No surprise, but Andrej Sustr, 6-foot-8 Univ of Nebraska-Omaha junior dman (UFA), has officially decided to leave school/field NHL offers.
UNO's college season ended on the weekend. Sustr will weigh his options, and he has many, this week. No rush or timetable on a decision
Cory Pronman just released a writeup on Sustr:
Andrej Sustr, Defense, Unsigned (Nebraska-Omaha):
Sustr is a very toolsy prospect with significant upside although with some risk as well. He remains unsigned as of this writing, but per TSN’s Bob McKenzie he will leave school and sign with an NHL team. The 22 year old Junior was on the third All-WCHA team this season, notching 25 points in 39 games, putting him top 20 in NCAA scoring for defensemen. His skating is average, but notably above-average for a 6′8′’ defenseman. His mobility has seen significant advancements in the last 12-24 months. He’s a good puck-mover too, showing nice touch with the puck and the offensive instincts to make unusual offensive plays for a player his size. For Nebraska-Omaha on the man advantage I’ve seen him be used in front of the net as a screen or a primary quarterback up high. This combo of traits make Sustr a very desirable asset with the potential to be a #3 if not a #2 defenseman. He is not a player without warts though, for one even though he’s a huge player with a good wingspan, he isn’t all that physical. His decisions in both ends, while not a major issue, could use some work as he can make the odd bad turnover or be off with his positioning.
*****SIGNED IN TAMPA BAY*****
Edited by LegitCanuck, 21 March 2013 - 05:39 PM.