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Vancouver Canucks sign NCAA free agent Max Sasson to two-year entry-level contract
11 months ago
The Vancouver Canucks have made their first signing of the NCAA free agent signing season, signing left shot centre Max Sasson to a two-year entry-level contract. He will report to the Abbotsford Canucks on an amateur tryout agreement.
General manager Patrik Allvin made the announcement early Sunday morning.
“We are very pleased to have agreed to terms with Max today and we are excited to have him join Abbotsford in time for their playoff push,” said Allvin. “He is coming off a very strong year with Western Michigan and has shown continual improvement in his game each of the last few seasons. We look forward to watching him develop at the professional level with our staff in Vancouver and Abbotsford.”
Sasson is another client of Dan Milstein, who now has six clients in the Canucks organization.
“There were many great choices. Max felt the most comfortable with the opportunity presented by the Canucks management,” Milstein told Rick Dhaliwal, who added that more than half the NHL showed interest in Sasson.
Dhaliwal, along with CanucksArmy’s own Chris Faber, has been all over the Sasson to Vancouver rumours, and now, it’s come to fruition.
A 6’1 185-pound centreman, the 22-year-old Sasson recently concluded his sophomore college season with the Western Michigan University Broncos, recording 15 goals, 27 assists, and 18 penalty minutes in 38 games.
Here’s what Elite Prospects’ Cam Robinson had to say about Sasson’s game:
We don’t anticipate that the Canucks are done signing NCAA free agents, as they were expected to be very active in trying to add to their organizational depth with this avenue. With multiple bigger names on the board, including ones we know the Canucks are interested in such as Sam Malinski, Jake Livingstone, Akito Hirose, and more, don’t be surprised if at least one more signing comes down the pipeline.
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