What Is the Minimum Salary in the AHL?

The minimum annual salary for an American Hockey League (AHL) player for the 2014-2015 hockey season is $42,375 U.S. dollars for American hockey clubs and $43,905 Canadian dollars for Canadian clubs. Players on loan from lesser leagues have lower minimum salaries of $33,185 U.S. or $34,460 Canadian dollars.

The collective bargaining agreement between the Professional Hockey Players Association and the AHL came into force on Sept. 1, 2010, and lasts through August 21, 2015. The minimum player salary rose by $1,500 U.S. dollars the first three years of the contract, then by $1,000 in the fourth year, and finally by $875 in the final season. Canadian clubs saw minimum salary increases of $1,000 Canadian dollars the first four years of the contract and a $905 increase in the final year.