Monday, July 16, 2018
Top Prospect Signings (Jul 15)
It was leaked on Sunday night and formally announced on Monday morning, that Toronto Maple Leafs 1st round pick in June, defenseman Rasmus Sandin, signed his 3-year entry-level deal. It has been reported that Sandin will earn the rookie maximum cap hit of $925,000 in each of his three seasons, assuming that he plays right away, but there won't be any performance bonuses to speak of. Sandin was taken with the 29th overall pick, so there is a significant difference between the top end picks and the lower end picks, even in the 1st round.
Sandin played in the OHL for the Soo Greyhounds last season, picking up 45 points in 51 games from the blueline, so he does have potential offensively, something that us poolies are looking out for, but there is a pretty good chance that he might hone his talents back in Sweden next season, letting the 18-year old develop properly into an NHL player.