Top Potential UFA NCAA Prospects this year
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02-06-2012, 04:24 PM
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NCAA goalies - last year Nagle (Tampa Bay/Ferris State) and Kinkaid (New Jersey/Union) were the only free agent signings by NHL teams. Nagle was a senior and Kinkaid a sophomore.
Here are senior free agents graduating this year (who have played at least 33% of time this year), not sure about NHL interest for them:
Nelson (Ferris State)
Oostergard (Robert Morris)
Heeter (Ohio State)
Di Girolomo (UNH)
Lee (Minnesota State)
Caple (Air Force)
Ellingson (Northern Michigan)
Palmisano (Michigan State)
Robinson (Michigan Tech)
Seniors already drafted:
Millan (Colorado/Boston University)
Karpowich (St. Louis/Clarkson)
Eidsness (Buffalo/North Dakota)
Would imagine there are a fair number of goalies with eligibility left receiveing interest - Grosenick (Union), Coreau (Northern Michigan), Kapalka (Lake Superior), Rawlings (Northeastern) to name a few.
Greenham (UAF) got a lot of interest last season, but his play (and numbers) are well off last season. Also, if Hunwick were a few inches taller, I think NHL teams would be lining up to sign him at season's end.
The two goalies getting the most NHL interest (that I can tell and have heard) are Chris Rawlings and Cal Heeter. Of the two, Rawlings is getting the lion's share of interest. Both are big goalies that have shown that they can come up big in games.
FYI, two players on your list are no longer their respective starting goalies. DiGiorlamo lost the starting job to Casey DeSmith at UNH. DiGiorlamo wasn't able to pick up from where he left off last season.
Ryan Massa is the new #1 @UNO, he's been better and more consistent than Faulkner.
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