Cam MacIntyre waiver error

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment


First off, allow me to apologize for getting Cam MacIntyre’s waiver status wrong. He is exempt from waivers (and as such, from recall waivers) for this season.

Here is what happened…

Cam MacIntyre signed an entry level contract at the end of his 2009-2010 NCAA season, but unlike most other college players that have contracts signed late in the season to begin at the beginning of the next season, MacIntyre’s contract was set to run in that season. Based on his age of signing that ELC the maximum length of that contract was one season, and he was subsequently signed to a two year, one-way deal. Also based on his age of signing his ELC was a two season waiver exemption.

My error was in thinking the 09-10 season counted as the first season of waiver exemption. It did not because the NHL CBA states (in section 13.4) a player’s waiver exemption starts not when his ELC starts but when he plays his first pro game, which for MacIntyre was in the 2010-2011 season. This means MacIntyre is waiver exempt for last season and this season.

Again, I apologize for my error and any confusion is caused.

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