Arbitration Calculator

  • Salary arbitration is a contract negotiation method that uses a third party arbitrator to determine a fair contract term and length for an expiring RFA player. Arbitration can be requested if a player meets the following conditions (CBA Reference 12.1 (b)):
    • The player qualifies as a Restricted Free Agent (RFA)
    • The player has not signed an offer sheet
    • The player has met the required professional years of experience, as shown in the list below
  • Eligibility for salary arbitration is dependent on entry-level signing age, and professional experience (CBA Reference 12.1 (a)):
    • 18-20: 4 years professional experience.
    • 21: 3 years professional experience.
    • 22-23: 2 years professional experience.
    • 24 and older: 1 year professional experience.
    Signing age is the age the player is on September 15 of the year they signed their contract, unless they turn 20 from September 16-December 31, in which case they are considered 20.
    A player is considered to have completed a year of professional experience if:
    1. The player is aged 18 or 19 and has played 10 or more NHL games in the respective season
    2. The player is aged 20 or older and has played 10 games in a professional league, while under an NHL SPC
    Due to the 2019-20 season being shortened by COVID, a pro-rating for the professional games requirement was applied as follows:
    1. If the player is aged 18 or 19, and is considered a Covid Roster Freeze Player, the 10 games requirement was pro-rated to 9 games (pro-rating of 70/82)
    2. If the player is aged 20 or older, the 10 games requirement was pro-rated to 9 games (pro-rating of 70/82)
    Due to the 2020-21 season being shortened, the professional games requirement was pro-rated to 7 games (56/82)

2021 Restricted Free Agents (226)

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PLAYERELIGIBLETEAMSIGNED/EXTENDEDELC SIGNING AGEPRO-YEARS REQUIREDPRO-YEARS COMPLETED
Abramov, VitalyOttawa SenatorsOTT-1843
Allard, FrédéricNashville PredatorsNSHJul 26, 20211843
Alsing, OlleOttawa SenatorsOTT-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Andersson, LiasLos Angeles KingsLAK-1843
Asplund, RasmusBuffalo SabresBUF-2043
Aston-Reese, ZachPittsburgh PenguinsPIT-232Required years completed in 2018-19
Athanasiou, AndreasLos Angeles KingsLAK-194Required years completed in 2017-18
Balcers, RūdolfsSan Jose SharksSJSJul 22, 2021204Required years completed in 2020-21
Barbashev, IvanSt. Louis BluesSTL-184Required years completed in 2019-20
Barré-Boulet, AlexTampa Bay LightningTBL-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Bastian, NathanSeattle KrakenSEAJun 15, 20211843
Batherson, DrakeOttawa SenatorsOTT-1943
Bean, JakeColumbus Blue JacketsCBJ-1843
Beauvillier, AnthonyNew York IslandersNYI-184Required years completed in 2019-20
Bellows, KiefferNew York IslandersNYI-1943
Bennett, Sam
Pro-Seasons (GP sum of all leagues)
  1. 2014-15: 12 GP
  2. 2015-16: 77 GP
  3. 2016-17: 85 GP
  4. 2017-18: 82 GP
  5. 2018-19: 76 GP
  6. 2019-20 (COVID): 62 GP
  7. 2020-21: 53 GP
Florida PanthersFLAJul 26, 2021184Required years completed in 2017-18
Benson, TylerEdmonton OilersEDM-1843
Berdin, MikhailWinnipeg JetsWPGDec 17, 20202043
Bertuzzi, TylerDetroit Red WingsDET-194Required years completed in 2018-19
Bitten, WillMinnesota WildMIN-2043
Björkqvist, KasperPittsburgh PenguinsPITJul 24, 20212221
Bjorkstrand, OliverColumbus Blue JacketsCBJJan 6, 2021184Required years completed in 2018-19
Blichfeld, JoachimSan Jose SharksSJSJul 22, 20211942
Blueger, TeddyPittsburgh PenguinsPITJul 14, 2021222Required years completed in 2017-18
Booth, CallumBoston BruinsBOS-2043
Borgen, WilliamSeattle KrakenSEA-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Brisebois, GuillaumeVancouver CanucksVAN-184Required years completed in 2020-21
Brown, LoganOttawa SenatorsOTT-1843
Buchnevich, PavelSt. Louis BluesSTLJul 27, 2021213Required years completed in 2018-19
Bunnaman, ConnorPhiladelphia FlyersPHI-1943
