC team at some point, plus he's got NHL size. Festler has incredible hands and puck control, but he's simply too frail for the NHL. Eddy is one tough son-of-a-gun and has the potential to put up Garrett Roe type numbers... as long as he stays academically eligible.
     
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    If Genoway is 100%, he should get tons of interest. He has hockey IQ like no other blue liner I personally have seen.
    I guess we will all know soon, after he gets some conditioning and flow back at the beginning of the season
     
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    Chase Polacek from RPI maybe?
     
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    I know there have been reports from inside the Canuck Org that has us offering Scott Zurevinski an ELC. The report also said that there were multiple teams interested, but the Canucks' was the most lucrative. He also joined us for our developmental camp, but ultimately decided to go back to college.

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=93311
     
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    Eriah Hayes of Minnesota State is a sleeper.
     
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    Has anyone in the know got anything to add to this thread now we're a reasonable turn into the season?
     
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    Genoway looks like his old self, which is good for the Sioux and bad for whoever they are playing. Another one from UND is Jake Marto, a good puck moving defenseman.
     
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    The 2011 Free Agent NCAA Crop

    Who should we be looking out for this year as the new coveted players? In recent years Bozak has been signed by the Leafs and has been a jem out of the blue.Dustin Penner came out to be effective for the Ducks and participate in a Stanley Cup win. Last year Sens signed Bobby Butler who is tearing up the AHL leading in goals. Who is this years crop?
     
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    Carter Camper,but very small.
     
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    Spencer Abbott?

    UMaine
     

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