Reigning Hobey Baker-winner Jimmy Vesey, 23, will turn a giveaway representative during 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, and there is a brief list of teams he will accommodate with before intending to pointer a understanding by week’s end.
Vesey and his agents, Peter Fish and Peter Donatelli, will control interviews with teams in Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday. A preference is approaching by a finish of business hours on Friday during a latest, sources tell ESPN.com.
The New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs are clever contenders as Vesey, who played for Harvard, prepares for giveaway agency, sources said. The Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins are also on that list.
The Sabres, who reason his rights until midnight Monday, are still in play. The possibility to play with good crony and budding NHL luminary Jack Eichel is a clever attraction. While Eichel has spent a summer operative out and personification with Vesey in a joining in Foxborough, Massachusetts, no doubt Eichel has been perplexing to sell a Sabres. But there are other internal NHL players who have also been perplexing to woo Vesey.
Vesey has been personification with a Rangers’ Kevin Hayes and his brother, a Bruins’ Jimmy Hayes. No doubt both have been lending recommendation as to a advantages of personification in those markets. Many trust that Vesey, a local of Charlestown, Massachusetts, would wish to play for his hometown team, a Bruins, and Boston is also one of those teams he would consider, yet a Bruins would have to make a critical representation to remonstrate Vesey to sign.
New Jersey is an engaging alighting spot. Under manager John Hynes, Vesey could be thrown right into a brew in each aspect of a game.
The fortifying Stanley Cup-champion Penguins are also on a list. Playing with a likes of Sidney Crosby is a consideration, yet there doesn’t seem to be room in Pittsburgh’s tip 6 for Vesey, generally with Conor Sheary many recently personification on Crosby’s left side.
The Chicago Blackhawks are pulling out all a stops, too. GM Stan Bowman, along with other members of Chicago’s hockey operations staff, has attended a few of Vesey’s summer joining pro games in Foxborough. Again, a captivate of carrying superstars such as Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane as teammates is a clever offered point.
A Maple Leafs group in an organizational reconstruct behind manager Mike Babcock is also intriguing. It helps that Vesey’s father, Jim, works as a director for a Maple Leafs. Toronto is installed with immature talent, including a new No. 1 altogether collect in a 2016 draft, Auston Matthews.
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After spurning a Predators to try giveaway agency, Jimmy Vesey is neutral about where he’s off to subsequent yet is fervent to request what he’s schooled when he gets to a NHL.
Originally comparison by a Nashville Predators in a third turn (66th overall) in a 2012 draft, Vesey sensitive a Predators of his preference to exam giveaway group after he finished his collegiate career final season. The Predators afterwards traded his rights to a Sabres on Jun 20. Even yet a Sabres have disdainful negotiating rights until midnight on Monday, Buffalo has famous of Vesey’s enterprise to hear other offers. However, discussions with a Sabres this summer have left well.
The New York Islanders will also have a possibility to make their pitch. GM Garth Snow has done his participation famous during a Foxborough pro joining this summer. Again, a possibility to play with a luminary in John Tavares could pull a needle Brooklyn’s way.
Vesey is vehement about a event to hear what other teams have to say, sources say, yet it will expected come down to that classification gives him a best event to attain in a top-six role, including special teams. The leader of a Vesey sweepstakes will pointer him to an entry-level understanding with a bottom income of $925,000, and as most as $1.925 million in opening bonuses.