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04-24-2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MahnaMahna View Post
Why can't he play for the US?
An obscure IIHF rule that says you must live for 2 years after the age of 10 in that country in order to represent it.

By all accounts, Galchenyuk has only spent 1 year after the age of 10 in the USA - the 2009-10 season when he played with the Chicago Young Americans.

If he had been drafted by an American OHL based team such as Saginaw or Plymouth, he would be eligible to play for the US.

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