Article III : Rosters And Transactions

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    Article III : Rosters and Transactions

    Section One : Roster Assignment and Restrictions
    -- : 1.1 Sign Ups
    -- : 1.2 Salary Cap
    -- : 1.3 What Counts Towards The Salary Cap
    -- : 1.4 Exceeding the Salary Cap
    -- : 1.5 Roster and Positional Limits and Restrictions
    -- : 1.6 Free Agent Bidding
    -- : 1.6.1 Free Agent Bidding Process
    -- : 1.6.2 Bidding Restrictions
    -- : 1.7 Player Contracts
    -- : 1.7.1 Contract Distribution
    -- : 1.7.2 Contract Restrictions


    Section Two : Player Status Definitions
    -- : 2.1 Understanding Player Status
    -- : 2.2 Veteran Status (V)
    -- : 2.3 Amateur Status (A)
    -- : 2.4 Prospect Status (P)
    -- : 2.5 Random Assignment (RA)
    -- : 2.6 Drafted Player (DP)


    Section Three : Seasonal Transactions and Restrictions
    -- : 3.1 Seasonal Ban Requirements
    -- : 3.1.2 Seasonal Ban Procedures
    -- : 3.1.3 Seasonal Ban Appeal (Player)
    -- : 3.1.4 Seasonal Ban Appeal (Manager/Owners)
    -- : 3.1.5 Seasonal Ban Punishment
    -- : 3.1.6 Seasonal Ban Buyouts(Website buy outs)
    -- : 3.2 Buyout Requirements
    -- : 3.2.1 Buyout Procedures
    -- : 3.2.2 Buyout Restrictions
    -- : 3.3 Waiver Wire / Send Downs
    -- : 3.3.1 Placing A Player On Waivers
    -- : 3.3.2 Claiming A Player Off Waivers
    -- : 3.3.3 Waiver Wire Restrictions

    -- : 3.3.4 Waiver Exceptions, Exceptions and Conditions for Conditional Waivers
    -- : 3.3.5 Transfer Wire
    -- : 3.3.6 Transfer Wire Restrictions
    -- : 3.3.7 New Owner Player Contract Opt Out
    -- : 3.4 Call Ups
    -- : 3.4.1 Full Time Call Ups
    -- : 3.4.2 Full Time Call Up Restrictions
    -- : 3.4.3 Emergency Call Ups (ECU)
    -- : 3.4.4 Emergency Call Up Restrictions
    -- : 3.5 Random Assignment
    -- : 3.5.1 Player Assignment
    -- : 3.5.2 Player Assignment Restrictions
    -- : 3.5.3 Player Rights Assignment
    -- : 3.5.4 Player Rights Assignment Restrictions
    -- : 3.6 Trading
    -- : 3.6.1 Trade Deadline
    -- : 3.6.2 Submitting Trades
    -- : 3.6.3 Trade Restrictions
    -- : 3.6.4 Trade Compensation Criteria
    -- : 3.6.5 Trade Compensation Procedures
    -- : 3.6.6 League Trade Reversal
    -- : 3.6.7 Trade Requests
    -- : 3.6.8 Trade Request Restrictions
    -- : 3.7 Management Seasonal Promotions

    Section Four : Off-Season Transactions and Restrictions
    -- : 4.1 Re-signs
    -- : 4.1.1 Resign Restrictions
    -- : 4.1.2 Sign And Trades
    -- : 4.2 Off-Season Trades
    -- : 4.3 Off-Season Transfer Wire

    -- : 4.4 Off-Season Waiver Wire
    -- : 4.5 Retirement
    -- : 4.6 Management Selection
    -- : 4.7 Restricted Free Agency
    -- : 4.7.1 Restricted Free Agency Process
    -- : 4.7.2 Restricted Free Agency Restrictions
    -- : 4.8 NHL Entry Draft
    -- : 4.8.1 Draft Eligibility
    -- : 4.8.2 Draft Process


    Section One : Roster Assignment and Restrictions

    1.1 : Sign Ups

    During the Playoffs, the signs ups for the following season are open.

    Veteran and Amateur free agent players whom sign up before NHL Bidding, are eligible for NHL bidding.

    Veteran and Amateur free agents whom sign up during NHL bidding will be eligible for AHL and CHL Bidding.

    All Prospect(brand new players) players are only eligible for CHL bidding.

    Players whom sign up after all bidding sessions are completed will be randomly assigned. Randomly assigned players have call up restrictions. Reference section 3.4.4 in this post.

    Best Practice Recommendation :
    • Ensure that once you have signed up, the position selected if your correct position. Prior to bidding, players will be eligible to change their position by accessing the Action Center.
    1.2 : Salary Cap

    NHL Salary Cap : 35 Million
    AHL Salary Cap : 25 Million
    CHL Salary Cap : 25 Million

    1.3 : What Counts Towards The Salary Cap

    All seventeen Players listed on the roster, their salaries will count towards the cap.

    When a Player is serving a suspension, their salary will count towards the cap.

    When a Player is bought out, 50% of their salary will count towards the cap of the team who bought out the original contract.

    NHL AGMs salary will count towards the cap. AHL "second" AGM's salary will count towards the cap.

    When a Player is on IR, that player's salary counts towards his or her teams salary cap.

    Exceptions :
    • A Player’s salary as an ECU will not count towards the team's cap in which they (the ECU Player) are filling in for.
    • A player on waivers does not count towards the cap.
    1.4 : Exceeding the Salary Cap

    Teams are eligible to make a transactions (call up, send down, waiver claim, trade, etc) that would put their roster over the salary cap.

    Once a team is over the salary cap, that team is required to make an additional transaction, prior to the start of their next scheduled game, to ensure the team's roster is not in violation.

    Best Practice Recommendation :
    • Review roster daily to ensure that the team's salary cap is within the restrictions listed above. It is extremely important NHL and AHL management to communicate among one another when call ups or send downs occur to ensure one transactions does not cause one of the rosters to be in violation.

