There are 24 restricted free agents who filed for salary arbitration by the deadline earlier this summer. The vast majority of those are settled before or outside of arbitration, and there’s no reason to believe that won’t be the case again this summer.
But for those that do make it to a hearing, the NHLPA has announced dates for all cases. The hearings will begin on July 20 and run through August 4. Specific dates for each player are listed below.
Michael Stone – August 4, 2016
Tyson Barrie – July 29, 2016
Mikhail Grigorenko – July 22, 2016
Detroit Red Wings
Danny DeKeyser – July 28, 2016
Petr Mrazek (club-elected filing) – July 27, 2016
Jordan Schroeder – July 27, 2016
Calle Jarnkrok – August 4, 2016
Petter Granberg – August 3, 2016
New York Rangers
Kevin Hayes – July 27, 2016
Chris Kreider – July 22, 2016
Dylan McIlrath – July 21, 2016
Jonathan (J.T.) Miller – August 2, 2016
Mike Hoffman – August 4, 2016
Brandon Manning – August 2, 2016
Brayden Schenn – July 25, 2016
St. Louis Blues
Jaden Schwartz – July 20, 2016
Tampa Bay Lightning
Alex Killorn – July 20, 2016
Vladislav Namestnikov – July 29, 2016
Toronto Maple Leafs
Frank Corrado – July 26, 2016
Peter Holland – July 25, 2016
Martin Marincin – August 2, 2016
Marcus Johansson – July 20, 2016
Of those who filed, only Jared Coreau of the Detroit Red Wings, Jordan Weal of the Philadelphia Flyers and Kyle Palmieri of the New Jersey Devils have come to deals already, avoiding arbitration entirely.
Going to arbitration doesn’t necessarily reflect a rift between the parties. It’s a right players have and actually tends to be a better indicator that they are committed to the team. Any player filing for arbitration guarantees that a deal will get done. If a player does not file, that can lead to holdouts and bitter disputes.
Additionally, teams that have a player filing for salary arbitration will have a second buyout window open up follow arbitration.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.