NHLPA Submits Its First Proposal

Donald Fehr of the NHLPA (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE)


The National Hockey League Players’ Association submitted its first proposal on economic issues during a Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiating session Tuesday.

The proposal, which included the core economic elements the Union believes should be included in a new agreement, was delivered during a two-hour meeting between the respective negotiating committees from the National Hockey League and the Union at the NHLPA office.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said after the session that the League’s negotiating committee told the Union time would be needed to analyze the proposal before responding.

The two sides plan to meet again Wednesday.

“It’s clear to me that they didn’t put it together in an hour or two, and, as a result, we’re going to need a little bit of time to evaluate it, to understand it,” Commissioner Bettman said. “We told them that we would go back to our offices to do that and we would be prepared to meet again [Wednesday] morning, which is what we’re going to do.”

via NHL.com