The NHL has announced plans to introduce new restrictions on the number of cars players can drive and the number they can drive in each season.
The new rules will go into effect when the 2016-17 season kicks off on April 1, 2020.
They will also be implemented in 2018-19 and 2021-22.
The number of players in each team’s lineup is capped at six.
Teams can’t add new players or waive existing ones.
In addition, there are no restricted-free-agent signings.
“We want to be careful not to do things that have a negative effect on the game and the people who play hockey,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told the NHLPA at the NHL Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday.
The NHLPA is now in negotiations with the players’ association to ensure that the new rules are in place in time to benefit all teams in the league.
“The rule changes we have discussed today will make the game more competitive, the players better off, and the game a lot more enjoyable for fans and for players,” Daly said.
The union has until March 31 to reach a deal.
The league is currently negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with the Players’ Association.
The NHLPA will make its decision at the end of March.