NHL’s ’emblem’ program will be launched next month
By Mark MessierThe Associated PressThe NHL will launch its “emblem” program in February 2018, the league announced Wednesday.
The program will have two tiers: The first tier will include players eligible for the first two tiers, with additional players eligible each month, the NHL said.
The second tier will have the players eligible and the team with the lowest regular-season attendance for each of the first and second tiers, and the top two teams in the regular season.
The NHL says there will be no change to the number of games played, and players who qualify will receive bonuses for participating.
The players who are eligible and earn the lowest attendance will earn bonuses for their team’s record.
The full details on the program are expected to be released in February.