Arbitration Filings

  • Player Elected Salary Arbitration eligibility:
    • Player must meet the Pro Years of Professional Experience requirement [CBA Section 12.1(a)]
    • Player electing for Arbitration must do so by making a written request [CBA 12.2]
    • Player must notify the Central Registry, NHLPA & Team by 5:00pm EST on July 5th [CBA 12.2]
  • Club Elected Salary Arbitration eligibility (first window):
    • Club electing for Arbitration in the first window must do so in writing by the later of June 15th OR 48hrs after the Stanley Cup final by 5:00pm EST [CBA Section 12.4(a)]
    • Player had an AAV (Base Salary, Signing Bonus & Perf. Bonuses) > $2,042,109 in 2017 [CBA Section 12.3(a)]
    • Club electing for Arbitration in the first window can be made in lieu of a Qualifying Offer [CBA 12.3(a)(ii)]
    • Player cannot be awarded less than 85% of his previous years AAV (Base Salary, Signing Bonus & Perf. Bonuses) [CBA 12.3(a)(iii)]
  • Club Elected Salary Arbitration eligibility (second window):
    • Club electing for Arbitration in the second window must do so in writing between July 5th at 5:00pm EST & July 6th at 5:00pm EST [CBA Section 12.4(b)]
    • Club has to have made a valid Qualifying offer to the Player which has not yet been accepted [CBA Section 12.3(b)(i)]
    • Club offer for Arbitration in the second window equal to or higher than the Players previous year AAV (Base Salary, Signing Bonus & Perf. Bonuses) [CBA 12.3(b)(ii)]
    • Player can only be subject to one (1) Club elected Salary Arbitration in his career [CBA 12.3(c)]
    • Club can only elect to have two (2) Salary Arbitrations per league year [CBA 12.3(d)]
  • Arbitration Ruling:
    • Player & Club can settle on a deal at any point prior to the official ruling
    • Once the hearing has taken place, the Salary Arbitration decision must be issued by email within 48 hrs of the closing [CBA 12.9(n)(i)]
    • Arbitration awards can only be 1 or 2 years in length [CBA 12.10(a)&(b)]
    • The party (Player or Club) who did not elect for Arbitration decides on the awarded term [CBA 12.10(a)&(b)]
    • Players who are in their final year Restricted Free Agency are only entitled to a 1 year term.
    • Club cannot walk away from a Club elected Arbitration Settlement [CBA 12.10(e)]
    • Player elected Arbitration Settlements of 1 year & > $4,084,219, Club can walk away from the awarded salary, making the player a UFA [CBA 12.10(a)]
    • Player elected Arbitration Settlements of 2 years & > $4,084,219, Club can walk away from the second (2nd) year of the awarded salary, making the player a UFA at the end of year 1 [CBA 12.10(b)]
A full list of arbitration-eligible players can be found from the Arbitration Calculator
Year
Team
Elected By
Verdict
PLAYERELECTED BYTEAMHEARING DATEVERDICTPREVIOUS AAVRESULTING AAV
Arvidsson, ViktorPlayerNashville PredatorsJul 22, 2017Settlement post hearing but prior to verdict3 years at $650,0007 years at $4,250,000
Beaulieu, NathanPlayerBuffalo SabresAug 4, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $1,000,0002 years at $2,400,000
Boucher, ReidPlayerVancouver CanucksAug 1, 2017Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $715,0001 year at $687,500
Chaput, MichaelPlayerVancouver CanucksJul 21, 2017Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $600,0001 year at $687,500
De Haan, CalvinPlayerNew York IslandersAug 2, 2017Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $1,966,6671 year at $3,300,000
Dumoulin, BrianPlayerPittsburgh PenguinsJul 24, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $800,0006 years at $4,100,000
Dzingel, RyanPlayerOttawa SenatorsJul 21, 2017Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $750,0002 years at $1,800,000
Fast, JesperPlayerNew York Rangers-Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $950,0003 years at $1,850,000
Ferland, MichealPlayerCalgary FlamesJul 22, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $825,0002 years at $1,750,000
Galchenyuk, AlexPlayerMontreal Canadiens-Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,800,0003 years at $4,900,000
Granlund, MikaelPlayerMinnesota WildAug 4, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $3,000,0003 years at $5,750,000
Gravel, KevinPlayerLos Angeles KingsAug 2, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $667,5001 year at $650,000
Hellebuyck, ConnorPlayerWinnipeg JetsAug 1, 2017Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $925,0001 year at $2,250,000
Johnson, TylerPlayerTampa Bay LightningJul 20, 2017Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $3,333,3337 years at $5,000,000
LaLeggia, JoeyPlayerEdmonton OilersJul 25, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $925,0001 year at $700,000
Larsson, JohanPlayerBuffalo Sabres-Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $950,0002 years at $1,475,000
Lehner, RobinPlayerBuffalo SabresJul 27, 2017Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $2,225,0001 year at $4,000,000
Martinook, JordanPlayerArizona CoyotesJul 26, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $612,5002 years at $1,800,000
Mazanec, MarekPlayerNashville PredatorsJul 27, 2017Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $575,0001 year at $650,000
Niederreiter, NinoPlayerMinnesota WildAug 3, 2017Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $2,666,6675 years at $5,250,000
Nieto, MattPlayerColorado AvalancheJul 31, 2017Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $735,0001 year at $1,000,000
Pageau, Jean-GabrielPlayerOttawa SenatorsJul 28, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $900,0003 years at $3,100,000
Palat, OndrejPlayerTampa Bay LightningJul 25, 2017Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $3,333,3335 years at $5,300,000
Parayko, ColtonPlayerSt. Louis BluesJul 20, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $925,0005 years at $5,500,000
Schmidt, NatePlayerVegas Golden KnightsAug 3, 2017Arbitration verdict honoured by team2 years at $812,5002 years at $2,225,000
Sheary, ConorPlayerPittsburgh PenguinsAug 4, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $925,0003 years at $3,000,000
Spooner, RyanPlayerBoston BruinsJul 26, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $950,0001 year at $2,825,000
Tatar, TomasPlayerDetroit Red WingsJul 20, 2017Settlement post hearing but prior to verdict3 years at $2,750,0004 years at $5,300,000
Watson, AustinPlayerNashville PredatorsJul 24, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $575,0003 years at $1,100,000
Zibanejad, MikaPlayerNew York RangersJul 25, 2017Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,625,0005 years at $5,350,000