Top Potential UFA NCAA Prospects this year

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Caged Great, Oct 13, 2011.

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  1. Caged Great

    Caged Great Registered User

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    I'm wondering who are this year's Bozak/Da Costa/Frattin (drafted guys count as well)

    thanks in advance
     
  2. BillyShoe1721

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    If you're looking at good NCAA guys that are unsigned(no matter where they were drafted): Charlie Coyle, Chris Kreider, Drew Shore, Brock Nelson, Jaden Schwartz, Bill Arnold, Matt Nieto.

    They were all early picks, but are all unsigned.
     
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    Stevie Moses from UNH.
     
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    Once you sign an ELC don't you lose college eligibility? So listing the unsigned drafted players is kinda pointless as they all are unsigned (I know the OP said drafted players count too).
     
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    Scooter Vaughn?
     
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    What type of player does he compare to?
     
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    Scott Greenham - UAF

    Should one of if not the top NCAA FA goalie
     
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    He played goalie for my highschool hockey team. It's amazing to think he's come this far.
     
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    From the Hockey East:

    Steve Moses UNH
    Chris Connolly BU

    Have yet to scout BC, Prov, UMassLowell, Merrimack, Vermont and Maine.
     
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    Gabe Guentzel and David Makowski are two defensemen that should garner some end of year attention.
     
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    all NCAA players are unsigned, so that makes them all to follow I guess

    college hockey news makes list of players to follow for every division

    http://www.collegehockeynews.com/
     
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    I really only follow Flames prospects. Both Bill Arnold and John Gaudreau have gotten off to nice starts with BC. Arnold was a bit of a longshot when the Flames drafted him, but he's looking like he might be a player to keep an eye on. Everyone likes skilled centres with size.
     
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    Makowski attended the Wild's Prospect Deveolopment Camp this summer. I'm hoping that and the fact that Jason Zucker is his teammate at DU help sway him to sign in Minnesota.
     
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    I could see that happening, both Paul Thompson and Brians Gibbons attended a Pens Prospect development camp then went back to college for their senior years and ended up signing deals with the Pens once they finished college.
     
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    Why not stick this as a place to talk the UFA side of the NCAA prospect shop and keep it all in one place over the course of the season?

    *sticky*
     
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    big one to keep an eye on is JT Brown from Duluth attended the wild and flyers camps.

    Plays a fast physical forechecking game will be valuable because he can be a great 3rd line player.
     
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    btw, anyone can comment on Matt Lindblad of Dartmouth and Adam Phillips of Massachussets?
     
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    JT Brown is THE college free agent to pursue in my opinion. I think he'll be a solid power forward in the NHL some day.
     
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    He's the top prize in my opinion. At the very least he should be a gritty checker.
     
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    I saw Brown at the Frozen Four and came away very impressed. A few of the UMD fans I was sitting near told me he is still very raw and is a late bloomer. The only issue I could see is whether his size will be an issue to translating his game to the NHL level.

    What about Brown's teammate Travis Oleksuk?

    Brian Flynn of Maine
    Rylan Schwartz of CC
     
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    redarmynative: Scooter has already graduated and I think he may signed an ECHL contact over the summer. Not entirely sure on that one.

    Mathletic: Didn't get to see much of Lindblad last season, so I can give anything that would be of any help.

    Phillips is an intriguing kid. Big (about 6'6") skates pretty well for a kid his size, has a bomb of a shot from the point. He's an offensive-minded defenseman, likes to jump up into the plays. Right now, the biggest thing he needs to work on is taking care of his end and knowing when to jump up into plays. There were a couple of times whether he jumped in at the absolute wrong time and it nearly cost his team. In one game versus BU, it led to a goal by Wade Megan (I think it was).


    Everyone has made some good picks, here's a few more that's sure to stir up some chatter (in no particular order). FYI, not all of them are seniors this year:

    Jack Connolly - Minnesota-Duluth
    Scott Zurevinski - Quinnipiac
    Jack Maclellan - Brown
    Jeremy Welsh - Union College
    Spencer Abbott - Maine
    Chris Rawlings - Northeastern
    Torey Krug - Michigan State
    Dan DeKeyser - Western Michigan
    Michael Young - Nebraska-Omaha
    Ryan Flanigan - Merrimack
    Drew Leblanc - St. Cloud State
     
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    How about Cody Reichard from Miami (OH)? I think he might catch on somewhere.
     
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    Lol, not a chance.
     
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    I dunno. I came away pretty unimpressed after watching him against Providence.

    He's big, got size and got a good reach. Like you said, has a bomb for a shot, which he used to score a goal. But besides that, there isn't much offense there, Joel Hanley usually mans the point. I thought his mobility was somewhat poor. He gets where he needs to be but looks heavy on his skates so I'm worried if that will translate to higher levels.

    Now UMass classmate Steven Guzzo, he's a guy I love...
     
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