Three young players are suddenly leaving the NHL, including one name you knew from Team Canada Junior in 2020

Published August 5, 2023 at 11:16
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In the past few hours, it has been announced that three more players have made the decision to leave the NHL in order to try their luck in Europe.

Connor Bunnaman, 25 years old, played 54 games with the Philadelphia Flyers after being drafted in the 4th round in 2016. He has just signed with Karpat in Finland.

Aidan Dudas, 23 years old, accumulated 66 points with the Los Angeles Kings' AHL affiliate after being drafted by them in the 4th round in 2018. He represented Team Canada at the 2020 World Junior Championship after a strong junior career in the OHL. He has now signed with TPS in Finland. His inclusion is the most surprising on this list, especially due to his involvement with WJC.

Bobby Nardella, 27 years old, gathered 51 points over the last two seasons with the Washington Capitals' AHL affiliate, following a successful stint in Sweden where he recorded 33 points in 47 games. He has just signed with HV71 in Sweden.


Finally, it's also worth noting that young Dmitri Samorukov, a former Edmonton Oilers prospect, is moving to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

This summarizes the news of the day.

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