Thread: Confirmed with Link: Sharks Sign College Defenseman Matt Tennyson
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03-28-2012, 04:56 PM
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Many undrafted free agents (be they CHLers or collegians) are 2-5 years older than a nominal 18 year old draftee, i.e., more mature (physically, and hopefully socially/emotionally) and better prepared to "jump" right into the pro game (regardless of level).

Scouts have had more time to study their progress (and/or "find" them) and get feedback on them. What might have been a "not interested" at age 17 might be a "hard to/can't miss" at age 23 as they developed and improved.

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