AHL Age and Eligibility Rules
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07-24-2007, 08:44 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in the minors
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And I have seen a few people write that the AHL does not allow players until they are 19, but as you note, there have been a few European players in the AHL at 18.
Tlusty is another example from last season (as someone pointed out to me on another thread) although he went from the AHL back to the OHL, he did play in the AHL in 2006-07.
Chris Bourque and Jonathan Sigalet are recent examples of college players that left college and played in the AHL at 19 (both played in the AHL as 19 yos in the 05-06 season).
I finally got an answer from the league about this part. The AHL rule is that a player has to be 18 by September 15 of any given season to be eligible to play.
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