NHL Salary Arbitration: 44 Players File

William Karlsson

The NHLPA announced that 44 players will file for NHL salary arbitration. This is up from last season when 30 players filed.

For a refresher, salary arbitration is where a contract dispute is settled through the player and team each proposing a salary for the upcoming season at a hearing. The neutral third party (arbitrator) sets the player’s salary for the season after the process. If one signs an NHL contract before the age of 20, they must have four seasons of NHL experience to be eligible. If over 20, the term is decreased. The player can never receive less than 85% of his previous year’s salary and the team must make a decision to honour or decline the player’s awarded salary by the arbitrator in the next 48 hours after the hearing. If the team declines, the player can become an unrestricted free agent.

Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Trevor van Riemsdyk has already settled by signing a new contract with his team.

NHL Salary Arbitration: 44 Players File

Here is the full list.

Anaheim Ducks: Brandon Montour

Calgary Flames: Garnet Hathaway, Mark Jankowski, Brett KulakElias LindholmDavid Rittich

Carolina Hurricanes: * Trevor van Riemsdyk

Colorado Avalanche: Patrik NemethMatt Nieto

Dallas Stars: Mattias JanmarkDevin Shore, Gemel Smith

Florida Panthers: MacKenzie Weegar

Minnesota Wild: Mathew Dumba, Jason Zucker

Montreal Canadiens: Joel Armia, Phillip Danault

Nashville Predators: Miikka Salomaki

New Jersey Devils: Blake Coleman, Stefan Noesen

New York IslandersBrock Nelson

New York Rangers: Kevin Hayes, Brady Skjei, Ryan Spooner, Jimmy Vesey

Ottawa Senators: Cody CeciMark Stone

Philadelphia Flyers: Taylor Leier, Alex Lyon

Pittsburgh Penguins: Jamie Oleksiak

San Jose Sharks: Chris Tierney

St. Louis Blues: Joel EdmundsonDmitrij JaskinOskar Sundqvist

Vancouver Canucks: Troy Stecher

Vegas Golden Knights: William Karlsson, Colin Miller, Tomas Nosek

Washington Capitals: Liam O’Brien

Winnipeg Jets: Marko Dano, Connor Hellebuyck, Adam Lowry, Brandon Tanev, Jacob Trouba

The deadline for Club-Elected Salary Arbitration notification is July 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Salary Arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to August 4, 2018.


Main Photo: LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 20: William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates during warmups before a game against the Vancouver Canucks at T-Mobile Arena on March 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights won 4-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)