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06-22-2011, 07:17 PM
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So why isn't Thomas allowed to play in the AHL at 19?
If a player is drafted out of a junior league he is not allowed to leave to play in the AHL until 2 years after being drafted. He can leave to play in the NHL, but not the AHL.
Thomas was drafted out of juniors.
Grachev was drafted out of Russia and then was chosen in the CHL Import Draft by Brampton in the OHL. Hence, he was not drafted out of the CHL and was able to leave to play in the AHL after only 1 season in Brampton.
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