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04-20-2012, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Horseradish View Post
I'm pretty sure 19 year olds can jump to the A. I read somewhere that the oilers signed Marincin last year with the thought that he was most likely going to play in the A this past year.

Can anyone clarify what the rule is?
I think it goes like this, if the player is in the CHL when they are drafted they cannot leave for the AHL before they are 20. If the player is drafted out of Europe, they are eligible for the AHL as young as 18, I believe. Marincin was drafted out of Europe and then came to the CHL, so we could have played him in the AHL this season, but we opted for the CHL instead.

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