NHL Arbitration Tracker: Subban, Habs Friday

July 28, 2014, 9:08 AM

Twenty players from the National Hockey League chose to take their respective teams to salary arbitration, the NHL Players’ Association announced on July 5.

Six of those players — Ottawa’s Derek Grant, Calgary’s Joe Colborne, Montreal’s P.K. Subban and Lars Eller, and Toronto’s James Reimer and Cody Franson — hail from Canadian clubs. The Stanley Cup finalist New York Rangers lead all teams with three players filing.

Three clubs elected to take players to salary arbitration as well. The St. Louis Blues decided to take KHL-bound forward Vladimir Sobotka to arbitration. The Colorado Avalanche filed for arbitration with forward Ryan O’Reilly back in mid-June, as did the Winnipeg Jets with winger Michael Frolik.

The deadline for offer sheets to restricted free agents came and passed on July 5 with no offers.

Unless new deals are settled in advance (and 15 have been so far), arbitration hearings for the following restricted free agents will be held in Toronto between July 20 to Aug. 4:

Arizona Coyotes
Brandon McMillan
2013-14 salary: $709,500
Arbitration date: July 29

Boston Bruins
Matt Bartkowski
2013-14 salary: $650,000
Arbitration date: July 30
Pre-arbitration settlement: A one-year contract worth $1.25 million was agreed to on July 14

Calgary Flames
Joe Colborne
2013-14 salary: $600,000
Arbitration date: Aug. 1
Pre-arbitration settlement: A two-year, $2.55-million contract was agreed to on July 22

Colorado Avalanche
Ryan O’Reilly*
2013-14 salary: $6.5 million
Arbitration date: July 23
Pre-arbitration settlement: A two-year, $12-million contract was agreed to on July 23, minutes before arbitration

Dallas Stars
Cameron Gaunce
2013-14 salary: $650,000
Arbitration date: July 25
Pre-arbitration settlement: A one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level (with a guarantee of $120,000 minimum) was agreed to on July 11.

Antoine Roussel
2013-14 salary: $625,000
Arbitration date: July 22
Pre-arbitration settlement: A four-year, $8-million contract was agreed to on July 22, mere hours before arbitration

Florida Panthers
Jimmy Hayes
2013-14 salary: $687,500
Arbitration date: July 29

Los Angeles Kings
Dwight King
2013-14 salary: $750,000
Arbitration date: Aug. 1

Minnesota Wild
Justin Fontaine
2013-14 salary: $600,000
Arbitration date: Aug. 1

Montreal Canadiens
Lars Eller
2013-14 salary: $1.5 million
Arbitration date: July 25
Pre-arbitration settlement: A four-year, $14-million contract, agreed to on July 24

P.K. Subban
2013-14 salary: $3.75 million
Arbitration date: Aug. 1



Nashville Predators
Mattias Ekholm
2013-14 salary: $900,000
Pre-arbitration settlement: A two-year, $2.075-million one-way contract, agreed to on July 9

New York Islanders
Kevin Poulin
2013-14 salary: $577,500
Arbitration date: July 30
Pre-arbitration settlement: A one-year, two-way deal that pays $650,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the AHL level ($270,000 guaranteed), agreed to on July 24

New York Rangers
Derick Brassard
2013-14 salary: $3.7 million
Arbitration date: July 28
Pre-arbitration settlement: A five-year, $25-million contract agreed to on July 27

Chris Kreider
2013-14 salary: $900,000
Arbitration date: July 23
Pre-arbitration settlement: A two-year, $4.95-million contract was agreed to on July 23, just hours before arbitration

Mats Zuccarello
2013-14 salary: $1.15 million
Arbitration date: July 25
Pre-arbitration settlement: A one-year, $3.5-million contract, agreed to on July 22

Ottawa Senators
Derek Grant
2013-14 salary: $660,000
Pre-arbitration settlement: A one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level, agreed to on July 9

Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Spaling
2013-14 salary: $1.5 million
Arbitration date: July 31

San Jose Sharks
Jason Demers
2013-14 salary: $1.5 million
Arbitration date: July 22
Pre-arbitration settlement: A two-year contract worth $6.8 million, agreed to on July 16

St. Louis Blues
Vladimir Sobotka*
2013-14 salary: $1.4 million
Arbitration date: July 21
Arbitration ruling: Sobotka has signed a three-year deal with the KHL. The Blues received a one-year arbitration award for Sobotka when the forward returns to the NHL. Sobotka will receive $2.725 million for his first NHL back. “We are looking forward to having Vladimir in a Blues uniform when he returns to the NHL,” GM Doug Armstrong said via press release. “We wish him the best of luck in the upcoming season.”

Toronto Maple Leafs
Cody Franson
2013-14 salary: $2 million
Arbitration date: July 21
Pre-arbitration settlement: A one-year contract worth $3.3 million, agreed to on July 21

James Reimer
2013-14 salary: $1.6 million
Arbitration date: July 28
Pre-arbitration settlement: A two-year contract worth $4.6 million was agreed to on July 25

Winnipeg Jets
Michael Frolik*
2013-14 salary: $1.9 million
Arbitration date: July 31

*indicates club-elected arbitration case

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