NHL players ask for salary arbitration – .

NHL players ask for salary arbitration – .

Saros Hair of the Nashville Predators is one of 17 restricted free agents who filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, according to the NHL Players Association.

The 26-year-old goaltender was 21-11-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and three shutouts in 36 games (35 starts) last season. He was 2-4 with a 2.78 GAA and .921 save percentage in six playoff games when the Predators lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the Stanley Cup.
Notable players who filed include the Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ross Colton, and the defenders Adam Pelech (New York Islanders), Neal Pionk (Winnipeg Jets) and Vince Dunn (Seattle Kraken).

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The deadline for notification of club-elected salary arbitration is Monday at 5 p.m. ET. Salary arbitration hearings will take place August 11-26. A player can sign a contract with his current team at any time before a referee’s decision.

Last offseason, 26 restricted free agents filed for arbitration. One player had his salary determined by a referee (Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings). The other 25 each reached an agreement before the scheduled hearing.

Here is the list of players who have filed for salary arbitration (hearing dates have not been announced):

Flames de Calgary

Nikita Zadorov, D

Avalanche du Colorado

Denis Gilbert, D

Detroit Red Wings

Jakub Vrana, F; Adam Erne, F

Montreal Canadiens

Michael McNiven, G

Nashville Predators

Juuse Saros, G; Dante Fabbro, D

New York Islanders

Adam Pelech, D

Ottawa Senators

Victor Mete, D

Pittsburgh penguins

Zach Aston Reese, F

Sharks of San José

Adin Hill, G

Cracking the Seattle

Vince Dunn, D

St. Louis Blues

Zach Sanford, F

Tampa Bay Lightning

Ross Colton, F

Vancouver Canucks

Jason Dickinson, F

Winnipeg Jets

Neal Pionk, D; Andrew Copp, F


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