NHL free agency 2019: Jordan Binnington, Danton Heinen, Jacob Trouba among 40 to file for salary arbitration

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NHL contract arbitration hearings are approaching, and 5 p.m. ET Friday was the deadline for players to file for them. Forty restricted free agents from 20 teams elected to have their contract disputes handled by a third party.

Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, who was instrumental in the team's midseason turnaround and subsequent Stanley Cup championship, was among the top players to enter arbitration. He earned first-team all-rookie honors and was a finalist for the Calder Trophy despite playing in just 32 regular season games last season. He ended up signing a two-year, $8.8 million deal before his hearing.

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Bruins forward Danton Heinen — who faced Binnington in this year's Stanley Cup Final, Flames center Sam Bennett and Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba, who joined New York via trade from Winnipeg on June 17, also scheduled meetings in Toronto.

The Blues and Flames, with four each, had the most players file for arbitration. St. Louis will look to settle with Binnington, forwards Zach Sanford and Oskar Sundqvist and defenseman Joel Edmundson. Calgary is looking for a settlement with goalie David Rittich, who would back up newly acquired Cam Talbot.

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Arbitration hearings will begin toward the end of July. While most disputes will end up settled before hearings take place, any negotiation that reaches arbitration must have a decision from the arbitrator no more than 48 hours after the meeting. The team then has the option to accept or decline the salary that the arbitrator sets. If the salary is declined, the player can then declare himself an unrestricted free agent.

Buffalo Sabres Linus Ullmark G Signed after filing: one year, $1.325 million

Below is a list of all the restricted free agents to file for salary arbitration.

Team

Player

Position

Status

Anaheim Ducks

Chase De Leo

C

Signed after filing: one year, $750,000

Boston Bruins

Danton Heinen

C

Signed after filing: two years, $5.6 million

Buffalo Sabres

Remi Elie

LW

Signed after filing: one year, $700,000

Buffalo Sabres

Jake McCabe

D

Signed after filing: two years, $5.7 million

Buffalo Sabres

Evan Rodrigues

LW

Awarded: one year, $2 million

Buffalo Sabres

Linus Ullmark

G

Signed after filing: one year, $1.325 million

Calgary Flames

Sam Bennett

C

Signed after filing: two years, $5.1 million

Calgary Flames

Ryan Lomberg

LW

Signed after filing: one year, $700,000

Calgary Flames

David Rittich

G

Signed after filing: two years, $5.5 million

Calgary Flames

Rinat Valiev

D

Signed after filing: one year, $700,000

Carolina Hurricanes

Anton Forsberg

G

Arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 4

Carolina Hurricanes

Brock McGinn

LW

Signed after filing: two years, $4.2 million

Colorado Avalanche

J.T. Compher

RW

Signed after filing: four years, $14 million

Colorado Avalanche

Sheldon Dries

C

Signed after filing: one year, $735,000

Colorado Avalanche

Ryan Graves

D

Signed after filing: one year, $735,000

Dallas Stars

Jason Dickinson

C

Signed after filing: two years, $3 million

Florida Panthers

MacKenzie Weegar

D

Signed after filing: one year, $1.6 million

Los Angeles Kings

Alex Iafallo

LW

Signed after filing: two years, $4.85 million

Montreal Canadiens

Joel Armia

RW

Signed after filing: two years, $5.2 million

Montreal Canadiens

Charles Hudon

LW

Signed after filing: one year, $800,000

Montreal Canadiens

Artturi Lehkonen

LW

Signed after filing: two years, $4.8 million

Nashville Predators

Rocco Grimaldi

RW

Awarded: one year, $1 million

Nashville Predators

Colton Sissons

C

Signed after filing: seven years, $20 million

New Jersey Devils

Will Butcher

D

Signed after filing: three years, $11.2 million

New Jersey Devils

Connor Carrick

D

Signed after filing: two years, $3 million

New Jersey Devils

Mirco Mueller

D

Signed after filing: one year, $1.4 million

New York Rangers

Pavel Buchnevich

RW

Signed after filing: two years, $6.5 million

New York Rangers

Jacob Trouba

D

Signed after filing: seven years, $56 million

Philadelphia Flyers

Scott Laughton

C

Signed after filing: two years, $4.6 million

Pittsburgh Penguins

Zach Aston-Reese

C

Signed after filing: two years, $2 million

St. Louis Blues

Jordan Binnington

G

Signed after filing: two years, $8.8 million

St. Louis Blues

Joel Edmundson

D

Awarded: one year, $3.1 million

St. Louis Blues

Zach Sanford

LW

Signed after filing: two years, $3 million

St. Louis Blues

Oskar Sundqvist

C

Signed after filing: four years, $11 million

Tampa Bay Lightning

Cedric Paquette

C

Signed after filing: two years, $3.3 million

Vegas Golden Knights

Malcolm Subban

G

Signed after filing: one year, $850,000

Washington Capitals

Christian Djoos

D

Awarded: one year, $1.25 million

Washington Capitals

Chandler Stephenson

C

Signed after filing: one year, $1.05 million

Winnipeg Jets

Andrew Copp

C

Awarded: two years, $4.56 million

Winnipeg Jets

Neal Pionk

D

Signed after filing: two years, $6 million

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