Question about undrafted prospects.

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  1. Birko19

    Birko19 Registered User

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    If a prospect decides not to enter the draft, can this player tryout or sign with any NHL team of their choice?

    For example, let's say Crosby decides not to enter the draft and he really wants to be a Red Wing (I wish), can he have that option? can he just tryout for the team? (I'm pretty sure the Wings would be more then glad), so pretty much like instead of getting drafted by any team, you decide to be signed by the team you wanna play for, is this possible?
     
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    Don't think so. I think in order to become a UFA, you have to enter a draft and be passed over by everyone at the end of the day.
     
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    he'd basically have to not fill the draft application (that makes him draft eligible) and wait til he is 20.

    i believe.
     
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    You only have to opt in the first year you're eligible. After that, you're automatically eligible. So, something like the above scenario can't occur.
     
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