|National Hockey League Collective Bargaining Agreement -1993-2004
NHL Constitution and Bylaws, League and Club Rules
30.1. Constitution and Bylaws. Subject to Section 30.3, the
NHL, each Club and each player shall be bound by the provisions
of the League Rules. In the event of a conflict between this
Agreement and said League Rules, the provisions of this Agreement
shall govern. A copy of the League Rules, and all amendments
thereto, shall be available at the office of each Club and shall
be sent to the NHLPA.
30.2. League Playing Rules. Each player shall be bound by
the League's Playing Rules to the extent that such rules are not
in conflict with provisions of this Agreement. A copy of the
League's Playing Rules shall be available at the office of each
Club and shall be sent to the NHLPA.
30.3. Amendments. The NHL and its Clubs shall not, during
the term of this Agreement or any extension thereof, amend or
modify the provisions (or portions thereof) of the League Rules
or any of the League's Playing Rules in existence on the date of
this Agreement which affect terms or conditions of employment of
any Player, without the prior written consent of the NHLPA which
shall not be unreasonably withheld.
30.4. Club Rules.
(a) Each Club may require its players to abide by the rules
set forth in the "Standard Club Rules" annexed hereto as Exhibit
(b) All Players must be given written notice of all Club
rules by no later than the first day of training camp for each
applicable NHL season and receipt of such Club rules must be
acknowledged by each Player in writing.
30.5. Violations. Any fine assessed for violation of League
rules shall be paid directly to the National Hockey League
Players Emergency Assistance Fund. A monetary fine may not be
imposed on a Player for "indifferent" play but this shall not be
deemed to limit the rights of any Club hereunder or under the
Standard Player's Contract with respect to any other action.
Without limitation of any other rights of a Club, a reasonable
fine may be imposed for reporting to training camp in an
30.6. Accounting. The Commissioner shall furnish annually to
the Executive Director of the NHLPA not later than September 1 in
each League Year, on a confidential basis, a listing of payments
made out of the National Hockey League Players Emergency
Assistance Fund for the twelve-month period ending on the
immediately preceding June 30.
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