AHL's Development Rule

Of the 18 skaters (not counting the two goaltenders) that teams may dress for a game, at least 13 must be qualified as "development players". Of those 13, 12 must have played in 260 or fewer professional regular season games (AHL, NHL or any European elite league*), and one must have played in 320 or fewer professional regular season games. All calculations for development status are based on regular-season totals before the start of the current season. Pro games in Europe while player is junior aged won't count.

Starting in 2020-21, players that are not age 25 by July 1st before the season, will be exempted from veteran status.
**Not currently with the team
Players Games Dev - 260 Dev - 320 Veterans
Abbandonato, Peter** 55 X    
Amorosa, Terrance 5 X    
Beaudin, Jean-Christophe 209 X    
Belpedio, Louie 169 X    
Belzile, Alex 258 X    
Bourque, Gabriel 601     X
Brook, Josh** 100 X    
Condotta, Lucas 0 X    
Dea, Jean-Sébastien 413     X
Dello, Tory 20 X    
Desruisseaux, Cédric** 0 X    
Ducharme, Justin** 0 X    
Fairbrother, Gianni 3 X    
Fortin, Alexandre** 191 X    
Gignac, Brandon 128 X    
Harris, Jordan** 0 X    
Harvey-Pinard, Rafaël 36 X    
Heineman, Emil 81 X    
Hillis, Cam 18 X    
Kaufman, Max** 0 X    
Martel, Danick 300   X X
Niku, Sami 227 X    
Norlinder, Mattias 37 X    
Ouellet, Xavier 466     X
Paquette, Cédric 499     X
Paquette-Bisson, Tobie 29 X    
Roy, Kevin 246 X    
Schnarr, Nate 76 X    
Schueneman, Corey 86 X    
St-Amant, Shawn** 107 X    
Teasdale, Joël 26 X    
Vejdemo, Lukas 242 X    
Ylönen, Jesse 104 X    
*European Elite Leagues: The following leagues qualify as leagues that contribute to one's veteran or veteran exempt status. National League (Switzerland), Czech Extraliga (Czech Republic), Slovak Extraliga (Slovakia), Kontinental Hockey League (Russia), Swedish Hockey League (Sweden), Liiga (Finland) and Deutsche Eishockey Liga (Germany).