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National Hockey League Collective Bargaining Agreement -1993-2004
Article 14 
Player Assignments


14.1.    Rent/Mortgage Expenses.  

     (a) A player whose contract is assigned (whether by trade,
waiver including players exempt from waivers, waiver draft,
expansion or team relocation) from one Club to another shall be
reimbursed from the assignee-Club (or his own Club in the case of
relocation) a sum equal to six months' rent or mortgage, as the
case may be, on his living quarters in the city from which he is
assigned; provided, however, that such reimbursement shall be
made only if and to the extent that the player is legally
obligated to make and does make such payment and, provided,
further, that the Club's obligation shall in no event exceed for
the 1995/96 and 1996/97 seasons, $2,500 per month, for the
1997/98 and 1998/99 seasons, $2,600 per month and for the 1999/00
season, $2,700 per month.  Any such payments shall be made on a
pro rata basis if a full month is not involved.  A player subject
to any such aforesaid assignment is referred to as an "Assigned
Player."

14.2.    Moving Expenses.  The reasonable moving expenses
incurred by a player who is assigned during the playing season by
one Club to another Club and moves to the area where it is
located shall be paid by the Club to which the player was
assigned (or his own Club in the case of a relocation).  If for
family reasons the player delays moving his family to the area to
which he is assigned, no moving expenses incurred at the time of
assignment by the Player shall be paid by the Club but the
reasonable moving expenses incurred by the player in connection
with the move of his family to the area to which he is assigned
shall be paid by the Club to which he was assigned (or his own
Club in the case of a relocation).  In the case of any other move
directed by a Club during the playing season, which is not part
of disciplinary action, the Club shall pay the reasonable moving
expenses incurred by the player.  "Reasonable moving expenses"
shall include the costs of moving player's automobile (two
automobiles if player is married).  A player will have the right
to relocate within 12 months after the date of assignment, except
a player on a Player Contract deemed to be a "Termination
Contract" in accordance with Transition Rule 4B must relocate the
earliest of (a) the end of the regular season; (b) when he
re-signs with a new Club or (c) when he has been authorized to
relocate by the Club.  In the event that an assignment of a
player by one Club to another Club or a team relocation occurs
during the period between playing seasons, the reasonable moving
expenses incurred by the player shall be paid by the Club to
which he is assigned (or by his own Club in the case of a team
relocation) if the player maintained a year-round home at the
time of an assignment in the city from which he was assigned, and
moves during the first playing season following an assignment
from said area to the area of the Club to which he was assigned.

14.3.    Hotel Accommodations.  The Club acquiring a player
through a trade shall provide the player a single room hotel
accommodation at the Club's expense for a period up to twenty-one
days in the city to which he has been traded.

14.4.    (a) Prior to its reimbursing an Assigned Player as
provided in this Article 14 an assignee-Club (or his own Club in
the case of a team relocation) may require satisfactory proof
that the player has paid the amounts for which he seeks
reimbursement, and, in the case of rent or mortgage
reimbursements, satisfactory proof (e.g. the lease) that the
player is legally obligated to pay such rent or mortgage and the
amount thereof.  Upon notice to the player, the assignee-Club (or
his own Club in the case of a team relocation) may, as an
alternative to reimbursement, pay the expenses incurred upon
assignment (in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this
Article 14) directly to the person, firms, or corporations
involved.

     (b) A player shall have deducted from any reimbursement of
expenses he is otherwise entitled to pursuant to this Section any
amount the player is reimbursed, directly or indirectly, for such
expenses from any other source whatsoever (e.g.:  PHPA benefits,
spousal benefits, etc.).

14.5.    Spousal Airfare.  A player's spouse and children will be
entitled to one round-trip economy class airfare between the City
from which the player was assigned and the city to which he was
assigned.

14.6.    Currency Conversion  (a)  Upon the occurrence of a
Player assignment (as described in Section 14.1(a)) in which an
Assigned Player goes from one country to another, the Assigned
Player shall have the following options in regards to currency:

                  (i)   The Assigned Player can elect to convert
his entire contract to the currency of the Club he is assigned to
(or the currency of the country in which his Club is relocated)
at the effective Currency Exchange Ratio on the day of the        
Player assignment;

                 (ii)   The Assigned Player can elect to continue
to be paid the actual currency of his contract; or

                (iii)   The Assigned Player can elect from time
to time to be paid the actual currency of
his contract or to convert his contract to the currency of the
Club he is assigned to (or the currency of the country in which
his Club is relocated) on a bi-monthly basis at the Currency
Exchange Ratio in effect on the last business day of the month
immediately preceding the applicable election.

     (b) When a player on a Canadian dollar contract with a
Canadian Club is subject to a Player assignment to a U.S. Club
and is then subject to a Player assignment to a Canadian Club
during the term of the same contract, his salary with the
acquiring Canadian Club shall be as stated on the face of that
Canadian dollar contract and the player shall thereafter be paid
in Canadian dollars only without any right to elect U.S.
currency.  By way of example, if a player on a Canadian Club
earning $1 million per year in Canadian funds is subject to an
assignment to a U.S. Club and then subject to an assignment back
to a Canadian Club, his salary with the last Canadian Club shall
be $1 million per year in Canadian funds.  The player's right to
elect to be paid in U.S. or in Canadian funds while on the U.S.
Club is unaffected by this paragraph.  These principles also
apply when the Player assignment sequence is U.S. Club - Canadian
Club - U.S. Club.

14.7.    In the event that a player is subject to a Player
assignment on March 1 or later in any League Year, the assignee
Club will provide such assigned Player with a single hotel room
until the end of the playoffs.

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