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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)


    Section Three : Seasonal Transactions and Restrictions

    -- : 3.1 Seasonal Ban Requirements
    -- : 3.1.1 Seasonal Ban Procedures
    -- : 3.1.2 Seasonal Ban Appeal (Player)
    -- : 3.1.3 Capital Punishments
    -- : 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 Off-Season Waivers
    -- : 3.4 Call Ups
    -- : 3.4.1 Full Time Call Ups
    -- : 3.4.2 Full Time Call Up Restrictions
    -- : 3.4.3 Temporary Call Ups (IR Replacements)
    -- : 3.4.4 Temporary Call Up Restrictions
    -- : 3.4.5 Emergency Call Ups (ECU)
    -- : 3.4.6 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
    -- : 4.2 Off-Season Trades
    -- : 4.3 Retirement
    -- : 4.4 Management Selections


    Section One : Roster Assignment and Restrictions


    1.1 : Sign Ups


    During the CHL Playoffs, signs ups for the next season open.

    Players who sign up while NHL Free Agent Bidding is going on, will be eligible for AHL Free Agent Bidding. Players who sign up while AHL Free Agent Bidding will not be eligible for the CHL Bidding unless those players are brand new to the LGHL.

    All brand new members to the League will only be eligible for CHL Free Agent Bidding.

    All players who sign up when the season starts will be randomly assigned to a CHL Training Camp.


    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.
    • Reference Article Four : Section 4.5 for rules in regards to playing out of position(ineligible player)

    1.2 : Salary Cap

    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.

    CHL AGM's Salary counts towards the cap.

    A player on IR will have his or salary count towards the cap.

    A player placed on waivers will have his or her salary count towards the cap until they clear waivers.

    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’s salary as an IR replacement will not count towards the team's cap in which they (the ECU Player) are filling in for.
    • Reference Article Four : Section 5.3 for rules in regards to being over 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 the next scheduled game, to ensure the team is not in violation.

    Potential infraction for not following the restrictions listed above : Team being issued an invalid roster violation, which will lead any games played while over the cap, replayed.


    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.
    • Reference Article Four : Section 5.3 for rules in regards to being over the cap.
    1.5 : Roster and Positional Limits and Restrictions

    Each roster may only carry a maximum of seventeen Players.

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

    Teams are required to enter each week of play with a complete 17 skater roster! The deadline each week to ensure the team is at this limit is Sunday at 8:30 PM est! The only exception to this rule is if during the week a team has a player removed from their roster, thereby putting the team under the 17 player limit. The team will be required to enter the next following week with a complete compliment of 17 players.

    When the games for the week are completed teams are eligible to be above and or below the roster limit and or salary cap. The only thing to remember is the above requirement to be roster and cap compliant by 8:30 PM est Sunday prior to your weekly scheduled games.


    Forwards(C-LW-RW) can ONLY play forward.

    Defense(LD-RD) can ONLY play defense.

    Goalies(G) can ONLY play goalie.

    Every Manager(O-GM) are eligible to play out of position since they are designated as the utility player, this is meant to be used as an
    emergency ONLY!

    Each team is eligible to carry a MAXIMUM of 11 forwards, OR 8 defenders OR 3 goalies depending on what position the organization's managers are listed as.

    Exceptions :
    • Teams are eligible to have a roster UNDER the limitations listed above during the season ONLY,as long as they are NOT right at the salary cap!
    • A Player being used as an ECU, does not count against the roster limit, and can also play any position.
    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.

    Prospect Players (new members) are only eligible for the CHL Bidding.

    Players who sign up to play, will be eligible for bidding. Veteran Players who sign up prior to the start of NHL Free Agent Bidding, will be eligible for NHL and AHL bidding.

    Players who sign up while NHL Free Agent Bidding is underway, are only eligible for AHL Bidding.


    Any veteran player who signs up during AHL bidding, will not be eligible for the CHL draft.


    1.6.1 : Free Agent Bidding Process

    Prior to bidding, each team is given a predetermined amount of cap as well as roster spaces that can be filled during bidding.

    Once bidding begins, teams are eligible to start placing bids on Players they wish to acquire for their roster.

    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 8 hours, unless another team outbids the current bid. Once a bid has been outbid, the eighteen hour clock resets. The team with the highest bid on a Player when the eighteen 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.
    • 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 are locked once bidding begins and do not unlock until after bidding.
    • Players have the ability to ask to removed from a living bidding session. Doing so will not allow the player to play the duration of the season in which he or she is removed from. If a player has a pending bid, and asks to be removed this will be deemed a ban.
    1.7 : Player Contracts

    Each Player won in bidding are issued a one season contract from the League. After bidding is completed, Management teams are given five additional contracts to distribute among the Players they won in bidding. All other players won in bidding are issued a single season contract.

