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08-11-2011, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by adsfan View Post
There is no max so the NHL can stash players in the AHL. A typical two way NHL / AHL contract might be $600K / $100K. The AHL does have some minimum, it used to be $300 a game (about $25K a season), but that was several years ago. The average is probably is in the $50-$60K range or about $2K a week or a million dollars a year salary per AHL team. There is no AHL salary cap. NHL players can't be sent down below the AHL level. If they have a one way deal, the NHL team keeps paying the salary, i.e. $600K.
One little flaw there: Teams certainly can send a player on a one-way deal to the ECHL if he is performing poorly. Will they want that kind of cash down in the ECHL, no but it's possible. However, if they sent him to the CHL he could just say, "screw it, I'm not going." NHL contracted players can be sent to a league outside of those recognized by the CBA (AHL, ECHL) but they do not have to report.

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