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September 2019

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Three More Years of Labour Peace

Last month, the NHL & NHLPA announced that it would not be exercising their option to terminate the league’s current CBA. The mutual agreement shows promise that a new agreement will be reached, avoiding a potential lockout. Click the link below to read more about the labour peace.  

NHL Players Choose Not To Terminate CBA

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GAVIN’s Predictions for the 2019-20 NHL Season

With the 2019-20 NHL season starting tonight, the discussion of playoff positioning is still several months away. However, it is always interesting to “bring out the crystal ball” with some bold Stanley Cup predications. Check out the link below to view some of GAVIN’s postseason predictions!

GAVIN Staffs' Picks

Player Spotlight

Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

This month’s player spotlight is on Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward, Mitch Marner. The Thornhill native was selected fourth overall in the 2015 NHL draft by his hometown Maple Leafs. Over the last three seasons, Mitch has amassed over 220 regular season points, leading his team in scoring in the last two seasons. Most recently, Mitch and the Maple Leafs’ agreed to a ...

This month’s player spotlight is on Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward, Mitch Marner. The Thornhill native was selected fourth overall in the 2015 NHL draft by his hometown Maple Leafs. Over the last three seasons, Mitch has amassed over 220 regular season points, leading his team in scoring in the last two seasons. Most recently, Mitch and the Maple Leafs’ agreed to a new six-year contract, making him the highest paid player in the NHL this season. In addition to his on-ice accomplishments, Mitch has been one of the most charitable athletes in the city of Toronto. Founding the Marner Assist Foundation, Mitch has raised funds to support the social and educational needs of young children. Click this link to learn more about the Marner Assist Foundation and how to get involved.

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August 2019

Player Spotlight

Jiri Tlusty, NHL Alumni

This month’s player spotlight is on Czech native, Jiri Tlusty. In 2006, Jiri was drafted thirteenth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The following season, Jiri made the move to North America where he would join the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. In 2007, Jiri made his NHL debut with the Leafs. After 450 NHL games, and only at the age of 28,...

This month’s player spotlight is on Czech native, Jiri Tlusty. In 2006, Jiri was drafted thirteenth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The following season, Jiri made the move to North America where he would join the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. In 2007, Jiri made his NHL debut with the Leafs. After 450 NHL games, and only at the age of 28, Jiri was forced to retire due to a career-ending hand injury.  Three years have since passed and Jiri has completed a very successful post-hockey transition.  Click the link below to learn about the activities that are keeping Jiri occupied in “retirement”.

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New Rules for the 2019-20 NHL Season

Over the summer, the National Hockey League announced a list of rule changes for the upcoming season. The series of changes can be summarized in three simple words, expanded video review. Click the link below for a short video highlighting the rule adjustments for the 2019-20 NHL season. 

New NHL Rules Video

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30 Year History of the NHL’s Highest Paid Players

No one can deny that the salary for the NHL’s top paid player has experienced remarkable growth over the past 30 years.  However, Joe Sakic’s income in 1997-98 still stands as the highest one-season salary.  Further, when adjusting for inflation, it is interesting to learn that several other players earned more than John Tavares’s $15,900,000 compensation in 2018-19.

NHL Salaries - 30 Year History

July 2019

Player Spotlight

Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames

This month’s player spotlight is on Calgary Flames’ defensemen, Mark Giordano. Giordano, the undrafted captain of the Flames’, signed in Calgary as a free agent in 2004. Seventeen seasons later, Mark has appeared in over 830 NHL games and amassed over 450 regular season points. Most recently, the “fresh and young” defensemen was awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy,...

This month’s player spotlight is on Calgary Flames’ defensemen, Mark Giordano. Giordano, the undrafted captain of the Flames’, signed in Calgary as a free agent in 2004. Seventeen seasons later, Mark has appeared in over 830 NHL games and amassed over 450 regular season points. Most recently, the “fresh and young” defensemen was awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s best defensemen. Click the link below to watch Mark accept the award and his heartfelt speech.

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Individual Performance Bonuses

This month, entry-level players identified by the NHL as “top performers” through a variety of awards and statistical accomplishments were paid their individual performance bonuses. Most specifically, the individual “B” bonuses payable by the National Hockey League offer an interesting breakdown. Click the link below to view bonuses that each award and accomplishment is...

This month, entry-level players identified by the NHL as “top performers” through a variety of awards and statistical accomplishments were paid their individual performance bonuses. Most specifically, the individual “B” bonuses payable by the National Hockey League offer an interesting breakdown. Click the link below to view bonuses that each award and accomplishment is worth.

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A Summer With Team Gavin

Contributing to charity and participating in client events to support meaningful causes is one of the greatest privileges we have as members of Team GAVIN. The summers are busy, but the causes are worthy. Click the link below to see just a few photos from our busy summer and don’t be shy to check out our Instagram (@gavinhockeywealth) for more great shots!

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