This Year's Graduated College Players

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    Doesn't a NHL team have to offer a player a contract with a certain number of days following the end of his college career (amateur eligibility) and if an offer is not made, doesn't this player become a free agent?

    The Hockey News used to publish a list of those college players given their outright release but that was many years ago.

    The list below is a list of drafted college players who have graduated and may not have yet signed an NHL contract although some have signed ATOs with the farm club.

    NJ Magowan, Ken LW Albany (AHL)/ED00
    CAR Forrest, Justin/J. D. D Boston College (HE)/ED00
    PIT Eaves, Ben C Boston College (HE)/ED01
    NJ Dziama, Justin RW Boston College (HE)/ED99
    OTT Johnson, Gregg C Boston Univ (HE)/Binghamton (AHL)/ED01
    VAN Bieksa, Kevin D Bowling Green (CCHA)/ED01
    ATL Stuart, Colin C Colorado College (WCHA)/ED01
    CHI Berkhoel, Adam G Denver (WCHA)/ED00
    NYI Caldwell, Ryan D Denver (WCHA)/ED00
    LA James, Connor RW Denver (WCHA)/ED02
    EDM Smith, Kenny D Harvard (ECAC)/released from ATO by
    Toronto (AHL) 4/8/04/ED01
    CBJ Kolarik, Tyler C Harvard (ECAC)/ED00
    FLA Fried, Robert RW Harvard (ECAC)/ED00
    TB Packard, Dennis LW Harvard (ECAC)/ED01
    COL Skladany, Frantisek LW Hershey (AHL)/ED01
    DET Jackson, Todd RW Maine (HE)/ED00
    PHL Shields, Colin RW Maine (HE)/ED00
    DAL Rosa, Marco C Merrimack (HE)/ED01
    ATL Sipotz, Brian D Miami-Ohio (CCHA)/ED01
    CHI Martin, Joey D Minnesota (WCHA)/ED00
    NAS Koalska, Matt RW Minnesota (WCHA)/ED00
    STL Riddle, Troy C Minnesota (WCHA)/ED00
    LA Gabinet, Mike D Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA)/ED01
    CHI Ayers, Michael G New Hampshire (HE)/ED00
    NYR Martz, Nathan C New Hampshire (HE)/ED00
    PIT Foley, Patrick LW New Hampshire (HE)/ED00
    NYI Scott, Tyler D New Hampshire (HE)/ED99
    CHI Miles, Jeff C Norfolk (AHL) 4 games/ED01
    MTL Selig, Scott C Northeastern (HE)/ED00
    CAR Kowalski, Craig G Northern Michigan (CCHA)/ED00
    OTT Komadoski, Neil D Notre Dame (CCHA)/Binghamton (AHL)/ED01
    FLA Globke Rob, RW Notre Dame (CCHA)/ED02
    LA Steckel David, C Ohio State (CCHA)/ED01
    WSH Maglione, Matthew D Princeton (ECAC)/ED01
    LA Marsters, Nathan G Rensselaer (ECAC)/ED00
    NAS Hendricks, Matt LW St. Cloud State (WCHA)/
    Milwaukee (AHL)/ED00
    MTL Glenn, Ryan D St. Lawrence (ECAC)/ED00
    CBJ Zingoni, Peter C Syracuse (AHL) 5 games/ED00
    EDM Platt, Jason D Toronto (AHL) 1 game/ED00
    PHL Eichelberger, John C Wisconsin (WCHA)/ED00
    COL Steeves, Ryan C Yale (ECAC)/ED02
    ATL Dwyer, Jeff D Released from ATO by
    Chicago (AHL) 4/15/04/ED00
     
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    Well yes it's a number of days after they finish school, but it's actually 365 days, not a couple. Teams have 1 year to sign a player out of college or they become FA's.

    Also missing off the list is Scott Selig, Northeastern.
     
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    J. D. Forrest signed to played with SaiPa (Finland) recently.
     
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    There are about 10-20 kids on this list that SHOULD be signed but with the impending labor issues, teams are very leary of making any signings.

    And yes, teams have until July 1 the year after the player graduates to sign him.

    Here is a list of players I think will end up with NHL deals:
    PIT Eaves, Ben C Boston College (HE)/ED01
    ATL Stuart, Colin C Colorado College (WCHA)/ED01
    CHI Berkhoel, Adam G Denver (WCHA)/ED00
    NYI Caldwell, Ryan D Denver (WCHA)/ED00
    LA James, Connor RW Denver (WCHA)/ED02
    DAL Rosa, Marco C Merrimack (HE)/ED01
    CBJ Kolarik, Tyler C Harvard (ECAC)/ED00
    TB Packard, Dennis LW Harvard (ECAC)/ED01
    STL Riddle, Troy C Minnesota (WCHA)/ED00
    LA Gabinet, Mike D Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA)/ED01
    CHI Ayers, Michael G New Hampshire (HE)/ED00
    OTT Komadoski, Neil D Notre Dame (CCHA)/Binghamton (AHL)/ED01
    FLA Globke Rob, RW Notre Dame (CCHA)/ED02
    LA Steckel David, C Ohio State (CCHA)/ED01
    LA Marsters, Nathan G Rensselaer (ECAC)/ED00
    NAS Hendricks, Matt LW St. Cloud State (WCHA)/
    Milwaukee (AHL)/ED00

    Then there are some borderline players.
     
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