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07-17-2009, 02:51 PM
Captain Ron
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Originally Posted by JDM View Post
Nope, the 5 games in 06-07 wiped a year off his ELC, but did not start the countdown towards arbitration rights. Weird rule, and kind of a loophole of sorts, but that's what it is. Johnson is now signed for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons and will RFA with arbitration rights in the summer of 2011.
The only reason it wiped off a year of his ELC is because he signed it at the age of 20. It would be like if Hickey were able to go back to juniors next year. He would lose a year from his ELC (being 20 year old).....but he would not be an RFA when it expired because he would only have 2 years of professional experience.

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