Given the many NHL teams that will be trying to upgrade their blue lines this summer, it’s no surprise that scouts are searching far and wide for help.
Take French defenseman Yohann Auvitu of HIFK Helsinki, currently representing France at the worlds. TSN’s Darren Dreger says there’s “some NHL interest” in him, while Finnish hockey writer Juha Hiitelä says he heard the same thing, that a “few” NHL teams are interested.
Auvitu had six goals and 15 assists in 48 games, then six goals and seven assists in 18 playoff games.
According to Hiitelä, Auvitu wants to go to the NHL. The KHL is Plan B.