Canadian Teams To Lose Rights To Multiple Prospects Tomorrow

James Connelly
August 14, 2023  (11:33)

A couple of Canadian teams are going to lose rights to some prospects tomorrow if they are unable to sign them.

The August 15th Deadline

In the NHL, there are two major deadline days for signing a prospect, July 1st and August 15th. If a team fails to sign a prospect before their set date, the prospect can walk and sign with whichever team he feels like despite being drafted.
We have seen many players go through this including stars like Adam Fox who forced his way off of two teams before getting traded to the Rangers.
Tomorrow, a few Canadian teams will lose rights to some of their players.

The Winnipeg Jets- Jared Moe (G)


In 2018, the Winnipeg Jets selected Jared Moe in the 6th round with the hope of him developing into an NHL goaltender. However, things have not gone according to plan and Moe has posted numbers not worthy of an NHL contract.
After posting his best year in the NCAA as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Moe has been on a steady decline and transferred to the University of Wisconsin as a junior.
Last season, he posted a 3.31 GAA and a .898 sv% which has solidified him as a player who will play professional hockey but will likely be a career minor leaguer.

The Toronto Maple Leafs- Ryan O'Connell (D)


In 2017, the Toronto Maple Leafs took a low-risk high-reward swing on defenseman Ryan O'Connell out of the CISAA. Drafted in the 7th round, it would have been a long road for O'Connell to get to the NHL.
After spending 5 years in the NCAA, 4 with Ohio St. and 1 with Michigan Tech, O'Connell never broke out into the player the Leafs were hoping they drafted back in 2017.
Last season at Michigan Tech, he had only 3 points in 35 games which was the lowest total of his entire NCAA career. He does not have a team yet for next year.

The Edmonton Oilers- Skyler Brind'Amour (C)


Skyler Brind'Amour, son of Hurricanes head coach Rod, was drafted by the Oilers in the 6th round of the 2017 draft. While he displays many qualities his father has, he does not have the scoring touch Rod had.
He won an NCAA championship with Quinnipiac last season and had his strongest collegiate year with 32 points in 41 games.
Brind'Amour has already signed a PTO with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL which are the minor league affiliate of the Florida Panthers. Of these players, Brind'Amour seems to be the closest to making the NHL.
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Canadian Teams To Lose Rights To Multiple Prospects Tomorrow

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