Report: College free agent Butcher meeting with Kings, Devils ahead of decision
There has been another development in the Will Butcher sweepstakes.
It’s expected the college free agent defenseman will announce on Sunday the NHL team he has decided to sign with. A number of teams have been reported to be in the mix, including the Vegas Golden Knights, Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Have any teams emerged as the frontrunners?
Now, when it comes to the top ’50/50' news, there are other reports on Twitter right now indicating this is *not* necessarily the case.
Just FYI....Will Butcher is meeting with the Devils and Kings today but that does NOT mean those are his final two choices. Several in play.— Mike Harrington (@ByMHarrington) August 25, 2017
The Devils recently lost center Alex Kerfoot -- a Hobey Baker Award finalist this past season -- after he decided not to sign in New Jersey, instead choosing to go to free agency on Aug. 15 and eventually inking a deal with the Colorado Avalanche.
On a related note, Brandon Dubinsky had some, well, interesting things to say via Twitter about college free agent sweepstakes in the NHL. He’s ... not a fan.
Good news: Sunday will soon be here.