So that everyone has the same information I wanted to pass along a decision that was recently made. There appears to be an obscure exception rule related to the signing of undrafted European born players as FAâ€™s. The case identified related to a European player that had played college hockey. As we do not understand the exact rules and related conditions that apply to this exception it has been decided that we will not incorporate the exception into the HFNHL rules at this time. The rule remains that any European born player that has not played in North America at least one season prior to the year of their first draft eligibility (18 yo) must be drafted regardless of age and may not be signed as a FA.