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Restricted Free Agent (RFA)
Player has been tendered a qualifying offer by their Club and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:
- $1,110,249 or below None
- Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194 Third-round choice
- Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391 Second-round choice
- Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 First-round and third-round choice
- Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 First-round, second-round and third-round choice
- Over $6,728,781 to $8,410,976 Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
- Over $8,410,976 Four first-round choices
Club-Elected Salary Arbitration (ARB)
Player is subject to a Club-elected salary arbitration pursuant to Section 12.3(a) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. He is eligible to negotiate and sign an Offer Sheet with any other Club pursuant to Section 10.3 of the CBA by no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on July 5, 2014.
Unrestricted Free Agents - Group 3 (UFA3)
The player has qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 27 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and is an Unrestricted Free Agent.
Unrestricted Free Agents - Group 6 (UFA6)
Player qualifies for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. This group is defined as players whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff). Please note that these amounts are subject to pro-rating due to the 48-game season in 2012-13.
Unrestricted Free Agents (UFA)
The player was not tendered a qualifying offer and is therefore an Unrestricted Free Agent not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.