    1.5 : Roster and Positional Limits and Restrictions

    Each NHL and AHL roster may only carry a maximum of seventeen Players.

    Out of those seventeen Players, there must be only a maximum of nine forwards, six defense, and two goalies.

    Forwards are only eligible to play a forward position(C-LW-RW)

    Defense are only eligible to play a defensive position(LD-RD)

    Goalies are only eligible to play goalie(G)

    Each organization is only eligible to carry at maximum two members of Staff (Commissioner Staff or BOG) on their active roster.

    A team is eligible to be under the roster limit as long as the team has enough cap space to fill their roster with a league minimum contract(s). Therefore 16 player roster must have a minimum 500k in cap space. 15 players would require 1 million in cap space.

    A team is eligible to be OVER the roster limit as long as the team meets the roster restriction requirement prior to their next scheduled regular season or playoff game.

    Exceptions :
    • A Player being used as an ECU, does not count against the roster limit, and can also play any position.
    • A player on waivers does not count towards the cap
    1.6 : Free Agent Bidding

    Bidding is a system created to allow for Managers to assign a value to each Player as well as fill their roster needs for the following season.

    1.6.1 : Free Agent Bidding Process
    • Prior to NHL and AHL bidding beginning, the Owners are given the option to which members of their management team will be given access to the bidding session. Owners must also ensure their Managers(NHL and AHL) have their positions set prior to the start of bidding. Failure to do so will result in the manager playing the position he or she played in their previous season.
    • Also prior to bidding, each team is given a predetermined amount of cap as well as roster spaces that can be filled during bidding. This is based on how many open roster spots are available, and how much current salary cap a team has prior to entering bidding.
    • Once bidding begins, teams are eligible to start placing bids on Players they wish to acquire for their roster.
    • In the NHL and AHL, the minimum salary value a Player can have is $500,000 and the minimum bid increment that can be issued is $250,000.
    • After a bid has been placed it will expire twelve hours later, unless another team outbids the current bid.
    • Once a bid has been outbid, the twelve hour clock resets.
    • The team with the highest bid on a Player when the twelve hour window expires will win the Player’s rights at the current salary they bid.
    Best Practice Recommendations
    • Scouting is the most effective way to determine the value of each Player in bidding.
    • Ensure the roster limits and restrictions are reviewed constantly during the bidding process
    • Prior to bidding, create a list of Players you wish to bid on. Also ensure you list the maximum value that your team is willing to spend on each Player.
    • Use the LG Mobile app to bid on the fly when you are unable to access a computer
    • Be aware that during bidding, site traffic increases and it may cause a few slower load screens. Always ensure you bid once, because any registered bid will be counted as a legit bid by the team who placed it.
    1.6.2 : Bidding Restrictions
    • Teams are ineligible to exceed the cap during bidding.
    • Teams are ineligible to exceed the roster limit that is predetermined prior to bidding.
    • NHL Management are ineligible to bid for the AHL roster.
    • AHL management are ineligible to bid for the NHL roster.
    • Players whom act in a manner that is deemed to circumvent bidding or to change the outcome of where they may end up can be removed and issued a seasonal ban by the League.
    • Rosters for the NHL and AHL are locked once NHL bidding begins and do not unlock until after AHL bidding.
    1.7: Player Contracts

    After bidding is completed, Management teams are issued a set number of contracts to distribute among the Players they won in bidding.

    1.7.1 : Contract Distribution

    The contract formula used by the NHL and AHL teams for contract distribution is as follows :

    # of players won in bidding x 2 / 1.5.

    One year deals issued do subtract from the total number of contracts

    Contract distribution only allows a team to issue contracts to players currently won in bidding.

    Team's whom did not utilize all their resigns in the off-season are able to issue additional contract years after bidding. Each team is only issued two resigns per season, therefore teams may ONLY issue a maximum of two additional contract years.

    1.7.2 : Contract Restrictions
    • NHL and AHL Players must accept two year and three-year deal in order to make the contract offer official. Management are required to send the contract request via the Contract System located in the Front Office tool.
    • Once contracts are issued and accepted by the player they contract cannot be retracted.
    • Not all contract years are required to be issued.
    • Management with a salary value of $0, are ineligible to receive any additional contract years.
    • An offer sent by an Owner or Manager that is rejected by a player does give the Owner or Manager the opportunity to send that offer to another player
    • Any player whom is randomly assigned (RA) are ineligible for a resign.
    • Prospect players are ineligible to be resigned.
    Section Two : Player Status Definitions

    2.1 : Understanding Player Statuses

    Each player in the league is assigned a player status based on their career games. The statuses assigned also determine the eligibility of each player.

    Prior to bidding starting, each player will have their status adjusted based on the games played in the season previous to the current bidding session. This adjustment MAY NOT be reflected on our roster page AND MAY ONLY be visually reflected on our bidding lists


    Players statuses are not live updated during the course of a season. Below lists the criteria required for a player to change status' which only occurs at the beginning of the season prior to bidding going live.

    2.2 : Veteran Status (V)

    Any Player that has played 27 games or more in the LGHL is considered a veteran player.

    Any Player that has played 54 games or more in the LGAHL is considered a veteran player.

    Veteran Players are eligible for NHL, AHL, and CHL bidding

    Veteran Players must clear waivers when being sent down between Leagues.

    Reference Article Three : 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to veteran players.

    2.3 : Amateur Status (A)

    There are four conditions that would make a player an amateur. Only ONE of these four conditions needs to be met, in order for a player to graduate from prospect to amateur. The conditions are:
    • 54 games completed(seasonal or playoffs) in the CHL
    • 10 games completed at the NHL level
    • 10 games completed at the AHL level
    • Drafted in the three round NHL entry draft
    The 54 game marker is new, and is only considered the MAXIMUM amount of games a player can play in the CHL and retain prospect status. As soon as a player completes either of the other three conditions(10 NHL games,10 AHL games, or drafted), regardless how many CHL games the player has, the player will be graduated to amateur status.

