There are 13 players on an Australian rugby league team.
The term 'purchase a player's minor league contract' comes from the days before the major league teams controlled the minor league teams. Minor league teams used to be independent entities that had no affliation with a major league team. They negotiated their player's contracts and paid their salaries. The players were employees of the minor league team. If a major league team wanted a player from the minors to be on their team they would have to negotiate a purchase price with the minor league team's owner. Today, even though they play in the minors, a minor leaguer is an employee of the major league team. The major league team negotiates the minor leaguer's contract and pays their salary. The minor league team owner pays team expenses. If a major league team wants a minor leaguer in their system to come up to their team, they simply tell the minor league owner that they are going to 'call up' the player. That player will be replaced by another player in the system. So the term 'purchase the contract' is not really accurate in today's game.
When a majority of the players came through the team's own minor league system.
When a minor league player gets called up to the majors, they will get paid by the major league team. Many times, the minor league team is owned by the major league team.
there are 17 players on a team with 13 on the field
Each league (little league, high school, college) has its own limits as far as how many players can be on a team. In Major League Baseball, there are 25 players on a team.
Not sure what you mean here. Like the NHL, most players on minor league teams are Canadian. If you actually want to know which players are Canadian, I would suggest you go to the websites of the various minor leagues and check the team rosters. Go to NHL.com and follow the links there for the minor league circuits.
13 ... there are 13 players in rugby league and 15 players on a rugby union team
Generally, each MLB team has one AAA minor league team, one AA minor league team, two or three A teams and one ROOKIE team. On top of that there are leagues in the Dominican Republic and Mexico and Venezuela that MLB send players to play in or sign players locally and allow them to stay in their home country to play. All in all, there are approximately 245 minor league teams that are affliated with an MLB team. About 190 of those teams play in the US. Click on the 'Minor League Baseball' link on this page to go to the website of the minor leagues to learn more.
Up to 40 players can be on an MLB team. A team starts the season with 25 players that are eligible to play in an official game. Starting on September first a team can switch to 40 players eligible. Those 15 players come from the 15-day disabled list or the minor league.
there are 17 in a team with 13 starters and 4 bench players.