Originally published on August 5
The dates for the upcoming arbitration hearings have been set, with the first three scheduled for August 11. Hearings will continue through August 26 in this condensed offseason. It is important to note that the CBA agreement last year changed the rules for arbitration, so that once a hearing begins, teams are no longer allowed to negotiate with the player in question.
The full schedule is:
Adam Pelech (New York Islanders) – Settled, 8 years, $5.75MM AAV
Michael McNiven (Montreal Canadiens) – Settled, 1 year, $750K/$100K AAV (two-way)
Jakub Vrana (Detroit Red Wings) – Player filing: $5.7MM – Team filing: $3.65MM – Settled, 3 years, $5.25MM AAV
Victor Mete (Ottawa Senators) – Settled, 1 year, $1.2MM AAV
Neal Pionk (Winnipeg Jets) – Settled, 4 years, $5.875MM AAV
Vince Dunn (Seattle Kraken) – Settled, 2 years, $4.0MM AAV
Zach Sanford (St. Louis Blues) – Settled, 1 year, $2.0MM AAV
Adin Hill (San Jose Sharks) – Settled, 2 years, $2.175MM AAV
Ross Colton (Tampa Bay Lightning) – Settled, 2 years, $1.125MM AAV
Kevin Fiala (Minnesota Wild) – Player filing: $6.25MM – Team filing: $4.0MM – Settled, 1 year, $5.1MM AAV
Juuse Saros (Nashville Predators) – Settled, 4 years, $5.0MM AAV
Dante Fabbro (Nashville Predators) – Settled, 2 years, $2.4MM AAV
Jason Dickinson (Vancouver Canucks) – Settled, 3 years, $2.65MM AAV
Adam Erne (Detroit Red Wings) – Settled, 2 years, $2.1MM AAV
Dennis Gilbert (Colorado Avalanche) – Settled, 1 year, $750K/$160K AAV (two-way)
Zach Aston-Reese (Pittsburgh Penguins) – Settled, 1 year, $1.725MM AAV
Andrew Copp (Winnipeg Jets) – Settled, 1 year, $3.64MM AAV
Nikita Zadorov (Calgary Flames) – Settled, 1 year, $3.75MM AAV
Travis Sanheim (Philadelphia Flyers) – Settled, 2 years, $4.675MM AAV
Do players who haven’t played a single minute of ice time in the NHL like McNiven typically get arbitration hearings?
@secretsatan – McNiven is definitely the strange one on this list, especially with a Q.O. of $750K. This must have something to do with the dirty underbelly of the CBA. On the surface, it doesn’t make much sense for a guy who didn’t see any time with the big club (ever, according to HockeyDB) to get an arb hearing. Some important, but relatively trivial detail is missing for us common folks to understand this somewhat bizarre situation (Taxi squad stuff?). CapFriendly doesn’t shed the needed light on this one, unless it’s on a different page from the ones I saw.
What will Pionk get??
8 x 8. It’s the year of the defenseman! I’m kidding I don’t even think you can get an 8 year deal in arbitration can you? 2 max I thought unless they settle outside of it I suppose.
For real, wouldn’t be surprised, given all the outrageously huge contracts defenseman have gotten this offseason. And little worried about my Blues and Colton Parayko’s next contract now, given all of the massive deals other dmen have gotten, hoping Armstrong is smarter than them. On a side note, I never paid attention to Bostons contracts, holy sh**, all of their stars took massive discounts. Bergeron is highest paid player, and he makes only 6.8 million per year, it’s insane. Hope parakyo, ror, perron, etc all do something similar for the Blues.
@backhandinbaptist – You always have the tough questions, don’t you? You are correct that the max arb term is two years (per CapFriendly). On a side note, CapFriendly *really* needs to fix their “Dark Mode”, as it is pretty brutal.
Thanks for answering @Mac. I was pretty sure, then didn’t look, then forgot I had asked haha
Boston stars have for years have taken less. Like bergeron Bourque Took less his whole time in Boston.