BREAKING: Top NCAA Free Agent Collin Graf Finds NHL Home

At least 20 teams were said to be in the bidding for top NCAA free agent Collin Graf, and the Quinnipiac forward has now made his decision, opting to sign with the San Jose Sharks. He will make his NHL debut immediately.

Graf had whittled his list down to a final six teams this week and had Zoom calls with all six before ultimately deciding on the Sharks, who take a big step forward in their rebuild with the college-seasoned center on a 3-year entry-level contract.

The 21-year-old posted 22 goals and 49 points in 34 games this season and in 112 NCAA games, Graf has 54 goals and 76 assists for 126 points. 

Insider Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff had called Graf "undoubtedly the No. 1 NCAA free agent."  

It was earlier thought that he could head to his home-state team the Boston Bruins, but Graf clearly decided that his best opportunity for immediate playing time in the NHL was with the Sharks. 

The Sharks have eight games left to play, a nice little window for Graf to show his stuff before the season is done.  

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