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LATEST | Exciting NCAA centerman will be on the market as he refuses to sign with the team who drafted him

Published April 12, 2023 at 7:27 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The Canucks have had quite the success in signing NCAA free agents as of late and with the recent emergence of Akito Hirose and Cole McWard, they shouldn't be stopping there.

The latest tendencies from NCAA players however have shown that more and more of them had chosen to put a hold on their contract signings in order to reach full autonomy once that team no longer had rights over them.

The Arizona Coyotes drafted a Red Bank, NJ native in the 3rd Round of the 2019 Draft (76), named John Farinacci. The 6'00'' and 190 pounds as being developing great since he joined Harvard University and now that he's ready to turn pro he's decided to wait out his signing rights to test the market freely. As confirmed by Darren Dreger's reports:

''Harvard University center, John Farinacci will be a free agent this summer. Farinacci is a 3rd round pick of the Arizona Coyotes. 5 goals, 20 points in 19 games this season with Harvard.''




It's hard to blame him for not wanting to sign with Arizona. From the scouting reports and what we've observed from our watching, Farinacci is precisely what the Canucks need for their 3rd line:

''Farinacci's best asset is his shot. He has a quick release and gets good wood on his shot,''
- Future Considerations 2019

Farinacci possesses a smart two-way game that finds a way to impact the game even if he is left off the score sheet,''
- Hockeyprospect.com 2019

Right-handed shot, has good size, excellent two-way game, he's also a prominent offensive threat as he managed 20 points in 19 games over the past season at Harvard. The Canucks plan on building off of younger players and they desperately need a capable third-line centerman, should they be aiming for a younger guy that will develop with the Canucks' growing core? Or should they be aiming at more stability and aim for a veteran?
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LATEST | Exciting NCAA centerman will be on the market as he refuses to sign with the team who drafted him

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