undrafted players

anonymous asked:

this isn't about dicks but i got a Hockey Question. how can a player be undrafted in the NHL? do they just like show up all 'hello i am here to play hockey' and the teams are like 'yes absolutely' riss please help i am confused

yeah so not getting drafted doesn’t mean you’ll never make it to the nhl. teams definitely still scout juniors/college/other league players after their draft year has passed. if you don’t get drafted and a team is interested in you usually they’ll invite you to their development camp and you can kind of show yourself as a player and then they might offer you a contract!