Hell, why enter the draft when you can further your education (hockey doesn't last forever) and then just choose where you'd like to play? Not saying that players should just start doing this, but the guys who feel their education is more important than the NHL have the right idea. Then they also can stay an amateur and develop more, ie. Danny D. and possibly win that NCAA title in the process. It's a fine line to cross risking a payday when you could very well injure yourself and be done before you step foot in pro sports.
You don't "enter" the draft. You're either eligible or not. Dekeyser wasn't drafted because he was a late bloomer.
Datsyuk made the team in 02 because he played so well in camp they didn't want to risk him going back to Russia permanently.
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