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)

2023 Restricted Free Agents (63)

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PLAYERELIGIBLETEAMSIGNED/EXTENDEDELC SIGNING AGEPRO-YEARS REQUIREDPRO-YEARS COMPLETED
Abramov, MikhailToronto Maple LeafsTOR-1940
Annunen, JustusColorado AvalancheCOL-2040
Aspirot, JonathanOttawa SenatorsOTT-2130
Barratt, EvanChicago BlackhawksCHI-2130
Barron, MorganNew York RangersNYR-2130
Beckman, AdamMinnesota WildMIN-1940
Berglund, VictorBoston BruinsBOS-2130
Berni, TimColumbus Blue JacketsCBJ-2040
Bjork, AndersBoston BruinsBOS-213Required years completed in 2019-20
Bolduc, SamuelNew York IslandersNYI-2040
Carrier, AlexandreNashville PredatorsNSH-1843
Chisholm, DeclanWinnipeg JetsWPG-2040
Christiansen, JacobColumbus Blue JacketsCBJ-2130
Corcoran, ConnorVegas Golden KnightsVGK-2040
Crotty, CameronArizona CoyotesARI-2130
DeBrincat, AlexChicago BlackhawksCHI-1843
Denisenko, GrigoriFlorida PanthersFLA-2040
Drew, HunterAnaheim DucksANA-2130
Emilio Pettersen, MathiasCalgary FlamesCGY-2040
Gildon, MaxFlorida PanthersFLA-2130
Giroux, DamienMinnesota WildMIN-2040
Hillis, CameronMontreal CanadiensMTL-2040
Höglander, NilsVancouver CanucksVAN-2040
Holm, ArvidWinnipeg JetsWPG-2130
Ibragimov, TimurSan Jose SharksSJS-2040
Ingham, JacobLos Angeles KingsLAK-2040
Ingram, ConnorNashville PredatorsNSH-2043
Jenkins, BladeNew York IslandersNYI-2040
Johansson, AlbertDetroit Red WingsDET-1940
Jones, HunterMinnesota WildMIN-2040
Kaliyev, ArthurLos Angeles KingsLAK-1940
Kastelic, MarkOttawa SenatorsOTT-2130
Khodorenko, PatrickNew York RangersNYR-2130
Kindopp, BryceAnaheim DucksANA-2130
Král, FilipToronto Maple LeafsTOR-2040
Laaksonen, OskariBuffalo SabresBUF-2130
Lavoie, RaphaelEdmonton OilersEDM-2040
Lindblom, OskarPhiladelphia FlyersPHI-213Required years completed in 2019-20
Ludvig, JohnFlorida PanthersFLA-2040
Maccelli, MatiasArizona CoyotesARI-2040
Madden, TylerLos Angeles KingsLAK-2040
Mandolese, KevinOttawa SenatorsOTT-2040
McGregor, RyanArizona CoyotesARI-2130
Meier, Timo
Pro-Seasons (GP sum of all leagues)
  1. 2016-17: 39 GP
  2. 2017-18: 91 GP
  3. 2018-19: 98 GP
  4. 2019-20 (COVID): 70 GP
San Jose SharksSJS-184Required years completed in 2019-20
Miller, K'AndreNew York RangersNYR-2040
Mitchell, IanChicago BlackhawksCHI-2130
Patera, JiriVegas Golden KnightsVGK-2130
Samberg, DylanWinnipeg JetsWPG-2130
Samuelsson, MattiasBuffalo SabresBUF-2040
Schwindt, ColeFlorida PanthersFLA-1940
Semykin, DmitriTampa Bay LightningTBL-2040
Spence, JordanLos Angeles KingsLAK-1940
Swayman, JeremyBoston BruinsBOS-2130
Tendeck, DavidArizona CoyotesARI-2040
Teplý, MichalChicago BlackhawksCHI-1940
Terry, TroyAnaheim DucksANA-2132
Tucker, TylerSt. Louis BluesSTL-2040
Turcotte, AlexLos Angeles KingsLAK-1940
Walsh, ReillyNew Jersey DevilsNJD-2130
Wolf, DustinCalgary FlamesCGY-1940
Wylie, WyattePhiladelphia FlyersPHI-2040
Ylönen, JesseMontreal CanadiensMTL-2040
Zegras, TrevorAnaheim DucksANA-1940