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03-25-2012, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by mrhockey193195 View Post
Without going too much into the details and semantics, when an NHL team drafts a young prospect (from college, the OHL, WHL, QMJHL, KHL, etc), it basically means that the prospect's "rights" to sign an NHL contract are owned by that NHL yea, that player cannot be poached by another NHL team. The prospect does not have to sign a contract right away though, they can play in their junior league or college for a few more years before their team has to sign them.

EDIT: So until they sign a contract with their NHL team, they get no salary.
No salary from their NHL team, but im pretty sure CHL players get paid by their CHL club. Albeit not much.

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