USA born player question

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  1. Green Star

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    If a player let say are born in New York or something like that. And when he turn 16-17 can he be drafted and play in QMJHL? or is there some rules that prevent that?
     
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    A player from New York cannot be drafted into the QMJHL... he can however be drafted into the Ontario Hockey League and there are many players this year who will be drafted out of NY into the OHL... Most notably, Jeremy Stocker.

    There are SEVERAL Americans playing in the Canadian Hockey League.

    Off the top of my head... Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania are all OHL players.

    Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island are all QMJHL.

    California, Washington, Minnesota, Colorado, Texas are all WHL.
     
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    Ahh so basically u must be born in certain state area to play hockey in QMJHL , OHL or WHL right?
     
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    That seems to be the trend, but what is the official rule? Does anyone know? In that case, Wisconsin is also OHL because John Kessel was chosen by Saginaw last draft.
     
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    QMJHLers FROM USA
    Jimmy Sharrow HALIFAX MA
    James Pouliot HALIFAX NH
    Bobby Gates LEWISTON RI
    Andrew Andricopoulos QUEBEC MA
    Ryan Joey QUEBEC MA
    Kevin Coughlan QUEBEC MA
    Josh Hennessy QUEBEC MA
    Jordan LaVallee QUEBEC OR
    Justin Laverdiere QUEBEC RI
    Adam Blanchette QUEBEC CT
    Evan Shaw QUEBEC RI
    Mathieu Melanson QUEBEC NY (son of Rollie Melanson, grew up in Moncton, NB)*

    *Presumably he would fall under the same rule that allowed Eric Chouinard (born in Atlanta, GA) to play in Quebec City?
     
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    It has to do with where they and their families live (citizenship) in their draft year. Going to boarding school in Connecticut doesn't matter. It's where the family lives.
    But for the most part, where they're born is where they live. The Q has all 6 states in New England. Mass, Ct, RI, NH, VT and Maine. In Canada the Q has Qc, NB, NS, PEI and the players in Nfld have the choise of the Q or OHL.
     
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    So Roland Melanson has a son!? Mathieu Melanson as been drafted in the 8th round by Minnesota, maybe a steal? (If his father shown him how to keep the goals)
     
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