    Amateur players are eligible for the NHL, AHL and CHL bidding sessions depending on when they sign up.

    Amateur players are also waiver exempt when being sent from the NHL to the AHL.


    Reference Article Three : 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to amateur players.


    2.4 : Prospect Status (P)

    Prospect players are any player whom has:
    • Less than 10 NHL games
    • Less than 10 AHL games
    • Less than 48 CHL games
    • Has yet to be Drafted
    During the process to achieving 48 games in the CHL, a prospect player will be entered into the draft every season, including the season whereby the 48th game is completed. On average the minimal time for a prospect player to acquire 48 CHL games would be about two complete seasons including playoffs. During those two seasons as an example, each prospect player whom completes the season, and signs up for the following season WILL be entered into the NHL entry draft. This will allow a player a minimum of two shots at being drafted PRIOR to completing their 48 CHL games. If a player is drafted prior to completing 48 CHL games, the player WILL become an amateur player.

    Prospect players are the only players eligible for the NHL Entry Draft and CHL bidding.

    Reference Article Three : 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to prospect players.


    2.5 : Randomly Assigned (RA)

    Once AHL bidding has begun, any player who signs up late for the season will be considered "Randomly assigned".

    These randomly assigned players will have call-up limitations placed on them that will overrule any call up restrictions that apply to their current player status (V, A, P).

    Reference Article Three : 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to randomly assigned players.


    Also reference Article Three : 3.4.4 for ECU restrictions

    2.6 : Drafted Players (DP)

    Any prospect player whom is selected in the NHL Entry Draft, is granted a two season contract and drafted player status(DP)

    Drafted player status allows these players to be waiver exempt when being sent from the NHL to the AHL or from the AHL to the CHL.

    If a drafted player completes the required amount of games listed above to become an amateur or a veteran player, the player will graduate from DP status to either Amateur status OR Veteran Status.


    Section Three : Seasonal Transactions and Restrictions

    3.1 : Seasonal Ban Requirements

    Seasonal bans are issued to Players who have no longer been able to fulfill their commitment to their current team.

    In order for a Player to be removed, the Player’s Management must file a request, via the action center.

    Any request filed that does not provided adequate proof that the Player in question is inactive will result in the complaint being void.

    3.1.2 : Seasonal Ban Procedures

    Owners/Management may only make requests that Players whom are inactive, quit, or act in a manner that is detrimental to the League or their team may be removed and issued a seasonal ban.

    Inactivity is defined as but not limited to :

    • A Player not showing up to scheduled games(three in one week) without contacting management prior or shortly after the game explaining why the Player was not able to attend the game.
    • A Player, who has an inactive gamer tag, is considered inactive.
    • A Player, who does not respond to a League removal warning within 72 hours, is considered inactive(restricted to Players on CHL TCs)
    Best Practice Recommendations (for Players):
    • Ensure that your availability is submitted on the website so there is proof you actually submitted it.
    • Ensure to send a PM to your Manager whenever you cannot attend a game you were scheduled for. That way there is a paper trail to protect against a wrongful removal.
    • Ensure that if a gamer tag change is made, the request is also put in on the website as well. That can be done via the Action Center, under the request section.
    • Ensure that if a removal or warning notification is issued, to respond to the notice immediately.
    • If a situation occurs that is upsetting and causes a Player to not want to play any longer, it is highly recommended the Player contact the Player’s Association prior to quitting. Making a decision when angry is never a great option and can lead to a regretful decision later.
    Best Practice Recommendations (for Managers):
    • When submitting a request for a Player to be removed, ensure that proof is provided that proves inactivity.
    • Ensure that your Players are educated on using the website correctly.
    • Only submit a warning or League removal with justified cause. Any notification submitted without reason will not be deemed as adequate proof.
    • Ensure that when a Player misses a game without reason, a strike is issued PRIOR to submitting a request for removal.
    A detrimental act is defined as but not limited to:
    • Situations that would be considered cyber bullying.
    • Playing in a manner to ensure the team loses.
    • Any MAJOR breach in the CoC=
    3.1.3 : Seasonal Ban Appeal (Players)

    To make an appeal, file an appeal using the "appeal" option found in the action center.

    A successful appeal will result in one of the following :

    • A Player wishes to continue to play, and will be placed on waivers.
    • The Player being placed on the Retired list.
    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • File an appeal as soon as possible
    • File the Appeal via the Action Center
    • All appeals are handled by @LG McDonald, so if you have questions let him know!

    3.1.4 : Seasonal Ban Appeals (Owners, Managers)

    Owners and Managers(NHL,AHL,CHL) may request to have their ban appealed. Each appeal is reviewed by the league commissioner.

    Once a Manager or Owner accepts their contract via our offer system he or she is locked into that role for the duration of the season.

    Management and Ownership at each level is considered a single season commitment therefore if an Owner or Manager steps down, quits or is removed from the League they are INELIGIBLE to return to the league during the season of their removal.

    Ban buyouts are also not an option in the first season of a ban issued to a Manager or Owner.

    If a Management appeal is won, the Manager will be given the opportunity to return to the League the following season
    in good standing allowing them to resume a role as manager again.

    Best Practice Recommendations
    • Contact League Staff as soon as possible
    • Make sure all communication is done through the website
    3.1.5 : Seasonal Ban Punishment

    Seasonal bans can be issued in two different degrees.

    1st Degree Ban is defined as : Two season punishment issued to a Player/Manager

    2nd Degree Ban is defined as : Three season punishment issued to a Player/Manager.

    Staff reserves the right to determine the degree of the ban.

    The League Commissioner will then make an announcement prior to the season starting to educate Players on what their responsibilities are.

