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National Hockey League Collective Bargaining Agreement -1993-2004
Exhibit 1
Standard Player's Contract


                    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PLAYER

     Before signing this contract you should carefully examine it
to be sure that all terms and conditions agreed upon have been
incorporated herein, and if any has been omitted, you should
insist upon having it inserted in the contract before you sign.

                                                                 
                                                                 


                     NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
                   STANDARD PLAYER'S CONTRACT
                          (1995 FORM)

     BETWEEN                                                     
               hereinafter called the "Club," a member of the
National Hockey League,
               hereinafter called the "League"
     AND                                                         
               hereinafter called the "Player"


               of __________________ in  State        of         
                              Province

     In consideration of the respective obligations herein and
hereby assumed, the parties to this contract severally agree as
follows:

1.   The Club hereby employs the Player as a skilled Hockey
Player for the term of year(s) commencing October 1, 19__ and
agrees, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, to pay the
Player a salary of ________________ Dollars ($__________).



Payment of such salary shall be in consecutive semi-monthly
installments following the commencement of the regular League
Championship Schedule of games or following the dates of
reporting, whichever is later; provided, however, that if the
Player is not in the employ of the Club for the whole period of
the Club's games in the National Hockey League Championship
Schedule, then he shall receive only part of the salary in the
ratio of the number of days of actual employment to the number of
days of the League Championship Schedule of Games. 
And it is further mutually agreed that if the Contract and rights
to the services of the Player are assigned, exchanged, loaned or
otherwise transferred to a Club in another League, the Player
shall only be paid at an annual salary rate of

____________________________  Dollars in the
_________________________ League.
or _________________________  Dollars in the
_________________________ League.
or _________________________  Dollars in the
_________________________ League.


2.   The Player agrees to give his services and to play hockey in
all League Championship, All Star, International, Exhibition,
Play-Off and Stanley Cup games to the best of his ability under
the direction and control of the Club in accordance with the
provisions hereof.

     The Player further agrees,

     (a)  to report to the Club training camp at the time and
place fixed by the Club, in good physical condition,

     (b)  to keep himself in good physical condition at all times
during the season,      

     (c)  to give his best services to the Club and to play
hockey only for the Club unless his contract is released,
assigned, exchanged or loaned by the Club,

     (d)  to co-operate with the Club and participate in any and
all reasonable promotional activities of the Club which will in
the opinion of the Club promote the welfare of the Club and to
cooperate in the promotion of the League and professional hockey
generally,

     (e)  to conduct himself on and off the rink according to the
highest standards of honesty, morality, fair play and
sportsmanship, and to refrain from conduct detrimental to the
best interest of the Club, the League or professional hockey
generally.

     The Club agrees that in exhibition games played after the
start of the regular schedule (except where the proceeds are to
go to charity, or where the player has agreed otherwise) the
player shall receive his pro rata share of the gate receipts
after deduction of legitimate expenses of such game.  This
provision re exhibition games is applicable in the National
Hockey League only.

3.   In order that the Player shall be fit in proper condition
for the performance of his duties as required by this contract,
the Player agrees to report for practice at such time and place
as the Club may reasonably designate and participate in such
exhibition games as may be arranged by the Club.

4.   The Club may from time to time during the continuance of
this contract establish reasonable rules governing the conduct
and conditioning of the Player, and such reasonable rules shall
form part of this contract as fully as if herein written.  For
violation of any such rules or for any conduct impairing the
thorough and faithful discharge of the duties incumbent upon the
Player, the Club may impose a reasonable fine upon the Player and
deduct the amount thereof from any money due or to become due to
the Player.  The Club may also suspend the Player for violation
of any such rules.  When the Player is fined or suspended, he
shall be given notice in writing stating the amount of the fine
and/or the duration of the suspension and the reason therefor. 
Copies of the rules referred to herein shall be filed at the main
offices of the League and the National Hockey League Players'
Association ("NHLPA").

 5.   (a)  Should the Player be disabled or unable to perform his
duties under this contract he shall submit himself for medical
examination and treatment by a physician selected by the Club,
and such examination and treatment, when made at the request of
the Club, shall be at its expense unless made necessary by some
act or conduct of the Player contrary to the terms and provisions
of this contract or the rules established under Section 4.

