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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:

-20 goals

-35 assists

-60 points

-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

Contract structure

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.