    Players whom refuse to play will receive an automatic three season ban.

    Management may also make a suggestion of what degree should be issued to the Player whom is receiving the ban. Players / Managers who are issued a seasonal ban in the final three weeks of the season will be issued a ban for the remainder of the current season, as well as the entire next season.

    In the final three weeks of the season, and during the playoffs, the League reserves the right to upgrade first degree bans to three season bans due to time of the season in which the ban occurs.


    Being removed for the LGHL-LGAHL-LGCHL in the Xbox League SHALL REMOVE a player from the PSN LGHL-LGAHL-LGCHL. The applies for players removed from the PSN LGHL-LGAHL-LGCHL, those players are removed from the XBOX League.


    3.1.6 : Seasonal Ban Buyouts

    Players who have received a seasonal ban are eligible to buy their ban out. The ban buy option will assign a player BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL TEAM'S TRAINING CAMP ON THE CONTRACT HE OR SHE WAS ON AT THE TIME OF THE BAN.

    Managers and Owners are ineligible to buy their ban out until the first season of the ban is served


    3.2 : Buyouts Requirements

    Management/Owners may buy out a Veteran or Amateur Player to have them removed from their roster.

    Buyouts are ONLY an off-season transaction are the ONLY time a player MAYBE played on waivers during the off-season.


    3.2.1 : Buyout Procedures
    • The team buying out that Player will be charged a cap adjustment equal to 50% of that Player's salary, rounded up to the nearest $250,000. The cap adjustment will be applied to the Owner's salary.
    • The Player will be placed on waivers, and offered to teams via the waiver wire at 50% of that Player's salary rounded up to the nearest $250,000.
    • Although salary is affected, contract years are not. Thus, if a Player has a 3 year contract and is bought out, said Player would retain their 3 year contract. Only the salary is affected.
    • All Players released and not picked up will be randomly assigned with the Player retaining their Veteran Status.
    3.2.2 : Buyout Restrictions

    The minimum salary in all Leagues is $500,000, therefore no Player who is bought out can go below that salary. If a Player is bought out who is $500,000, for example, that Player's salary would be $500,000. The penalty to the team buying the Player out would also be $250,000 (half the Player’s salary).

    Any Player/Manager/Owner that does not have a salary ($0) are ineligible to be bought out. AGM's whom maintain a salary are also ineligible to be bought out.

    Buyouts are ONLY an off-season transaction.

    3.3 : Waiver Wire / Send Downs

    The waiver wire is located in the LG Front Office Tools. The waiver wire is the location where Managers/Owners can place a claim on a Player.

    The NHL and AHL, waivers are broken down into two different periods. Regular Waiver Period, and Conditional Waiver Period.

    Regular waivers opens after AHL bidding is completed. Regular waivers closed three hours after the seasonal trade deadline is completed(Sunday of week 7, 8 PM)

    Conditional waivers begins immediately after the regular waiver period ends, then closes 24 hours after the season is completed. The intent of conditional waivers is to allow NHL and AHL teams to make roster adjustments if a late season claim is made.

    3.3.1 : Placing a Player On Waivers

    By accessing the Front Office tools, Management / Owners are able to place their Players on waivers.

    When a team wishes to place a Player on waivers that Player will remain on waivers for a period of 24 hours. At the end of the 24 hour prior, one of two options can occur :

    Option one: if the Player goes 24 hours without being claimed, the Player will report to the original team’s affiliate.

    In situations where Players clear AHL waivers, the Player will be assigned to the AHL TC as well as randomly assigned to a CHL team.

    Option Two: if during the 24 hour period the Player received a claim, once the 24 hour period ends the Player will be assigned to the team with the highest waiver priority.

    Once a player is placed on waivers, the player can NOT be retract from the waiver wire!


    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • Double Check that the player being placed on waivers is in fact the player you wish to waive.
    3.3.2 : Claiming a Player off Waivers

    The winning claim will be awarded to the team with the highest waiver priority that placed a claim. Once a team has successfully won a Player, they will be moved to the bottom of the waiver order.

    Teams are eligible to place a claim that will put their roster over the cap and or roster restrictions as long as a corrective transaction is made prior to the start of the team’s next scheduled game.

    Management are eligible to contact players on waivers to ensure the player is active prior to the team placing a claim.

    Management are to ONLY place a claim on a player them intend to schedule and use on their active roster.

    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • Ensure the player you are placing a claim on is in fact the player you wish to claim.
    3.3.3 : Waiver Wire Restrictions

    A team is only eligible place a maximum of two players at any given time on waivers.

    Teams are ONLY eligible to place a claim on a player that the team intends to use as an member of their active roster.

    In situations where teams win a player from the waiver wire, then decided to waive that player prior to showing the League intent to have had the won player used on the active roster, will result in the won player, being placed back on his or her former team's affiliate roster. The team who original won the claim but failed to demonstrate their intention of using the waiver player on their active roster will not have their waiver priority reset.

    Teams are not eligible to claim their own player off waivers.

    Player's claimed off waivers whom are inactive do not result in compensation for the team whom makes the claim.


