Another season has come and gone for VGHL and season 19 is approaching fast. After a few successful Rookie Showcase's we have decided to bring it back for another go around. But before I go into details about the Rookie Showcase I want to explain how the draft works again.
If you finished on a PHL roster, graduated to a PHL2 contract and will go to FAA in the offseason, or finished the season on an AHL roster as an AHLO contract, you will now be eligible to receive an AHLDC. This allows the NHL to draft players to help their AHL rosters before bidding and will still require that players play 15 games in the AHL in order to graduate into the NHL during the season.
Any player that finished the season as a TWC, TWDC, AHL management, or earned FA2 as a result of being PHL management and holding their contract for more than half the season with be eligible to be drafted as a OWDC and start the seasons on an NHL roster.
Now onto the Draft Rookie Showcase
We will be running a one day tourney that will take place on February 12th, that will allow rookies to showcase their talents to help their own draft stock for the upcoming NHL Draft that takes place on February 13th.
In order to participate in the Rookie Showcase you need to meet the following qualifications:
1. Ended the previous season with a TWC, TWDC, or AHL contract.
2. You must have graduated to the AHL at the end of season and finished on a PHL roster.
3. Never had an NHL contract in your previous VGHL seasons, this even pertains if you were BL during a prior season.
The Rookie Showcase will take place as follows:
Wednesday February 12th: 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm, 10:30 pm
Sign up for games by clicking the links below
Once its determined how many players sign up we will figure out how to set the rosters for each game. We will switch the rosters after each game so we can see how each player does with other players.
If you are interested in playing in the showcase please respond back to this post with your PSN, Main Position and Secondary Position. I will be checking this over and making sure that you are eligible to participate in the Showcase. In addition to this please make sure that you mark that you are attending on the game events using the links above.
At the end of the Showcase we will be awarding the top player from each category with a S19 Top Prospects Badge to be displayed on their gamer profile. The top player will be determined by the top PBR player in each category (FWD, DEF, and GOALIE).
Good luck to everyone and hope that this Rookie Showcase is more successful than last seasons so we can continue to improve on the idea.