The effect of the NHL's CBA on European players and international ice-hockey

Published 22 July 2013 By: Ryan Lake

NHL IIHF

Since the start of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1917, the league has consistently attracted the best and most talented players from around the world. While the NHL has long been the premier hockey league in the world, they are cognizant of the fact that other leagues have been gaining momentum and popularity throughout the world. In an effort to ensure that NHL clubs retain the most talented players, the NHL recently extended the club exclusive rights period for European players who are selected in the NHL draft.

 

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Ryan Lake

Ryan Lake

Ryan is an American attorney at Lake Law Group, LLC and a sports consultant at Beyond the Playbook. He works extensively on ice hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball and Olympic movement issues. Ryan is also an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law.

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