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Make Age 19 The Minimum For The NHL Entry Draft?

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Hockey Canada President Bob Nicholson has submitted a nine-page document to the NHL outlining his belief the league’s entry draft should move from age 18 to 19.

“I wanted to do it because I thought it was the best thing for Hockey Canada and the overall structure,” said Nicholson, who hopes the study will be part of the upcoming CBA discussions.

“For the most part, 18- and 19-year-old players are not close to being ready for the NHL. If the draft goes back a year, it slows down the process at every level. Right now, everyone is on a treadmill to get there.”


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