The NHLPA announced that 30 players will file for salary arbitration.
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 honor 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.
NHL Salary Arbitration: 30 Players File
Here is the full list with some notables.
Arizona Coyotes: Jordan Martinook
Boston Bruins: Ryan Spooner
Calgary Flames: Micheal Ferland
Colorado Avalanche: Matt Nieto
Detroit Red Wings: Tomas Tatar
Edmonton Oilers: Joey LaLeggia
Los Angeles Kings: Kevin Gravel
Montreal Canadiens: Alex Galchenyuk (signed)
New York Islanders: Calvin de Haan
New York Rangers: Jesper Fast (signed), Mika Zibanejad
St. Louis Blues: Colton Parayko
Vegas Golden Knights: Nate Schmidt
Winnipeg Jets: Connor Hellebuyck
ST. LOUIS, MO. – APRIL 09: St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (55) during an NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues on April 09, 2017, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. The Blues won, 3-2. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)