     (b)  If the Player, in the judgment of the Club's physician,
is disabled or is not in good physical condition at the
commencement of the season or at any subsequent time during the
season (unless such condition is the direct result of any injury
sustained during the course of his employment as a hockey player
with the Club, including travel with his team or on business
requested by the Club) so as to render him unfit to play skilled
hockey, then it is mutually agreed that the Club shall have the
right to suspend the Player for such period of disability or
unfitness, and no compensation shall be payable for that period
under this contract.  If upon joint consultation between the
Player, the Club's physician and the Club General Manager, they
are unable to agree upon the Player's disability or physical
condition, the Player agrees to submit himself for examination by
an independent medical specialist and the Parties hereto agree to
be bound by his decision.

     (c)  If the Player is injured during the course of his
employment as a hockey player with the Club, including travel
with his team or on business requested by the Club, the Club will
pay the Player's reasonable hospitalization until discharged from
the hospital, and his medical expenses and doctor's bills,
provided that the hospital and doctor are approved by the Club. 
This approval will not be unreasonably withheld.

     (d)  It is also agreed that if the Player, in the sole
judgment of the Club's physician, is disabled and unable to
perform his duties as a hockey player by reason of an injury
sustained during the course of his employment as a hockey player,
including travel with his team or on business requested by the
Club, he shall be entitled to receive his remaining salary due in
accordance with the terms of this contract for the remaining
stated term of this contract as long as the said disability and
inability to perform continue but in no event beyond the
expiration date of the fixed term of this contract, which fixed
term shall in no event be deemed to include any option period
related to a playing season after the playing season in which the
injury occurred.  In consideration of payment of such salary, as
well as payments made by the Club to fund the Major Medical Plan
pursuant to Article 23 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
between the Member Clubs of League and the NHLPA, payments made
by the Club to provide Career Ending Disability Insurance
pursuant to Article 23 of such Agreement and other consideration,
the Player does hereby covenant that in the event he files a
claim under such Career Ending Disability Insurance (unless such
claim is not paid), he personally releases and will release the
Club, the NHL, NHLPA, all other NHL clubs, and the servants,
employees, officers and agents of each of the above from any and
every additional obligation, liability, claim or demand
whatsoever for such salary or arising out of such injury or the
treatment thereof, including without limitation liability in
tort, and extending to all damages, whenever arising.  Any
disagreement as to disability or inability to perform shall be
determined conclusively by doctors of the Club and of the Player
and, in the event said doctors are unable to agree, by an
independent doctor selected by said doctors.  If the Player is
declared to be unfit for play, he shall continue to receive the
full benefits of this Agreement.  If the Player is declared to be
physically able to play and refuses to do so, he shall be liable
to immediate suspension without pay.

     (e)  In connection with a disability which is not caused by
an injury sustained during the course of his employment as a
hockey player including travel with his team or on business
requested by his Club, if upon joint consultation between the
Player, the Club's physician and the Club General Manager, they
are unable to agree upon the Player's physical fitness to return
to play, the Player agrees to submit himself for examination by
an independent medical specialist and the parties hereto agree to
be bound by his decision.  If the Player is declared to be fit
for play, he must perform his duties hereunder and shall be
entitled to receive the full benefits of this Agreement.  If he
is declared to be not physically able to play, he shall not be
entitled to the benefits of this Agreement until he has been
declared to be physically fit to play by the independent medical
specialist.

6.   The Player represents and agrees that he has exceptional and
unique knowledge, skill and ability as a hockey player, the loss
of which cannot be estimated with certainty and cannot be fairly
or adequately compensated by damages.  The Player therefore
agrees that the Club shall have the right, in addition to any
other rights which the Club may possess, to enjoin him by
appropriate injunctive proceedings without first exhausting any
other remedy which may be available to the Club, from playing
hockey for any other team and/or for any breach of any of the
other provisions of this contract.

