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Buffalo Gets Jimmy Vesey From The Rangers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2019) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Jimmy Vesey from the New York Rangers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Vesey (6’3”, 199 lbs., 5/26/1993) totaled 35 points (17+18) last season, including 31 at even strength, which ranked third among all Rangers skaters in 2018-19. For the second consecutive season, 16 of his 17 goals were scored at even strength.

In three career NHL seasons with the Rangers, Vesey has totaled 90 points (50+40) in 240 regular-season games, adding five points (1+4) in 12 playoff contests. Of his 50 career goals, 43 have been scored at even strength, ranking third among Rangers skaters since he entered the league.

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Video- Radko Gudas Hit On Jimmy Vesey

5 for boarding and a game.

 

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Morning Line- Mike Harrington On The Jimmy Vesey Watch

Vesey’s summer league games were often attended by NHL GMs, with Chicago’s Stan Bowman a regular attendee. Coach Joel Quenneville hit the Wednesday night circuit in Foxborough, Mass., once too. Yes, the games were open to the public and anyone can say they were there to watch anyone. But come on. The optics aren’t good for the Hawks in this one at all. Repeating: You were watching a player who was someone else’s property and just waiting to pounce. Not cool.

Meanwhile, the Boston media fawned over the hometown boy ad nauseum. But Vesey was probably spooked by the tough treatment given to Bostonian Jimmy Hayes, whose subpar play was worthy of scrutiny, and decided he didn’t want to deal with it.

-Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News where you can read more on The Jimmy Vesey Watch...

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Jimmy Vesey Now A Member Of The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, August 19, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Jimmy Vesey.

Vesey, 23, skated in 33 games with Harvard University this past season, registering 24 goals and 22 assists for 46 points, along with a plus-11 rating and six penalty minutes. He won the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in collegiate hockey in 2015-16, becoming the fourth player in Harvard’s history to win the award. Vesey ranked fourth in the NCAA in goals per game (0.73), tied for seventh in goals, and ranked eighth in points per game (1.39) in 2015-16. In addition, Vesey led Harvard in goals, points, and shots on goal (148), ranked second in power play goals (six) and game-winning goals (five), and tied for second in plus/minus rating this past season. He recorded a point in 24 of the 33 games in which he played in 2015-16, including a goal in 18 of those contests. Harvard posted a 17-6-1 record in games which Vesey notched a point, including a 15-2-1 record in contests which he registered a goal.

The 6-3, 203-pounder was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award during the 2014-15 season, as he established collegiate career-highs in games played (37), goals (32), assists (26), points (58), and plus/minus rating (plus-23). Vesey led the NCAA in goals and goals per game (0.86), and he ranked third in the NCAA in points in 2014-15. He was selected to the NCAA (East) First All-American Team and was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year. Vesey notched a point in 34 of the 37 contests in which he played during the season, and he tallied a goal in 26 of those 37 games. In addition, Vesey helped Harvard win the ECAC Championship in 2014-15, and he was named Most Valuable Player of the ECAC Tournament.

Vesey skated in 128 career collegiate games over four seasons at Harvard (2012-13 – 2015-16), registering 80 goals and 64 assists for 144 points, along with a plus-17 rating and 66 penalty minutes. Over his last two seasons at Harvard, Vesey recorded 104 points (56 goals, 48 assists) in 70 games, averaging 0.80 goals per game and 1.49 points per game over the span. Vesey’s 56 goals in 2014-15 and 2015-16 led all collegiate players over the two seasons. In addition, he tallied a point in 58 of 70 games over his final two seasons of collegiate hockey, including a goal in 44 of those 70 contests. Vesey ranks fifth on Harvard’s all-time goals list and is tied for 12th on Harvard’s all-time points list. 

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Waiting For Jimmy Vesey Decision?

from Brian Hedger at NHL.com,

Jimmy Vesey is in no rush to pick his first NHL team.

Vesey, a 23-year-old unrestricted free agent from Harvard University, is meeting with his representatives to decide where he will begin his NHL career and may not have an answer until the end of the weekend.

"What we're not going to do is say, 'We're going to get it done [Friday],'" said Peter Donatelli, an agent who represents Vesey with the Boston-based management firm Global Hockey Consultants. "We believe it will be done by the weekend. Everybody would like to get it done as soon as we can, but we can't get in a position where we timeframe it and then have to make a decision on a certain day."

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The Jimmy Vesey Watch

from Joe McDonald of ESPN,

After two days of meetings with seven teams, NHL prospect Jimmy Vesey and his agents are scheduled to sit and discuss the player's options, beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday.

A decision will not be made Thursday, but is expected by week's end, and as early as Friday....

"Impressive meetings with a lot of different perspectives has certainly given the camp a lot to think about," said Peter Donatelli, one of Vesey's agents.

Despite reports, no team has been told it is out of the running, according to Donatelli.

