Because the calendar flips to the beginning of NHL coaching camp, a lot of veteran guys are nonetheless ready for a contract that can lock them up for the 2021-22 season. As an alternative of sitting at house and watching the most recent episodes of “Ted Lasso,” a lot of wily vets have signed skilled tryout (PTO) agreements to discover a suitor.
A number of gamers — e.g., James Neal and Bobby Ryan — are anticipated to search out NHL jobs for the season. Different guys are bubble depth signings to push kids to up their video games in camps. They might nonetheless get a deal in the event that they up their recreation too, because the PTO permits gamers to apply and play in exhibition matches.
Gamers shifting from PTOs to offers occurs. Alex Chiasson, who signed a PTO with the Canucks on Sept. 22, was on a PTO with the Oilers earlier than signing a deal in 2018 with the membership. He then posted a strong yr earlier than signing a two-year contract on July 1, 2019.
Under are all of the gamers who’ve been introduced or are reportedly attending groups’ 2021 coaching camps on PTOs:
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NHL gamers signed to PTOs in 2021-22
|2021-22 NHL group||Identify||Place||2020-21 NHL group(s)|
|Anaheim Geese||Tobias Rieder||Ahead||Sabres|
|Arizona Coyotes||Alex Galchenyuk||Ahead||Senators/Canadiens|
|Colorado Avalanche||Artem Anisimov||Ahead||Senators|
|Detroit Purple Wings||Bobby Ryan||Ahead||Purple Wings|
|Edmonton Oilers||Colton Sceviour||Ahead||Penguins|
|Montreal Canadiens||Cody Goloubef||Protection||Senators (AHL affiliate)|
|New Jersey Devils||Frederik Gauthier||Ahead||Coyotes|
|New Jersey Devils||Mark Jankowski||Ahead||Penguins|
|New Jersey Devils||Jimmy Vesey||Ahead||Maple Leafs/Canucks|
|New Jersey Devils||Tyler Wotherspoon||Protection||—|
|New York Islanders||Erik Gustafsson||Protection||Canadiens/Flyers|
|Ottawa Senators||Tyler Ennis||Ahead||Oilers|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||Matt Bartowski||Protection||Wild|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||Brian Boyle||Ahead||—|
|Seattle Kraken||Scott Wilson||Ahead||—|
|St. Louis Blues||Michael Frolik||Ahead||Canadiens|
|St. Louis Blues||James Neal||Ahead||Oilers|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Nikita Gusev||Ahead||Panthers|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Josh Ho-Sang||Ahead||Islanders (AHL affiliate)|
|Vancouver Canucks||Alex Chiasson||Ahead||Oilers|