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Monday, February 20, 2006
The NHL and NHL Officials' Association have reached a new collective bargaining agreement, TSN is reporting.

The tentative four-year contract will take effect this summer and will include improved compensation for both referees and linesmen in terms pay and pension.

On the other side of the table, the NHL will have increased discretion in re-assigning or terminating officials based on their performance.

The story also says helmets and visors will now be mandatory for all officials entering the league.
too add, i got this off another forum, not sure if its even accurate, but..
Actually, did you know that NHL officials are the highest-paid officials of any pro sport!?.... that's cool!!... I think it's based on years of experience, so the oldest.. er... most experienced NHL officials will get around $250,000/year.... but the least experienced linesemen will get $90,000 or $100,000/year if they are in the league for a full season....
Not bad for being a ref :D
 
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