Chicago Blackhawks Recently Drafted Top Prospect Refuses to Sign With The Organization

Published February 1, 2024 at 12:02
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In his inaugural season, Blackhawks' prospect Oliver Moore, chosen 19th overall in last year's draft, has been making a significant impact.

The University of Minnesota forward is maintaining an impressive almost point-per-game average over 26 games.

Many speculated whether he might opt for a one-and-done scenario with University hockey, turning professional after his freshman year and signing his entry-level deal with the Blackhawks, but sadly that is not the case.

Insights from Scott Powers of The Athletic states that Chicago is aware that the 19-year-old has decided to continue his college journey with the Golden Gophers and return for a sophomore season, refusing to sign with the Blackhawks (for now that is).


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

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


This move signals a strategic decision, allowing the prospect to further develop in the college scene before joining the professional ranks with the Blackhawks.

Source: Pro Hockey/The Athletic Oliver Moore report
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