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Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete


Do you want to play college hockey?


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NCAA Rule Changes to Slow Recruiting; May 2019

The changes restructure the timing of permissible recruiting activities, creating two starting points for various recruiting activities. The most impactful changes are:

  • Eliminating all recruiting conversations (whether initiated by the coach or the prospect) prior to Jan. 1 of a prospect’s sophomore (grade 10) year.
  • Establishing Aug. 1 prior to a prospect’s junior (grade 11) year as the first date when NCAA coaches can make a verbal offer.

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Paths to NCAA Show Need for Patience

Average commitment age for NCAA Division I players is over 18.  Click here to read the full article.


Should I be worried I haven't received a college scholarship?

Of all D1 players currently playing in the 2018-19 season, the average age of commit is 18.9 years old.

.6% are age 14 (yes, that’s less than 1 percent- at point 6)
3.6% are age 15
9.9% are age 16
13.2% are age 17
19.9% are age 18
24.2% are age 19
25% are age 20
3.6% are age 21

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How easy is it to play in the NHL?

From 2000-2008 2,321 players were drafted.

1,362 drafted players never played an NHL game and 193 played under 10 NHL games

33% of the players drafted actually PLAYED in the NHL