7.   The Player and the Club recognize and agree that the
Player's participation in other sports may impair or destroy his
ability and skill as a hockey player.  Accordingly the Player
agrees that he will not during the period of this Contract or
during any period when he is obligated under this Contract to
enter into a further contract with the Club engage or participate
in football, baseball, softball, hockey, lacrosse, boxing,
wrestling or other athletic sport without the written consent of
the Club, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld.

8.   (a)  The Club recognizes that the Player owns exclusive
rights to his individual personality, including his likeness. 
The Player recognizes that the Club owns exclusive rights to its
name, emblems and uniform which the Player wears as a hockey
player for the Club.

     The Player hereby irrevocably grants to the Club during the
period of this Contract and during any period when he is
obligated under this Contract to enter into a further contract
with the Club the right to permit or authorize any firm, person
or corporation to take and make use of any still photographs,
motion pictures or electronic (including television) images of
himself in uniform and agrees that thereafter all rights in such
photographs, pictures and images (including the right to identify
him by name) shall belong to the Club exclusively for the
purposes of telecasts, film or video documentaries or features,
advertisements and promotions of the Club's games, use by the
media for reportorial purposes, game programs, yearbooks,
magazines and the like, and purposes in which the focus is on the
Club or game and not the individual Player.

     The Club hereby irrevocably grants to the Player during the
period of this Contract and thereafter the right to use the name
of the Club (but not the emblem or uniform unless otherwise
agreed) to identify himself, truthfully, as a player of the Club,
past or present.

     All obligations and rights set forth in this Section 8(a)
shall be subject to modification from time to time by the
provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

     (b)  The Player further agrees that during the period of
this Contract and during any period when he is obligated under
this Contract to enter into a further contract with the Club he
will not make public appearances, participate in radio or
television programs, or permit his picture to be taken, or write
or sponsor newspaper or magazine articles, or sponsor commercial
products without the written consent of the Club which consent
shall not be unreasonably withheld.

9.   It is mutually agreed that the Club will not pay, and the
Player will not accept from any person, any bonus or anything of
value for winning or otherwise attempting to affect the outcome
of any particular game or series of games except as authorized by
the League By-laws.

10.  The Player agrees during the period of this Contract and
during any period when he is obligated under this Contract to
enter into a further contract with the Club he will not tamper
with or enter into negotiations with any player under contract or
reservation to any Club of the League for or regarding such
player's current or future services, without the written consent
of the Club with which such player is connected under penalty of
a fine to be imposed by the Commissioner of the League.

11.  It is mutually agreed that the Club shall have the right to
sell, assign, exchange and transfer this contract, and to loan
the Player's services to any other professional hockey club, and
the Player agrees to accept and be bound by such sale, exchange,
assignment, transfer or loan, and will faithfully perform and
carry out this contract with the same purpose and effect as if it
had been entered into by the Player and such other Club.

     It is further mutually agreed that in the event that this
Contract is assigned, or the Player's services are loaned, to
another Club, the Club shall by notice in writing delivered
personally to the Player or by mail to the address set out below
his signature hereto advise the Player of the name and address of
the Club to which he has been assigned or loaned, and specifying
the time and place of reporting to such club.  If the Player
fails to report to such other Club, he may be suspended by such
other Club and no salary shall be payable to him during the
period of such suspension.

12.  The parties agree that if the Club shall default in the
payments to the Player provided for in Section 1 hereof or shall
fail to perform any other obligation agreed by the Club
hereunder, the Player may, by notice in writing to the Club and
to the League and the NHLPA, specify the nature of any and all
defaults and thereafter:

     (a)  if the Club shall fail to remedy the default within
fourteen (14) days from receipt of such notice, except as
hereinafter provided in subsections (b) (c) and (d) of this
Section 12, this Contract shall be terminated, and upon the date
of such termination all obligations of both parties shall cease,
except the obligation of the Club to pay the Player's
compensation to that date, provided however, that;

     (b)  the Player hereby irrevocably offers to the League an
option to cure said default within the seven (7) days next
succeeding the fourteen (14) days within which the Club may cure
the default upon the condition that, in the event the League may
accept this offer, the League would then guarantee payment of
that portion of the Player's salary, as set forth in Section 1
hereof, as may become due for a period of twenty-one (21) days
from receipt by said League of any notice of default.  The League
may accept this offer by notification to the Player and the NHLPA
in writing of such acceptance and of its guarantee of said
twenty-one (21) day salary period as soon as possible following
receipt of notice of default from Player but in no event later
than fourteen (14) days following receipt of such notice.  This
offer will be deemed rejected if not accepted as set forth above;

