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09-17-2010, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by IslesDynasty View Post
I'm curious too about the level of ACHA. Just recently, Mike Sellitto of Florida Gulf Coast was participating as an invitee at the NY Islanders "mini camp". A couple of weeks later he signed a contract with Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
What chances do you give him in the AHL? Though I do believe he's bound for either Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL or Odessa Jacks in the CHL, maybe someone has seen him play before and could share your thoughts.
You can't really give 1 rating to the ACHA as a league. It all depends on the division, the team, the player, etc. Some schools take club hockey seriously, others don't. Some teams have players who have never played before. On occasion there are players who have played at fairly high levels but ultimately put academics first. It really ranges. The stories about guys from the ACHA moving onto AHL are probably just a few out of thousands of players.

For the most part, the ACHA is just a league for guys who want to continue playing ice hockey through school. If you had a legit future in ice hockey as a career you wouldn't be going through the ACHA to do it.

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