Eleven months after the World Cup of Hockey concluded, NHL teams are now paying players their share of the profits.
Wednesday, TSN’s Rick Westhead reported that the 184 players who participated in the tournament were paid $86k each. Meanwhile, the NHL players who did not play in the tournament but spent all 186 days on an NHL roster last season pocketed $10k. Players who were not on an NHL roster for the entire season received a pro-rated amount.
The NHL and NHLPA evenly split the $44 million total profit. The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell reports that of the $22 million the NHLPA received, 70 percent went to players who played in the World Cup of Hockey.