A total of 40 restricted free agents have applied for contract arbitration this year, according to statistics released on July 5 by the NHL players union, led by St. Louis Blues goalkeeper binnington.
Last season, the 25-year-old goalkeeper helped Blues win the Stanley Cup for the first time in the 51st year of his team’s construction. He won 16 and lost 10 in the finals, lost 2.46 goals per game, and saved 91.4%. As a rookie goalkeeper, he has been quite valuable.
In addition to binnington, there are also a number of small and famous players in the arbitration list, such as New York Ranger guard Jacob truba, New Jersey Devil guard will Bucher, Vegas golden Cavaliers goalkeeper Malcolm subban, and Calgary flame forward Sam Bennett.
This year’s salary arbitration hearing will be held from July 20 to August 4 local time. Any restricted free player can sign a contract with the parent team before the contract is agreed through arbitration.
Last season, a total of 44 players applied for contract arbitration, including truba, who was then in the jet, now in maple leaf, then in Senator Cody Sisi, now in Canadians, then in flame guard dirk. These three players are the only players who won the contract through arbitration last year. At that time, he played for duckling, and now guard montur at Sabre has a contract, but he has signed with duckling before. All the remaining players agreed on a contract with their parent team before the arbitration began.