UFA Queston: Accrued seasons?

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    What exactly is meant by 4 accrued seasons? or accrued service?

    Does it mean total seasons? Consecutive seasons? Complete seasons?



    http://www.nhl.com/nhlhq/cba/index.html

    Unrestricted Free Agency - For the 2005-06 season, a player age 31 with four accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent; in 2006-07, a player age 29 with four accrued seasons or with eight accrued seasons; in 2007-08, a player age 28 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons; beginning in 2008-09 and for the duration of the agreement, a player age 27 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent. For purposes of qualifying for unrestricted free agency, the 2004-05 cancelled season will be counted as a year of accrued service.
     
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    Answered my own question....

    Does not mean consecutive at all but does speak to NHL seasons only.

    This is from the old (expired) CBA which is posted on the NHLPA website.

    http://nhlpa.com/CBA/index.asp


    "Accrued Season" means any League Year during which a player was on a Club's
    Playing Roster for 40 (30 if the Player is a goalie) or more regular season NHL games, provided that,
    for the purposes of calculating an Accrued Season under this Agreement, games missed due to a
    hockey-related injury incurred while on a Club's Playing Roster shall count as games played for
    purposes of calculating an Accrued Season but only during the League Year in which the injury was
    incurred and a maximum of one additional season.
     
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