I explained poorly.
But he is coming off of his ELC, isn't he? Or did I misunderstand you?
Players signing their ELC before the age of 20 need four years of NHL experience to be eligible for arbitration.
So that excludes any player signing before the age of 20 from being eligible for arbitration when they come off of their ELC.
So what it boils down to, Drew Doughty is not eligible for arbitration until next summer, but obviously he'll have a long-term contract before then.
Edited by MacK_Attack, 27 June 2011 - 12:54 PM.