    1.7.1 : Contract Distribution

    Contracts are issued via the LG Contract System, located in the Front Office Tool. Managers will be given an additional five contract years to send offers to their players.

    If a player on a multi-year contract is drafted to the NHL, the team is not re-reimbursed for the contract year issued.

    1.7.2 : Contract Restrictions

    Players must accept two year deals in order to make the contract offer official. Three year contracts are not allowed. Management are required to send the contract requests via the Contract System located in the Front Office tool.

    Once contracts are issued they 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.

    Randomly assigned veterans are ineligible to receive additional contract years from management.

    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.

    Player status' carry from console to console withe the exception of DP status. Any player whom is listed as a DP on one console will be considered an Amateur on the other console.

    Player status's DO NOT CHANGE OR UPDATE MID SEASON UNLESS THEY ARE BEING CORRECTED BY STAFF FOR BEING INCORRECT

    2.2 : Veteran Status (V)

    Any Player that has played twenty-seven games or more in the LGHL, or 54 games in the AHL are 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.


    2.3 : Amateur Status (A)

    There are three 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:

    • 48 games completed(seasonal or playoffs) in the CHL
    • 10 games completed at the NHL level
    • 10 games completed at the AHL level
    The 48 game marker 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 but not from the AHL to CHL or CHL to TC.

    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 who 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 48th CHL games. If a player is drafted prior to completing 48th CHL games, the player WILL become an a drafted 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 all bidding sessions are complete, any players who sign up AFTER AHL BIDDING GOES LIVE will be given an RA designation on the roster page to signify a potential call up restriction.

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

    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.

    THIS CAN OCCUR DURING THEIR ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT, BUT NOT MID-SEASON!

    A drafted player whom does not play a minimum of ten NHL or ten AHL games by the end of their draft contract will be reverted back to a prospects after their draft contract expires.

    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 whom receives five strikes in the duration of a season would be considered to not have the required amount of time committed to the League. Therefore accumulating five strikes in the duration of a season will allow a managers to file a player removal request.
    • Two strikes issued during the duration of a playoff series also can result in a player removal.
    • 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.
    • Conduct during bidding with the intent of deterring teams from bidding on said player.
    3.1.3 Capital Punishment

    A capital punishment is the new system added to replace site bans. Site bans MAY still occur but will be limited.

    A capital punishment MAYBE be issued for but not limited to:

    • Second tag issues, account recovery issues (using and or knowing about and not co-operating with staff)
    • Conduct issues
    • Threats against the site
    • Three conservative league bans within the duration of a five year period.
    Reference this POST for more information on the new ban buy-out and ban policy.

    3.1.4 : Seasonal Ban Appeal (Players)

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

    ALWAYS SEND A FOLLOW UP PM FOR AN APPEAL! ALWAYS FILE AN APPEAL ON THE VIOLATION ISSUED TO YOU! ANY APPEAL FILED UNDER THE "GENERAL" CATEGORY WILL BE REMOVED!

    A successful appeal will result in one of the following

    1. A Player wishes to continue to play, and will be placed on waivers.*Only applies while the normal waiver wire is open.*
    2. The Player being placed on the Retired list. *Automatically occurs when a player wins an appeal after the waiver wire is closed*
    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!
    3.1.5 : 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
    3.1.6 : 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.

    *Training Camp Players whom are issued a ban for inactivity are issued a one season ban*


    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.

    All league bans now carry a strike restricting players from participating in ESHL events.


    3.1.7 : 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. This ONLY applies to the league in which the user was a manager in.

    Starting in Januray 2018 we are going to update our ban buyout policy based on the most commonly received feedback from management and players. The 2 most common requests are

    1. Increase buyout for repeat offenders
    2. At a certain point the length of the ban should be served and can not be bought out
    3. No chat mute buyouts for certain lengths
    These 3 requests will be part of our new policy, as well as a new classification of "Capital Offense". Capital offense will replace site bans. here is a brief point form of the changes
    • Moving all currency to CAD from USD
    • Tiered Ban Buyout Amounts (over a 5 year span)1st Offense - $50CAD
    • 2nd Offense - $75CAD
    • Capital Offense (3 or more in a 5 year span) - $100CAD. Below are points for anyone with a capital offenseMust Serve a min 3 season ban
    • Includes a 6 month chat mute
    • If its a ban for the LGHL, can not play in either the Xbox or PSN until the min 3 season ban. However while this person is serving a capital offense they could buyout and play in other LG leagues (ie FNP, ESHL, CanAm, LGFA ect)
    • Must pay the ban to ever be allowed to come back and play in any league at LG. Capital offenses do not expire over time.
    • Any chat mute that is 6 months must serve 2 months of that mute that can not be bought out.
    • There will be no more site bans, anyone who's caught 2nd tagging, blatantly cheating or any other action we determine necessary will instantly be given a Capital Offense.
    Those will be the new changes, However a lot of people do not know the current buyout rules that protect managers so i want to post those below to remind everyone

