Full 2023 List Of NHL Expired Draft Rights Unless Signed On Or Before June 1, 2023 Deadline

By Andrew Phillip Chernoff CanucksBanter

June 2, 2023

As of 5 p.m. ET on June 1, the draft rights of the players below were to expire unless signed by the deadline by the NHL teams that drafted them. Those not signed are either free to re-enter the draft or become free agents.

Every year on June 1, a list of unsigned NHL prospects will have their rights expire and no longer belong to the teams that drafted them.

For North American-based players this year, that means players drafted in 2021 without deals will no longer be affiliated with their clubs.

For European-based players in leagues with transfer agreements, it’s a four-year wait. Some other specific situations, such as Russian-based players in the KHL, will have their rights held indefinitely, so they’re not applicable here.

For most players that are too old to re-enter the draft, they’ll become free agents and are able to sign anywhere they want. Many European-based prospects already have deals in Europe and know what their plans are. Others, like goaltender Benjamin Gaudreau, have already declared they want a second shot at the NHL Draft. If those who don’t end up getting picked, they’ll then too become free agents.

Source: dailyfaceoff.com

The list was compiled by CapFriendly prior to June 1, 2023, and some on the list may have signed with their respective draft teams. So check with CapFriendly for updates to the list for signings.

Source: CapFriendly.com

Canucks Agree To Terms With Defenceman Jett Woo On a 1-Year, 2-Way Contract.

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

May 31 2023

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenceman Jett Woo on a one-year, two-way contract.

Jett Woo’s salary is $775,000 and his cap hit is $775,000 for the 2023-24 season. He is a 22 year old defense who was born on Jul. 27, 2000. He was drafted 37th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2018 entry draft. He has signed 2 contracts worth a total value of $4,000,000. He will be a RFA at the end of the 2023-24 season when he is 23 years old.

Source: CapFriendly

Woo, 22, spent the entire 2022.23 season with the Abbotsford Canucks (AHL), compiling 21 points (7-14-21) in 68 games played.

The third-year pro led all Abbotsford skaters in penalty minutes (96) and took another step forward in his development, setting career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals (2), and shots (105). He also matched his personal best plus-minus rating (+7) and was voted Unsung Hero by the fans.

After leading all Abbotsford defencemen in games played during the regular season, Woo also played in all 6 of his club’s Calder Cup playoff games, collecting 6 penalty minutes and 9 shots on goal.

In 138 regular season games across three career AHL seasons split between Abbotsford and Utica, Woo has recorded 34 points (12-22-34), 149 penalty minutes, and a +8 rating.

Prior to his professional career, the 6’0″, 205-pound defenceman played 242 regular season games in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Moose Jaw Warriors and Calgary Hitmen, registering 160 points (33-127-160), 230 penalty minutes and a +60 rating.

A product of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Woo has represented Canada on multiple international occasions, including earning a gold medal at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and a silver medal at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Woo was originally selected by Vancouver in the second round, 37th overall at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Source: nhl.com