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Braden Schneider could be playing with Hartford until the WHL starts

12:38PM: Rangers first round pick Braden Schneider has signed an AHL-only contract for this season, according to Elliotte Friedman. (Sportsnet)

Friedman notes that Schneider will be able to play in Hartford until the WHL begins playing. (Sportsnet)

  • The AHL is planning to begin their season on Feb 5 and the WHL announced a plan to play a 24-game season, though no start date has been confirmed.

Schneider still has junior eligibility left and, in normal circumstances, would only be able to play in the WHL or NHL.


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Larry Brooks wrote recently in the NY Post that the Rangers made an attempt to get Schneider signed to his entry-level contract prior to December 31 to prevent a “contract slide,” but were unable to do so.

Schneider is not eligible to play for the Rangers this season and will not be eligible to sign his entry-level contract until March. (NY Post)

Neither the Rangers or Wolf Pack have announced Schneider’s AHL deal.