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09-23-2011, 07:50 AM
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Is 18 year-old Roach allowed to sign a deal with the Monarchs? Wouldn't he only have the option of returning to junior hockey?
There's a small window during training camp (I'm not sure of the exact dates) when teams can sign currently undrafted but still draft eligible players to NHL contracts. This was the case with Martin Jones when he signed with the Kings. He was passed over in the draft, invited to Kings camp and impressed enough to get a contract offer. I think the window is 5-7 days near the end of training camp but don't qoute me on that. You are also correct that he would be unable to play in the AHL and would have to be returned to Juniors, but again see the Jones example as Roach would be signed but his contract wouldn't count towards the 50 contract limit until his junior career ended or he played 10 games with the Kings.
Sorry I mispoke about Roach and an AHL deal... I think I somehow confused him and Andreoff...
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