Over the past couple of years, there has been a debate between pro-college and pro-CHL people about where players should play after they are drafted.
In many recent cases, players have committed to play in the NCAA only to change their mind and play in the CHL.
One instance where college was preferred was with Chris Kreider. Gordie Clark told the Wall Street Journal that when he first saw Kreider he saw skills, but not a complete player. Clark said that he knew Boston College would be the perfect place for Kreider to mature and grow as a player.
JT Miller was drafted last year by the Rangers and was committed to North Dakota before he changed his mind and went to play with the Plymouth Whalers. Miller had 25 goals and 37 assists in 61 games along with 10 points in 12 playoff games.
Two of the Rangers four draft picks this weekend are going to play in the NCAA while the other two are playing in the Swedish Elite League.