Background

An extension of the NHL/NHLPA’s Player Development Programs, the League and Players’ Association have partnered to create the Core Development Program (CDP) , an athlete development model and program that is relevant to NHL Players and unique to Player Development in the professional sports world.

Background

An extension of the NHL/NHLPA’s Player Development Programs, the League and Players’ Association have partnered to create the Core Development Program (CDP) , an athlete development model and program that is relevant to NHL Players and unique to Player Development in the professional sports world.

Overview

After an in-depth research initiative led by the NHLPA and NHL, CDP, was officially launched with the start of the 2016-17 NHL Season. CDP was created to provide NHL Players with information, resources and services to enhance each Player’s NHL experience. The goal of CDP is two-fold: (1) to provide Players with an opportunity to develop a path to success off the ice and (2) to provide Players with a customized strategy to enhance their overall performance during their playing career.

CDP is designed to create opportunities to identify or complete educational endeavors, augment financial goals, build networking skills, establish key professional networks, and create strong philanthropic, business and career foundations.

Career Transition

The CDP advocates for athletes being proactive in dealing with the reality of sport transition in order to ensure the smoothest transition from elite professional sport.

The CDP can assist Players in making that transition by helping them better understand their own interests and career objectives so they can proactively explore opportunities while actively playing in the NHL.

The CDP Endgame

Through engagement in the CDP, the NHL and NHLPA hope to promote and facilitate healthy and productive lives for all Players during their NHL careers, and a seamless transition to life and careers post-NHL.

Eligibility

The CDP is available to any Player who has played 40 games in the NHL or any NHL goaltender who has 40 games on roster with an NHL club.

A Player who enrolls in the CDP after his 40th game and then is subsequently sent down to the AHL released or injured and unable to play, or has continued their career overseas will continue to have access to the CDP for up to 1 year after his last NHL game.

Background

An extension of the NHL/NHLPA’s Player Development Programs, the League and Players’ Association have partnered to create the Core Development Program (CDP) , an athlete development model and program that is relevant to NHL Players and unique to Player Development in the professional sports world.

Overview

After an in-depth research initiative led by the NHLPA and NHL, CDP, was officially launched with the start of the 2016-17 NHL Season. CDP was created to provide NHL Players with information, resources and services to enhance each Player’s NHL experience. The goal of CDP is two-fold: (1) to provide Players with an opportunity to develop a path to success off the ice and (2) to provide Players with a customized strategy to enhance their overall performance during their playing career.

CDP is designed to create opportunities to identify or complete educational endeavors, augment financial goals, build networking skills, establish key professional networks, and create strong philanthropic, business and career foundations.

Career Transition

The CDP advocates for athletes being proactive in dealing with the reality of sport transition in order to ensure the smoothest transition from elite professional sport.

The CDP can assist Players in making that transition by helping them better understand their own interests and career objectives so they can proactively explore opportunities while actively playing in the NHL.

The CDP Endgame

Through engagement in the CDP, the NHL and NHLPA hope to promote and facilitate healthy and productive lives for all Players during their NHL careers, and a seamless transition to life and careers post-NHL.

Eligibility

The CDP is available to any Player who has played 40 games in the NHL or any NHL goaltender who has 40 games on roster with an NHL club.

A Player who enrolls in the CDP after his 40th game and then is subsequently sent down to the AHL released or injured and unable to play, or has continued their career overseas will continue to have access to the CDP for up to 1 year after his last NHL game.

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Overview

After an in-depth research initiative led by the NHLPA and NHL, CDP, was officially launched with the start of the 2016-17 NHL Season. CDP was created to provide NHL Players with information, resources and services to enhance each Player’s NHL experience. The goal of CDP is two-fold: (1) to provide Players with an opportunity to develop a path to success off the ice and (2) to provide Players with a customized strategy to enhance their overall performance during their playing career.

CDP is designed to create opportunities to identify or complete educational endeavors, augment financial goals, build networking skills, establish key professional networks, and create strong philanthropic, business and career foundations.

Career Transition

The CDP advocates for athletes being proactive in dealing with the reality of sport transition in order to ensure the smoothest transition from elite professional sport.

The CDP can assist Players in making that transition by helping them better understand their own interests and career objectives so they can proactively explore opportunities while actively playing in the NHL.

The CDP Endgame

Through engagement in the CDP, the NHL and NHLPA hope to promote and facilitate healthy and productive lives for all Players during their NHL careers, and a seamless transition to life and careers post-NHL.

Eligibility

The CDP is available to any Player who has played 40 games in the NHL or any NHL goaltender who has 40 games on roster with an NHL club.

A Player who enrolls in the CDP after his 40th game and then is subsequently sent down to the AHL released or injured and unable to play, or has continued their career overseas will continue to have access to the CDP for up to 1 year after his last NHL game.

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