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NCAA Star Sam Morton’s ELC Contract Rejected by NHL Central Registry

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It took just a few hours for NCAA signee Sam Morton to have his entry level contract to be rejected by NHL central registry.

Per CapFriendly, the age limit on North American players will require Sam Morton, 24, to sign a non-entry-level deal with the Calgary Flames. The Lafayette, Colorado native potted 24 goals and 10 assists for 34 points in 37 games during his final season in the NCAA.

Sam appeared in a total of six seasons over the course of his NCAA career. Morton was named CCHA Player of the Year in 2023-2024 after his 24 goals tied him for fifth in the NCAA in that category.

Weighing in at 6-foot-0 and 181 pounds, Morton is expected to fill an offensive role for the Calgary Wranglers of the AHL. Given that his rejected ELC won’t be starting until the beginning of next season, the amateur tryout he agreed to in order to is assumed to have no issues when it comes to having the left shot forward join the team this season.

Morton’s rejected two-way deal carried a salary of $950,000 for one year. Craig Conroy and the Flames will likely tender a fresh offer for Sam in the near future.

For more information on Sam Morton and his on-ice game, head over to a full scouting report on the sharpshooting Minnesota State University product.

[Flames Sign College Scorer Sam Morton – Full Scouting Report and Highlights]

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