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Bruins lost Collin Graf sweepstakes

Published April 5, 2024 at 3:01

Late last evening, Bruins fans learned that Collin Graf, the touted NCCA free agent from Quinnipiac signed a new Entry level deal with the San Jose Sharks. The 21-year-old was knocked out recently by Boston College as the Bobcats had finished their season.

This shocking news was quite unexpected across many teams including the Bruins as they had felt that they were a contender to land his services. Many pundits across the NHL and the NCAA stated that Graf intended to sign with the team in the Northeastern part of the United States.

This put the Bruins squarely in the crosshairs as it became known that general manager Don Sweeney and his team wanted to sign him to help bolster their lineup and their depth. This news is certainly disappointing as the Bruins now miss out on a top college free agent. THN

Graf who was in his sophomore year with Quinnipiac, had a great productive season as he played 34 games, scoring 22 goals with 27 assists for 49 points and had a + 23.

According to cap friendly, Graf signed a three year ELC deal worth 3.850 million and will hold a cap hit of $941,667. His AAv will be 1.283 million per season

The NCAA is becoming a hotbed for NHL teams to look for players after their season has completed who will become unrestricted free agents. It gives players a chance to get an education while developing their hockey craft and more flexibility in their decision on whether to stay in school or decide to make the jump to the NHL.

It's expected that Sweeney will continue to scour the NCAA to see if he could find another gem that he could put their name to paper.

Source: Bruins Insider - The Boston Bruins miss out on another star NCAA player Collin Graf
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Bruins lost Collin Graf sweepstakes

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