2005-06 Ontario Hockey League All-Rookie Teams
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04-29-2006, 04:44 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
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The point is very simple. It's clear that there is a voting bias against some of the Europeans because they are not considered true rookies by the voters.
By the way - I notice that Rotter is only 18 years old - which means he started playing in an European Elite league at 15. Which European Elite league can you play in at 15 ?
If I remember what I had heard - you can play in any of the elite European leagues regardless of age. Good enough to make the team - you're on it. No age restrictions like there are here in North America. That is why in some European
countries the junior programs are stiffled - the best younger players play on the elite teams but get limited ice time. A good reason to come to the North American junior leagues - more ice time and a chance to develop as a player.
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