The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Nick Petrecki to a three-year, entry-level contract. Petrecki, the Sharks first round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, has played the last two seasons with Boston College. Brochu's take: This isn't "official", but will be announced this week. Source
According to Darren Dreger's blog on TSN, free agent forward Tyler Bozak is expected to sign a contract this week. Up to 26 NHL teams are interested in the University of Denver forward. Brochu's take: Your guess is as good as mine, but if you want my opinion, he'll go to a team that will offer an immediate spot on their roster. He will sign a two-year entry-level contract with bonuses.
Brochu's European rumor roundup:
There's a rumor from Sweden that Boston Bruins forward P.J. Axelsson will leave the organization in the summer and sign with SEL club Frolunda. Axelsson will be a UFA this summer. Source
New Jersey Devils defenseman Niclas Havelid is also rumoured to be leaving for Sweden and signing with Vasteras in the summer. Source