ECHL This Week –
Did You Know? …

DID YOU KNOW? … The ECHL and the American Hockey League are the only two minor professional hockey leagues that are recognized in the recently approved Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association.

The CBA states that any player on an NHL entry-level contract designated for assignment to a minor league must report if assigned to a team in the ECHL or the AHL. A player on an NHL entry-level contract assigned to a minor professional league other than the ECHL or the AHL is not required to report and can request reassignment to a team in the ECHL or the AHL.