Only proof I see is the Kings posted it on Twitter this morning.
only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL
All curent 01 and 02 MA players on USPHL U16 teams could have been protected by their current teams, so they could not be drafted by anone else.
check out the protected lists. That is not the case. Not many will move up from within the programs to the free junior level. Need to find the best players from all over. IHC only drafted one MA player.