NHL Arbitration Period Begins Monday - Revised 07/22 10:00 pm

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
NHL Arbitration Period Begins Monday - Revised 07/22 10:00 pm
(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Restricted free agents and their respective NHL clubs will begin salary arbitration this week in Toronto.

Arbitration meetings conclude on July 31.

A decision in the case must be made by the arbitrator within 48 hours of the meeting’s conclusion.

The arbitrator has the option to hand out one or two-year awards.

Teams will then have 48 hours (or 48 hours after the team's last hearing is concluded if they have multiple players) to accept the contract or walk away, immediately making the player an unrestricted free agent.

Note: A team that requests arbitration does not have walk-away rights.

Below is the current list of arbitration meetings:

Player Team Hearing Date
Clarke MacArthur Buffalo SIGNED
Daniel Winnik Phoenix July 21
Nigel Dawes Calgary SIGNED
Marc Methot Columbus SIGNED
Matt Hunwick Boston SIGNED
Travis Zajac New Jersey SIGNED
Nate Thompson NY Islanders July 27
Kyle Wellwood Vancouver July 28
Milan Jurcina Washington July 28
Matt Smaby Tampa Bay July 28
Denis Grebeshkov Edmonton SIGNED
Josh Harding Minnesota July 29
Tomas Plekanec Montreal SIGNED
Tuomo Ruutu Carolina July 30
Jiri Hudler Detroit July 30
Nikolai Zherdev NY Rangers July 31
Kyle Brodziak Minnesota July 31

Follow Montreal Canadiens from B/R on Facebook

Follow Montreal Canadiens from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Team StreamTM

Montreal Canadiens

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.