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New changes to the NHL’s compensation system for restricted free agents could make RFA’ more attractive this summer, according to the SportingNews.

The adjusted numbers and compensation are tied to the average league salary, which is $2.3 million.
An offer with a $1,034,249 annual cap hit or less: No compensation
$1,034,249 — $1,567,043: Third-round pick
$1,567,043 — $3,134,088: Second-round pick

$3,134,088 — $4,701,131: First and third-round pick
$4,701,131 — $6,268,175: First, second and third-round pick
$6,268,175 — $7,835,219: Two first-round picks, a second and third
$7,835,219 and higher: Four first-round picks
The big number is $1,567,043 – $3,134,088, only costing a second round pick.
GM’s are not shy to move second round picks.
Preliminary discussions between the Penguins and Kennedy are underway. The Penguins had been hopeful to lockup Kennedy to a new deal in the range of $1.4 million to $1.6 million.

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