    A player on waivers cannot play in a game until he or she is claimed and won or the player clears waivers

    3.3.4 : Waiver Exceptions, Exemptions and Conditions for Conditional Waivers
    • NHL Managers are ineligible to waive AHL players.
    • Members of Management are ineligible to be placed on waivers.
    • Amateur players are waiver exempt ONLY when being sent from an NHL roster to an AHL roster.
    After the normal waiver wire period is completed, Conditional waivers begins. Conditional Waivers is meant to allow teams to make roster adjustments in situations whereby a last minute waiver claim is made. These are the conditions whereby conditional waivers applies:
    1. NHL team wins a late claim and is over the roster limit and or salary cap. The team is eligible to send a player down to ensure their NHL roster is correct based on the roster and salary cap restrictions.
    2. After a player clears waivers from the NHL and lands on the AHL roster, an AHL team is eligible to make a send down to ensure their AHL roster is correct and within the limits of the roster and salary cap restrictions.
    3. AHL team wins a last minute waiver claim and is over the roster or salary cap. The team is eligible to make a send down to ensure they are within the limits of the roster and salary cap restrictions.
    3.3.5 : Transfer Wire

    The transfer wire refers to:

    • Movement of waiver exempt players(send downs from the NHL to AHL)
    • Call ups in general within the restrictions outlined in 3.4.2(above)
    3.3.6 : Transfer Wire Restrictions
    • Players can be called up from the AHL to the NHL or from the AHL Training Camp to the AHL during the playoffs ONLY when a team has an open spot.
    • Rosters are locked Sunday at 8 pm EST entering week nine in regards to the sending down of waiver exempt players.
    3.3.6 : New Owner Player Contract Opt Out

    New owners hired in the off-season are eligible to drop two roster players from their organization back to bidding without a cap penalty being applied. Owners whom are promoted mid season that return to Ownership are also eligible for two contract opt outs.

    3.4 : Call Ups

    Players can be called up from the AHL TC to the AHL, as well as the AHL to the NHL.

    There are two different types of call ups; full time call ups, and emergency call ups. Below are the restrictions regarding both types of call ups.

    3.4.1 : Full Time Call Ups

    In the NHL, Players from the AHL roster, or AHL training camp, can be called up to fill a full time roster spot.

    In order to make a call up from the AHL roster, or AHL TC, the Manager/Owner must access the AHL front office tool. If a Player is on the active roster in the AHL, the red "send" button is what is used for a call up.

    To call up a player from the AHL Training Camp, the red send button is also used. From there is the training camp player is being called up to the AHL, use the send button a second time, to send the player to the NHL roster.

    During the playoffs the only time a full time call up is deemed acceptable is to fill in an open roster spot for a player whom was removed during the playoffs.

    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • Ensure to check the players status via their gamer card prior to call up to ensure the player is eligible
    3.4.2 : Full Time Call Up Restrictions
    • In the NHL, Veteran and Amateur players are only eligible for full time call up.
    • Prospects(P), Randomly Assigned Veterans (V RA), Randomly Assigned Amateurs (A RA), and Randomly Assigned Prospects(P RA) are not eligible for full time call up to the NHL
    • In the AHL, Veteran and Amateur players are eligible for full time call up.
    • AHL rosters are NOT eligible to call up randomly assigned veterans(V RA). There is no limitation of on randomly assigned Amateurs(A RA) being called up to the AHL. Prospects(P) and Randomly Assigned Prospects(P RA), are ineligible for full time call up to the AHL .
    3.4.3 : Requesting to be Placed On the Injury Reserve (IR)

    Any IR request MUST be sent to the Team's management, via PM or Xbox live message, or any other forum of written communication.

    If the team decides to place the player on IR, the request can be made via the Action Center, OR via PM as long as the proof of the player's request is provided to staff.


    Managers are ALSO responsible for inform staff when the player is required to be taken off IR. Players are also not eligible to be taken off IR during the playing week, only before games begin on Sunday and after games end on Thursday.

    Players can only request to be placed on IR for a MAXIMUM of two weeks per season. The week do not need to be consecutive.


    3.4.4 : Emergency Call Up(ECU)

    An emergency call is a player whom is used as a "fill in" for a scheduled roster player in three situations :
    • Roster player is away on IR
    • Scheduled player does not show up for their scheduled game
    • Player disconnects from a game, mid game, and can not return.
    Player's used as an ECU are eligible to play whatever position is required.

    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • Ensure that the player being used as an ECU has not already been used the maximum amount of time as an ECU.
    3.4.5 : Emergency Call Up Restrictions
    • NHL Players CANNOT ECU for the AHL
    • AHL Players CANNOT ECU for the CHL
    • Players can only be used as an ECU for a MAXIMUM eight times a season, and two times during the playoffs(once during a round).
    • Players can ONLY be used as an ECU for a MAXIMUM of three times during the week.
    • Players can ONLY be used as an ECU for a MAXIMUM of twice but only once during a round, in the playoffs.
    • Players scheduled for a game in their own League are ineligible to ECU unless their team's GM allows them to be used.
    • ECU limits are per League, not per player. Therefore an AHL TC player is eligible to ECU 8 times(max 3 a week) in the AHL as well as the NHL.
    • Random Veterans CANNOT ECU to the NHL during the playoffs
    • Random veterans CANNOT ECU to the AHL during the playoffs.
    • Prospect players cannot ECU to the NHL during the season.
    • Prospect players cannot ECU to the NHL and AHL during the playoffs
    3.5 : Random Assignment

    There are two different types of random assignments done in the LGHL. First one is random assignment of left over Players after bidding to either the CHL training camps (Player Assignment.) All randomly assigned players are assigned a 500k one year deal.


    The second is when every Player in the CHL are assigned rights to an NHL organization and is assigned to an AHL Training Camp. Players in the CHL will have the ability to be called up to the NHL and AHL based on their player status and the restrictions listed above.


    Players whom are signed up and pass through a bidding session without receiving a bid are not considered randomly assigned players (RA)

    3.5.1 : Player Assignment

    After CHL bidding is complete , players left over are assigned.

    Players whom select the CHL, will also be eligible for the NHL and AHL in either an ECU or full time call up capacity.

    Player Assignment closes the last week of every season.

    "Free Agent Fridays" is the report that the League issues each week of the Players assigned during the Player assignment as well as where those Players rights were assigned. This is the process whereby CHL players are issued NHL Organizational rights and placed on AHL training camps.

    All players randomly assigned carry a 500k salary.

    All players assigned AHL rights carry their current CHL salary to the AHL training camp.

