Arbitration Filings

Last Updated: May 20, 2022
  • 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
      • For the 2020-21 off-season, due to the postponed playoffs caused by COVID, the deadline is August 1, 2021 at 5:00pm ET
      • For the 2021-22 off-season, due to the extended season schedule (originally intended for the Olympics), the deadline is July 17, 2022 at 5:00pm ET
  • 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
      • For the 2020-21 off-season, due to the postponed playoffs caused by COVID, the deadline is 24hrs after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final
      • For the 2021-22 off-season, due to the extended season schedule (originally intended for the Olympics), the deadline is July 2, 2022 at 5:00pm ET
    • 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)]
    • Player had a base salary greater than $2,138,212 in 2021 [CBA Section 12.3(a)]
    • Player had a base salary greater than $2,185,419 in 2022 [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
      • For the 2020-21 off-season, due to the postponed playoffs caused by COVID, the second window spans August 1, 2021 at 5:01pm ET to August 2, 2021 at 5:00pm ET
      • For the 2021-22 off-season, due to the extended season schedule (originally intended for the Olympics), the second window spans Jul 17, 2022 at 5:01pm ET to July 18, 2022 at 5:00pm ET
    • 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 commencement of the hearing (Prior to the 2020 MOU, a settlement could be made at any point prior to the arbitration decision)
    • 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
Bachman, RichardPlayerLogo of the Dallas StarsDALJul. 25, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $550,0001 year at $625,000
Bonino, NickPlayerLogo of the Anaheim DucksANAAug. 3, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $693,0002 years at $700,000
Cumiskey, KyleTeamLogo of the Anaheim DucksANAAug. 1, 2012Arbitration verdict honoured by team1 year at $708,7501 year at $744,188
Daugavins, KasparsPlayerLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsOTTJul. 24, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $600,0001 year at $635,000
Diaz, RaphaelPlayerLogo of the Montreal CanadiensMTLJul. 26, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $900,0002 years at $1,225,000
Fayne, MarkPlayerLogo of the New Jersey DevilsNJDAug. 2, 2012Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $542,5002 years at $1,300,000
Fistric, MarkPlayerLogo of the Dallas StarsDALAug. 1, 2012Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $1,000,0001 year at $1,475,000
Gagner, SamPlayerLogo of the Edmonton OilersEDMJul. 23, 2012Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,275,0001 year at $3,200,000
Galiardi, TJPlayerLogo of the San Jose SharksSJS-Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $700,0001 year at $950,000
Kostitsyn, SergeiPlayerLogo of the Nashville PredatorsNSHAug. 2, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $2,500,0002 years at $3,000,000
Kulemin, NikolaiTeamLogo of the Toronto Maple LeafsTORJul. 26, 2012Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,350,0002 years at $2,800,000
McGinn, JamiePlayerLogo of the Colorado AvalancheCOLJul. 25, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $680,0002 years at $1,750,000
Oshie, T.J.PlayerLogo of the St. Louis BluesSTLJul. 19, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $2,350,0005 years at $4,175,000
Perron, DavidPlayerLogo of the St. Louis BluesSTL-Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,150,0004 years at $3,812,500
Quincey, KylePlayerLogo of the Detroit Red WingsDETJul. 25, 2012Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $3,125,0002 years at $3,775,000
Raymond, MasonTeamLogo of the Vancouver CanucksVAN-Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,550,0001 year at $2,275,000
Strålman, AntonPlayerLogo of the New York RangersNYRJul. 31, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $900,0002 years at $1,700,000
Versteeg, KrisPlayerLogo of the Florida PanthersFLAJul. 23, 2012Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $3,083,3334 years at $4,400,000
Weise, DalePlayerLogo of the Vancouver CanucksVANJul. 27, 2012Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $605,0001 year at $615,000
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