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edwardla 12-31-2012 09:56 PM

CHL players in USHL?
I've seen a number of CHL cast-off type players they move from OHL, QMJHL and WHL to the USHL. How does this not effect the "eligibility" of those USHLers they play with? thanks

Slowe 01-01-2013 04:35 PM

A large reason why the CHL isn't considered an amateur league is because there are players who have signed a pro contract. So if a CHLer leaves the league to play in the USHL but hasn't signed a contract, nothing has changed. I'm not sure what would happen if one did sign but then wanted to play in the USHL. I couldn't imagine why he would, but I'd guess the USHL might forbid that.

edwardla 01-04-2013 12:56 AM

so even if a CHL player (undrafted and unsigned to a pro contract) played along side a signed player who has received his signing bonus, going the the USHL (and other Junior 'A' leagues?) he is still considered amateur? except not in the NCAA?

Slowe 01-04-2013 08:17 PM

When that player signs the CHL contract he is signing up to play in a "pro" league. Doesn't matter if he hasn't received an NHL contract himself yet. It's a little more fuzzy than that of course, but they have to draw a firm line and that's where they chose to put it. When he switches to the USHL he is playing in a league designated as amateur by the NCAA.

So was he pro but now amateur? No really familiar with the intimate details here. Is it a ban for life, or would the player mitigate the damage by switching out? Maybe they just prevent him from playing in games for a year, which most serious prospect wouldn't stand for. If its a life ban why switch out of the CHL? Anyone know more specific rules or players that fit this situation?

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