Top college free agent defenceman Daniel Brickley of Minnesota State has narrowed his list of NHL possibilities to five according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.
He is expected to make his decision in the next few days.
Brickley is eligible to sign a two-year, entry-level contract, although if he plays an NHL regular season game this season, which McKenzie notes is more likely than not, he will burn the first year of his contract.
He is not eligible to play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. In 40 games at Minnesota State, Brickley has 10 goals and 25 assists.
In other college free agent news, the Chicago Blackhawks and college free agent forward Dylan Sikura are expected to get the ball rolling on contract negotiations and immigration in the next day or two according to McKenzie.
He had 21 goals and 32 assists in 34 games this season for Northeastern.
Meanwhile, McKenzie reports that Northeastern's Adam Gaudette is expected to receive a strong pitch from the Vancouver Canucks to turn pro following his 30-goal, 60-point season. He is expected to meet with family/advisors in the coming days to consider options.