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10-13-2003, 10:05 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
What is that about???
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This whole statement is cockeyed and wrong. I'm not even sure where to begin to correct it, but let it suffice that it's totally not true.
I dug alittle deeper TT, hope I make you happy this time around.
The current CBA
The current CBA, which was signed on January 13, 1995, following a three-month lockout by the owners, expires September 15, 2004.
The CBA is a document that governs all aspects of a player's rights and responsibilities relative to his employment with an NHL club. It covers such matters as entry-level compensation, free agency, waivers and grievances.
The CBA itself....
Article 8: Entry Draft
8.7. Age 18 and 19 Players.
(a) During the first two seasons next succeeding the draft
of an age 18 player, the Club he signs a contract with must first
offer him to the club from which he was claimed before it may
assign him out of the NHL.
(b) During the first season next succeeding the draft of an
age 19 player or a player who reaches his 19th birthday between
September 16 and December 31, inclusive, of the year of the
draft, the Club he signs a contract with must first offer him to
the club from which he was claimed before it may assign him
out of the NHL.
(c) During the seasons set forth in (a) and (b) above, the
age 18 and age 19 player, respectively, may be assigned to the
minor league team affiliate of his Club when his Junior team is
no longer in competition and provided he has been listed on the
Club's minor league eligibility list.
8.8. Assignment of Rights. The rights acquired under the
selection process under this Article shall be transferable
without waivers to any other Club by Standard Assignment and the
transferee Club shall thereby acquire all of the rights of the
original selecting Club.
Article 9: Entry Level Compensation
(a) No Club may enter into a Player Contract with a Rookie
(excluding a player who is age 25 or older) that provides for
Compensation in excess of that permitted by this Article. For
purposes of this Agreement, a Group IV Player under the age of 25
will be subject to this Article if such player was subject to
this Article at the time he became a "defected player" (as
defined in Section 10.2(b)(i)).
(b) The period covered by the Player Contract for every
Rookie, and the number of years that such player will be in the
Entry Level System and subject to the Compensation limits set out
in Section 9.3, shall be as indicated on the chart immediately
below, and during such period, the player shall be deemed to be a
"Group I Player":
First Contract Signing Age Period Covered by First
Contract and Years in the
Entry Level System and Subject
to Compensation Limits
18-21 3 years
22-23 2 years
24 1 year
25 and older No required number of years,
not in the Entry Level System
and not subject to limits on
(c) (i) In the event that an 18 year old or 19 year old
player signs a Player Contract with a Club but does not play at
least 10 NHL games (regular season and/or playoffs) in the first
season under that player's Player Contract, the term of his
Player Contract and his number of years in the Entry Level System
shall be extended for a period of one year, except that this
automatic extension will not apply to a player who is age 19
according to Section 9.2 by virtue of turning 20 between
September 16 and December 31 in the year in which he first signs
a Player Contract.
(ii) In the event that a player signs his first
contract at age 18 and has had his Player Contract extended
pursuant to Subsection (i), and such player does not play at
least 10 NHL games (regular season and/or playoffs) in the
second season under that player's Player Contract, then the term
of his Player Contract and his number of years in the Entry Level
System shall be extended for one additional year.
(iii) In the event a player becomes a defected player
(as described in Section 10.2(b)(i)(A)) or, having signed a
Player Contract, ceases to render his playing services called for
thereunder (except as a result of injury or illness), in each
case during such period that he is in the Entry Level System,
then during such defected or non-playing period, as the case may
be, the player's number of years in the Entry Level System shall
be extended for a period equal to the remaining unfulfilled
portion of his Player Contract.
(iv) The return dates to Major Junior (as
established by Agreement between the NHL and the Canadian Hockey
League, dated May 2, 1995, (or any successor or similar agreement
so long as there is no material change in those return dates)),
and the prohibition on sending underage players to the Minor
Leagues (as set forth in Section 8.7) are hereby confirmed and
affirmed and are continued during the term of this Agreement and
any extension hereof.
9.2. Age of Players. As used in this Article, "age", including
"First Contract Signing Age," means a player's age on September
15 of the calendar year in which he signs a Player Contract
regardless of his actual age on the date he signs such contract.
Waivers and Loans of Players to Minor League Clubs; Waiver Draft
The following examples illustrate how the provisions in the
Waiver chart shall be applied:
(a) An 18 year old or 19 year old drafted in the '95 Entry
Draft who signed and played in 11 NHL Games or more in the
1995-96 season will be exempt as follows:
Season Waiver Draft Regular Season Waivers
95-96 n/a Exempt
96-97 Exempt Exempt
97-98 Exempt Exempt
98-99 Exempt Eligible
99-00 Eligible Eligible
13.5. Waiver Expiration. The rights granted under this
Article to assign a Player(s) who is otherwise required to clear
waivers to a minor league club expire for any Player(s) who,
after clearing the waiver draft or regular season waivers:
(i) is not sent to a minor league club, or
is recalled from a minor league club (except on emergency
(ii) remains on an NHL roster for 30 days
(cumulative) or plays 10 NHL games (cumulative).
There...if you are still confused, get a lawyer or paralegal.
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