    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • Always keep an eye on your training camp to ensure you always have a large amount of eligible call ups.
    • Communication between management and training camp players is important to keep training camp players active.
    • Ensure that you players on your AHL TC understand that they will show up on two rosters; CHL TC or CHL active roster, and the AHL TC.

    3.5.1 : Player Assignment Restrictions

    Aside from the restrictions related to call ups, it is important that Players whom are assigned to a training camp understand their role.

    Unfortunately training camp Players are not required to be scheduled the same as full time roster Players. The training camp roster is more as a pool for emergency call ups, or as a replacement full time call up if Players are removed from the active roster.

    The League has come up with a system to ensure training camp Players remain active in the League as well as are eligible to show off their skill set to the rest of the League. This system is often referred to as "Training Camp Games".

    3.5.2 : Player Rights Assignment

    As stated above, all Players in the CHL are issued rights to NHL Organizations. These rights are issued for the purpose of emergency call ups, as well as replacement full time call ups.

    This system is complete random, and the League Staff hold no ability to influence this system at all.

    Once Players are assigned rights, they will show up in the "AHL Training Camp".

    NHL and AHL teams are able to trade Players that they have rights to, to other organizations in normal transactions.

    3.5.3 : Player Rights Assignment Restrictions

    Reference 3.4.2 : Full Time Call Up Restrictions.

    3.6 : Trading

    Trading is a major part of the League. There are several rules, procedures and restrictions in regards to trading. Below are the sections that Managers and Owners should reference when making trades.

    3.6.1 : Trade Deadline

    Each season the trade window opens during the off-season, and closes the Thursday prior to bidding at 5 PM est. Once bidding has completed, the seasonal trade window will open again.

    The seasonal trade deadline close the Sunday of week seven at 5 pm est. League weeks start on a Sunday and end of a Thursday.

    3.6.2 : Submitting Trades

    Each week, from Sunday at 5:01 pm EST, until Thursday at 10:30 am EST Managers / Owners are able to submit trades for the week. During that time frame, trades will remain in a "pending" status. These trades are reviewed and approved by he BOG.

    During the weekends, auto approval for trades will no longer be an option, therefore the League BOG will be reviewing and approving all trades.

    Any trade(s) submitted PRIOR to Sunday at 5:01 pm EST and are deemed accepted will be approved by our BOG.


    3.6.3 : Trade Restrictions
    • Management are only eligible to make trades for their own team. The only exception is that Owners can trade for the NHL and AHL.
    • Players on waivers are not eligible to be traded. Players in a pending trade cannot be waived.
    • Once a player is confirmed to be traded, the player is not eligible to have a player removal request filed against them until the trade is processed.
    • Any special agreement or circumstance must be outlined in either a PM or in the "Trade Note Box" It is up to the League's BOG discretion to disregard any "condition" they deem not in the best interest of the League.
    • Waiving compensation must be posted in the trade notes and or via a PM that includes league staff from the league in which the trade is being made. No other forms of waiving compensation are deemed official.
    • Trades involving Players who have a pending removal complaint will be reversed.
    • Any Manager or Owner who steps down will have every transaction they made prior to them stepping down reviewed. The period of review will be within 14 days prior to an Owner or Manager resigning. It is the up to the League to determine if the transactions were made in bad faith and or are considered lopsided and unfair.
    • Members of Management are not eligible to be traded.
    • Teams are only eligible to make a maximum size trade of three players for one player or three players for one draft pick.
    • All trades made for "nothing" can be reviewed and reversed at the BOG's discretion.
    • All training camp trades that are made with the intention of manipulating the assignment system can be and will be reversed by the BOG.
    • Players whom are retired CANNOT be traded until they have unretired.
    • Future season draft picks CANNOT be traded.
    • Draft picks can ONLY be traded by the team's Owner
    • Trades MUST be sent via the LG trading system to be official!
    3.6.4 : Trade Compensation Criteria

    If a Player receives a season ban in the first eligible week of play, the team removing the a Player may request compensation from the team they traded with.

    Week of eligible play is defined as :

    • The week after a Player returns from IR.(For situations where a Player is traded and requires IR for their first week on their new team.)
    • First week of the season (off-season trades.)
    Trade compensation requires submission via the Action Center.

    Once compensation is granted there is no compensation for the pieces issued.

    Player's whom are traded during the off-season then retire results in one of two options:

    1. The team whom has the player(s) that retired can opt out of compensation in favor of maintaining the retired players rights
    2. Trade is reversed, whereby the retired players rights belong to the team whom traded the player in question.
    3.6.5 : Trade Compensation Procedures

    The BOG will determine if the situation outlined in the compensation request meets the criteria to issue compensation.

    Once compensation is requested via the action center, the two teams involved in the compensation will receive a message to work it out among each other until Saturday 11:59 PM est (of the current week, or of the next week if compensation is requested on a Saturday).

    Once a compensation request is made in the action center, the League BOG will inform both teams involved there is a request for compensation which will require the pieces from the original trade to be frozen if they are NOT yet traded.

    If teams do not agree to a compensation trade, the trade that had the player move to his new team will be reversed. With all the players moved back to their old team.

    Particular Situations :

    • In a situation where Player A and B goes to team B vs Player X, and then player A and B are trade to 2 different teams and player X quit, after the message being sent, BOGs will determine a player to be sent considering the stats, salary, position and contract (V, A, DP, RA)
    • In a situation where player X goes to team B and then is traded again to team C and quits, team C can file for compensation against team B and team B can file afterward against team A.
    • A player that retires after being traded is considered still on the team since is contract is still attached to that team, therefore there is no compensation in that situation
    • The preseason is not considered an eligibility week, therefore a player quitting after week 1, whether he played preseason or not is considered a valid situation for compensation.
    • Draft picks can also be sent as compensation.
    Deadlines :
    • Saturday 11:59 PM est : time limit where BOGs will let teams figure out a compensation between them
    • After Saturday 11:59 PM est : Compensation will be dealt with as soon as its possible
    • Sunday noon : Time limit where BOGs will handle new compensation requests
    Via PM, two teams can agree to make a trade that will not require compensation in any situation! ALSO the note system can also be used for teams to agree to a no compensation trade

    3.6.6 : League Trade Reversal

    If at any point in the season or off-season an Owner/Manager steps down the League reserves the right to review any transaction made prior to that member's departure. If a determination is made that some transactions were made in bad faith, those transactions will be reversed.

