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Red Wings forward Bertuzzi only one of 26 players awarded contract after hearing @NHLdotcom

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: 


Boston Bruins

Matt Grzelcyk, D (signed Oct. 17)

Buffalo Sabres

Victor Olofsson, F (signed Oct. 29); Sam Reinhart, F (signed Oct. 25); Linus Ullmark, G (signed Oct. 25)

Calgary Flames

Andrew Mangiapane, F (signed Oct. 16)

Carolina Hurricanes

Clark Bishop, F (signed Oct. 13); Haydn Fleury, D (signed Oct. 27); Warren Foegele, F (signed Nov. 1); Gustav Forsling, D (signed Oct. 23)

Colorado Avalanche

Ryan Graves, D (signed Oct. 12); Devon Toews, D (signed Oct. 27)

Detroit Red Wings

Tyler Bertuzzi, F (awarded one-year contract Oct. 27)

Florida Panthers

MacKenzie Weegar, D (signed Nov. 6)

Minnesota Wild

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)

Ottawa Senators

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)

Vancouver Canucks

Jake Virtanen, F (signed Oct. 22)

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