MHL: Russian major junior hockey?
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08-22-2012, 04:10 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
The catch is that kids who want to join MHL are often asked to sign 5 year contracts with KHL organizations.
just to correct you. Yeah, KHL entry level contract WAS 5 year, but rule was changed. Now, status quo, KHL entry level contract is for 3 years, until a kid is 20. You know, kids are drafted at year when turn 17. This year it was 1995ers.
Lets look at example
A kid played his rookie MHL season, in 11/12 (Ivan Barbashev, born 1995, as example). KHL draft year 2012 (end of 11/12 season) was for kids born 1995. Barbashev was drafted by his club, Dinamo Moscow. He did not sign KHL entry level contract, he moved to CHL this summer.
Similar case with G Serebryakov, but he did not play MHL 11/12, he played in kids league.
F Nichushkin, born 1995, played rookie MHL season in 11/12. Drafted by his club, Traktor. Signed 3-y entry deal, which expires after 14/15 season. Verify
F Kucherov, born 93, drafted by CSKA in 2010, signed entry level contract, was valid for 12/13 season, but terminated this summer. As you wrote, it depends on club´s will.
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