NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 6, 2017
List of NHL players filing for salary arbitration, some notable contract signings & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHLPA.COM: 30 NHL players filed yesterday for salary arbitration. Hearings are set from July 20 to August 4. Two of them, Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk and New York Rangers forward Jesper Fast, re-signed with their respective clubs soon after filing.
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The deadline for club-elected salary arbitration is 5 pm ET today.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bear in mind the overwhelming majority of these cases are resolved before they go before an arbiter. In most instances, these filings are done merely to set a deadline for contract negotiations to be completed, rather than have them drag on throughout the summer. Players filing for arbitration are also ineligible to receive offer sheets.
The Edmonton Oilers signing Connor McDavid to an eight-year, $100-million contract extension dominated headlines yesterday. Here’s a look at some of the day’s other notable contract signings.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens yesterday re-signed Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year deal worth $4.9 million per season. The Habs also named former defenseman Francois Bouillon their player development coach.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The New York Rangers re-signed forward Jesper Fast to a three-year contract worth $1.85 million per season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Affordable re-signings by both clubs. The Galchenyuk deal also indicates he’s no longer on the trade block following weeks of speculation over his future in Montreal.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs re-signed forward Zach Hyman to a four-year deal worth $2.25 million annually.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: The Anaheim Ducks signed goaltender Reto Berra to a one-year deal.
ARIZONA SPORTS: The Coyotes signed winger Emerson Etem to a one-year, two-way contract.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: The Lightning signed defenseman Jake Dotchin to a two-year deal worth over $812K per season.