NHL PTO 2021-22 tracker: James Neal and Brian Boyle among players signed for professional trials


As the schedule switches to the start of NHL training camp, a number of veterans are still awaiting a contract that will lock them in for the 2021-22 season. Instead of staying home and watching the latest episodes of “Ted Lasso,” a number of crafty vets have signed Professional Trial Agreements (PTOs) to find a suitor.

Several players, like James Neal and Bobby Ryan, are expected to find NHL jobs for the season. Other guys are signing deep bubble to push youngsters to improve their games in the camps. They could still get a deal if they improve their game as well, as the PTO allows players to practice and play in exhibition matches.

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Players are moving from power take-offs to transactions. Alex Chiasson, who signed a PTO with the Canucks on September 22, was on a PTO with the Oilers before signing a 2018 deal with the club. He then posted a solid year before signing a two-year contract on July 1, 2019.

Below are all of the top players that have been announced or will be attending the 2021 PTO teams training camps:

This story will be updated.

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NHL players signed PTOs in 2021-2022

2021-22 NHL Team name Position 2020-21 NHL Team (s) Results
Ducks Tobias Rieder Cheeky Sabers
Coyotes Alex Galchenyuk Cheeky Senators / Maple Leaves 1 year, $ 750,000
avalanche Artem Anisimov Cheeky Senators Posted
red wings Bobby ryan Cheeky red wings
Oilers Colton Sceviour Cheeky Penguins
Canadians Cody Goloubef Defense Senators (AHL Affiliate) Posted
Devils Frédéric gauthier Cheeky Coyotes 1 year, $ 800,000
Devils Marc Jankowski Cheeky Penguins Posted
Devils Jimmy vesey Cheeky Maple leaves / Canucks
Devils Tyler wotherspoon Defense
Islanders Erik Gustafsson Defense Canadians / Flyers
Senators Tyler Ennis Cheeky Oilers 1 year, $ 900,000
Penguins Matt Bartowski Defense Savage Posted
Penguins Brian boyle Cheeky
Kraken Scott Wilson Cheeky Signed with Charlotte (AHL)
Blues Michel frolik Cheeky Canadians Posted
Blues de Saint-Louis James neal Cheeky Oilers
maple leaves Nikita Gusev Cheeky Panthers Posted
maple leaves Josh Ho-Sang Cheeky Islanders (AHL Affiliate) One year contract with Marlies (AHL)
Canucks Alex Chiasson Cheeky Oilers


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