What Is The Nhl Collective Bargaining Agreement

And, of course, all of this presupposes that sports can be practiced somewhat normally at this point, so all of this could be an unnecessary exercise if the virus makes the decision for the league. The most important provision of the new collective agreement was a general salary cap for all NHL teams, which was linked to league revenues. The deal was also gradually drafted into a reduced age for free agency, which would eventually give players unlimited rights to negotiate with any team at age 27 or after 7 years in the NHL, whichever comes first. «While players have concerns about the current CBA, we agree with the league that working together to address these concerns is the preferred course of action rather than termating the agreement after this season,» said NHLPA general manager Don Fehr.