     (c)  said option may be assigned by the League to any other
member club and, upon such assignment, the assignee club shall
inure to all of the rights of and assume all obligations of the
League under this Section 12; and

     (d)  the Player further agrees that, if the League has given
due notice as set forth in subsection (b), he will continue to
perform all of his obligations under this Contract for the full
twenty-one (21) day period and, in the event the Club does not
cure the default within the fourteen (14) day period, as set
forth in subsection (a), the League, or any member club to which
its option has been assigned, may cure the default within the
seven (7) days following the first fourteen (14) days next
succeeding receipt of notice of default; and

     (e)  the Club agrees if it does not cure the default within
the fourteen (14) day period, as set forth in subsection, (a)
above, and the League, or an assignee member club, cures said
default in accordance with subsections (b), (c) and (d) of this
Section 12 then, in such event, all rights and obligations of the
Club under this Contract shall be transferred to the League, or
such assignee club, provided, however, that no obligation with
respect to a default or defaults claimed to exist at the time of
notice of default, as provided above, but not specifically
included and set forth in said notice, shall be assumed by the
League or such assignee club and the League or such assignee club
shall have no liability with respect thereto.

13.  The Club, in addition to other rights hereunder, at its
option, by written notice delivered to the Player in person or by
mailing by certified mail to the Player's address set forth
herein, may terminate this Contract on the following conditions:

     (a)  The Club shall offer the Player on waivers, without
right of recall, at a waiver price not in excess of one hundred
dollars ($100), either before or promptly after the notice of
intention to exercise Buy-Out option (herein called "notice of    
termination') is given.

     (b)  Termination pursuant to this Section 13 shall be
effective upon receipt by the Player of the notice of
termination.

     (c)  The notice of termination must have been given after
the end of the regular playing season and prior to the next
following July 2nd (deadline shall be July 1), and is to be sent
to Player by certified mail or hand delivery.  Fax notice
received by NHL Central Registry or NHLPA office within deadline
shall meet deadline requirement.

     (d)  If the Club elects to terminate this Contract pursuant
to this Section 13, it shall be obligated to pay to the Player,
in equal monthly installments, beginning on the October 1st next
following the date on which the termination is effective, at a
minimum annual amount (if owed) of no less than $50,000, to be
paid in full during a period of twice the remaining years of the
contract, including the option year:

          (i)  if the Player is under 26 years of age at the time
the termination is effective, an amount equal to 1/3 of, or

          (ii) if the Player is 26 years of age or older at the
time the termination is effective, an amount equal to 2/3 of the
total fixed amount of the Player's league salary, as set forth in
Section 1, for the unexpired fixed-term and option year of this
Contract, reduced by any advance payment of salary received by
the Player prior to the date the termination is effective.

     (e)  The Player may, within 10 days after the receipt of the
notice of termination, elect in writing to be paid a lump sum
equal to the present value of the amount payable pursuant the
subsection (d) above on the date of termination in lieu of
receiving monthly installments.  Written notice of such election
shall be delivered to the Club or mailed by registered mail
within the said 10-day period at its address set forth below. 
The present value of the amount payable pursuant to subsection
(d) shall be computed on the basis of an interest rate equal to
the prime rate of interest of the Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
City, on the date of termination.

     (f)  Upon receipt of the notice of termination the Player
shall immediately be a free agent not subject to equalization and
shall no longer be obligated to perform under this Contract.

     (g)  Waiver claim of Player by another Club shall pre-empt
and relinquish Club's Buy-Out obligation, due to failure to clear
waivers.

14.  The Club may also terminate this Contract upon written
notice to the Player (but only after obtaining waivers from all
other League clubs) if the Player shall at anytime:

     (a)  fail, refuse, or neglect to obey the Club's rules
governing training and conduct of players, if such failure,
refusal or neglect should constitute a material breach of this
Contract.

