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02-02-2013, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Games dressed as a backup do not count.

However, there are two different ways to become waiver eligible. The first is games played, which as you have mentioned he is not close to hitting. The other is years since first signing (and playing/counting towards) his pro contract. His pro contract did not come into effect until 2008-09. As a goalie he then has 4 years of waiver exemption, assuming he does not hit the games played criteria at any point in that time. Since this is his 5th season on a pro contract, he is no longer waiver exempt. Skaters only get 3 years, which is why Thomas Hickey was subject to waivers (spent 3 years on a pro contract). It's dated since signing first contract, and having it count (as in Voynov's year in the AHL at 19 does not count).

Here's the breakdown.
Years being waiver exempt.
Goalies Skaters
Age Years Age Years
18 6* 18 5*
19 5* 19 4*
20 4 20 3
21 4 21 3
22 4 22 3
23 3 23 3
24 2 24 2
25+ 1 25+ 1

Games being waiver exempt.
Goalies Skaters
Age Games Age Games
18 80 18 160
19 80 19 160
20 80 20 160
21 60 21 80
22 60 22 70
23 60 23 60
24 60 24 60
25+ 25+

Whichever one you hit first.
Thanks for the explanation. Is he still considered a rookie or is he over that now?

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