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01-15-2013, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by jfb392 View Post
No, it has everything to do with being drafted out of the CHL and nothing to do with nationality.

If a player is drafted out of the CHL, they either make the NHL or return to junior until their 20 year old season.
If you're drafted from anywhere else, you're free to play in the AHL immediately.
Many European teams have existing contracts with their clubs though and are not allowed to break them to play in the AHL.
Fair enough. Thanks for the correction. I kept hearing on the NOOF (OHL Forum) that it didn't apply to Americans in the CHL. I guess they weren't in the CHL when they were drafted.

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