Updated RFA Draft Choice Compensation Scale


    Looks like the numbers have changed a bit from last year.

    RFA Refresher
    If teams sign a restricted free agent (RFA), the team holding that player’s rights has the opportunity to match that offer.   If the team holding the player’s rights declines to match the offer, that team is subject to compensation from the team signing the player, based on the amount of the offer.

    Here are the numbers for 2009, courtesy of NHL.com.

    994,433 or belowNone
    Over $994,433 to $1,506,716Third-round choice
    Over $1,506,716 to $3,013,434Second-round choice
    Over $3,013,434 to $4,520,150First-round and third-round choice
    Over $4,520,150 to $6,026,867First-round, second-round and third-round choice
    Over $6,026,867 to $7,533,584Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
    Over $7,533,584Four first-round choices

    Taking the RFA scale into account, are there any RFAs out there who interest you, and where on the scale do you think they could be signed?

    Word is Grabovski has received a fair bit of interest from a number of teams, but no offers have been made as teams are still exploring UFA options as well. What sort of offer do you think Grabo might receive, and would you match it?

    Today’s activity should be fun to watch – still plenty of interesting names out there.