AHL Eligibility?

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  1. LadyByngJeanRatelle

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    Question concerning a player's eligibility for the AHL (which has probably been answered thousand's of times over).

    Does a player still have to be 20 years old to play in the AHL or have they lowered it?

    Cody Bass recently signed a tryout contract with Binghamton, but doesn't turn 20 in over a year.

    Does this mean, he can play in the AHL for the playoffs this year, but must return to junior in 06-07?

    Thanks.
     
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    A player drafted out of the OHL, WHL, or QMJHL has to turn 20 by Jan. 1st of a given season to play in the AHL that season. A younger player drafted out of those leagues can sign a tryout contract when their junior season is done so they can get some late- and post-season AHL experience. If Bass doesn't turn 20 for another year, he'll be back in juniors next season.

    Players drafted from college or Europe can play in the AHL full-time at 18.
     
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    A player from the CHL needs to be 20 or have played four full CHL seasons.
    I.e John Tavares could play in the AHL the season after he's drafted by an NHL team.

    At least that's how it was with the previous CBA.
     
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