No, a buyout Cap Hit is permanent and can never be traded or changed in any way once the player is bought out.More
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Can Buyout Cap Hit be Traded
Can a team trade the salary retained from a previously bought out player?
For example, could the Oilers trade Benoit Pouliot's 2x$1.333 MM to the Panthers for James Reimer?
Kessel Retained Salary
If the Penguins trade Phil Kessel, does Toronto still keep the retained salary they got from the trade?
Yes, once a team has retained salary, they keep that cap hit charge regardless of whether that player is subsequently traded. If that player is subsequently bought-out, the retaining team will have a portion of the buy-out cap hit based on the retained %.More
Entry Level Contract - # of Years
How do entry level contracts work. Do you need to sign for 3 years minimum? And what about the college free agents who get 2 years?
The length of the Entry Level contract is outlined in the CBA Section 9.1b:
Signing Age* Years of ELC
18-21 3 Years
22-23 2 Years
24 1 Year
25+ No Limit & Not-Entry Level if drafted from North America
25-27** 1 Year if drafted from Europe or is a European player signing first NHL contractMore