Avid gamers between the ages of 18 and 21 need to sign "entry-degree" contracts for his or her first three NHL seasons. Those aged 22-23 are entry-level avid gamers for 2 years, those aged 24 for a single 12 months. An entry-degree participant can earn a highest of $850,000 per year. The restrict rises in the course of the agreement, to $925,000 in 2011. Highest entry-level revenue in 2004 was once $1.295 million. Signing bonuses are capped at 10 percentage of the player's income. Below the old deal, signing bonuses for entry-degree gamers have been capped at 50 percent of base salary. Performance bonuses can be earned at two stages. The primary stage covers individual benchmarks akin to pursuits scored, goaltender wins, and so forth. The highest a player can earn at this level is believed to be around $850,000 per yr. The 2nd degree is for much rarer achievements, like profitable a important NHL award or rating among the NHL's prime avid gamers in a statistical catregory. The maximum a player can earn at this level is estimated at $2 million per 12 months. Efficiency bonuses underneath the historic agreement had been area to few limits. With some exceptions, performance bonuses are paid with the aid of the league and do not rely towards a crew's revenue cap. But they do count in calculating the league-large share of player sales.