Sounds like he expected to be drafted, but by a different team. Someone on the OBs was saying that Halifax and Windsor had interest (Halifax picked right after Erie, had traded up to that spot) From the Otters thread in the OHL forum:
Burakovsky seems to be dissappointed.
To MrMadhawk.se he says:
"I don't know what's gonna happen now. This wasn't what I had expected. I have to call my agent"
seems like a good bit of speculation based on a brief comment, but the speculation is that he had a deal with another club and wasn't expecting to be picked by Erie, wait and see; here's the write-up in Swedish (I ran it through google translate and it's a lot of spec)
please, please end up having enough character to get over the shock/disappointment/whogivesa**** and just show the **** up in erie...
Don't love the situation, but seriously, he has no requirement to show up in Erie. While some players agree with a team in advance that they will show up if picked, it's not like players register for this draft. Any eligible import can be picked by a team. At this point, if you read the translated version there's a lot of speculation based on one comment. No surprise, but wait and see what happens after development camp, etc.
Burakovsky and Erie import draft selection. Sorry, I didn't see the follow-up discussed. So, from this it definitely sounds like he was expecting to be picked by Windsor. <a href="http://mrmadhawk.se/2013/july/andre-hade-deal-med-windsor.html">link</a>
Also, the Swedish Hockey Federation rule about coming over to NA and national team play applies to '96 born and younger from anything I can find. Here's an updated piece yesterday on U18s and the Swedish Hockey Federation someone posted in the import draft thread.
This does not apply to Burakovsky as he's a 95. link
I might have missed something in this saga(like him promising he would go to the CHL or similar), but I wouldn't ever expect a Swede to report to the CHL. The import draft effectively makes it crapshoot for Swedes, most want to control their destination whether it's at home or in Canada. Burakovsky can probably pick and choose between a dozen teams in Sweden, while in the CHL he has the one team.