Martin Necas, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Ryan Lindgren Among 14 NHLers Filing for Salary Arbitration

The NHL Players’ Association revealed that 14 players have filed for salary arbitration.

These players are restricted free agents and want to negotiate better deals through arbitration. The dates for their hearings will be announced later, as teams still have until Saturday at 5 p.m. EST to elect for arbitration. If no agreement is reached before the hearing, a neutral arbitrator will decide.

Players who choose salary arbitration can’t get offer sheets from other teams . Here’s the list of those seeking arbitration:
– Jake Christiansen (Columbus Blue Jackets)
– Connor Dewar (Toronto Maple Leafs)
– Jack Drury (Carolina Hurricanes)
– Ty Emberson (San Jose Sharks)
– Jet Greaves (Columbus Blue Jackets)
– Ryan Lindgren (New York Rangers)
– Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Buffalo Sabres)
– Beck Malenstyn (Buffalo Sabres)
– Kirill Marchenko (Columbus Blue Jackets)
– J.J. Moser (Tampa Bay Lightning)
– Martin Necas (Carolina Hurricanes)
– Spencer Stastney (Nashville Predators)
– Joe Veleno (Detroit Red Wings)
– Oliver Wahlstrom (New York Islanders)

Player Profiles:

Necas, 25, ended his two-year contract with a $3 million cap hit and has a qualifying offer of $3.5 million. Last season, he scored 24 goals and made 29 assists in 77 games, which was less than his previous season’s performance of 71 points. He also contributed in the playoffs with 9 points in 11 games but is surrounded by trade rumors as the Hurricanes might not plan on keeping him next season.

Luukkonen, also 25, finished his two-year deal with an $837,500 cap hit and now has a qualifying offer of $971,250. He had an outstanding year as Buffalo’s starting goalie with a record of 27 wins, .910 save percentage, and five shutouts over 54 games.

Lindgren is another player up for arbitration after his three-year contract ended with a $3 million cap hit and now has a qualifying offer of $3.6 million. His last season stats were consistent: he scored three goals and assisted on fourteen others over seventy-six games.

Fans might find these moves exciting or nerve-wracking depending on their favorite player’s situation.

So what do you think about all these changes?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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