Former NCAA star Will Butcher has decided to become an unrestricted free agent and will be in touch with at least three NHL teams Wednesday.
The young defenseman has chosen to reject the Colorado Avalanche.
The former fifth round pick of the Avalanche in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft failed to sign an entry-level deal with the Avs and the Denver Post confirms he will test the market and will visit the Vegas Golden Knights, the New Jersey Devils and the Buffalo Sabres.
But let's not forget that Boston Bruins may also provide a good opportunity for the young player.
The 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner and former University of Denver star capped off an impressive NCAA career with seven goals and 37 points in 43 games during his senior year.
The son of former NHLer Garth Butcher will therefore hit the market on August 15th.