The NHL’s rent assistance program has been expanded in recent years, offering some financial assistance for players and their families.
The NHL announced Monday that the program will be extended through 2020, with an additional $1.5 million provided per season, up from $400,000 last year.
The new program will cover the cost of renting the equipment and uniforms that players and coaches wear and the rest of the equipment needed to be purchased for the NHL.
The program will provide rent assistance to players, coaches and their family members who are working with the NHL and its member clubs.
They can apply for the assistance for any year, from their first season to their fourth.
The team also announced that it has launched a new partnership with the Canadian International Centre for Education and Training (CIET) to provide rental assistance for student athletes.
The CIIET is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), which administers the program.
The department is responsible for funding the program, which covers the cost to buy uniforms and equipment for the players and the families of student athletes, as well as their families, and the cost for uniforms, equipment and other expenses.
The department says the new rental assistance program will help to improve the financial stability of players and give them an additional income stream.
“We have a lot of players who are going through difficult times financially,” said John Soderberg, general manager of the NHL’s AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
“And that is a problem.
We want to help them.”
Soderberg said the team has had to turn to the rental assistance as it has had difficulty meeting its rent obligations, which are not guaranteed.
“In the past we’ve been trying to help our players financially.
That is the only way we’ve succeeded,” Soderburg said.
“The players have had to put up with the frustration of paying rent and the costs associated with that.
We’re just trying to be flexible and work with them.”
The program covers the rental costs for the average player or team employee who works at the AHL.
It also covers the costs of buying the equipment for players who participate in the AHL’s professional development programs.
The rental assistance also includes rent assistance for those who play on the minor league level or are part of youth leagues, or those who are enrolled in an NHL training camp or development camp.
It will not cover costs associated at the youth level or the development of players.
“The rent assistance is just another tool that we have for our players to get ahead in life,” said Jason Toth, the AHLPA’s director of player personnel.
“There’s always room for improvement, but this is a big step in the right direction.”
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