According to Elliotte Friedman, the Red Wings have signed undrafted free agent forward Ryan Kuffner from Princeton.
The final member of that Tigers' trio — Ottawa's Ryan Kuffner — is headed for DET.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 12, 2019
Kuffner, 22, is a left winger who registered 52 points in 36 games last season as a junior and 44 points in 31 games as a senior this season. According to his coach, Kuffner along with teammates Max Veronneau and Josh Teves have already signed their pro contracts. Kuffner is on the left in the picture.
Congratulations to Ryan, Josh, and Max signing NHL contracts today. Will earn their 4 year degree from Princeton, graduate with their class, and play in the NHL @princetonhockey pic.twitter.com/87pEVUtaYm
— Ron Fogarty (@ronfogarty) March 12, 2019
This was Corey Pronman of the Athletic’s scouting report on Kuffner:
“Kuffner, like Veronneau, saw his counting numbers take a step back this season. He’s a goal-scorer who can snipe from a distance and has good hockey sense. For me his talent level isn’t all that amazing. He has some skill and speed, but his pace isn’t always the best. I see some offense translating but I don’t see him as a driver at the pro level.”
— Princeton University Hockey (@princetonhockey) March 10, 2019