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Here’s the list of 17 Players who Filed for NHL Salary Arbitration 2021

The NHLPA announced that 17 players will file for NHL salary arbitration. This is down from last season when 26 players filed.

Salary arbitration is where a contract dispute is settled through the player and team each proposing a salary for the upcoming season at a hearing. The neutral third party (arbitrator) sets the player’s salary for the season after the process. If one signs an NHL contract before the age of 20, he must have four seasons of NHL experience to be eligible. If over 20, the term is decreased.

The player can never receive less than 85% of his previous year’s salary and the team must make a decision to honor or decline the player’s awarded salary by the arbitrator in the next 48 hours after the hearing. If the team declines, the player can become an unrestricted free agent.

The deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification is Monday at 5 p.m. ET. Salary arbitration hearings will be held from Aug. 11-26. A player can sign a contract with his current team any time before an arbitrator’s ruling.

Here is the full list:

Calgary Flames: Nikita Zadorov

Colorado Avalanche: Dennis Gilbert

Detroit Red Wings: Adam Erne, Jakub Vrana

Montreal Canadiens: Michael McNiven

Nashville Predators: Dante Fabbro, Juuse Saros,

New York Islanders: Adam Pelech

Ottawa Senators: Victor Mete

Pittsburgh Penguins: Zach Aston-Reese

San Jose Sharks: Adin Hill

Seattle Kraken: Vince Dunn

St. Louis Blues: Zach Sanford

Tampa Bay Lightning: Ross Colton

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Copp, Neal Pionk

Vancouver Canucks: Jason Dickinson

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