The NHL offseason seemed to have it’s most exciting day on the first day of free agency back on July 1st, but that doesn’t meant the hard work is over for teams looking to sort out contracts they have. While big names like Paul Stastny, Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller came off the market quickly, there are a slew of players looking to file for salary arbitration this summer in an effort to get paid what they think they deserve.
A grand total of 20 NHL players have filed for arbitration and some big names are leading the list. The Montreal Canadiens will have to figure out what to pay Lars Eller and P.K. Subban, while just south of the Canadian border the New York Rangers need to sort htings out with Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard, Chris Kreider.
Here’s a look at the complete list of players who have filed for salary arbitration this summer:
Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Filing for arbitration means that these restricted free agents cannot sign offer sheets with other teams and can only take the deals that are ruled in either their favor or that of the team paying them.