Tyler Bertuzzi was the only NHL player awarded a contract by an independent arbitrator after 26 restricted free agents filed for salary arbitration Oct. 10.
The Detroit Red Wings forward received a one-year, $3.5 million contract Oct. 27 after a hearing Oct. 25. The 25-year-old set an NHL career high in points (48) and tied his high in goals (21) in 71 games last season. He was selected to play in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.
Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar and New York Rangers forwards Ryan Strome and Brendan Lemieux were the final three of the 26 players to get a contract.
Weegar signed a three-year contract with the Panthers on Nov. 6, when the Rangers announced that Strome agreed to a two-year, $9 million contract ($4.5 million average annual value) to avoid a hearing scheduled the prior day and that Lemieux agreed to a two-year, $3.1 million contract ($1.55 million AAV) to avoid his that day. Financial terms were not disclosed for Weegar's contract.
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Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk; Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark and forwards Sam Reinhart and Victor Olofsson; Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane; Carolina Hurricanes forwards Clark Bishop and Warren Foegele, and defensemen Haydn Fleury and Gustav Forsling; Colorado Avalanche defensemen Ryan Graves and Devon Toews; Minnesota Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen; New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock and forward Joshua Ho-Sang; Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev and defenseman Tony DeAngelo; Ottawa Senators defenseman Christian Jaros and forwards Connor Brown, Nick Paul and Chris Tierney; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ilya Mikheyev; and Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen each also agreed to a contract before his scheduled hearing.
Here is the list of players who filed for salary arbitration, as provided by the NHL Players' Association:
Matt Grzelcyk, D (signed Oct. 17)
Victor Olofsson, F (signed Oct. 29); Sam Reinhart, F (signed Oct. 25); Linus Ullmark, G (signed Oct. 25)
Andrew Mangiapane, F (signed Oct. 16)
Clark Bishop, F (signed Oct. 13); Haydn Fleury, D (signed Oct. 27); Warren Foegele, F (signed Nov. 1); Gustav Forsling, D (signed Oct. 23)
Ryan Graves, D (signed Oct. 12); Devon Toews, D (signed Oct. 27)
Detroit Red Wings
Tyler Bertuzzi, F (awarded one-year contract Oct. 27)
MacKenzie Weegar, D (signed Nov. 6)
Kaapo Kahkonen, G (signed Oct. 12)
New York Islanders
Joshua Ho-Sang, F (signed Oct. 27); Ryan Pulock, D (signed Nov. 4)
New York Rangers
Tony DeAngelo, D (signed Oct. 15); Alexandar Georgiev, G (signed Oct. 15); Brendan Lemieux, F (agreed to terms Nov. 6); Ryan Strome, F (agreed to terms Nov. 6)
Connor Brown, F (signed Oct. 22); Christian Jaros, D (signed Nov. 4); Nick Paul, F (signed Oct. 14); Chris Tierney, F (signed Oct. 27)
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ilya Mikheyev, F (signed Oct. 20)
Jake Virtanen, F (signed Oct. 22)