The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with prospect Tanner Dickinson.
Dickinson, 19, is a fourth-round pick, 119th overall, of the Blues from the 2020 draft. He was picked out of the OHL after scoring nine goals and 40 points for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, but may be better known from his recent World Junior Summer Showcase performance with Team USA.
In 2020-21, since the OHL was not in session, Dickinson played three games with the Utica Comets of the AHL. He was held scoreless and still has quite a bit of work to do before he’s really to be considered an NHL prospect. The undersized forward was last listed at 6’0″ 170 lbs, but that’s very generous and it remains to be seen how he will handle the grind of a full professional season.
For now, he’ll likely head back to junior hockey–he’s not yet eligible for the AHL–where he can continue to build on the performance he showed this summer. His entry-level deal will slide forward should he fail to play in the NHL.
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