Burke, BraydenLos Angeles KingsLAK-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Caamano, NicholasDallas StarsDAL-1943
Carlo, BrandonBoston BruinsBOSJul 14, 2021184Required years completed in 2019-20
Cecconi, JosephDallas StarsDAL-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Cholowski, DennisSeattle KrakenSEA-1943
Chytil, FilipNew York RangersNYR-1843
Clague, KaleLos Angeles KingsLAK-1943
Coghlan, DylanVegas Golden KnightsVGK-1943
Colton, RossTampa Bay LightningTBL-222Required years completed in 2019-20
Comtois, MaximeAnaheim DucksANA-1943
Copp, AndrewWinnipeg JetsWPG-213Required years completed in 2017-18
Dahlin, RasmusBuffalo SabresBUF-1843
Davies, JeremyNashville PredatorsNSHJul 26, 2021222Required years completed in 2020-21
Day, SeanTampa Bay LightningTBL-3
Demko, ThatcherVancouver CanucksVANMar 31, 2021204Required years completed in 2019-20
Dermott, TravisToronto Maple LeafsTORJul 8, 2021184Required years completed in 2020-21
Dickinson, JasonVancouver CanucksVAN-194Required years completed in 2018-19
Dineen, CamArizona CoyotesARI-1943
Dubé, DillonCalgary FlamesCGY-1943
Duclair, AnthonyFlorida PanthersFLAJul 15, 2021194Required years completed in 2017-18
Duhaime, BrandonMinnesota WildMIN-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Dunn, VinceSeattle KrakenSEA-184Required years completed in 2020-21
Duszak, JosephToronto Maple LeafsTOR-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Eriksson Ek, JoelMinnesota WildMINJul 2, 2021184Required years completed in 2019-20
Erne, AdamDetroit Red WingsDET-194Required years completed in 2018-19
Fabbro, DanteNashville PredatorsNSH-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Fiala, KevinMinnesota WildMIN-184Required years completed in 2019-20
Fitzgerald, CaseyBuffalo SabresBUF-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Fleury, CaleSeattle KrakenSEA-2043
Foegele, WarrenCarolina HurricanesCAR-213Required years completed in 2019-20
Foote, CalTampa Bay LightningTBL-2043
Forsling, GustavFlorida PanthersFLAJul 15, 2021204Required years completed in 2019-20
Frederic, TrentBoston BruinsBOSJun 25, 20212043
Gambrell, DylanSan Jose SharksSJSJul 15, 2021222Required years completed in 2019-20
Gardner, RhettDallas StarsDALJun 24, 2021232Required years completed in 2020-21
Garland, ConorVancouver CanucksVANJul 27, 2021194Required years completed in 2019-20
Gauthier, JulienNew York RangersNYRJul 16, 20211843
Gawdin, GlennCalgary FlamesCGY-2043
Geekie, MorganSeattle KrakenSEAJul 16, 20212043
Gersich, ShaneWashington CapitalsWSHJun 19, 2021222Required years completed in 2019-20
Gettinger, TimNew York RangersNYR-1943
Gilbert, DennisColorado AvalancheCOL-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Gleason, BenjaminDallas StarsDAL-2043
Golyshev, AnatolyNew York IslandersNYI-261Required years completed in 2020-21
Greer, AJNew Jersey DevilsNJD-204Required years completed in 2019-20
Gregor, NoahSan Jose SharksSJS-2042
Gustavsson, FilipOttawa SenatorsOTT-1943
Hagel, BrandonChicago BlackhawksCHI-2042
Hájek, LiborNew York RangersNYR-1943
Harpur, BenNashville PredatorsNSHJul 26, 2021194Required years completed in 2018-19
Hart, CarterPhiladelphia FlyersPHI-1843
Hartman, RyanMinnesota WildMINApr 22, 2021184Required years completed in 2018-19
Heiskanen, MiroDallas StarsDALJul 17, 20211843
Hill, AdinSan Jose SharksSJS-204Required years completed in 2019-20
Howden, BrettVegas Golden KnightsVGKJul 9, 20211843
Hronek, FilipDetroit Red WingsDET-1843
Hughes, QuinnVancouver CanucksVAN-2042
Hughes, CameronBoston BruinsBOSJul 7, 2021213Required years completed in 2020-21
Huska, AdamNew York RangersNYR-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Imama, BokondjiArizona CoyotesARI-213Required years completed in 2019-20
Jaros, ChristianNew Jersey DevilsNJDJul 26, 2021213Required years completed in 2019-20
Jasek, LukasVancouver CanucksVAN-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Jeannot, TannerNashville PredatorsNSH-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Johansen, LucasWashington CapitalsWSH-2043
Johnson, CamColumbus Blue JacketsCBJJul 15, 2021241Required years completed in 2018-19