    In the interest of the competitiveness of the league, any trade deemed to be "fire sale", "one sided, without justification" can be reversed by the Leagues Commissioners.

    3.6.7 : Player Trade Request

    Players are eligible to request a trade. In order to so, that request must be made via the Action Center.

    3.6.8 : Trade Request Restrictions

    Players are issued a traded request based on the contract agreed on.

    The deadline to request a trade is one week prior to the official League trade deadline.

    Player's whom accept a two season contract, are eligible to request one trade during the length of their contract.

    Player's whom accept a three season contract, are eligible to request two trade during the length of their contract.


    Players on a single season contract are not eligible to request a trade.

    Managers have until the trade deadline to trade players whom request a trade. Players whom requested a trade and are not officially traded by the deadline will be placed on waivers.

    Players whom publicly announce they formally submitted a trade, will have their request revoked.

    Players whom retract their trade request are ineligible to formally request a trade until their contract expires.

    Recommended Best Practice :
    • Players on single season contracts, or players whom already used their trade requests are eligible to contact their teams management and request that they may be traded. The team's management are not required to trade the player but a mature agreement can be arranged.
    3.7 : Management Seasonal Promotions

    During the season, any player promoted to NHL Owner, NHL GM, AHL GM, 1st AHL AGM will have their salary reduce to zero, and their contract change to 1S 0R.

    Players whom are promoted to NHL AGM or AHL AAGM(2nd AGM) will either have their salaries reduced to the preset levels(five million in the NHL, three million in the AHL) or retain their current salary if it is below the current preset level. Their contract will also be reduced to one season.

    Section Four : Off-Season Transactions and Restrictions

    4.1 : Re-signs

    Each season in the NHL, management and Owners are eligible to offer two re-signs to a Player on their roster with an expiring contact. If either of the two resigns are unused, the NHL team is eligible to issue a maximum of two additional contract years(if both resigns are not used) after bidding. NHL managers must send their resign request via the Front Office unless otherwise instructed to do differently by the League's Staff. Player must accept the official resign offer in order to be considered resigned.

    Each season in the AHL, management and Owners are eligible to offer two re-signs to a Player on their roster with an expiring contact. If either of the two resigns are unused, the AHL team is eligible to issue a maximum of two additional contract years(if both resigns are not used) after bidding. AHL managers must send their resign request via the Front Office unless otherwise instructed to do differently by the League's Staff. Player must accept the official resign offer in order to be considered resigned.


    A Player who accepts a re-sign will have their current salary increased by predetermined amounts outlined within the contract system.

    Current resign amounts:


    • Player's salary: $500,000 - $1,500,000: a $250,000 increase
    • Player's salary: $1,750,000 - $3,000,000: a $500,000 increase
    • Player's salary: $3,250,000 - $5,000,000: a $750,000 increase
    • Player's salary: $5,250,000 - $7,000,000: a $1,000,000 increase
    • Player's salary: $7,250,000+: a $1,250,0000

    4.1.1 : Resign Restriction
    • Teams are ineligible to send a player down or call a player up to be resigned.
    • Teams are ineligible to physically trade a resign.
    • Randomly assigned players cannot be resigned.
    • Prospects are ineligible for NHL and AHL resign.
    • Managers listed with a predetermined salary or a salary of $0 are ineligible to be resigned
    • Drafted players on an expired contract are INELIGIBLE to be resigned.
    4.1.2 : Sign And Trades

    NHL teams may trade for a players' rights during the off-season to:

    • Offer the player a contract extension and keep said player on their roster.
    • Offer the player a contract extension and trade said player back to their original team("trading for an additional resign").
    • Offer a player a contract extension, and trade said player to a team that is not the player's original team.
    NHL teams are also eligible to resign a player on their original roster and trade said player.

    AHL teams may trade for a players' rights during the off-season to:

    • Offer the player a contract extension and keep said player on their roster.
    • Offer a player a contract extension, and trade said player to a team that is not the player's original team.
    AHL teams are NOT ELIGIBLE to trade for a player, resign sign that player, then trade that player back to the player's original team during the off-season.

    AHL teams are also eligible to resign a player on their original roster and trade said player.


    4.2 : Off-Season Trades

    Once the seasonal ID changes, the off-season trade period begins.

    All normal trade restrictions and procedures apply, including compensation.

    4.3 : Off-Season Transfer Wire

    The transfer wire applies to waiver exempt players and players being called up.

    • Waiver exempt players can be sent down to the AHL once the resign window closes and RFA window has ended.
    • Players can be called up once the resign window and RFA bidding has completed.
    • Any waiver exempt player whom is sent down MUST be done prior to Sunday of NHL bidding at 5 pm est.
    • Call ups are open until Sunday of NHL Bidding at 5 PM and do not reopen until AHL bidding is completed.
    4.4 : Off-Season Waiver Wire

    The waiver wire applies to players whom require to clear the 24 hour waiver periond in order to be sent down.

    • Waivers are closed during the off-season EXCEPT for players whom are being bought out.
    • Player whom are bought out follow all the standard waiver wire procedures.
    • Waivers reopen once AHL bidding is completed.
    4.5 : Retirement

    During the off-season, Players who do not wish to or are unable to continue their commitment to their current team are eligible to retire.

    To request retirement, Players must use the Action Center, under the Request option.

