Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Devils sign 1st round pick Stefan Matteau to ELC
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08-17-2012, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tsujimoto74 View Post
CHL-NHL agreement prevents players drafted out of the CHL from playing in the AHL before either age 20 or 4 years of juniors.
Matteau was drafted out of the USHL, so he'd be eligible to come in earlier. Most recent example off the top of my head is John Carlson; drafted out of the USHL, played his age 18 year in the OHL, and age 19 in AHL.

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