Blackhawks Top Prospect Decides To Not Sign With The Organization

Published February 1, 2024 at 11:38 PM

In his rookie season, Blackhawks' prospect Oliver Moore, picked 19th overall in last year's draft, is leaving a notable mark.

The forward from the University of Minnesota has maintained an impressive almost point-per-game average over 26 games.

While there was speculation about a one-and-done scenario, with Moore possibly turning pro after his freshman year and signing his entry-level deal with the Blackhawks, that won't be the case.

Insights from Scott Powers of The Athletic reveal that Chicago is aware the 19-year-old has chosen to continue his college journey with the Golden Gophers, opting for a sophomore season and not signing with the Blackhawks (at least for now).

This decision distinguishes him from other Blackhawks prospects like Frank Nazar, expected to transition to the pros after the college campaign.

The Blackhawks have ample time to negotiate a contract with Moore; they retain his exclusive rights until August 15, 2027.

This move reflects a strategic choice, allowing the prospect to further develop in the college scene before venturing into the professional ranks with the Blackhawks.

Source: Hawksinsider
February 1   |   192 answers
Blackhawks Top Prospect Decides To Not Sign With The Organization

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