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NHL players file for salary arbitration, hearing dates scheduled

Trouba, Butcher, Bennett among restricted free agents on list

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Jacob Trouba of the New York Rangers was one of 40 NHL restricted free agents who filed for salary arbitration July 5, according to the NHL Players' Association.

Other notable players who filed include New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher and Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett.

Salary arbitration hearings will be held from July 20 through Aug. 4. A player can sign a contract with his team any time before an arbitrator's ruling.

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington agreed to a two-year contract to avoid a salary arbitration hearing that was scheduled for July 20.

Last offseason, 44 restricted free agents filed for arbitration. Trouba, then with the Jets; Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci, now with the Toronto Maple Leafs; and Calgary Flames defenseman Brett Kulak, now with the Montreal Canadiens, were the only players to have their salary determined by an arbitrator. Anaheim Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour, now with the Buffalo Sabres, had a hearing but signed before the arbitrator's ruling. The other 40 each came to an agreement before his scheduled hearing.

Video: Notable players to file for arbitration

Here is the list of players who filed for salary arbitration, with hearing dates as provided by the NHL Players' Association:

Anaheim Ducks

Chase De Leo (July 27)

Boston Bruins

Danton Heinen (signed July 9)

Buffalo Sabres

Remi Elie (Aug. 1), Jake McCabe (Aug. 4), Evan Rodrigues (July 23), Linus Ullmark (Aug. 2)

Calgary Flames

Sam Bennett (July 27), Ryan Lomberg (Aug. 1), David Rittich (July 29), Rinat Valiev (Aug. 4)

Carolina Hurricanes

Anton Forsberg (Aug. 4), Brock McGinn (July 20)

Colorado Avalanche

J.T. Compher (July 31), Sheldon Dries (Aug. 4), Ryan Graves (signed July 8)

Dallas Stars

Jason Dickinson (signed July 11)

Florida Panthers

MacKenzie Weegar (July 22)

Los Angeles Kings

Alex Iafallo (signed July 10)

Montreal Canadiens

Joel Armia (agreed to terms July 11), Charles Hudon (Aug. 2), Artturi Lehkonen (agreed to terms July 11)

Nashville Predators

Rocco Grimaldi (Aug. 4), Colton Sissons (July 26)

New Jersey Devils

Will Butcher, (Aug. 2)

Connor Carrick (July 25), Mirco Mueller (July 28)

New York Rangers

Pavel Buchnevich (July 29), Jacob Trouba (July 25)

Philadelphia Flyers

Scott Laughton (signed July 12)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Zach Aston-Reese (July 22)

St. Louis Blues

Jordan Binnington (agreed to terms July 13), Joel Edmundson (Aug. 4), Ville Husso (team-elected hearing; July 22), Zach Sanford (signed July 8), Oskar Sundqvist, (July 24)

Tampa Bay Lightning

Cedric Paquette (signed July 5 after filing

Vegas Golden Knights

Malcolm Subban (signed July 9)

Washington Capitals

Christian Djoos (July 22), Chandler Stephenson (Aug. 1)

Winnipeg Jets

Andrew Copp (July 21), Neal Pionk (July 24)

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