Another arbitration season is upon us.
A total of 40 players filed for arbitration ahead of the July 5 filing deadline.
Once a hearing is held, the neutral arbitrator leading the hearing has 48 hours to issue their decision. Players and their clubs can continue to negotiate up until an official ruling is made. While the arbitrator determines the player’s salary, it’s the team that decides whether the contract will be for one or two years — the exception here is for players in their final RFA year, who are only entitled to a one-year term.
This year’s hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4. Here’s the full schedule, which we’ll update as cases are settled, heard, and ruled upon:
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Elie agreed to a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Sabres on Aug. 1.
The Sabres and Ullmark went to arbitration on Aug. 2, but agreed to a one-year, $1.325 million contract before the arbitrator made a ruling.
Colorado avoids a hearing with Compher, with the two sides agreeing to terms on a four-year, $14-million deal on July 17.
Weegar was awarded a one-year contract in arbitration on July 25 but terms of the deal were not released by the team.
LOS ANGELES KINGS
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
The Devils avoided arbitration with Butcher by signing him to a three-year, $11.2 million contract on July 31.
Carrick, who started the 2018-19 season with Dallas and finished it with the Devils, will remain in New Jersey for two more years after a signing a deal paying $1.5 million per season on July 16.
Mueller signed a one-year, $1.4-million contract with the Devils on July 22.
NEW YORK RANGERS
The Rangers and Pavel Buchnevich agreed to terms on a two-year deal.
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Sundqvist and the Blues avoided arbitration after the two sides agreed to a four-year, $11-million contract on July 21, three days before their hearing scheduled on July 24.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Paquette and the Lightning agreed to terms on a two-year deal (just after the player filed for arbitration on July 5) that will see the forward count for $1.65 against the cap in each of the next two seasons.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Pionk has signed a two-year, $6-million contract with the Jets on July 21. He was scheduled for an arbitration hearing with the club on July 24.