As the schedule moves toward the start of NHL training camp, several veteran guys are still waiting for a contract that will lock them out for the 2021-22 season. Instead of sitting at home and watching the latest episodes of “Ted Lasso,” several crafty veterans have signed professional trial agreements (PTOs) to find a suitor.
Several players, for example James Neal and Bobby Ryan, are expected to find NHL jobs for the season. Other guys are bubble depth signings to push the youngsters to improve their games in camp. They could still get a deal if they improve their game as well, as the PTO allows players to practice and play in exhibition games.
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Players change from PTO to agreements. Alex Chiasson, who signed a PTO with the Canucks on September 22, was in a PTO with the Oilers before signing a 2018 agreement with the club. He then posted a solid year before signing a two-year deal on July 1, 2019.
Below are all of the top players that have been announced or are reportedly attending 2021 team training camps in PTO:
This story will be updated.
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NHL players signed with PTO in 2021-22
|2021-22 NHL team||Name||Position||2020-21 NHL Teams||Outcome|
|Coyotes||Alex Galchenyuk||Forward||Senators / Maple Leafs||1 year, $ 750,000|
|red wings||Bobby ryan||Forward||red wings||–|
|Canadians||Cody Goloubef||Defending||Senators (affiliated with AHL)||Released|
|Devils||Jimmy Vesey||Forward||Maple Leaves / Canucks||–|
|Islanders||Erik gustafsson||Defending||Canadiens / Flyers||–|
|Senators||Tyler ennis||Forward||Greasers||1 year, $ 900,000|
|Kraken||Scott wilson||Forward||–||Signed with Charlotte (AHL)|
|St. Louis Blues||James neal||Forward||Greasers||–|
|Maple Leafs||Nikita gusev||Forward||Panthers||Released|
|Maple Leafs||Josh ho-sang||Forward||Islanders (affiliated with AHL)||1 year agreement with Marlies (AHL)|