5/26/16 | 4:26PM: Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers are expected to be "in big-time" on Jimmy Vesey of Harvard who will be a UFA on August 15th. (NY Post)
Vesey will be a free agent in the same way that Kevin Hayes was when he signed with the Rangers in the summer of 2014 after spending four years in college. (NY Post)
Brooks notes that many think Vesey will sign with his hometown Bruins or with the Leafs, where his father is a scout but adds "there is every reason to believe the Blueshirts will be serious players on this one." (NY Post)
Vesey was ranked as the 14th overall prospect by The Hockey News Future Watch this year and it was expected that he would have joined the Predators lineup had he signed with them.
Adam Rotter: I never really expected the Rangers to end up with Kevin Hayes, but they did. That doesn't mean that they will sign Vesey but it's something to keep in mind when everyone talks about how the most likely landing spots for him will be Toronto or Boston. When Hayes was about to become a UFA most people figured he would end up in Boston with his hometown Bruins or with the Panthers and his brother Jimmy.