NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 6, 2017

by | Jul 6, 2017 | News, NHL | 7 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson & Ondrej Palat are among the notable players filing for salary arbitration.

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.

Arizona Coyotes

Jordan Martinook

Boston Bruins

Ryan Spooner

Buffalo Sabres

Nathan Beaulieu

Johan Larsson

Robin Lehner

Calgary Flames

Micheal Ferland

Colorado Avalanche

Matt Nieto

Detroit Red Wings

Tomas Tatar

Edmonton Oilers

Joey LaLeggia

Los Angeles Kings

Kevin Gravel

Minnesota Wild

Mikael Granlund

Nino Niederreiter

Nashville Predators

Viktor Arvidsson

Marek Mazanec

Austin Watson

New York Islanders

Calvin de Haan

New York Rangers

Mika Zibanejad

Ottawa Senators

Ryan Dzingel

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Pittsburgh Penguins

Brian Dumoulin

Conor Sheary

St. Louis Blues

Colton Parayko

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tyler Johnson

Ondrej Palat

Vancouver Canucks

Reid Boucher

Michael Chaput

Vegas Golden Knights

Nate Schmidt

Winnipeg Jets

Connor Hellebuyck

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. 



  1. If the Habs can get someone else this Drouin/ Galchenyuk line is going to be pretty good. Especially if they view it as their second line for this year. Dumoulin will get 4-4.5 for 5 and Sheary will get 3 for 3. Still waiting on that 3C trade but the Pens cap is in the best shape in years, they have a couple of really good looking rookies coming in, and,um, what was it again? Oh yeah they are back to back champs! Life is good for the ice birds!

    • Yawn. Outside of that portion of Pennsylvania – who gives a rat’s ass?

      • I’d guess a few more than care about the Snes, but your frantic, defensive fandom almost makes up for that all by it’s self. You’re just a little too bitter and mean spirited lately though. Cheer up, you’ve still got Dion.

    • I have to agree with George here . The fan base ( oddly absent on this site until about a year ago? Hmmmm) have become insufferable! Title “free agents” you know who’s the best free agent…. Letang ” title Mcdavid signs ” why can’t Malkin get love here” title free agents / trade rumors ” Duchene (who’s statutes aren’t as good as players we dog ( Stepan) “is coming to Pittsburgh!” “You know who misses Pittsburgh…. Jordan Staal” aye aye aye! Give yourselves a rest and join in on the other 30 teams ! That bandwagons wheels will come off.

      • “We get Letang back for free” should have been the follow up…. Letang is not a fa… or healthy..

  2. interesting about Galchenyuk. If he did file for arbitration before re-signing th Habs should then be given the option to use the second buyout period offered to teams who have players who elect arbitration. That might mean Plekanecs could still be bought out….

    • I think Striker said there’s a 3.8% chance that happens, But he only has him in 2 pools. I’m not sure how that plays out. We’ll have to wait until he tells us.