As another season closes, another one quickly approaches. This past season was one of the most successful Rookie Showcase yet so I have decided to run another one to help both seasoned and new owners get a look at potential draft picks. Let's go over the rules of the draft again before I get into details about the showcase.
AHL managers, AHL Only contracted players, PHL contracted players and PHL Only contracted players without any previous NHL experience may be selected for an AHL Only Draft Contract (AHLODC). The value of the contract will be determined by their order in the draft selection.
Current Two-Way contracted players, AHLODC players, AHL managers, and FA2 winner without any previous NHL contracts may be selected for an NHL One Way Draft Contract(OWDC) . The value of the contract will be determined by their order in the draft selection. TWC, AHLODC, and ECU players who have experience at the NHL level do not lose draft eligibility as these are not considered NHL contracts.
Now onto the Draft Rookie Showcase
We will be running a two day tourney that will take place on October 18th & October 19th, that will allow rookies to showcase their talents to help their own draft stock for the upcoming NHL Draft that takes place on Thursday October 22nd.
In order to participate in the Rookie Showcase you need to meet the following qualifications:
1. Ended the previous season with a TWC, AHLODC, or AHL contract. AHL managers are eligible to be drafted.
2. Must have played the previous season. This means you can't come off an idle season and be eligible for the draft.
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:
Use the links below to sign up for each game you are interested in playing in.
Sunday October 18th: 9:00pm, 9:45pm, 10:30pm
Monday October 19th: 9:00pm, 9:45pm, 10:30pm
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 we don't have enough interested, game times maybe adjusted.
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 S20 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.