Entry-Level Slides 2005-06

If a player who is signed to an entry-level contract and is 18 or 19 years of age (as of September 15 of the signing year), does not play in a minimum of 10 NHL games (including both regular season and playoffs; AHL games do not count), their contract is considered to ‘slide’, or extend, by one year. For example, if a player signed an ELC for three seasons from 2015-16 to 2017-2018, and their contract slides, their contract is now effective from 2016-17 to 2018-19. An exception to this rule is that if the player is 19 on September 15 of the first year of their contract, and turns 20 between September 16 and December 31, their contract does not slide.

Because signing bonuses are paid regardless of a slide, the bonuses paid on the slide year no longer count to the players remaining cap hit. The cap hit therefore changes - the players salary is averaged without the signing bonus.

Season
PLAYERSLIDE CANDIDATEPOSAGE TEAMCAP HIT AAV S. BONUSESPOST-SLIDE CAP HITPOST-SLIDE AAVGPGAMES REMAININGON ACTIVE ROSTER
Milan MichalekLW, RW20$628,267$628,267$0--900
Dion PhaneufD20$785,333$785,333$0--890
Sidney CrosbyC18$850,000$3,700,000$85,000--810
Ryan GetzlafC20$739,733$739,733$0--730
Ryan SuterD20$785,333$785,333$0--710
Corey PerryRW20$614,333$614,333$0--670
Shea WeberD20$610,333$610,333$0--320
Wojtek WolskiRW19$942,800$942,800$295,300--170
Braydon CoburnD20$746,100$746,100$0$746,100$746,10091
Gilbert BruleC18$850,000$1,275,000$85,000$821,667$1,246,66773
Cam BarkerD19$984,200$2,834,200$295,300$885,767$2,735,76719
Chris BourqueLW19$691,667$691,667$200,000$625,000$625,000010
Brett FesterlingD19$468,333$468,333$0$476,667$476,667010
Mark FistricD19$800,000$858,333$225,000$725,000$783,333010
Anze KopitarC18$850,000$984,200$85,000$821,667$955,867010
Justin PoggeG19$675,000$741,667$175,000$616,667$683,333010
Rob SchrempC19$858,333$858,333$250,000$841,667$841,667010
Jeff SchultzD19$833,333$833,333$250,000$750,000$750,000010
Ladislav SmidD19$984,200$984,200$295,300$885,767$885,767010
Zack StortiniRW20$534,333$534,333$0$534,333$534,333010
Lauri TukonenLW19$984,200$984,200$295,300$885,767$885,767010