Western Michigan sophomore forward Griffen Molino has signed a free agent contract with the Vancouver Canucks, forgoing his final two years in Kalamazoo.
Molino, a 6-0 185 lbs. left wing, led the Broncos in scoring as a freshman with 25 points. As a sophomore, he improved his numbers with a 15-18-33 scoring line in 40 games, while helping lead Western Michigan to a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Molino is a crafty forward with excellent agility. He’s a decent north-south skater, but is really good at attacking east-west, making him a tough match-up for opposing defenders. Molino also has excellent hockey sense and competes hard, playing much bigger than his listed size. His upside at the pro level is likely as a third or fourth line energy line player.
Molino’s contract is a two-year deal with the Canucks.