Under contract prior to arbitration hearing (12 and counting):
Boston: Campbell - As anticipated here yesterday, the Bruins came to terms today with Greg Campbell on a two-year contract, firmly establishing the newly-acquired center as an anchor to one of their bottom two offensive lines.
Buffalo: Kaleta - BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with winger Patrick Kaleta on a two-year contract.
Columbus: Boll - Columbus Blue Jackets tough guy Jared Boll will be staying put in Ohio, after signing a two-year contract with the team on Tuesday.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Boll will earn $700,000 US in 2010-11 and $750,000 in 2011-12.
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...#ixzz0v0GOeLO6
Philadelphia: Carcillo - Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Flyers signed left wing Dan Carcillo to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Tampa Bay: Thompson - Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed center Nate Thompson to a one-year contract on Friday, a move that allowed the club to avoid arbitration with the player.
Washington: Fehr, Schultz - The Caps announced today they’ve signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a four-year deal worth $11 million. The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Eric Fehr to a two-year contract
Arbitration/ Avoided Arbitration
2010-07-20 Hansen, Jannik/Vancouver Canucks - Jannik Hansen won arbitration award, 1 year, one way, $825,000. (Canucks accepted)
2010-07-23 Brunnstrom, Fabian/Dallas Stars - The Stars and forward Fabian Brunnstrom agreed to terms just prior to an arbitration hearing scheduled for this morning on a $675,000 one-way contract for the 2010 season.
2010-07-26 Raymond, Mason/Vancouver Canucks - Signed a 2 year deal 5.1 Million, avoiding arbitration
2010-07-27 Moulson, Matt/New York Islanders - UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders agreed to a one-year contract with forward Matt Moulson, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Tuesday.
According to Newsday, the deal is worth $2.45 million.
2010-07-27 Wheeler, Blake/Boston Bruins - The Boston Bruins announced Friday that they have signed forward Blake Wheeler to a new one-year contract. The announcement came a day after Wheeler was awarded a $2.2-million US deal by an arbitrator.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2010/...#ixzz0vBO93a5F
2010-07-28 Stralman, Anton/Columbus Blue Jackets - The Columbus Blue Jackets and defenceman Anton Stralman have agreed on a one-year contract, just minutes before they were to go to arbitration on Wednesday morning.
2010-07-28 Fleischmann, Tomas/Washington Capitals - The Washington Capitals and forward Tomas Fleischmann have come to terms on a one-year contract agreement, the club announced on Tuesday. Avoided Arbitration
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stor...#ixzz0v0IAjjgh
2010-07-29 Ladd, Andrew/Atlanta Thrashers - ATLANTA — The Atlanta Thrashers have avoided arbitration with restricted free-agent Andrew Ladd by signing him to a US$2.35-million, one-year deal.
2010-07-29 Niemi, Antti/Chicago Blackhawks - CHICAGO—Goalie Antti Niemi has been awarded a $2.75 million salary for next season after helping the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in June.
2010-07-30 White, Ian/Calgary Flames - The NHLPA -- you'd hope the players' association wouldn't make an erroneous report about one of its own members -- is reporting the defenceman signed a one-year, US$2,999,995 contract just moments before going to a hearing Friday morning in Toronto (not sure why $5 away from $3 million.)
2010-07-30 Fraser, Mark/New Jersey Devils -posted in the minor signings thread as well, but the Devils have re-signed defenseman Mark Fraser, avoiding arbitration http://twitter.com/TGfireandice
2010-07-30 Regin, Peter/Ottawa Senators - OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators avoided an arbitration hearing with Peter Regin by re-signing the Danish forward on Thursday to a two-year contract.
He’ll make $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in the second.
The signing, announced hours before an arbitration hearing that had been scheduled for this morning,
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/S...#ixzz0vBOh3iRD
2010-08-03 Brule, Gilbert/Edmonton Oilers - The Edmonton Oilers forward agreed to a two-year contract for $1.85 million US per season on Tuesday, bypassing an arbitration hearing set for Aug. 3 where both sides would have made their case for what he deserved in a new deal after making $800,000 last season.
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...#ixzz0v0EyPKJA
2010-08-03 Wisniewski, James/Anaheim Ducks - The Ducks resolved one of their key lingering issues this summer on Friday as they are expected to announce the signing of defenseman James Wisniewski to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Tuesday. (traded to Islanders)
2010-08-03 Eager, Ben/Atlanta Thrashers - Restricted free agent forward Ben Eager and the Atlanta Thrashers have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a deal Wednesday, according to team general manager Rick Dudley.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stor...#ixzz0vBOneyEt
2010-08-04 DesLauriers, Jeff/Edmonton Oilers - The Edmonton Oilers have avoided another salary arbitration hearing.
On Saturday, the club announced they had come to terms with goaltender Jeff Deslauriers on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NHL salary arbitration is a tool available to settle some contract disputes. The player and team each propose a salary for the coming season, and argue their cases at a hearing. The arbitrator, a neutral third party, then sets the player's salary.
Most players must have four years of NHL experience before they are eligible for salary arbitration (the term is reduced for those who signed their first NHL contract after the age of 20). The process is used by restricted free agents, because it is one of the few bargaining options available to them.
The deadline for players to request salary arbitration is July 5, with cases heard in late July and early August. A player and team can continue to negotiate up until the date of the hearing, in hopes of agreeing on a contract and avoiding the arbitration process.
Teams can also ask for salary arbitration. But a player can be taken to arbitration only once in his career, and can never receive less than 85 per-cent of his previous year's salary. There are no such restrictions on the number of times a player can ask for arbitration, or the size of the salary awarded.
A decision must be made within 48 hours of the hearing. When the decision is announced, the team has the right to decline, or "walk away" from the award. If the team exercises this right, the player can declare himself an unrestricted free agent.
The evidence that can be used in arbitration cases:
# The player's "overall performance" including statistics in all previous seasons.
# Injuries, illnesses and the number of games played.
# The player's length of service with the team and in the NHL.
# The player's "overall contribution" to the team's success or failure.
# The player's "special qualities of leadership or public appeal."
# The performance and salary of any player alleged to be "comparable" to the player in the dispute.
Evidence that is not admissible:
# The salary and performance of a "comparable" player who signed a contract as an unrestricted free agent.
# Testimonials, video and media reports.
# The financial state of the team.
# The salary cap and the state of the team's payroll.
Last edited by gongshowmonkey: 08-01-2010 at 02:37 PM.
all players that go into arbitration sit together at a table and play Russian Roulette until one blows his brains out. Then his money is equally distributed across all players that filed for arbitration.