Monday, April 8, 2013

Early NHL Signings Begin

Early pro signings have begun – and continue – at the NCAA Division I men's hockey level. Listed alphabetically are players with their most recent class, position, and school, and the NHL organization signed with before their NCAA eligibility was up:

Mark Alt, Jr., D, Minnesota (Philadelphia Flyers)

Nick Bjugstad, Jr., F, Minnesota (Florida Panthers)

Zach Budish, Jr., F, Minnesota (Nashville Predators)

Derek Forbort, Jr., D, North Dakota (Los Angeles Kings)

Troy Grosenick, Jr., G, Union (San Jose Sharks)

Erik Haula, Jr., F, Minnesota (Minnesota Wild)
Matt Lindblad, Jr., F, Dartmouth (Boston Bruins)

Scott Mayfield, So., D, Denver (New York Islanders)

Matt Nieto, Jr., F., Boston University (San Jose Sharks)
Juho Olkinuora, So., G, Denver (Winnipeg Jets)

Nate Schmidt, Jr., D, Minnesota (Washington Capitals)
Jacob Trouba, Fr., D, Michigan (Winnipeg Jets)

Not included are players who had exhausted their four years of college eligibility before signing.

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