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06-09-2008, 01:38 PM
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royals119
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Most teams in the ECHL don't even have tryouts, and those that do rarely actually have a player make the opening night roster. I would think the better option would be to try and get signed by one of the lower level leagues (SPHL, MAHL, NEHL, etc) and if you are good enough to dominate at that level one of the ECHL teams will eventually sign you as a fill in when they get shorthanded - and if you are good enough someone else will pick you up when that first team gets their original players back. I've seen a few guys end up sticking in the ECHL taking that route, but I can't remember seeing a player who didn't play college or junior hockey at a fairly high level being signed directly to the ECHL - even the best players in Division 3 college programs have trouble making it in the ECHL.

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