Chicago signs Quebec League sniper Highmore


On Thursday, the ‘Hawks announced they’ve signed QMJHL forward Matthew Highmore to a three-year, entry-level deal.

Highmore, 21, is an undrafted winger that’s racked up the points this year for the Saint John Sea Dogs. He has 82 through 58 games — good for seventh in league scoring — and sits tied for second on the team in goals with Bolts prospect Mathieu Joseph.

It’s probably worth noting that Highmore’s one of the oldest players in the Q, having turned 21 earlier this week, and that his offensive spike has come in his final two years of junior hockey (he had 22 goals and 75 points last year).

It’s also worth noting Highmore is teammates with Chicago prospect Nathan Noel, who was taken in the fourth round of last year’s draft.