Thursday, June 1, 2017
Flyers opt not to sign Dove-McFalls
The Philadelphia Flyers, who selected the Saint John Sea Dogs forward in the fourth-round of the 2015 NHL Draft, opted not to sign Dove-McFalls to an entry level contract before Thursday's deadline.
According to CSN Philadelphia, Dove-McFalls "was the only top-100 player from his draft class still unsigned."
Dove-McFalls can re-enter the NHL Draft or sign elsewhere as a free agent. He could also return to the QMJHL next season as an overage player - although it's unlikely it will be with Saint John.
The Sea Dogs are expected to trade Dove-McFalls to the Rimouski Oceanic this weekend, completing the Simon Bourque deal.
The Montreal native had 17 goals and 53 points in 65 regular season games with the Dogs this year, both of which were career highs. It'd be interesting to see Dove-McFalls used consistently in an offensive role after being placed in a third line, defensive spot (a role he was quite effective in) for much of his time in Saint John.
Graduating Sea Dogs forward Bokondji Imama, who entered Thursday unsigned as well, inked an entry-level deal with the Los Angeles Kings before the deadline.