    To un-retire, Players simply just have to sign up for the following season and contract Tris10. Players can only come out to retirement prior to bidding starting.

    Players who come out of retirement return to their current team IF the player's original contract has YET to expire. Contracts of retired players DO NOT freeze while a player is retired!

    4.6 : Management Selections


    Reference Article I, for full details on management selections

    4.7 : Restricted Free Agency (RFA)

    Restricted free agency is for Players whom are under contract and wish to change their position. These types of positional changes are only available during the off-season for a short period of time. Once a player posts in the official thread he or she is locked into that change!

    Player who wish to change their position must do it via the Official Thread! Contracted Players are only eligible to make this request once per season.

    Drafted Players who have completed their entry-level contract are placed into restricted free agency.

    4.7.2 : Restricted Free Agency Process

    The League will open a window of five days for any contracted Player to make a request to change position.

    Once the five days has completed, the Owners will be issued a list of Players eligible for RFA bidding.

    Once the list has been released to the Owner, the Owners will have a 24 hour window to submit (via PM) the list of Players they wish to bid on during the RFA process.

    After the 24 hour period has completed, the League will review all bids and then send counter-offers to the each team whom had Players listed in the RFA Bidding.

    Owners who receive a counter-offer have two options :

    • Accept their Player back at the new salary
    • Release their Player to the highest bidder
    Owners have 24 hours to reply back to the League in regards to what decision was made.

    4.7.3 : Restricted Free Agency Compensation


    In order for a team to win an RFA claim, compensation is required to be given up in exchange for winning a player during the RFA bidding session. The salary bid on a player will determine what amount compensation is required to be given up to acquire a player after a bid is won.

    Compensation break down is as follows :

    Player Salary = Draft pick compensation

    • $500,000-1,000,000 - 3rd round pick
    • $1,250,000-$2,500,000 - 2nd round pick
    • $2,750,000-$4,000,000 - 1st round pick
    • $4,250,000-$5,500,000 - 1st and 3rd round picks
    • $5,750,000+ - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks
    In the situation where team have multiple draft picks from different organizations, the picks that will be sent as compensation will be the lowest seed's pick(s).

    Draft pick compensation ONLY applies to AHL players whom are bid up to 4.25 million or higher. Then the following compensation is required :

    Player Salary = Draft pick compensation

    • 4,250,000-5,500,000 - 1st round pick
    • 5,750,000+ - 1st and 2nd round pick

    4.7.4 : Restricted Free Agency Restrictions

    Players under contract are only eligible to request a position change once per season.

    Any Player won in RFA and then promoted to management will retain their salary.

    Owners who do not reply with in the 24 hour period (for bids, or counter-offers) will be ineligible to make a bid or decision after the deadline. The League will assume that an Owner whom misses the deadline, is forfeiting his bids or counter.

    Any Player who does not receive a bid in RFA can be retained by their Owner at their new position and current price, or be released to bidding.

    A team whom places a bid, without having adequate compensation, with have their bid revoked. Reference 4.5.3 for compensation requirements.

    4.8 : NHL Entry Draft

    Prior to bidding each season and NHL Entry Draft is conducted.


    4.8.1 : Draft Eligibility

    Players that are assigned a Prospect status the season prior will be the only Players eligible for the entry draft. All undrafted players whom do not meet the 15 games completed in the LGCHL will retain their prospect status and remain draft eligible for the following season's draft.

    4.8.2 : Draft Process

    Each seasons Owners are given three draft picks.

    The NHL Entry Draft will be held each season prior to bidding. The draft will be three rounds for prospects from the immediate previous season. These Players will be given the opportunity to be drafted prior to NHL, AHL and CHL bidding.

    • 1st round picks will have a two year, two million dollar contract.
    • 2nd round picks will have a two year, one and million dollar contract.
    • 3rd round picks will have a two year, five hundred-thousand dollar contract.
    Since the LGHL is a simulation League, we will follow the guidelines that are used by the real NHL (subject to change due to the NHL changing this procedure as well).

    With that brings the NHL Lottery system. This is a weighted system that allows one team to move up in the order of selection of the first round. The first three picks in the entry draft are selected via the lottery system.

    The bottom 14 teams in the League(that did not qualify) for the playoffs will be entered into the lottery. These teams are ranked from fewest points to most points prior to the lottery. The team with the fewest points will be the ranked as the number one seed, then logically the team with the most points would be the 14th seed. In the event of a tie breaker, the LGHL uses the tie breaker system located in Article Two : Scheduling Process.

    As always, the Stanley Cup Champion picks last, and the runner up will pick 29th. The other two conference finalist will pick 28th, and 27th. The rest of the spots from 26 down to 15 are filled by the teams eliminated from the playoffs. The regular-season division winners hold the other lowest positions to fill the remaining spots outside of the bottom 14.

    If one of the 14 teams trades its First-Round Draft Pick, the team acquiring said pick participates in the lottery for the original team.

    Every one of the 14 lottery teams has an opportunity to win the first overall selection of the draft. However, there is only one winning team in the lottery. That team is awarded the first overall selection, resulting in the remaining teams moving down one spot as the winner moves to first overall. No team can move down more than one spot. The lottery is weighted to give the worst teams the best chances of winning. The weighting is as follows:

    30th Place Team: 25.0%
    29th Place Team: 18.8%
    28th Place Team: 14.2%
    27th Place Team: 10.7%
    26th Place Team: 8.1%
    25th Place Team: 6.2%
    24th Place Team: 4.7%
    23rd Place Team: 3.6%
    22nd Place Team: 2.7%
    21st Place Team: 2.1%
    20th Place Team: 1.5%
    19th Place Team: 1.1%
    18th Place Team: 0.8%
    17th Place Team: 0.5%

    Owners have the right to:

    - Delegate a member of Management to do the draft for them.
    - Trade their picks.
    - Skip their picks

    Players who were not drafted will be placed into NHL Bidding
     
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