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Nash Daily: Development Camp Standout, Colton Inks Deal



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Photo of Collin Graf chasing Jake Livingstone in the Future Stars Game by John Russell

The Nashville Predators had three skaters and two goalies at development camp two weeks ago with one being undrafted free agent Collin Graf.

After his sophomore season with Quinnipiac and winning the first-ever national championship in program history Graf was invited to his second professional development camp.

Following his first season with Union College he entered the transfer portal and then committed to Quinnipiac. Before coming to Nashville Graf made an appearance with the Florida Panthers prospects last summer.

The forward tied the school record scoring 59 points last season and is ready to surpass the record this upcoming year. Graf would need 111 more points to set a new all-time record for the program during his tenure in college.

Around the NHL and National Hockey League

Colorado Hockey Now: After being dealt for the 37th pick in the 2023 NHL Draft last month Ross Colton has signed with his new team. He settled on a 4-year deal worth $16 million. Colton scored 16 goals and registered 32 points in a depth role on Tampa Bay last season.

Vegas Hockey Now: Vegas Golden Knights assistant coach John Stevens had his day with the Stanley Cup taking it to Sea Isle, NJ on Monday. He’s now a three time champion in the NHL and is also one of 16 men to win the Stanley Cup and Calder Cup.

Chicago Hockey Now: The Chicago Blackhawks signed No. 1 overall pick Connor Bedard to his entry-level contract on Monday, which happened to be his 18th birthday. Nate Brown takes a deeper look at how the rebuild is still a work in progress despite the ink drying on Bedard’s contract.

Florida Hockey Now: Son of the first Predators captain Casey Fitzgerald has re-signed with the Florida Panthers. Tom Fitzgerald saw he son retain his professional hockey duties by agreeing to a one-year two-way deal. Casey was a waiver claim by the Panthers back in January and will be able to play with either the Panthers or the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL.

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