Tyler Seguin, Steven Stamkos, Sidney Crosby Proof That NHL Draft Doesn’t Need Age Requirement


Tyler Seguin has been one of the few bright spots for the Bruins this season, as he leads the team in plus-minus and is on pace to score 91 points. It's hard to imagine he's just 19 years old.

But because Seguin is having such a solid season so far at such a young age, it's a bit perplexing to think that the NHL needs to raise the minimum age requirement for the draft. That's exactly what the president and CEO of Hockey Canada, Bob Nicholson, wants to do, though.

Nicholson wants to see the minimum age requirement raised from 18, the age at which Seguin was drafted, to 19. Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Jeff Skinner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are other players who were drafted at age 18 and have excelled early in their careers — Crosby and Stamkos in particular.

Check out the video above from NESN Daily to hear more about the proposed change.

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