NHL Entry Level Slide Tracker

What Is An Entry Level Slide?

When a player on an entry-level contract is 18 or 19 years old1, their entry level contract is slide eligible. This means their team may choose to return them to junior and avoid using a year of their contract. In this case the contract slides. The net effect is that the term length of their contract doesn't start. There are still cap implications for each impacted year.

Exception : A player who signs an entry-level contract at age 19, and then turns 20 before Dec 31 of that year is not slide eligible

1 For slide eligibility, the player age is based on September 15th of the contract signing calendar year.

Entry Level Slide Rules

Slide Trigger
Players may play up to 10 NHL games in a season (including playoffs) and be still be eligible to slide. As soon as they play 10 games, their contract starts and can no longer slide.
Cap Implications
Signing bonuses are paid each year even if the contract slides. As contracts slide the annual cap hit is calculated as an average of remaining salary due over the actual contract length.
Yearly Cap Hit = (Contract Value - Signing Bonuses Paid) / Original Contract Length
Term Length
As the contract slides, the actual length of the contract remains the same as the original contract. The start/end date is just being pushed out, and the cap reduced by the signing bonuses that are paid each year regardless.

Entry Level Slide Tracker

Team Player Games
Played
Games
Left
Position Age
on Sept 15
Details
Honzek, Samuel
0
10
Left Wing
18
Details
Danielson, Nate
0
10
Center
18
Details
Bonk, Oliver
0
10
Defense
18
Details
Musty, Quentin
0
10
Left Wing
18
Details
Sale, Eduard
0
10
Right Wing
18
Details
Cowan, Easton
0
10
Center
18
Details
Barlow, Colby
0
10
Left Wing
18
Details
Lardis, Nick
0
10
Left Wing
19
Details
Bertucci, Tristan
0
10
Defense
19
Details
Gibson, Andrew
0
10
Defense
19
Details
Akey, Beau
0
10
Defense
18
Details
Ziemmer, Koehn
0
10
Right Wing
18
Details
Heidt, Riley
0
10
Center
19
Details
Lind, Kalan
0
10
Left Wing
18
Details
Barkey, Denver
0
10
Center
19
Details
Bjarnason, Carson
0
10
Goaltender
18
Details
Dragicevic, Lukas
0
10
Defense
19
Details
Price, Caden
0
10
Defense
19
Details
Rehkopf, Carson
0
10
Center
19
Details
Gauthier, Ethan
0
10
Right Wing
18
Details
Mynio, Sawyer
0
10
Defense
18
Details
Cataford, Mathieu
0
10
Right Wing
19
Details
Cristall, Andrew
0
10
Left Wing
18
Details
Smith, Will
0
10
Center
19
Details
Reinbacher, David
0
10
Defense
18
Details
Dvorský, Dalibor
0
10
Center
18
Details
Sandin Pellikka, Axel
0
10
Defense
19
Details
Molendyk, Tanner
0
10
Defense
18
Details
Stenberg, Otto
0
10
Center
19
Details
Nadeau, Bradly
0
10
Center
19
Details
Edstrom, David
0
10
Center
18
Details
Halttunen, Kasper
0
10
Right Wing
18
Details
Wahlberg, Anton
0
10
Center
18
Details
Mølgaard, Oscar Fisker
0
10
Center
19
Details
Kumpulainen, Rasmus
0
10
Center
19
Details
Dvorak, Jakub
0
10
Defense
18
Details
Clara, Damian
0
10
Goaltender
19
Details
Unger Sörum, Felix
0
10
Right Wing
18
Details
Nordh, Noel
0
10
Left Wing
19
Details
Pekarcik, Juraj
0
10
Center
19
Details
Pieniniemi, Emil
0
10
Defense
18
Details
Stancl, Jakub
0
10
Left Wing
19
Details
Nurmi, Jesse
0
10
Left Wing
19
Details
Pinelli, Luca
0
10
Center
19
Details
Chadwick, Noah
0
10
Defense
18
Details
Finnie, Emmitt
0
10
Center
19
Details
Weinstein, Saige
0
10
Defense
18
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