That time of year when NCAA players start signing with NHL teams, and we’ve seen some of the dominoes fall already. Still, there are plenty of other interesting names out there, something NHL insider Bob McKenzie broke down for NBCSN on Wednesday.
In the video above, McKenzie discussed Charlie McAvoy, Clayton Keller, Colin White, Luke Kunin and Brock Boeser as recent first-round draft picks who could sign deals (with the timing hinging to some extent upon how their current NCAA teams perform).
He also discusses Alexander Kerfoot, an intriguing New Jersey Devils draft pick (150th overall in 2012) who could follow former Harvard teammate Jimmy Vesey‘s footsteps and decide to test the UFA market come Aug. 15. That said, McKenzie notes that there’s also more of a chance that Kerfoot would sign with the Devils than there was with Vesey and the Predators.
If that’s not enough, McKenzie discusses more NCAA hockey by breaking down the Hockey Baker finalists in the video below.
Hey, who said you needed to stop thinking up hypothetical scenarios about your team getting better once the trade deadline passed? Enjoy.