In the spring of this year, Springfield signed Blair Riley to a PTO. We talked about it here. Redline Report told us “thick, rugged winger with soft hands and a hair trigger release. At his best when battling below the circles and in front of the net. Lacks quick feet but knows how to use his limited speed judiciously.” He also “creates space by utilizing tremendous shielding abilities and strength on the puck.”
I’ve been watching to see any news in this area (capgeek, Oilers announcement) and it has been crickets. He’s 6.0, 220 and scored some goals in college. He has a really good shot and would seem to be a decent bet for pro hockey.