NEW AHL COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT RATIFIED
The Professional Hockey Players' Association (PHPA) and
the AHL announced the ratification of a new, four-year
Collective Bargaining Agreement. The CBA, extending through
August 31, 2002, was approved by the AHL players.
Components of the deal include: a PHPA sponsored 401(k)/
Group RRSP; revised Standard Player's Contract; increased
player per diem; increased pension contributions; player
benefit program enhancements; and increased minimum salary
for players recalled from lesser leagues (PHPA).