jackalman wrote:Corb wrote:Is Jensen old enough to join the Wolves?
No I dont think so. I believe he has to be 20 by a certain date. I don`t know what the date is but jensen is only 18 so he aint playing for the wolves this year. Unless of course I am wrong...
I'm not certain but I believe that rule only applies to NA born players and not Euro/Russians.
edit I found this on HF Boards, credit to ratsgirl
There is a private agreement in place between the NHL and the CHL that governs when a player coming from the CHL can play in the AHL. A player from the CHL has to either turn 20 by December 31st of the season (ie a player born in 1987 can start playing in the 2007-08 season, a player born in 1988 can start playing in the 2008-09 season etc.) OR have completed 4 seasons of junior eligibility. This agreement also covers European players if they are drafted out of the CHL (Examples would be players like Petr Vrana and Ivan Vishnevskiy). Also - CHL players are eligible to play in the AHL once their junior season is over (either by virtue of their junior team not making the playoffs or being eliminated from the playoffs) even if they don't yet meet the age or eligibility criteria listed above.