Wick Update

After my last Roman Wick article, I know there was still some confusion as to why Wick was still Ottawa Senators property. To help alleviate this confusion, I’ve corresponded with Jay Grossman who explained the situation as:
Without looking at the specifics of Wick’s case, this would be logical since the NHL has taken the position that any player that has been drafted from a Euro country that does not have a transfer agreement with the league (currently only the Finns do, but the Swedes are to follow shortly, confidentially) would be qualified for defected status under the rules of the old CBA, effectively giving clubs rights in perpetuity to those players, subject to an offer sheet (you may remember this happened years ago when Teemu Selanne received an offer sheet the Jets matched on his first contract).
Hopefully this alleviates any questions that you readers have.
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