    Any player who buys out mid-season will be returned to their current team and contract (no player can buyout of a contract or who they play for)
    Anyone who quits mid-season isn't pulled off any roster position in other leagues (as long as its not LGHL) but can not signup for any new season/league at LGHL while under a ban


    3.2 : Buyouts Requirements


    Buyouts are ONLY an Off-season Transactions

    Management/Owners may buy out a Player to have them removed from their roster. In order to buy out a Player, the waiver wire must be open.


    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.


    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 is 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.


    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 roster. Once the player is removed back to his or her's former roster, the player will be placed on waivers again. 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.
    • Players listed on the waiver wire are INELIGIBLE to play until he or she clears waiver OR is claimed(after the 24 hour period)
    • MANAGERS CANNOT BE PLACED ON WAIVERS
    • Players whom are deemed inactive are INELIGIBLE to be placed on waivers.
    • Failure to follow this rule will be deemed a "bad faith" transaction resulting in a violation.
    • A player(s) listed in a pending trade are ineligible to be placed on waivers
    3.4 : Call Ups

    Players can be called up from the training camp to the active roster via the Front office tool.

    Also be aware all CHL player's have their rights assigned to an NHL Organization and will appear on an AHL training camp. Those players(except for CHL MGT) can be called up as well from the CHL.

    3.4.1 : Full Time Call Ups

    To call up a player from the Training Camp, the red send button is used. This button can be located in the Front Office.

    3.4.2 : Full Time Call Up Restrictions

    NHL 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
    AHL Restrictions:
    • In the AHL, Veteran, Amateur and randomly assigned Amateur players are eligible for full time call up.
    • AHL rosters are NOT eligible to call up randomly assigned veterans(V RA).
    • 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.

    Once a team's manager(s) reviews the official request, the team can opt to use a temporary call up, OR back fill the player's spot with ECUs.

    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.


    Each player is eligible to request a MAXIMUM of two weeks of IR per season/playoffs.

    3.4.4 : Temporary Call Up Restrictions

    Player's whom are listed on IR are INELIGIBLE to play until the player returns from IR.

    Managers are unable to file fore removal of a player whom does not show up for games while away on IR.

    IR players can not be replaced by a waiver claim or by a roster player acquired in a trade.

    Temporary call ups are waiver exempt upon their completion of duty as a temp call up.

    Once a Player requests IR, that Player will remain ineligible to play until the playoff is completed.


    Players whom are used as the replacement call up, are only eligible to do so one round of the playoffs.

    Players whom are used as the replacement call up, are only eligible to play as the position they are required to fill in as.

    3.4.5 : Emergency Call Up(ECU)

    TEAMS DO NOT NEED TO CALL A PLAYER UP TO THEIR ACTIVE ROSTER TO USE SAID PLAYER AS AN ECU! SIMPLY FOLLOW THE SCHEDULING PROCEDURES IN THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE IN REGARDS TO USING AN ECU PLAYER!

    When a player is traded, his or her ECU limits reset allowing the player to the eligibility to play the full 8 games a season as an ECU for his or her's new team, and affiliate.

    3.4.6 : Emergency Call Up Restrictions

    NHL Restrictions:
    • NHL players CANNOT ECU for the AHL
    • Random Veterans CANNOT ECU to the NHL during the playoffs
    • Random Amateurs CANNOT ECU to the NHL during the playoffs
    • Prospects CANNOT ECU to the NHL during the playoffs
    • Veterans, Amateurs, RA Veterans, and RA Amateurs are eligible to ECU for the NHL for a MAXIMUM of 3 times a week for a MAXIMUM of 8 times per season.
    • Prospect players are eligible to ECU to the NHL for the maximum of three times a week for a MAXIMUM of six times per season.
    AHL Restrictions:
    • AHL players CANNOT ECU for the CHL
    • Random Veterans CANNOT ECU to the AHL during the playoffs
    • Prospects CANNOT ECU to the AHL during the playoffs
    • Veterans, Amateurs, RA Veterans, and RA Amateurs are eligible to ECU for the NHL for a MAXIMUM of 3 times a week for a MAXIMUM of 8 times per season.
    • Prospect players are eligible to ECU to the AHL for the maximum of three times a week for a MAXIMUM of six times per season.
    CHL Restrictions:
    • CHL training camp players are eligible to ECU three times a week for a maximum of eight times per season. *This is a team limit so when a player is traded he or she will have their limit reset*
    • CHL training camp players whom are called up to the NHL or AHL, (have the call up indicator) are INELIGIBLE to ECU in the CHL.