Jokiharju, HenriBuffalo SabresBUF-1943
Jones, MaxAnaheim DucksANA-1843
Jonsson-Fjällby, AxelWashington CapitalsWSHJun 7, 20212043
Joshua, DakotaSt. Louis BluesSTL-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Jost, TysonColorado AvalancheCOL-194Required years completed in 2020-21
Juolevi, OlliVancouver CanucksVAN-1843
Juulsen, NoahFlorida PanthersFLAJul 26, 2021184Required years completed in 2020-21
Kaprizov, KirillMinnesota WildMIN-2321
Kase, DavidPhiladelphia FlyersPHI-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Kaspick, TannerSt. Louis BluesSTLJun 13, 20211943
Katchouk, BorisTampa Bay LightningTBL-1943
Kirkland, JustinCalgary FlamesCGY-204Required years completed in 2019-20
Kiviranta, JoelDallas StarsDAL-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Koivula, OttoNew York IslandersNYI-2043
Koppanen, JoonaBoston BruinsBOSJul 7, 20211943
Korenar, JosefArizona CoyotesARIJul 13, 20211943
Korshkov, YegorCarolina HurricanesCAR-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Kotkaniemi, JesperiMontreal CanadiensMTL-1843
Kovacevic, JohnnyWinnipeg JetsWPG-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Kuokkanen, JanneNew Jersey DevilsNJD-1943
Kylington, OliverCalgary FlamesCGY-184Required years completed in 2020-21
Kyrou, JordanSt. Louis BluesSTL-1843
Laine, PatrikColumbus Blue JacketsCBJ-184Required years completed in 2019-20
Lajoie, MaximeCarolina HurricanesCAR-1843
Lammikko, JuhoFlorida PanthersFLA-204Required years completed in 2020-21
Lehkonen, ArtturiMontreal CanadiensMTL-213Required years completed in 2018-19
Lerby, Carl-JohanCalgary FlamesCGY-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Leskinen, OttoMontreal CanadiensMTL-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Lind, KoleSeattle KrakenSEA-2043
Lindgren, RyanNew York RangersNYRMay 10, 20212043
Lindström, GustavDetroit Red WingsDETJul 26, 20212043
Lizotte, BlakeLos Angeles KingsLAKJun 25, 20212132
Lundeström, IsacAnaheim DucksANA-1843
Mackey, ConnorCalgary FlamesCGY-241Required years completed in 2020-21
Mahura, JoshAnaheim DucksANA-1943
Makar, CaleColorado AvalancheCOLJul 24, 20212043
Malenstyn, BeckWashington CapitalsWSHJul 8, 20211942
Malgin, DenisToronto Maple LeafsTOR-194Required years completed in 2019-20
Marino, JohnPittsburgh PenguinsPITJan 3, 2021222Required years completed in 2020-21
Marody, CooperEdmonton OilersEDM-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Mascherin, AdamDallas StarsDAL-2043
Mayo, DysinArizona CoyotesARI-194Required years completed in 2019-20
Mcleod, MichaelNew Jersey DevilsNJDJul 15, 20211843
McNiven, MichaelMontreal CanadiensMTL-184Required years completed in 2020-21
Meloche, NicolasSan Jose SharksSJSJun 14, 2021204Required years completed in 2020-21
Mete, VictorOttawa SenatorsOTT-194Required years completed in 2020-21
Mittelstadt, CaseyBuffalo SabresBUF-2043
Montembeault, SamuelFlorida PanthersFLA-204Required years completed in 2020-21
Moore, TrevorLos Angeles KingsLAKJul 24, 2021213Required years completed in 2018-19
Moverare, JacobLos Angeles KingsLAK-1843
Nardella, BobbyWashington CapitalsWSHJun 16, 2021232Required years completed in 2020-21
Nedeljkovic, AlexDetroit Red WingsDETJul 22, 2021194Required years completed in 2019-20
Nylander, AlexanderChicago BlackhawksCHI-1842
Olivier, MathieuNashville PredatorsNSH-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Parsons, TylerCalgary FlamesCGY-2043
Patrick, NolanVegas Golden KnightsVGK-1843
Pearson, ChaseDetroit Red WingsDET-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Pederson, LaneArizona CoyotesARI-194Required years completed in 2020-21
Peeke, AndrewColumbus Blue JacketsCBJ-2132
Pelech, AdamNew York IslandersNYI-204Required years completed in 2017-18
Pettersson, EliasVancouver CanucksVAN-2043
Pezzetta, MichaelMontreal CanadiensMTL-2043
Phillips, MatthewCalgary FlamesCGY-1943
Philp, LukeCalgary FlamesCGY-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Pilon, GarrettWashington CapitalsWSHJun 17, 20211943
Pionk, NealWinnipeg JetsWPG-222Required years completed in 2018-19