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It Is “Nitty-Gritty” Time For Jimmy Vesey

from Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald,

As of midnight Monday, the high-scoring left winger will become an unrestricted free agent, and, probably, the richest member of the Harvard Class of ’16.

Likely all 30 NHL clubs would love to add a 23-year-old player who is hard-working, smart, responsible, very talented (24-22-46 totals in 33 games last season for the Crimson en route to winning the Hobey Baker Award) and, at least in relatively inexpensive for the first two years.

Vesey is finalizing a list of no more than a half-dozen teams with which he’d like to speak.

He and his agents and family held a strategy meeting yesterday to nail down that short list and discuss the relative merits of the handful of finalists.

“Just to kind of finalize our thoughts,” Vesey’s agent, ex-Boston University goalie Peter Fish, said yesterday at the Beantown Summer Classic tournament here at New England Sports Center. “We’ve all been running around doing stuff this summer, but we’re finally getting down to the nitty-gritty.”

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If The Boston Bruins Sign Jimmy Vesey

from Matt Dolloff of CBS Boston,

Not to frighten you, but Bruins GM Don Sweeney has some big decisions to make soon. And if the Bruins land their prize in pending free agent Jimmy Vesey, those decisions will only get harder.

That’s not to say that the Bruins should not sign the Hobey Baker Award winner, who still has the Bruins on his short list and sounds like he really, really wants to play for his hometown team. They clearly need to make a run at the Massachusetts native. It’s just that their cap space is already dwindling and major sacrifices may ultimately need to be made to keep him and other core players intact.

The Bruins now have just over $6.7 million in cap space for the 2016-17 season with 12 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goalies under contract, according to General Fanager on Twitter. They have two open spots on the active roster, and Vesey would obviously fill one of those – but at what cost?

To figure out the price for landing Vesey, who would immediately be a top-six forward for them, it helps to look at a similar player who entered the league in a similar situation. For Vesey, an uncannily similar comparison is New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes, younger brother of Bruins winger Jimmy Hayes.

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Your Weekly Jimmy Vesey Update

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

This summer has been like no other for Harvard hockey standout and North Reading resident Jimmy Vesey. He’s had Buffalo Sabres GMs and coaches fly to Boston in order to pitch him on signing, and he’s got a score of NHL teams just waiting to get a chance to sign him when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 15.

The 23-year-old said it was “comfortable” and a “very good meeting” with the Sabres contingent of GM Tim Murray, coach Dan Bylsma and former Harvard assistant coach/Sabres scout Jerry Forton last week when they flew to Boston to make their pitch to Vesey. But the Hobey Baker Award winner and his camp are insistent on getting to the Aug. 15 date when he’ll become a free agent, and talk to “a short list” of teams.

“I think it would be a little crazy to meet with all 29 teams,” admitted Vesey to CSN in an exclusive interview prior to his weekly Wednesday night appearance in the summer pro league at the Foxboro Sports Center. “We have a little bit of a short list going that I’ve worked on with my agents and my family. We’re going to narrow it down as best as we can, and get through it as quickly as we can on Aug. 15.”...

The sense at this address: the Bruins, Sabres, Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils are the teams on Vesey’s short list with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a possible dark horse candidate after winning the Stanley Cup last spring. There’s little doubt the B’s could use him to step right into a top-6 wing role after losing Loui Eriksson in free agency. Vesey’s presence might also free up Don Sweeney and the Bruins to trade another talented young forward for the puck-moving defenseman they’ve needed for more than a year.

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The Latest On Jimmy Vesey

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

His freshly printed Harvard diploma sits among the clutter on the kitchen counter at home in North Reading. Between workouts and skating sessions, he has yet to find time to get to The Coop, pick out a suitable frame, but surely will toss it in with his shirt, tie, and skates when he packs up to begin his career journey in September.

For now, Jimmy Vesey, NHL free agent to be, just isn’t sure where that journey will begin.

“Obviously, on Friday, all the big names are going to go off the board,’’ Vesey said as the weekend approached, noting how Day 1 of NHL free agency ultimately could influence where he’ll sign his first pro contract. “Then I can really sit back and start looking at roster depth charts.’’

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Nashville Trades The Rights Of Jimmy Vesey To Buffalo

Nashville, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has acquired Minnesota’s third-round selection, 76th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft, from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Jimmy Vesey.

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Will The New York Rangers Land Jimmy Vesey?

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

Jimmy Vesey is not the first and will not be the last player to do this, but his spurning of the Predators, the team that drafted him in 2012 before he started his four-year career at Harvard University, could work out in the Rangers’ favor.

The 23-year-old offensive forward is set to become a free agent Aug. 15, and the Rangers are believed to be near the front of the line of teams that will come calling. With their assumed overhaul set to take place this summer, the Blueshirts surely can find a spot for a natural goal scorer and a natural leader, especially one who is young and relatively affordable.

