NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 6, 2018

by | Jul 6, 2018 | News, NHL | 8 comments

Forty-four players elect arbitration, Shea Weber sidelined by knee injury, latest contract signings, the date for next season’s trade deadline and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHLPA: Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and defenseman Jacob Trouba, Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone and Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker and blueliner Matt Dumba were among the forty-four players who elected salary arbitration yesterday.  The deadline for club-elected arbitration is 5 pm ET today. The arbitration period runs from July 20 to August 4 in Toronto. The complete list is below:

Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson was among 44 NHL players to file for salary arbitration (Photo via NHL Images)

Anaheim Ducks

Brandon Montour

Calgary Flames

Garnet Hathaway

Mark Jankowski

Brett Kulak

Elias Lindholm

David Rittich

Carolina Hurricanes

*Trevor van Riemsdyk

Player/Club settled on a contract 07/05/18

Colorado Avalanche

Patrik Nemeth

Matt Nieto

Dallas Stars

Mattias Janmark

Devin Shore

Gemel Smith

Florida Panthers

MacKenzie Weegar

Minnesota Wild

Mathew Dumba

Jason Zucker

Montreal Canadiens

Joel Armia

Phillip Danault

Nashville Predators

Miikka Salomaki

New Jersey Devils

Blake Coleman

Stefan Noesen

New York Islanders

Brock Nelson

New York Rangers

Kevin Hayes

Brady Skjei

Ryan Spooner

Jimmy Vesey

Ottawa Senators

Cody Ceci

Mark Stone

Philadelphia Flyers

Taylor Leier

Alex Lyon

Pittsburgh Penguins

Jamie Oleksiak

San Jose Sharks

Chris Tierney

St. Louis Blues

Joel Edmundson

Dmitrij Jaskin

Oskar Sundqvist

Vancouver Canucks

Troy Stecher

Vegas Golden Knights

William Karlsson

Colin Miller

Tomas Nosek

Washington Capitals

Liam O’Brien

Winnipeg Jets

Marko Dano

Connor Hellebuyck

Adam Lowry

Brandon Tanev

Jacob Trouba

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bear in mind that players who file for arbitration usually end up re-signing with their respective clubs before their hearings. Case in point….

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Shortly after filing for salary arbitration, Trevor van Riemsdyk agreed to a two-year, $4.6-million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens received bad news yesterday, as defenseman Shea Weber underwent surgery to repair a meniscal tear in his right knee. He’ll be sidelined five-to-six months.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: And with that, the Canadiens odds for reaching the 2019 playoffs just got longer. Weber is their top defenseman and missed half of last season to injuries, which contributed to the Habs missing the postseason for the second time in three years. 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Blue Jackets yesterday re-signed forward Boone Jenner to a four-year, $15-million contract. They also signed unrestricted free agent winger Anthony Duclair to a one-year, $650k deal and named former NHL goaltender Manny Legace as their new goalie coach.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: The Red Wings re-signed winger Andreas Athanasiou to a two-year, $6-million deal.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Anaheim Ducks signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million.

TAMPA BAY TIMES: The Lightning agreed to a one-year, $1-million contract with forward Cedric Paquette.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens re-signed forward Jacob de la Rose to a two-year, $1.8-million deal.

NHL.COM: The St. Louis Blues inked UFA forward Jordan Nolan to a one-year, two-way contract. Cap Friendly indicates he’ll receive $650K at the NHL level.

NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders hired Lane Lambert as their top assistant coach.




  1. How is Subban for Weber working out Striker? Bout as good as Hall for Larsson…sometimes it’s a wonder Mad Mike never got another chance

  2. Lyle, yours is the first report I’ve seen about Duclair signing with the Jackets. I have to admit that I don’t know anything about him. What can you tell me about him? On a different note, I think giving Jenner four years is a bit risky. He’ll never hit 30 goals again, but is a solid 3rd/4th line forward. I’d rather have seen a three year deal.

    • Duclair was once considering a promising scoring winger. Had a solid NHL debut in 2015-16 (20 goals, 44 points) but his game really fell apart after that. Not even a trade to Chicago improved his performance. He’s an affordable short-term gamble for the Jackets. If he doesn’t pan out they can bury his $650K in the minors

      • Thanks.

  3. I think Duclair signing with the BJs is a mistake. This is probably his last NHL shot and he should play with a team that has higher end forwards than Columbus does. He has all the physical tools to be a good player so there must be something mental going on that is preventing him from thriving. He would be best served to play with teammates who are good role models for him.

    • From what Lyle said above, this sounds like a typical Jarmo move. Pick up someone cheap who might be able to help, maybe with some coaching help, and won’t really hurt the team if he doesn’t. That said, I question your knowledge of the Jackets’ (Why do all you outsiders have to use “BJs”? It’s either the CBJ or Jackets.) forwards. Sure, other than Panarin, we don’t have any “name” forwards, but that’s only because so many of them are young and haven’t made their name, yet.

      • I question your use of the internet if you had to ask Lyle who Anthony Duclair was 🙂

      • Jesse, when you get to be 58 years old, you’ll realize that memory is a funny thing.