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 a base salary greater than $2,198,916 in 2019 [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)]
    • 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 $4,397,832, 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 $4,397,832, 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
Agozzino, AndrewPlayerColorado AvalancheCOLJul 20, 2015Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $590,0001 year at $600,000
Beck, TaylorPlayerNashville PredatorsNSHJul 24, 2015Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $550,0001 year at $875,000
Bernier, JonathanTeamToronto Maple LeafsTORJul 31, 2015Settlement post hearing but prior to verdict2 years at $2,900,0002 years at $4,150,000
Boedker, MikkelPlayerArizona CoyotesARI-Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $2,550,0001 year at $3,750,000
Bouma, LancePlayerCalgary FlamesCGYJul 22, 2015Settlement post hearing but prior to verdict1 year at $775,0003 years at $2,200,000
Byron, PaulPlayerCalgary FlamesCGYJul 30, 2015Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $600,0001 year at $900,000
Chiasson, AlexPlayerOttawa SenatorsOTTJul 23, 2015Arbitration verdict honoured by team3 years at $900,0001 year at $1,200,000
Clark, MatPlayerColorado AvalancheCOLJul 22, 2015Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $550,0002 years at $600,000
Del Zotto, MichaelPlayerPhiladelphia FlyersPHIJul 21, 2015Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $1,300,0002 years at $3,875,000
Gelinas, EricPlayerNew Jersey DevilsNJDJul 21, 2015Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $900,0002 years at $1,575,000
Haula, ErikPlayerMinnesota WildMINJul 31, 2015Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $1,750,0002 years at $1,000,000
Hoffman, MikePlayerOttawa SenatorsOTTJul 30, 2015Arbitration verdict honoured by team1 year at $750,0001 year at $2,000,000
Holtby, BradenPlayerWashington CapitalsWSHJul 23, 2015Settlement post hearing but prior to verdict2 years at $1,850,0005 years at $6,100,000
Johansson, MarcusPlayerWashington CapitalsWSHJul 29, 2015Arbitration verdict honoured by team2 years at $2,000,0001 year at $3,750,000
Jooris, JoshPlayerCalgary FlamesCGYJul 28, 2015Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $925,0001 year at $975,000
Larsson, AdamPlayerNew Jersey DevilsNJDJul 29, 2015Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $900,0006 years at $4,166,666
Nyquist, GustavPlayerDetroit Red WingsDET-Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $950,0004 years at $4,750,000
Pääjärvi, MagnusPlayerSt. Louis BluesSTL-Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $1,200,0001 year at $700,000
Samuelsson, PhilipPlayerArizona CoyotesARIJul 21, 2015Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $550,0001 year at $600,000
Schultz, JustinTeamEdmonton OilersEDMJul 24, 2015Settlement prior to hearing1 year at $3,675,0001 year at $3,900,000
Shinnimin, BrendanPlayerArizona CoyotesARIJul 20, 2015Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $925,0001 year at $600,000
Smith, CraigPlayerNashville PredatorsNSHJul 20, 2015Settlement post hearing but prior to verdict2 years at $2,000,0005 years at $4,250,000
Stepan, DerekPlayerNew York RangersNYRJul 27, 2015Settlement prior to hearing2 years at $3,075,0006 years at $6,500,000
Varone, PhilipPlayerBuffalo SabresBUFJul 20, 2015Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $586,6671 year at $600,000
Wilson, ColinPlayerNashville PredatorsNSHJul 28, 2015Settlement prior to hearing3 years at $2,000,0004 years at $3,937,500