Four Harvard Freshmen Selected in NHL Draft
"Months before they’ll put on a Harvard uniform for the first time, four incoming Crimson freshmen were chosen in Saturday’s National Hockey League draft.
Can someone fill us in on why the NHL works this way? i.e. why do pro hockey draftees include students who are about to go to college?
Update (Friday, July 29):
Jaron Cordero writes with some relevant detail:
"NFL draft: to be eligible players must be out of high school for at least three years.