LATEST | Two former prospects about to his free agency: Canucks could add top-end prospects freely

Published August 15, 2023 at 6:07 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

The August 15th deadline to sign certain college prospects is here, and if the players listed don't sign with their respective teams by 5 p.m. ET, they'll become unrestricted free agents.

Thanks to CapFriendly, 2021 World Junior gold medalist John Farinacci is among those on the list below. Farinacci is a 22-year-old centerman who has spent three seasons playing in the NCAA with Harvard University. The Coyotes drafted him in the third round in 2019, but back in the Spring; it was reported that he wouldn't be signing with the organization.

There should be plenty of interest in John Farinacci over the next several days, and one of those teams should be the Canucks. Farinacci would be a solid piece to add to the Canucks' prospect pool. In 79 career games with Harvard University, the Red Bank, New Jersey native had 61 points (25 goals, 36 assists).

The list also includes the Flyers' former 1st round selection Jay O'Brien. The 2018 Draft pick will not be signing with the team who'll receive a compensatory 2nd round pick in 2024.


The Canucks

Let's take a look at the full list that CapFriendly put out on Tuesday morning.

- John Farinacci (Arizona)
- Demetrios Koumontzis (Calgary)
- Kevin Wall (Carolina)
- Jake Wise (Chicago)
- Robbie Stucker (Columbus)
- Robert Mastrosimone (Detroit)
- Skyler Brind'Amour (Edmonton)
- Christian Krygier (New York Islanders)
- Jacob Pivonka (New York Islanders)
- Jakov Novak (Ottawa)
- Jonathan Tychonick (Ottawa)
- Jay O'Brien (Philadelphia)
- Arvid Henrikson (San Jose)
- Ryan O'Connell (Toronto)
- Jared Moe (Winnipeg)

There are a few things to note with some of the players listed above. Skyler Brind'Amour, Christian Krygier, Jacob Pivonka, Jakov Novak and Jonathan Tychonick are all on AHL deals for 2023-24. Meanwhile, Robbie Stucker is signed in the ECHL and former Montreal Canadiens prospect Arvid Henriksson is heading home to Sweden.

Do you think Allvin and the Canucks should try and sign John Farinacci? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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