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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
I'm under the impression that this table (provided I didn't take it out of context) is the contractual limits for two-way contracts' minor league salaries...

50.9(g):


For entry-level contracts, the limit (for 2008 draftees) is $65,000...


However, IB says that some players made over $200,000...so I guess I did take that table out of context...in which case, I withdraw my answer...
Yup - you did take the table out of context.

That table is NOT an absolute limit on two-way minor league salary - it is the salary limit above which a player would normally be required to clear Re-Entry Waivers in oder to be recalled.

However, there was an exemption for AHL vets that was agreed to by the NHL and NHLPA after the CBA was originally approved - after the PHPA (the AHL Players Association) threatened to sue the league under anti-trust law, claiming that the Re-Entry Waiver clause acted as a de facto AHL salary cap.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CBA Article 50.9(g)
(g) Minor League Compensation. Neither the salaries nor signing bonuses
paid to minor league Players shall be counted against a Club's Upper Limit or the Players'
Share. For a Player on a One-Way NHL Contract or a Two-Way Contract with a Minor
League Salary and compensation that could be earned in excess of the following
amounts:

2005-06: U.S. $75,000
2006-07: U.S. $95,000
2007-08: U.S. $100,000
2008-09: U.S. $100,000
2009-10: U.S. $105,000
2010-11: U.S. $105,000
2011-12: U.S. $105,000

the following rules shall apply:

(i) To the extent the Player does not require Waivers to be Loaned to
a minor league affiliate, he can be freely Loaned and Recalled; and

(ii) To the extent the Player does require Waivers to be Loaned to a
minor league affiliate, he cannot be Loaned or recalled without
first clearing regular Waivers, and then cannot be Recalled to the
NHL parent Club during the same League Year without also
clearing a new Re-Entry Waiver procedure
, pursuant to which the
Player can be claimed by another NHL Club for fifty (50) percent
of the contract's remaining amounts to be paid, with the balance to
be paid by and charged to the waiving NHL Club (both amounts to
be counted against each Club's Upper Limit, Actual Club Salary
and Averaged Club Salary, and counted against the Players'
Share); and

(iii) For a Player on an AHL contract with a Minor League Salary and
compensation that could be earned in excess of the applicable
amount set forth above in this Section 50.9(g), who signs an NHL
SPC for the same season with the AHL team's NHL affiliated
Club, the Player must first clear the new Re-EntryWaiver
procedure, pursuant to which the Player can be claimed by another
unaffiliated NHL team for fifty (50) percent of the SPC's
remaining amounts to be paid, with the balance to be paid by and
charged to the original NHL affiliated Club signing the contract
(both amounts to be counted against each Club's Upper Limit,
Actual Club Salary, and Averaged Club Salary and counted against
the Players' Share).
The Re-Entry Waiver procedure will not, however, be applicable to
Veteran Minor League Players defined as follows: (i) for goaltenders, Players who
have: (A) played in 180 or more professional games in North America (NHL, AHL
and ECHL), and (B) not spent more than 80 NHL games on NHL roster over the
prior two (2) seasons or more than 40 NHL games on NHL roster in the
immediately prior season; and (ii) for defensemen and forwards, Players who have:
(A) played in 320 or more professional games in North America (NHL, AHL and
ECHL), and (B) not spent more than 80 NHL games on NHL roster over the prior
two (2) seasons or more than 40 NHL games on NHL roster in the immediately
prior season.

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