Also makes it easier to leave Risto in Finland to develop playing 22 mins against men for another year. Keeps his ELC from kicking in for another year while still giving him a good place to develop since the SM-Liiga is still a good league.
(Also can get that mandatory military service out the way hopefully...right?)
Even if he's in Rochester, his contract will still slide a year.
In order to "help" Myers on the ice, Hank would need to be on it too, seeing as though he missed half of Jerseys games the last 2 years, thats not a given, so were back at the goat in the stall for me again. Stupid move.
Then why so Devine and co keep saying he can play in Rochester next for that reason?
What they want to happen could be different from what's likely to happen.
To put it in perspective, the only European player that played in a high quality league in his draft year to make the jump to the AHL the next year in recent memory is Hampus Lindholm, who only went to the AHL because of the lockout.
The rest of them are either banned from being sent to the AHL by their federations or explicitly ask not to be.