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Video: NHL holds first rookie orientation camp


As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NHL held its first rookie orientation camp this past week. provides video of the proceedings:

It’s likely there was plenty of advice doled out during the sessions, but here’s a guess at what lessons were handed out (or should’ve been shared).

  • Don’t get too angry buying dinner for the veterans even though you’re on an entry-level contract.
  • Speaking of spending money, think twice before investing in a “no-brainer.”
  • Be careful on Twitter.
  • Really, stay away from Twitter altogether.

Anyway, it’s a great idea between the NHL and NHLPA, as teenagers aren’t always well-prepared for a life of professional sports.

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