Arbitration Calculator

  • Salary arbitration is a contract negotiation method that uses a third party arbitrator to determine a fair contract term and length for an expiring RFA player. Arbitration can be requested if a player meets the following conditions (CBA Reference 12.1 (b)):
    • The player qualifies as a Restricted Free Agent (RFA)
    • The player has not signed an offer sheet
    • The player has met the required professional years of experience, as shown in the list below
  • Eligibility for salary arbitration is dependent on entry-level signing age, and professional experience (CBA Reference 12.1 (a)):
    • 18-20: 4 years professional experience.
    • 21: 3 years professional experience.
    • 22-23: 2 years professional experience.
    • 24 and older: 1 year professional experience.
    -Signing age is the age the player is on September 15 of the year they signed their contract, unless they turn 20 from September 16-December 31, in which case they are considered 20.
    -Players aged 18 or 19 are considered to have completed a year of professional experience when they have played 10 or more NHL games in that season. Players aged 20 or older have completed a year of professional experience when they have played 10 games in a professional league, while under an SPC.

2022 Restricted Free Agents (19)

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Almeida, JustinPittsburgh Penguins-2040
Bahl, KevinArizona Coyotes-1940
Benoit, SimonAnaheim Ducks-2040
Dewar, ConnorMinnesota Wild-2040
Drozg, JanPittsburgh Penguins-2040
Elmer, JacobNew York Rangers-2040
Felhaber, TyeDallas Stars-2130
Fix-Wolansky, TreyColumbus Blue Jackets-2040
Henry, NicholasColorado Avalanche-2040
Hollowell, MacToronto Maple Leafs-2040
Huntington, JimmyTampa Bay Lightning-2040
Johnson, ReeseChicago Blackhawks-2130
Keane, JoeyNew York Rangers-2040
Khovanov, AlexanderMinnesota Wild-1940
Kurashev, PhilippChicago Blackhawks-2040
Noel, SerronFlorida Panthers-1940
Thomas, AkilLos Angeles Kings-1940
Woo, JettVancouver Canucks-1940
Wood, MilesNew Jersey Devils-213Required years completed in 2018-19