Brady Tkachuk Will Reportedly Forego His Sophomore Year At BU To Sign With Ottawa

So it looks like Brady Tkachuk will forego his Sophomore season at Boston University and will sign with Ottawa, who drafted him no. 4 overall in the 2018 NHL draft according to John Buccigross. Tkachuk will reportedly sign with the Sens after a Freshmen year at BU that saw him put up 31 points in 40 games.

A few things can really happen here with Tkachuk, he either can make the team out of camp, which may be tough for the 18-year-old, but at the same time, the Sens stink, it really shouldn’t be that difficult. Tkachuk could also spend the year in the AHL, which I don’t think is too likely.

The other, being that Tkachuk will play under 9 games for the Sens and head to the OHL, where the London Knights own his rights. Which will also allow him to still play for Team USA in the World Juniors in Vancouver this year. Being that Brady is 18 when he signs his ELC, the NHL requires more than 9 games to burn the first year of his Entry Level Contract.


Personally, I would have liked to see Tkachuk go back to BU. Obviously i’m biased though and I think with the changes coming to the program it makes sense for him to leave. And while developing in the OHL for a season may be good for Tkachuk’s development, playing him alongside Mark Stone and Matt Duchene may be even better.

The Sens are a joke of an organization and Tkachuk has the opportunity to be a franchise changing player. They better not screw this one up. I can’t imagine big Walt letting that happen.