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11-25-2012, 11:39 PM
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jfb392
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Originally Posted by Garyboy View Post
That can't be right, as he was in the All-Canadian game in July. Wasn't he born in Quebec? I'm guessing he decided to stay in Quebec and play Midget hockey, rather than come to Ontario to play Minor Midget.
He's not a Canadian citizen, only a permanent resident.
He was born in the Netherlands and moved to Île Bizard, Québec in 2005.

If he had played for Oakville, I doubt it would have changed his eligibility.
Even if his family had come with him, they probably would not have allowed him to be eligible for the OHL Draft, as that'd set a precedent that would allow kids to select their region of play.
If they had moved to Ontario a few years before the draft, like Taylor Hall for example, it might be a different story, but moving to play for a prep program or in a better league in your draft year won't change your eligibility.

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