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]
      • For the 2019-20 off-season, due to the postponed playoffs caused by COVID, the window is the later of October 10th at 5:00pm ET, or 8 days after last playoff game played by the player's respective club
  • 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)]
      • For the 2019-20 off-season, due to the postponed playoffs caused by COVID, the first window is the later of October 4th or 48hrs after the last playoff game played by the respective club
    • Player had a base salary greater than $2,198,916 in 2019 [CBA Section 12.3(a)]
    • Player had a base salary greater than $2,269,479 in 2020 [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 combined base salary, signing bonuses and performance 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)]
      • For the 2019-20 off-season, due to the postponed playoffs caused by COVID, the second window lasts for 24 hours beginning on the later of October 10th at 5:01pm ET, or 8 days after last playoff game played by the respective club
    • 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 years combined base salary, signing bonuses and performance 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 and greater than $4,538,958, Club can walk away from the awarded salary, making the player a UFA [CBA 12.10(a)]
    • Player elected Arbitration Settlements of 2 years and greater than $4,538,958, 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
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PLAYERELECTED BYTEAMHEARING DATEVERDICTPREVIOUS AAVRESULTING AAV
Bertuzzi, TylerPlayerDetroit Red WingsDETOct 25, 2020Arbitration verdict honoured by team2 years at $1,400,0001 year at $3,500,000
Bishop, ClarkPlayerCarolina HurricanesCAR-Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $700,0001 year at $700,000
Brown, ConnorPlayerOttawa SenatorsOTTOct 22, 2020Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $2,100,0003 years at $3,600,000
Deangelo, AnthonyPlayerNew York RangersNYROct 20, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $925,0002 years at $4,800,000
Fleury, HaydnPlayerCarolina HurricanesCARNov 8, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $850,0002 years at $1,300,000
Foegele, WarrenPlayerCarolina HurricanesCARNov 4, 2020Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $800,0001 year at $2,150,000
Forsling, GustavPlayerCarolina HurricanesCARNov 2, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $874,1251 year at $700,000
Georgiev, AlexandarPlayerNew York RangersNYROct 31, 2020Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $925,0002 years at $2,425,000
Graves, RyanPlayerColorado AvalancheCOL-Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $735,0003 years at $3,166,667
Grzelcyk, MattPlayerBoston BruinsBOSOct 20, 2020Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $1,400,0004 years at $3,687,500
Ho-Sang, JoshuaPlayerNew York IslandersNYIOct 30, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $874,1251 year at $700,000
Jaros, ChristianPlayerOttawa SenatorsOTTNov 7, 2020Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $801,6671 year at $750,000
Kähkönen, KaapoPlayerMinnesota WildMIN-Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $925,0002 years at $725,000
Lemieux, BrendanPlayerNew York RangersNYRNov 6, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $925,0002 years at $1,550,000
Mangiapane, AndrewPlayerCalgary FlamesCGYOct 20, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $715,0002 years at $2,425,000
Mikheyev, IlyaPlayerToronto Maple LeafsTOROct 21, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $925,0002 years at $1,645,000
Olofsson, VictorPlayerBuffalo SabresBUFNov 4, 2020Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $925,0002 years at $3,050,000
Paul, NicholasPlayerOttawa SenatorsOTTNov 1, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $750,0002 years at $1,350,000
Pulock, RyanPlayerNew York IslandersNYIOct 6, 2020Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,000,0002 years at $5,000,000
Reinhart, SamPlayerBuffalo SabresBUFOct 27, 2020Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $3,650,0001 year at $5,200,000
Strome, RyanPlayerNew York RangersNYRNov 5, 2020Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $3,100,0002 years at $4,500,000
Tierney, ChrisPlayerOttawa SenatorsOTTNov 8, 2020Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,937,5002 years at $3,500,000
Toews, DevonPlayerColorado AvalancheCOLOct 31, 2020Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $700,0004 years at $4,100,000
Ullmark, LinusPlayerBuffalo SabresBUFOct 26, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $1,325,0001 year at $2,600,000
Virtanen, JakePlayerVancouver CanucksVANOct 28, 2020Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $1,250,0002 years at $2,550,000
Weegar, MacKenziePlayerFlorida PanthersFLANov 8, 2020Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $1,600,0003 years at $3,250,000