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07-19-2005, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by HighlyRegardedRookie
The two-year signing period only applies to people drafted out of the CHL. Players drafted out of college or out of European leagues have different rules, allowing teams to keep them longer without having to sign them. I think, at least with the prior CBA, the rule on Europeans was six (!!) years.
Players drafted out of Europe under the old CBA were property of the team until 31, then they became UFA.

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