Entry Level Performance Bonuses
Entry Level Contracts are eligible for Performance Bonuses. There are two categories of Performance Bonuses:
"A" Level Bonuses
"A" Bonuses are worth $212,500 each, to a maximum of $850,000 (maximum 4 achieved). They are achieved by each of:
-Top six in Time on Ice among forwards on team (minimum 42 games)
-Top six in +/- among forwards on team (minimum 42 games)
-0.73 points per game (minimum 42 games)
"B" Level Bonuses
"B" Bonuses are worth a maximum of $2 Million, and the full amount of the bonus is awarded if any of the following is achieved:
-Top Ten in NHL Goals, Assists, points, or points per game (min 42 GP)
-Win any of the following trophies: Hart, Selke, Richard, Conn Smythe
-1st or 2nd team All-Star
If an entry-level contract has performance bonuses, the first $850K are "A" bonuses, and the remainder (to a maximum of another $2M) are "B" Bonuses. For example:
-If a contract has $1.1M in bonuses, the first $850K are "A" bonuses, and the remaining $250K are "B"
-If a contract has $500K in bonuses, they are all "A" bonuses. The player would get $212,500 each for the first 2 items achieved, and then $75,000 if a 3rd item is achieved.