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12-08-2012, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by penguins2946 View Post
Okay I knew neither would be ready for the NHL next year, and Shero would have no intention of rushing them. It's weird, Morrow was eligible to play in the AHL one year after he was drafted, but the other 2 have to wait 2 year, possibly 3 for Maatta (18 this year, 19 next year, 20 the year after, this is only his 2nd year in the OHL).
A player is AHL eligible after 4 years of junior or when he turns 20 in the same calendar year as the seasons begins. Joe Morrow doesn't turn 20 until tomorrow, but because he turns 20 before January 1st he's AHL eligible to start this season. Maatta only has this season and next where he cannot play in the AHL.

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