North Dakota senior free agent Drake Caggiula finally decided which NHL team he would sign with, choosing the Edmonton Oilers.
Caggiula was a highly-sought free agent after helping lead North Dakota to a national title this spring. Caggiula scored 25 goals and 26 assists for 51 points in 39 games this season. He tied for 8th nationally in overall scoring, and tied for 11th nationally in points per game.
We ranked Caggiula as the 100th-best NHL prospect in the NCAA this past season:
Caggiula is putting up big offensive numbers for the second straight season. He is excelling on the wing of North Dakota's 'CBS' line along with first round draft picks Brock Boeser and Nick Schmaltz. Caggiula is a high-effort, high-energy player that is tenacious in puck pursuit and moves the puck effectively on the offensive end. It's unlikely he'll score at the same rate at the pro level, but his scrappiness could make him an effective in a bottom six role, despite being a smaller forward.