D Seth Jones - Portland Winterhawks (2013 Draft)
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04-04-2012, 12:34 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: New Berlin, WI
Seth Jones could play in the AHL as a 19 year old in 2013-2014. Just as Jacob Trouba could play in the NHL/AHL as an 18 year old this coming season if he so chooses. The only players restricted by age are players who were drafted from the CHL.
Justin Faulk played in the AHL this season as a 19 year old after leaving UMD. Slava Voynov played as an 18 year old in the AHL a couple of years ago when he came over from Russia after being drafted.
Now, if Jones does go to UND this season and is drafted by an NHL team and signs, obviously his college career is over but the NHL team would have the option of keeping him in the NHL, sending him to the AHL or even assigning him to junior. This is an advantage to being drafted out of the NCAA, it leaves the AHL option open, which may be the best thing for Jones as he may need a little bit of time before he is NHL ready, but could be called up for stretches of games, which wouldn't be possible if he is in junior.
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