I dont know, thats my question, But his rights are atleast, for the time being, held still.
2008-09 Ohio State Univ. NCAA
2009-10 Ohio State Univ. NCAA
2010-11 Prince George Cougars WHL
2011-12 Univ. of Calgary CIS
2012-13 Univ. of Calgary CIS
Per the CBA. "If a Player drafted at age 18 or 19, who had received a Bona Fide Offer..., becomes a bona fide college student prior to the second June 1 following his selection in the Entry Draft and remains a bona fide college student through the graduation of his college class, his drafting Club shall retain the exclusive rights of negotiation for his services through and including the August 15 following the graduation of his college class."
The key word here is "remains" and he didn't "remain" a college student unless there is some special out clause that allows players to return to college before his original college class graduated (August 15, 2012). In this case, the new date would be August 15, 2013.
Poor guy has a lot to live down. For the next few years he'll be known as one of the guys traded for Iginla. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't (See Beech, Kris; Lupsaschuk, Ross and Sivek, Michal), but it's a tough road to hoe.
In any case, the San Diego, CA, native is going to be a Sabre. Played in USHL before going to UMass-Lowell.
Originally Posted by uncleben85
Ruhwedel all but confirmed, going to Buffalo. Just waiting for paperwork.
My ball hockey league here in San Diego moved rinks ~2006 and displaced a bunch of teenagers who had been using it for Sunday pickup. Found out years later that one of them was Ruhwedel. My buddy's wife is the vice principal at Ruhwedel's high school, so we heard about he making it to UMass-Lowell. We thought it was pretty cool to see a local San Diego kid make it to Division I. Definitely cool to hear that he made the NHL.
Rumors have Anaheim 2008 pick Stefan Warg coming to North America to play for the Ducks next season. Warg, 23, had 4 goals and 19 points and a +21 in 52 games with Vasteras of the Allsvenskan in Sweden. Warg, who stands 6'03" and 220 lbs, has an out in his clause to allow him to play in top leagues, so it would have to be an NHL deal to allow him to break his Swedish contract and not an AHL deal.
The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Reto Berra to an entry-level contract.
Berra, a native of Bulach, Switzerland was acquired by the Flames from St. Louis along with Mark Cundari and St. Louis’s first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft in exchange for Jay Bouwmeester on April 1, 2013. He was originally St. Louis’ 4th round pick (106th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Berra is currently playing for Biel in the Swiss A League where he has appeared in 49 games posting a 3.01 GAA and a .906 save percentage. The 6’4” 200 lb netminder has also played with HC Davos. Berra, 26 years old, represented Switzerland several times at the World Championships and with the junior national team in international competition.
Contract terms: One year entry-level contract at $765,000 per season with an average annual value of $1,381,250 (including entry-level performance bonus).