Early Recruiting: A Study of NCAA Recruitment of Youth Hockey Prospects

When it comes to the term “early recruiting” everyone has an opinion. We have had conversations with high profile coaches and agents who regularly are recruiting youth players, we have spoken to coaches who recruit only 18-year old’s and older and we have spoken to the players themselves who have been recruited at young ages. As always with Neutral Zone, we do not take sides in debates, our mission to explain how it happens, why it happens and what the ramifications are for early recruiting. We polled over 80 hockey professionals and players and used . . .

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