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June 2019

Player Spotlight

Nick Ritchie, Anaheim Ducks

This month’s player spotlight is on Anaheim Ducks’ forward, Nick Ritchie. Nick was drafted tenth overall by the Ducks in 2014 and his NHL debut occurred in 2016. Following three successful campaigns during his entry-level contract, Nick became a restricted free agent in the summer of 2018. Without arbitration rights, Nick withheld his services until negotiations were fi...

This month’s player spotlight is on Anaheim Ducks’ forward, Nick Ritchie. Nick was drafted tenth overall by the Ducks in 2014 and his NHL debut occurred in 2016. Following three successful campaigns during his entry-level contract, Nick became a restricted free agent in the summer of 2018. Without arbitration rights, Nick withheld his services until negotiations were finalized on 17-Oct-18. Click the link below to watch some great highlights from Nick, and his unrestricted free agent brother, Brett.

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NHL Prospects Get Advice

Last month, the NHL’s most promising prospects gathered in Buffalo to make their last impressions on scouts and management. Following the rigorous mental and physical testing, players spent time with actor, Ross Kimball, as he shared some questionable financial tips with the young players. Check out this hilarious video sharing some of Ross’ methods for managing money....

Last month, the NHL’s most promising prospects gathered in Buffalo to make their last impressions on scouts and management. Following the rigorous mental and physical testing, players spent time with actor, Ross Kimball, as he shared some questionable financial tips with the young players. Check out this hilarious video sharing some of Ross’ methods for managing money.

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NHL Salary Cap

Each season, the NHLPA has the chance to use their “salary cap escalator” to increase the cap by 5%. Ahead of the upcoming season, the players conservatively increased the cap by only 0.5%, resulting in a cap approximately $1.5 million lower than projected. Click the link below to see the history of the salary cap since the 2012-13 lockout shortened season.

Tracking the NHL Salary Cap

May 2019

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A Guide to the NHL Scouting Combine

This week, prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL draft have arrived in Buffalo to make their last impressions on scouts and executives from all 31 NHL teams. In addition to the rigorous fitness testing, the intimidating interview process offers teams the ability to find out what makes these players tick. Check out this link for an in depth guide to the NHL Combine.

What To Expect From Each Fitness Test

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NHL Playoff Bonuses

For those competing every other night during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they are not only battling for the coveted Stanley Cup. This year, the NHL & NHLPA has put aside a playoff bonus ‘pool’ of $16 million, which is to be divided amongst the competing teams. Click the link below to see how the funds are divided and the amounts offered in other sports. ...

For those competing every other night during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they are not only battling for the coveted Stanley Cup. This year, the NHL & NHLPA has put aside a playoff bonus ‘pool’ of $16 million, which is to be divided amongst the competing teams. Click the link below to see how the funds are divided and the amounts offered in other sports.

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Player Spotlight

Isaac Ratcliffe, Philadelphia Flyers

This month’s player spotlight is on Guelph Storm captain, Isaac Ratcliffe. After two seasons in the OHL, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Isaac in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry-Draft. Since then, Isaac played a prominent leadership role for the Storm while also hitting the 50 goal mark in 2018-19. Most recently, Isaac and the Storm’s inspiring playoff run included th...

This month’s player spotlight is on Guelph Storm captain, Isaac Ratcliffe. After two seasons in the OHL, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Isaac in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry-Draft. Since then, Isaac played a prominent leadership role for the Storm while also hitting the 50 goal mark in 2018-19. Most recently, Isaac and the Storm’s inspiring playoff run included three record setting comebacks and a berth in the 2019 Memorial Cup. Click the link below to see some of Isaac’s playoff highlights.

Show More + Flyers prospect puts on highlight reel as Guelph Storm win OHL championship

April 2019

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PGA RETIREMENT MONEY

Similar to the players in the NHL, the athletes competing on the PGA Tour have very generous retirement plans. Quite simply, there are two ways for a golfer to earn retirement money, and for these accomplishments, a set amount will be deposited into the players retirement account. Click the link to learn more about the PGA pension plan.

The PGA Pension Plan

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GAVIN IN THE COMMUNITY

Strengthening the communities in which our members live is a core value for our company. As such, contributing to charity and participating in client events to support meaningful causes is standard for GAVIN and its staff. The list below identifies a few functions at which we will be in attendance. Hope to see you there!

GAVIN Giving Back

Player Spotlight

SCOTT HARRINGTON – COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

This month’s player spotlight is on Columbus Blue Jackets’ defensemen, Scott Harrington. After two seasons defending the blueline for the London Knights, Scott was selected in the second round of NHL Entry-Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Scott returned to London for the next two seasons, where he would win back-to-back Ontario Hockey League Championships with the Knig...

This month’s player spotlight is on Columbus Blue Jackets’ defensemen, Scott Harrington. After two seasons defending the blueline for the London Knights, Scott was selected in the second round of NHL Entry-Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Scott returned to London for the next two seasons, where he would win back-to-back Ontario Hockey League Championships with the Knights. Most recently, Scott and the impressive Columbus Blue Jackets continue their inspiring playoff run. Click the link below for a behind the scenes look at their historic sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Show More + Behind the Battle: CBJ Franchise History
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