Professional athletes in American sports leagues are measured by their physical prowess, speed and explosive strength in proportion to the general society. From a young age, many would-be athletes are sized up and their ability to play a sport is determined solely by their physical stature.
One of the reasons sports is so attractive to the American public mindset is the continuity and consistency these events and their players bring to our daily lives. Sports in our culture isn't just a form of entertainment but an extension of our hopes and dreams combined with a sense of civic pride.
Each year hockey players from the NCAA ranks find their way to become part of different NHL organizations and this year is no different. Despite the global pandemic that grips all of us and has paralyzed the sports world, NHL teams are still preparing for the future and signing future prospects to entry-level contracts (ELC's.)