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by Paul on 05/13/13 at 04:28 PM ET
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
The difference between a win and a loss in the first round works out to roughly $10,000 per player — with some variation depending on how a team chooses to divvy up its payout (roster sizes aren’t consistent and some teams give out partial shares to the Black Aces and scratches).
Each of the eight teams that lose in the first round will be given $250,000 to disperse among the players. By comparison, the Stanley Cup champion receives $3.75 million and the runner-up gets $2.25 million (the full breakdown is provided below).
Assuming 25 shares per team, a player would receive $10,000 for a first-round exit this spring, $20,000 for a second-round exit, $50,000 for a third-round exit, $90,000 for losing in the Stanley Cup final and $150,000 for winning a championship.
Those numbers will grow over the course of the CBA with the overall pool set to climb to $17 million for the 2020-21 season.
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