Thursday, 21 June 2007

NHL CBA - Negotiated Pay Levels


This is an archive post to create a quick-reference on certain pay-levels for NHL prospects and players as negotiated in the CBA. This is not a comprehensive guide.

All in U.S. $ except where noted.

Draft or .... Max Pay .... Max Pay*.... Min Pay
Year ........ Rookie's ... Minor Lge .. Roster Player

2005(06) .... 850,000 .... 62,500 ..... 450,000
2006(07) .... 850,000 .... 62,500 ..... 450,000
2007(08) .... 875,000 .... 65,000 ..... 475,000
2008(09) .... 875,000 .... 65,000 ..... 475,000
2009(10) .... 900,000 .... 67,500 ..... 500,000
2010(11) .... 900,000 .... 67,500 ..... 500,000
2011(12) .... 925,000 .... 70,000 ..... 525,000
2012** ...... 925,000 .... 70,000

* Minor league (AHL) pay is in native currency
** NHLPA retains right to extend agreement to 2012

The Rookie pay numbers are inclusive of signing bonus and most other types of bonus. Not included is exceptional play performance bonus - this amount is set in the CBA and can substantially increase the overall compensation earned by players on entry level contracts.

Minimum Minor League pay is equal to the greater of $35,000 and that which the respective Minor League itself sets in place. i.e. if AHL minimum is $40,000 then minimum pay in that league is $40,000. All subject, of course, to the Max pay level noted above.

Maximum pay for a roster player is set at 20% of the agreed upon Salary Cap figure for the year in which the contract is negotiated. i.e. if the Cap for the year is $39 million then the most that player can make in any year of that contract is $7.8 million.

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I hope this has been of assistance.

2 comments:

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Jim Philips said...

I have to admit that it has not changed a lot during those years. But at least it is quite helpful to know that for the pay per head free trial