NHL players will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the players’ union.
The league’s executive committee voted last month to move forward with a series of major issues that included a $16 million salary cap and an expanded role for the players in negotiations with the NHL Players’ Association.
The committee also decided to put the union’s future in front of the public in the form of a new website.
The next step is to start drafting players and negotiating contracts with players.
The union will then move on to a national search committee, which includes players and players’ representatives.
It will then begin the process of drafting and selecting players for the league’s upcoming 2026-27 season.
This will be the union that will have the most control over players and their contracts in terms of salaries, health and compensation.
There will be no bargaining on the players.