average league salary

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  1. hockeytown9321

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  2. Fugu

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    I think it was $1.4 MM the first year after the lockout, and ~$1.6 MM last year. I'll try to verify.

    It was $1.8 MM when the league initiated the lockout.
     
  3. Fugu

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    From the NY Post on 10 June, 2007:



    That puts the NHL average at $1.6 MM.
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Regardless of what the average salary is - assuming that means anything at all - the total compensation paid to players is still going to be far below what it was before the lockout.

    In 2003-04 player compensation less benefits was $1.451 billion

    http://www.andrewsstarspage.com/NHL-Business/03-04revenue-expense.htm

    In 2007-08, barring an increase in revenue beyond 5%, player compensation will be:

    30 teams x $42.3 million/team [the midpoint] = $1.269 billion

    The players are still $182 million down by my count.
     
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    Is that the official NHL/CBA definition of "Average League Salary" (dividing total payroll by # of players that spent time on a roster)? The CBA says the term is defined by the arbitration decision from 1995 but I haven't been able to find the wording of that decision.

    CBA table of definitions:
     

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