According to a report from Joe Haggerty at CSNNE.com on Wednesday afternoon, college free agent forward Jimmy Vesey has narrowed his list of preferred teams to three: the Rangers, Devils and Blackhawks.
Boston is not one of Vesey’s top choices according to the report, which is newsworthy. Vesey, who was Harvard’s captain last season, is from Boston. He can sign anywhere on Aug. 16.
From the article:
The Blackhawks have made a big push for the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder in recent weeks, with both GM Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville traveling to Foxboro to watch the youngster play in the Summer Pro League at the Foxboro Sports Center. It would appear playing with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane while immediately competing for a Stanley Cup are the big selling points.
- UPDATES – here are your obligatory “take it with a grain of salt” updates from the weekend. Vesey becomes a free agent on Tuesday morning.
Vesey watch getting the juices flowing. Sounds like Tor, NYR, Chi, Bos, Buf and NJD remain strong contenders, but most teams will call Tues.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) August 15, 2016
— General Fanager (@generalfanager) August 14, 2016
Where does the Jimmy Vesey saga stand? We talked to his agent … https://t.co/5DWwuoCImi
— Josh Cooper (@JoshuaCooper) August 13, 2016
Here again is the Jimmy Vesey story, which has been corrected to say he won’t become a UFA til 12:01 a.m. Tuesday: https://t.co/GM3RlLJ2Us
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) August 15, 2016
— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) August 13, 2016