     (b)  fail, refuse or neglect to render his services
hereunder or in any other manner materially breach this Contract.

     In the event of termination under subsection (a) or (b) the
Player shall only be entitled to compensation due to him to the
earlier of the date such notice is delivered to him or the date
of the mailing of such notice to his address as set out below his
signature hereto.

     In the event this Contract is terminated by the Club while
the Player is "away" with the Club for the purpose of playing
games the installment then falling due shall be paid on the first
week-day after the return "home' of the Club.

15.  The Player further agrees that the Club may carry out and
put into effect any order or ruling of the League or its
Commissioner for his suspension or expulsion and that in the
event of suspension his salary shall cease for the duration
thereof and that in the event of expulsion this Contract shall
terminate forthwith.

16.  The Player further agrees that, in the event of his
suspension without pay pursuant to any of the provisions of this
Contract, there shall be deducted from the salary stipulated in
Section 1 hereof an amount equal to the exact proportion of such
salary as the number of days' suspension bears to the total
number of days of the League Championship Schedule of games.

17.  If because of any condition arising from a state of war or
other cause beyond the control of the League or of the Club, it
shall be deemed advisable by the League or the Club to suspend or
cease or reduce operations, then:

     (a)  in the event of suspension of operations, the Player
shall be entitled only to the proportion of salary due at the
date of suspension.

     (b)  in the event of cessation of operations, the salary
stipulated in Section 1 hereof shall be automatically canceled on
the date of cessation, and

     (c)  in the event of reduction of operations, the salary
stipulated in Section 1 hereof shall be replaced by that mutually
agreed upon between the Club and the Player, or, in the absence
of mutual agreement, by that determined by neutral arbitration.

18.  The Club and the Player severally and mutually promise and
agree to be legally bound by the Constitution and By-Laws of the
League and by any Collective Bargaining Agreement that has been
or may be entered into between the member clubs of the League and
the NHLPA, and by all of the terms and provisions thereof, copies
of which shall be open and available for inspection by Club, its
directors and officers, and the Player, at the main office of the
League, the main office of the Club and the main office of the
NHLPA.  This Contract is entered into subject to the Collective
Bargaining Agreement between the NHL and the NHLPA and any
provisions of this Contract inconsistent with such Collective
Bargaining Agreement are superseded by the provisions of the
Collective Bargaining Agreement.

     The Club and the Player further agree that in case of
dispute between them, except as to the compensation to be paid to
the Player on a new contract, the dispute shall be referred
within one year from the date it arose to the Commissioner of the
League, as an arbitrator and his decision shall be accepted as
final by both parties, unless, and to extent that, other
arbitration procedures are provided in any Collective Bargaining
Agreement between the member clubs of the League and the NHLPA to
cover such dispute.

     The Club and the Player further agree that all fines imposed
upon the Player under the Playing Rules, or under the provisions
of the League By-Laws, shall be deducted from the salary of the
Player and be remitted by the Club to the NHL Players' Emergency
Fund. 

19.  The parties agree that the rights provided herein and in the
Collective Bargaining Agreement and in any Addendum hereto and
the promise of the Player to play hockey only with the Club, or
such other club as provided in Sections 2, 11 and 12, and the
Club's right to take pictures of and to televise the Player as
provided in Section 8 have all been taken into consideration in
determining the salary payable to the Player under Section 1
hereof.

20.  It is severally and mutually agreed that this Agreement
contains the entire agreement between the Parties and there are
no oral or written inducements, promises or agreements except as
provided herein.

     In Witness Whereof, the parties have signed this ____ day of
_____ A.D. 19___.

Witnesses:


                                                                 
                               Club

                                                                 
                         Address of Club


By:                                                              
                            President


                                                                 
                              Player

                                                                 
                      Home Address of Player


     I hereby certify that I have, at this date, received,
examined and noted of record the within
Contract, and that it is in regular form.



Dated ___________________ 19__
                                                                 
                  for the National Hockey League


     Les parties ont par les pr‚sentes exprim‚ leur volont‚
expresse que ce contrat soit r‚dig‚ en anglais.

     Parties hereby state their expressed wish that this contract
be drafted in English language.

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