While it’s unlikely that there will be much in the way of notable player movement today aside from Carolina’s early signing, there will still be some minor moves around the hockey world. We’ll keep tabs on those here.
- Blackhawks UFA winger Spencer Watson is sticking around the organization but not on an NHL deal. Their ECHL affiliate in Indy announced that they have signed the 23-year-old to a one-year contract. Watson was acquired from Los Angeles in a midseason trade and has spent the bulk of his pro career in the ECHL. While he has averaged nearly a point per game at that level, it wasn’t enough to get him a qualifying offer back in June.
- Arizona State University announced that winger Christopher Grando has transferred from Boston University. The 20-year-old had a strong freshman year in 2017-18 but saw his production and role decrease in his sophomore campaign which led to the transfer. He’ll have to sit out the upcoming season but he’ll still have two years of NCAA eligibility remaining with the hopes of getting onto the NHL radar.