So lets say Bernier doesnt want to go to college and he goes back to the Q how many years does he need to be down there? Ryan McGinnis told me that he had to play 4 years with Plymouth until he had another chance to be allowed to come back to the Kings....So how does it work? Now that im really confused
I'd assume McGinnis, with three OHL years of experience and now having been sent back to juniors, meant he would have to complete his fourth OHL season and wait until Plymouth was eliminated from the playoffs before he would be allowed to play for either the Kings or Monarchs. For McGinnis, with a 1987 birthdate and three years of OHL experience, it was NHL or CHL to begin this season, and he was sent back to Plymouth. As previously mentioned, he can play for the Kings or Monarchs once Plymouth has been eliminated from the playoffs. Next season, he can begin the year with the Monarchs.
Bernier, with a 1988 birthdate, has two more junior seasons to go before he can start the season with the Monarchs. For Bernier both this season and next season, it is NHL or CHL to begin the season. He, like McGinnis, can play with the Kings or Monarchs after his junior team has been eliminated from the playoffs.
The CHL goes by birth year for determining a player's age. For this season, those with a 1986 birth year are the 20 year olds (or overagers), those with a 1987 birth year are the 19 year olds, those with a 1988 birth year are the 18 year olds, etc. For the 20 year olds, it's NHL, AHL, or CHL for their overage year to begin the year. For the 18 and 19 year olds, it's NHL or CHL to begin the year, unless that player already has four CHL seasons to his credit. In that (rare) case, the player would also be allowed to play in the AHL to begin the season (recent examples of this would be Jason Spezza and Rico Fata). If an 18 or 19 year old is sent back to juniors to begin the season, he can play for an NHL or AHL team after his junior team has been eliminated from the playoffs.