Pitlick, RemNashville PredatorsNSH-222Required years completed in 2020-21
Poehling, RyanMontreal CanadiensMTL-2042
Point, ColtonDallas StarsDAL-2043
Poolman, ColtonCalgary FlamesCGY-241Required years completed in 2020-21
Priskie, ChaseFlorida PanthersFLA-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Raddysh, TaylorTampa Bay LightningTBL-1943
Rasmussen, MichaelDetroit Red WingsDETJul 22, 20211843
Reinhart, SamFlorida PanthersFLA-184Required years completed in 2018-19
Richard, AnthonyNashville PredatorsNSH-184Required years completed in 2020-21
Ronning, TyNew York RangersNYR-2043
Rosburg, JeradDallas StarsDAL-241Required years completed in 2020-21
Roy, MattLos Angeles KingsLAKMar 21, 2021222Required years completed in 2018-19
Rubtsov, GermanPhiladelphia FlyersPHIJun 14, 20211943
Samsonov, IlyaWashington CapitalsWSH-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Sandin, LinusPhiladelphia FlyersPHIJun 14, 2021241Required years completed in 2020-21
Sandström, FelixPhiladelphia FlyersPHIJun 8, 2021213Required years completed in 2020-21
Sanford, ZacharySt. Louis BluesSTL-213Required years completed in 2018-19
Sanheim, TravisPhiladelphia FlyersPHI-184Required years completed in 2019-20
Santini, StevenSt. Louis BluesSTLMay 4, 2021213Required years completed in 2018-19
Saros, JuuseNashville PredatorsNSH-204Required years completed in 2018-19
Senn, GillesNew Jersey DevilsNJD-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Senyshyn, ZachBoston BruinsBOS-184Required years completed in 2020-21
Sharangovich, YegorNew Jersey DevilsNJD-2043
Shaw, MasonMinnesota WildMIN-2043
Sherwood, KieferColorado AvalancheCOLJul 22, 2021232Required years completed in 2019-20
Shesterkin, IgorNew York RangersNYR-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Shore, DevinEdmonton OilersEDMJun 9, 2021213Required years completed in 2017-18
Siegenthaler, JonasNew Jersey DevilsNJDJul 9, 2021184Required years completed in 2020-21
Skinner, StuartEdmonton OilersEDM-2043
Smallman, SpencerCarolina HurricanesCARJul 23, 2021213Required years completed in 2019-20
Smith, GivaniDetroit Red WingsDET-1843
Smith, ColeNashville PredatorsNSHJul 15, 2021241Required years completed in 2020-21
Snively, JoeWashington CapitalsWSHJun 3, 2021232Required years completed in 2020-21
Somppi, OttoTampa Bay LightningTBLJul 27, 20212043
Sorokin, IlyaNew York IslandersNYI-251Required years completed in 2019-20
Speers, BlakeArizona CoyotesARI-1943
Stanley, LoganWinnipeg JetsWPG-1843
Steel, SamAnaheim DucksANA-1843
Stenlund, KevinColumbus Blue JacketsCBJJun 17, 2021204Required years completed in 2020-21
Stevens, NolanSt. Louis BluesSTLJul 22, 2021222Required years completed in 2019-20
Stillman, RileyChicago BlackhawksCHIApr 25, 20212043
Strand, AustinLos Angeles KingsLAK-2043
Studenic, MarianNew Jersey DevilsNJD-2043
Svechnikov, AndreiCarolina HurricanesCAR-1843
Texier, AlexandreColumbus Blue JacketsCBJ-1943
Thomas, RobertSt. Louis BluesSTL-1843
Thürkauf, CalvinColumbus Blue JacketsCBJ-1943
Timmins, ConorColorado AvalancheCOL-2042
Tkachuk, BradyOttawa SenatorsOTT-1843
Tolvanen, EeliNashville PredatorsNSH-1943
Truchon-Viel, JeffreySan Jose SharksSJSJun 14, 2021222Required years completed in 2020-21
True, AlexSeattle KrakenSEA-213Required years completed in 2020-21
Twarynski, CarsenSeattle KrakenSEA-2043
Välimäki, JuusoCalgary FlamesCGY-1842
Volkov, AlexanderAnaheim DucksANAJul 17, 2021204Required years completed in 2020-21
Vrána, JakubDetroit Red WingsDET-184Required years completed in 2019-20
Wells, DylanCarolina HurricanesCAR-1942
White, ColtonNew Jersey DevilsNJDJul 14, 2021194Required years completed in 2020-21
Wolff, NickBoston BruinsBOSJul 26, 2021241Required years completed in 2020-21
Woll, JosephToronto Maple LeafsTORJul 17, 20212132
Yamamoto, KailerEdmonton OilersEDM-1843
Yelesin, AlexanderCalgary FlamesCGY-232Required years completed in 2020-21
Zadorov, NikitaChicago BlackhawksCHI-184Required years completed in 2017-18
Zohorna, RadimPittsburgh PenguinsPIT-241Required years completed in 2020-21
Zub, ArtemOttawa SenatorsOTTMay 14, 2021241Required years completed in 2020-21