The Red Wings apparently are going to let Larkin decide whether he wants to begin his pro career now or later.
Larkin, 18, could leave and immediately play for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League or wait and start fresh in Wings training camp next season.
I thought someone said here that he would have to jump straight to the NHL if he left now, but apparantly the Wings are saying that he could join the Griffs for their post season run right now if he wants to.
From the comment section at Kukla's Korner, in response to the AHL rule about North American Players not being allowed to play in the AHL until they are 20 years old...
That rule applies to players drafted out of the CHL (OHL, WHL, QMJHL), not college players. And doesn’t care about your nationality, just where you play when you’re drafted.
So apparantly Larkin CAN leave as soon as he chooses.
For the second straight day Dylan Larkin was named the player of the game for Team USA. Had an assist on the opening goal by Sonny Milano then added a goal of his own to make the game 2-0.
USA went on to win 3-0 and remain in 2nd place (8 pts) behind Canada (9pts). USA will play Canada in what should be a preview of the finals in Montreal on Dec. 31st at 4:00pm.
Congrats to Dylan on what is quickly becoming a very impressive WJC for him.
Although this has nothing to do with Jim Harbaugh, there are FIVE Michigan players at the Team USA World Junior Championships tryout camp at Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena this week – forwards JT Compher, Tyler Motte and Dylan Larkin and defensemen Michael Downing and Zach Werenski.
There will be a live stream of the exhibition game on Friday against Boston University. LINK
NHL Central Scouting released their 2014 "North American Ones to Watch" list this morning which contained 3 hockey commits and 2 guys already on the team
|Dylan Larkin (2014)||C||USA U-18||A|
|Hayden Lavigne (2014/15)||G||Tri-City||B|
An 'A' rating means you're a potential first-rounder, 'B' ratings indicats potential mid-round pick, and 'C' is a late round pick.
Dylan is one of only four future NCAA players to get an 'A' rating which would make him a theoretical 5* at this point
Edit: Forgot that Jared Walsh is totally not cool you guys right now
For those of you don't know, the OHL draft is today and it's currently going on right now (9th rd as of 4 pm EST). This is where many a college hockey fan finds out whether we can expect Player X to ever suit up in a college uniform.
General rule of thumb seems to be early rounds (1-4) are more likely to go while later rounds indicate that that team / the OHL don't think it's likely they'll be able to sign that player.
Bob Miller assembled a list at CHP (link) of notable american prospects and their current commitments (if any). I made a table of those players and their current draft status
|Ryan||Mantha||(RW)||5||14||Sault Ste Marie|
|Brandon||Halverson||(G)||7||4||Sault Ste Marie|
Kyle Connor and Dylan Larkin (Michigan commits) have not been drafted yet which is great news because as I saw on the twitter:
Both Michigan commits. RT @RyanHPscout: The 2 best players we have on our draft board are Dylan Larkin and Kyle Connor both 1st rd talents.
- Brendan Perlini (MSU, younger brother of current MSU skater Brent Perlini) looks like he might be going OHL
- MSU had 4 guys on Bob Miller's list. One went in the first, two in the fourth, and one in the 9th. I'm not sure what to think of the guys going in the fourth round, but I'd be nervous if they were ours
- Darby Llwellyn is indeed Tristin Llwellyn's younger brother. No word on whether Darby has the same love for incredibly stupid penalties
EDIT: Dylan Larkin just got selected. 10th round, 1st pick to Erie. Looking good.
EDIT2: MacEachern from MSU hasn't been drafted yet. I recorded the draft info wrong
EDIT3: And Kyle Connor finally gets taken by Saginaw. 14th Rd, 11th pick. Looks good there too.