Another player has decided to sign just before the deadline, as Connor Corcoran inks a three-year entry-level contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. Corcoran’s draft rights would have expired later today, but instead he’ll be joining the Golden Knights organization after an impressive OHL career.
Corcoran, 19, put up 19 goals and 54 points this season for the Windsor Spitfires while serving as an alternate captain. That significant jump in offense was likely played an important part in earning him this contract, given he was a fifth-round pick two years ago.
The 6’2″ defenseman will be eligible to join the new Henderson Silver Knights for their inaugural season to continue his development. Though likely still several years from competing for an NHL job, Corcoran has at least taken the first step and is now a professional hockey player.