And when they did do so electively, it cost eligibility.
by Mr Wednesday (2019-01-10 23:33:22)
Edited on 2019-01-10 23:34:02

In reply to: Hockey players don't "put themselves into the draft."  posted by rick

The NHL has changed their rules, so it's no longer an affirmative decision that players can make at 17, but there was a time when it did happen.

Not to mention the whole Major Junior penalty, which really has no analog in any other sport.