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10-17-2012, 12:25 PM
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OHL Hartman's latest step on road to NHL

For many, age ain’t nothing but a number. But for Plymouth Whalers’ forward Ryan Hartman, his date of birth — which found him five days too young to be drafted last year — played a key role to plotting a stop in the OHL en route to the NHL.

“In the U.S., because of my birthday [September 20th], I had to start school later, so I was an extra year back,” Hartman said. “Because of that I would have had to play an extra year in the USHL before I could have gone to college.

“Plymouth and the OHL seemed like the best place for me to be for my draft year.”

And the Whalers couldn’t be happier.… read more


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