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Reddin Leaves NTDP

NTDP U18 forward Colin Reddin has left the national development program and will be playing for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.

Reddin's situation is not that unlike Garry Nunn, who was chronicled in detail on this blog. Reddin signed a contract and attended a training camp with the Portland Winterhawks in 2005. As he got older, he became interested in pursuing the NCAA-route, but had eligibility problems due to his relationship with the WHL. He appealed to the NCAA, and while I never heard a final verdict, but I'm guessing by his leaving for Portland, and by the NCAA's past record in these situations, the news wasn't great.

It's always a shame to see a player lose out on an opportunity at college hockey for something that happened at such a young age. Hopefully things work out for Reddin in the WHL.