Monday, 2 January 2017

Jimmy Vesey - 2016 Hobey Baker Award Winner

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Jimmy Vesey is an american ice hockey player and plays as a left wing for the New York Rangers in the NHL.

On August 20, 2016, Vesey signed with the New York Rangers and scored his first NHL goal two months later in a winning game against the San Jose Sharks.
Jimmy Vesey won the 2016 Hobey Baker Award.

Vesey was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 3rd round with the 66th overall selection of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Vesey was good enough for Nashville general manager David Poile to guarantee the senior a roster spot for the end of the 2015–16 regular season and playoffs. But Vesey informed the Predators he was not interested in signing. Vesey wanted to choose his destination, which any collegian can do four years out from when they are drafted.[6] Vesey's decision came as a huge blow to the Predators' organization. However, it was also within the bounds of the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, which gives teams four years to sign college draftees and thus allows for the drafted player to move to free agency shortly after his senior year.[7]
On June 20, 2016, the Buffalo Sabres acquired the rights to forward Jimmy Vesey from the Nashville Predators in exchange for the Minnesota Wild's third-round pick, 76 overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft (Rem Pitlick). The deal was made in order to give the Sabres an extra few weeks of exclusive negotiating rights with Vesey before he became a free agent. Despite this, Vesey's agent informed ESPN that he had still intended to become a free agent.[8] While discussions with the Sabres continued, a deal was not struck and in accordance with the NHL CBA, Vesey became an unrestricted free agent on August 16.[9] Vesey became a hot topic among analysts and fans leading up to his free agency due to the belief Vesey could play on a team's top two lines immediately, due to his all around skill. In the two days following his free agency, Vesey met with seven NHL teams.[10] Five more teams requested to meet with Vesey, but were denied
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