    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.
    3.5 : Random Assignment

    There are two different types of random assignments done. First one is random assignment of left over Players after LGCHL bidding to LGCHL training camps (Player Assignment).

    All randomly assigned players are assigned to the CHL Training Camp AT HIS OR HER'S HIGHEST SALARY EVER ISSUES DURING THEIR LGHL CAREER!

    Brand new sign ups to LG whom have never played in the LGHL before shall be assigned at 500k salary.

    All random assignments are issued a one season contact.


    The second is when every Player in the CHL is issued "rights" to an NHL Organizations (Rights Assignment). Below outlines the process and restrictions of both types of assignment.

    3.5.1 : Player Assignment

    After LGCHL bidding, Players left over are assigned to LGCHL training camps. Also members who sign up after all the bidding sessions have completed are randomly assigned.


    Brand new signups are issued "prospect" status. That status has restrictions on where a Player can be called up to. Please review 3.5.2 : Full Time Call Up Restrictions.

    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.


    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 skillset 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 LGCHL 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".

    3.5.3 : Player Rights Assignment Restrictions

    Player restriction plays a MAJOR role! If a Player is assigned to the AHL Training Camp, but their Player status is a prospect or random veteran, they are ineligible for a full time call up to the NHL and AHL.

    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. Once bidding has completed, the seasonal trade window will open again.

    The seasonal trade deadline close the Sunday of week seven.

    3.6.2 : Submitting Trades

    Each week, from Sunday at 6:01 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.

    From Thursday at 12:01 AM EST until Sunday at 6:00 PM EST, all trades submitted will be automatically approved by the BOG.

    3.6.3 : Trade Restrictions
    • Management are only eligible to make trades for their own team.
    • 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.
    • Trades MUST be sent via the LG trading system to be official!
    • All trades for "nothing" REQUIRE a trade note explanation or they will be denied.

    3.6.4 : Trade Compensation Criteria

    If a Player receives a season ban in the first eligible week of play, the team removing the inactive 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:


      • The team whom has the player(s) that retired can opt out of compensation in favor of maintaining the retired players rights
      • Trade is reversed, whereby the retired players rights belong to the team whom traded the player in question.
    Players who quit resulting in a compensation situation who then buy-out his or her ban will return to them who was required to provide compensation in this specific situation.

    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 can try and work it out among each other.

    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.

    If this is not possible the BOG will deter the Player (whom was removed) stats, salary, position, and contract as a reference in regards to selecting an approved Player for compensation.

    Via PM, two teams can agree to make a trade that will not require compensation in any situation!

    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.


    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

    Any player promoted to a Management role during the season will have their salary reduced to zero. Only exception is the AGM role.

    Section Four : Off-Season Transactions and Restrictions


    4.1 : Re-signs

    Each off-season every CHL team is give the opportunity to extend two resigns.

    In order to do so, the offer must be sent from the offer system located in the Front Office tools.

    For the re-sign to be official the Player must accept the official offer.

    A Player who accepts a re-sign will have their current salary increased by 25%(Round to the nearest 250k) and are issued a one season deal.


    4.2 : Off-Season Trades

    Reference section 3.7 : Trading for all information relating to trading.

    4.3 : Retirement

    During the off-season, players whom wish to retire from the League may do so by filing a request in the Action Center. Players are reminded to retire from the LGHL, regardless of what league the player is currently in.

    Also during the off-season, players whom wish to unretire MAY do so by contact the League BOG. The deadline for players to unretire will be 5 PM, the day of the NHL Entry Draft.

    When a player retires, his or her's contract will not freeze in the system. Therefore a player on a three season deal, whom retires for three seasons will return as a free agent. But that same player whom is on a three season deal, but only retires for one season would return to his or her's ORIGINAL roster, at the players salary at the time of retirement.

    The system will place the player on the Organization training camp by design, but based on the rules said player in question SHALL be returned to his or her's position either on the NHL or AHL active roster.

    Once the unretirement deadline has passed, all players whom wish to retire are ineligible to do so.


    4.4 : Management Selections

    Reference Article I for for info on management selections
     
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