With college hockey entering the Frozen Four phase a number of players are entering the transfer portal with the intent of a change of scenery. We learned from Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald that Jets 2018 6th rounder and Minnesota goalie Jared Moe has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Moe was stuck behind Hurricanes 2016 3rd round goalie prospect Jack LaFontaine who got the bulk of playing time this season with Minnesota. As a freshman Moe played 16 games but this was a step back in terms of development for his sophomore season as he played just three games while LaFontaine played 29.
Brad provides some further insight in to what this means for Moe:
Under NCAA rules, graduates do not have to sit out a year when they transfer. Those who do not earn a degree currently have to unless they obtain a waiver. However, it is widely expected that the NCAA is going to pass a new rule, perhaps as early as next month, that will allow all non-graduates a one-time transfer without having to sit out a season. Even if that doesn’t pass, Moe would be able to apply for a waiver.