43 NHL players file for salary arbitration

Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck. (Vincent Ethier/Getty)

Vegas forward William Karlsson is among 43 NHL players seeking salary arbitration after he finished third in the NHL in scoring with the expansion Golden Knights last season.

Two more Golden Knights, defenceman Colin Miller and forward Tomas Nosek, also are on the list of players electing to have an arbitrator determine their contracts, the NHL Players’ Association announced on Thursday.

The number was 44 before the Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a $4.6 million, two-year contract with defenceman Trevor van Riemsdyk, a restricted free agent. Van Riemsdyk will make $2.1 million next season and $2.5 million in the final year of the deal.

Karlsson had a career-best 43 goals and 78 points, putting himself in position to earn a considerable raise after completing a two-year, $2 million contract.

Winnipeg has five players on the list, including goalie Connor Hellebuyck and defenceman Jacob Trouba. Hellebuyck tied for the NHL lead for most wins with a 44-11-9 record, and was eighth with a 2.36 goals-against average.

Ottawa forward Mark Stone is seeking arbitration after leading the Senators with 62 points.

The Minnesota Wild have two of their top five point producers on the list in forward Jason Zucker and defenceman Matt Dumba.

Newly acquired Flames forward Elias Lindholm is one of five Calgary players seeking arbitration. He was dealt to Calgary in a multiplayer trade two weeks ago after failing to negotiate a long-term extension with Carolina.

Players are allowed to negotiate and sign contracts before appearing at their arbitration hearings, which will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4.

Here is the complete list of players:

Anaheim Ducks
Brandon Montour

Calgary Flames
Garnet Hathaway
Mark Jankowski
Brett Kulak
Elias Lindholm
David Rittich

Colorado Avalanche
Patrik Nemeth
Matt Nieto

Dallas Stars
Mattias Janmark
Devin Shore
Gemel Smith

Florida Panthers
MacKenzie Weegar

Minnesota Wild
Mathew Dumba
Jason Zucker

Montreal Canadiens
Joel Armia
Phillip Danault

Nashville Predators
Miikka Salomaki

New Jersey Devils
Blake Coleman
Stefan Noesen

New York Islanders
Brock Nelson

New York Rangers
Kevin Hayes
Brady Skjei
Ryan Spooner
Jimmy Vesey

Ottawa Senators
Cody Ceci
Mark Stone

Philadelphia Flyers
Taylor Leier
Alex Lyon

Pittsburgh Penguins
Jamie Oleksiak

San Jose Sharks
Chris Tierney

St. Louis Blues
Joel Edmundson
Dmitrij Jaskin
Oskar Sundqvist

Vancouver Canucks
Troy Stecher

Vegas Golden Knights
William Karlsson
Colin Miller
Tomas Nosek

Washington Capitals
Liam O’Brien

Winnipeg Jets
Marko Dano
Connor Hellebuyck
Adam Lowry
Brandon Tanev
Jacob Trouba

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