I know this has been debated here but this puts a little perspective on it.
RYAN DONATO - NHL DRAFT 2014 round 2 #56 overall by Boston Bruins -
BRANDON CARLO - NHL DRAFT 2015 round 2 #37 overall by Boston Bruins -
Hmmmm let's see,
a 19 year old top pairing NHL defensemen (well a second pairing defenseman on a good team) drafted in the second round in 2015
a 20 year old college forward who can't skate very well drafted in the second round in 2014
Thank you front Bruins office.
OP has a point.
Because of their age and rules/agreement with CHL (major juniors) those first rounders are not eligible to play in AHL....it's either make NHL team or back to Major junior.