Question about NHL draft

Question about NHL draft

Post by Jayson M » Fri, 21 Feb 1992 03:30:07


Hi there. I'm new to this newsgroup, and I want to say that
I thoroughly enjoy the discussions I have read about hockey.
There is a question about the NHL draft that perhaps
somebody could help me out with. Excuse me if this topic
has already been discussed.
We know that if Eric Lindros does not sign with Quebec he can
reenter the NHL draft and get drafted by another team. It has
recently been discussed that Joe Juneau might not sign with
the Bruins. It is my understanding that the Bruins still hold
Juneau's rights even though he wasn't drafted in 1991. How
can this be? If Lindros can reenter the NHL draft, why can't
Juneau? Could someone please clarify this for me? Any help
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Jayson Moy

RPI '89
Let's go Rangers!

 
 
 

Question about NHL draft

Post by Gerald Olcho » Fri, 21 Feb 1992 09:33:16

Quote:

>Hi there. I'm new to this newsgroup, and I want to say that
>I thoroughly enjoy the discussions I have read about hockey.
>There is a question about the NHL draft that perhaps
>somebody could help me out with. Excuse me if this topic
>has already been discussed.
>We know that if Eric Lindros does not sign with Quebec he can
>reenter the NHL draft and get drafted by another team. It has
>recently been discussed that Joe Juneau might not sign with
>the Bruins. It is my understanding that the Bruins still hold
>Juneau's rights even though he wasn't drafted in 1991. How
>can this be? If Lindros can reenter the NHL draft, why can't
>Juneau? Could someone please clarify this for me? Any help
>would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

The length of time a team can retain a players rights whom they've
drafted depends on where they play...I'm not sure of the exact rules...
but it is two years for a player in Canadian Major Junior, four
years for U.S. college hockey (I think), and I'm not sure what it
is for European players, except that it's more than two, and then
it gets even more complicated if a junior player goes to Europe
or whatever.

Gerald