“Long term, I do think Jimmy has the work ethic and the physical package to be successful at the next level,” Crimson coach Ted Donato told The Post over the phone Sunday. “He’s very versatile in how he’s able to generate offense. So I think that he will be a guy that will score goals at that level. How quickly he’ll be able to do that? There’s always an adjustment period. But I do think he’s very capable of being a guy that can be an offensive-impact player.”

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Jimmy Vesey Wins The 2016 Hobey Baker Memorial Award

from HobeyBaker.com,

The Hobey Baker Memorial Award announced today the 2016 recipient of college hockey’s top individual prize is Jimmy Vesey from Harvard University. The announcement came during the NCAA Frozen Four championship in a live ceremony held at historic Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida and aired nationally on NHL Network.

For Vesey (pronounced VEE-zee), the second time is a charm as he was a Hobey Hat Trick finalist a year ago when he led the nation in goal scoring. Two is a prominent number for the senior captain of the Crimson. For two straight years Vesey has been named ECAC Player of the Year, Ivy League Player of the Year, ECAC First Team all-conference and winner of the Walter Brown Award as the best American-born player in New England.

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Statement Regarding Jimmy Vesey

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Jimmy Vesey Says No To The Nashville Predators

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

In the end, the Nashville Predators couldn’t get close to prized prospect Jimmy Vesey. Literally.

A guaranteed spot on the top two lines, a chance to skate into the Stanley Cup playoffs three weeks after stepping off the ice as a Harvard student and the benefit of burning a year off his restrictive rookie contract were not enough to lure Vesey to the Music City.

It wasn’t even enough to secure a face-to-face meeting with the team that drafted him four years ago, Predators GM David Poile alleged.

“It’s a bizarre situation,” Poile told the Nashville Tennessean. “For whatever reason, and after all the time and resources that we invested in Jimmy Vesey’s development, we could not get a meeting with Jimmy, his family and his representatives all together. That’s the only thing I asked for after [last week] and they would not accommodate us on that.”...

Vesey will not gain any financial leverage elsewhere. The maximum salary on NHL entry-level contracts is $925,000, and he would have received the same maximum rookie attainable performance bonus structure ($2.85 million) with likely any team.

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Jimmy Vesey Going The UFA Route

 

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Harvard Degree Or Professional Hockey

from Robby Stanley at NHL.com,

Forward Jimmy Vesey feels that earning a degree from Harvard University will provide him with plenty of future opportunities outside of hockey, even though it pushed back his chance to make the Nashville Predators.

When the Predators selected Vesey in the third round (No. 66) in the 2012 NHL Draft, they knew he had the potential to be a dynamic offensive player. Vesey showed off that potential at Harvard during the 2014-15 season, leading the nation with 32 goals. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top college player in the country.

Vesey, a junior, could have turned pro and signed with the Predators in March, after the Crimson's season ended. Instead, he chose to return for his senior season.

Earning his degree from Harvard is important to Vesey.

"It was a really tough decision for me," Vesey said this week at Nashville's development camp. "I sat down with my family and we kind of weighed our options. At the end of the day, I just wanted to make sure I got that degree from Harvard because hockey is not going to last forever and that's something good to fall back on. I'm going to wait one more year and finish my college season and hopefully sign after the year."

Although the Predators felt Vesey, a government major at Harvard, was good enough to turn pro, he said they were supportive of his decision to return to school.

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Waiting On Jimmy Vesey

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

It was a week ago Sunday night, the eve of the NHL general managers’ meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., and a smattering of club executives were posted up at the resort lobby bar, watching NHL games.

The TV at one end of the bar was showing Washington and Boston. That’s where you would find Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli. The TV at the other end had Anaheim and Nashville, which was where Predators’ GM David Poile was sitting.

The GMs from a few other teams were sitting between, or around, them, with Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher checking his phone now and again for other hockey scores, keeping his peers updated not only on the third NHL game, Philadelphia vs. Ottawa – The Hamburglar was a big deal, even amongst the GMs – but a handful of U.S. college playoff games being played that night, too.

"What’s the Harvard-Yale score?" Poile would ask Fletcher on a number of occasions.

Everyone there, of course, knew, Poile had a vested interest in the outcome. If Yale beat Harvard in the third-and-deciding-game of their ECAC playoff series, it could mean an end to the Crimson’s season and, therefore, allow for the possibility of Harvard goal-scoring machine Jimmy Vesey, the Predators’ third-round pick, 66th overall, in the 2012 NHL draft, turning pro and joining the Preds for the stretch drive and playoffs.

Chiarelli, himself a Harvard grad, good-naturedly poked fun at Poile from the far end of the bar, suggesting no Harvard player would leave such an esteemed institution without first graduating. Vesey is in his junior year.

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