Victor Olofsson of the Buffalo Sabres is one of 26 restricted free agents who filed for salary arbitration Oct. 10, according to the NHL Players' Association.
The 25-year-old forward scored 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists) in 54 games for the Buffalo Sabres last season. The 20 goals were third on the Sabres behind Jack Eichel (36) and Sam Reinhart (22).
Notable players who filed include Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi, New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ilya Mikheyev.
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Salary arbitration hearings will be held through Nov. 8. Bertuzzi on Oct. 25 reportedly became the first player to have a hearing.
Buffalo signed Reinhart and goalie Linus Ullmark on Sunday to avoid hearings. Reinhart, a 24-year-old forward, had a hearing scheduled for Tuesday before signing a one-year, $5.2 million contract. Ullmark, 27, had a hearing scheduled for Monday but signed for one year and $2.6 million.
DeAngelo, Mikheyev, Ottawa Senators forward Connor Brown, Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, Minnesota Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves, Senators forward Nick Paul, Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev, Carolina Hurricanes forward Clark Bishop and defenseman Gustav Forsling, Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane and Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen each also signed a contract before his scheduled hearing.
Last offseason, 40 restricted free agents filed for arbitration. Six players had their salary determined by an arbitrator (Andrew Copp, Winnipeg Jets; Christian Djoos, Washington Capitals; Joel Edmundson, St. Louis Blues; Anton Forsberg, Carolina Hurricanes, Rocco Grimaldi, Nashville Predators and Evan Rodrigues, Sabres). The other 34 each came to an agreement before his scheduled hearing.
Here is the list of players who filed for salary arbitration (hearing dates in parentheses):
Matt Grzelcyk, D (signed Oct. 17)
Victor Olofsson, F (Nov. 4); 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 (Nov. 8); Warren Foegele, F (Nov. 4); Gustav Forsling, D (signed Oct. 23)
Ryan Graves, D (signed Oct. 12); Devon Toews, D (Oct. 31; acquired in trade from NYI on Oct. 12)
Detroit Red Wings
Tyler Bertuzzi, F (Oct. 25)
MacKenzie Weegar, D (Nov. 8)
Kaapo Kahkonen, G (signed Oct. 12)
New York Islanders
Joshua Ho-Sang, F (Oct. 30); Ryan Pulock, D (Nov. 6)
New York Rangers
Tony DeAngelo, D (signed Oct. 15); Alexandar Georgiev, G (signed Oct. 15); Brendan Lemieux, F (Nov. 6); Ryan Strome, F (Nov. 5)
Connor Brown, F (signed Oct. 22); Christian Jaros, D (Nov. 7); Nick Paul, F (signed Oct. 14); Chris Tierney , F (Nov. 8)
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ilya Mikheyev, F (signed Oct. 20)
Jake Virtanen, F (signed Oct. 22)