HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > Other Leagues > ECHL and other Minor Pro Leagues
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2

ECHL American Player Rule?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-25-2010, 08:58 AM
  #1
iamjs
Unregistered User
 
iamjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 9,230
vCash: 500
ECHL American Player Rule?

http://articles.dailypress.com/1991-...r-blake-cullen

I was going through a bunch of old articles, trying to update a bunch of ACHL/ECHL/AAHL pages on wiki and ran across this.

Is there still a minimum American player rule, or did this go away once the league expanded?

iamjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-25-2010, 12:45 PM
  #2
LadyStanley
Elasmobranchology-go
 
LadyStanley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North of the Tank
Country: United States
Posts: 57,032
vCash: 500
AIUI there is no rule. However, non-US players signed to ECHL contracts may be limited by H1-B visa availability (excluding Victoria).

(Players on NHL contracts are in a different visa pool.)

This is the same pool of workers that are the "skilled" workers hired for tech firms, etc.

LadyStanley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-25-2010, 01:19 PM
  #3
garnetpalmetto
HFBoards Sponsor
 
garnetpalmetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Durham, NC
Country: United States
Posts: 4,692
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyStanley View Post
AIUI there is no rule. However, non-US players signed to ECHL contracts may be limited by H1-B visa availability (excluding Victoria).

(Players on NHL contracts are in a different visa pool.)

This is the same pool of workers that are the "skilled" workers hired for tech firms, etc.
You'd be correct LS. Not sure when the rule was pulled but when I followed the Columbia Inferno during the lockout, there was no mention - ever - of an American-born player rule and I'm fairly certain that most of the time we had fewer than 6 Americans on the roster. Also correct about the visa availability issue, although it's for H-2B visas, not H-1B. After Eric Boulton signed with us, he had to sit out a few games while he got an H-2B visa since, having been an NHLer, he had an H-1B visa instead.

garnetpalmetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-25-2010, 02:39 PM
  #4
iamjs
Unregistered User
 
iamjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 9,230
vCash: 500
I never heard of that until today.

If you dig deep enough in the dailypress, there's a lot of info about salary cap. Stuff like weekly cap values, the american player rule, franchise fees and how they gradually increased.

If I get enough time, and I can probably pull it off at work since we're been sooooo slow, I can probably start a thread about franchise entry fees, franchise salary values, player pay, etc. throughout the years.

iamjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.