Despite being ‘heavily pursued’ by NHL clubs, Sherwood returning to school

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Kiefer Sherwood, the sophomore center that averaged better than a point-per-game for Miami (Ohio), will reportedly return to school rather than sign an entry-level NHL deal, per ESPN’s John Buccigross.

More on Sherwood, from the Columbus Dispatch:

Sherwood, who just completed his sophomore season at Miami University, is being heavily pursued by several NHL clubs with free-agent offers.

Sherwood is the older brother of Kole Sherwood, who signed with the Blue Jackets two summers ago and is playing in the Ontario Hockey League.

Per Buccigross, the Ducks, Flames, Capitals and expansion Golden Knights were all interested in Sherwood, who racked up 14 goals and 38 points in 36 games this season. The Dispatch reported the Blue Jackets “aren’t seen as a likely destination.”

 

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