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Top Cliff Pu News

  • Cliff Pu: Slated for free agency

    Pu is set to become a free agent after the Blue Jackets failed to issue him a qualifying offer Monday, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    Pu put up decent numbers with AHL Cleveland this season, as he tallied 10 points in 16 appearances. Selected by the Sabres in the third round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old winger has been traded three times but has yet to get into an NHL contest despite spending time in the systems of Buffalo, Carolina, Florida and Columbus.

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  • Blue Jackets' Cliff Pu: Dropped to AHL affiliate

    Pu was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Tuesday.

    Pu has yet to make his NHL debut, and with just six games remaining for the Blue Jackets in 2020-21, it appears as though he may not do so this season. He's picked up four helpers through eight AHL appearances this year.

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  • Blue Jackets' Cliff Pu: Added to taxi squad

    Pu was recalled to the taxi squad from AHL Cleveland on Monday.

    Pu will take the taxi squad spot vacated by Gavin Bayreuther, who was added to the main roster in a corresponding move. The 22-year-old winger has four assists in eight AHL appearances this season and is yet to make his NHL debut.

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  • Blue Jackets' Cliff Pu: Swapped in one-for-one deal

    Pu was brought in by the Blue Jackets from the Panthers on Thursday in exchange for Markus Nutivaara.

    In two seasons since going pro, Pu has split time between the AHL and ECHL but is still awaiting his first opportunity with a big club. Selected by the Sabres in the third round of the 2016 NHL Draft, this will be Pu's fourth organization as he's been moved multiple times. At this point, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting Pu to log significant time in the NHL and figures to be a non-factor in fantasy contests.

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  • Panthers' Cliff Pu: Development stalls out

    Pu has six points in four games with the Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL.

    Being traded for "future considerations" is never a great look for a player, and Pu hasn't shown much since being acquired for such by the Panthers in February 2019. He has bounced from the ECHL to the AHL and back to the ECHL, only managing to skate in seven games combined this season.

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  • Panthers' Cliff Pu: Brought in via trade

    Pu was acquired by the Panthers from the Hurricanes on Monday in exchange for future considerations.

    Pu will start in the minors with his new team, suiting up for AHL Springfield. The winger has tallied six points in 44 games this year with AHL Charlotte and even spent some time down in the ECHL. Barring a dramatic uptick in production the rest of the season, the 20-year-old is probably more than a year removed from getting a real shot in the NHL.

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  • Hurricanes' Cliff Pu: Struggling mightily in first AHL season

    Pu has just one goal and three points in his first 24 games for AHL Charlotte.

    Yeah, that's not going to get the job done. Carolina's trade of Jeff Skinner to Buffalo looks even worse with Skinner killing it for the Sabres and Pu quickly trending towards non-prospect status. The former third-round pick (2016) was always long on talent and short on production in his OHL days, so the massive struggles in his first AHL campaign should surprise no one. You don't ever want to write off a 20-year-old kid, but Pu has an uphill climb to become a significant contributor at the NHL level.

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  • Hurricanes' Cliff Pu: Dealt to Carolina

    The Sabres traded Pu, a 2019 second-round pick, a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 sixth-round pick to the Hurricanes in exchange for Jeff Skinner on Thursday.

    It's been no secret that the Hurricanes have been looking to move Skinner this offseason, and the Sabres make a lot of sense in terms of a landing spot for the 26-year-old forward, as Jack Eichel will finally get to play with a high-end scoring threat on his wing. Pu, the only player going the other way in this deal, has posted impressive numbers in the OHL over the past two seasons, totaling 64 goals and 170 points in 128 contests. The 20-year-old pivot will likely spend the majority of the 2018-19 campaign with AHL Charlotte, but he could push for a middle-six role with the big club in 2019-20.

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  • Sabres' Cliff Pu: Earns entry-level deal

    Pu agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with Buffalo on Monday.

    Pu -- who was taken by the Sabres in the third round of the 2016 NHL Draft -- notched an impressive 35 goals and 51 helpers with OHL London last season. The winger's production has been slightly down so far this season (six points in 11 outings), but his soft hands and a quality shot should help get him back above a point-per-game average.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, ON
Age: 23
Shoots: Right