Sunday, March 10, 2019

Top Prospect Signings (Mar 10)

The Vancouver Canucks got a late season gift to their season, as they will be looking to debut their 1st round pick from this past summer, defenseman Quinn Hughes, as he has finished his college season with the Michigan Wolverines and he has signed his entry-level deal, making things official with the club on Tuesday, after his physical. 

Hughes was the second defenseman taken in the draft, behind the top pick in the draft, Rasmus Dahlin, which meant that the Canucks were pretty high on him at the draft.  Hughes led the Wolverines in scoring this past season, but it was an early exit out of the playoffs for his side and that means an early debut for his pro career.  There are lots of implications about his contract status and games played, but that's for the math nerds to keep in mind, all we need to know is that he'll carry a cap hit of $916k through all three seasons of his deal, which starts right away.

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