P.K. Subban, Matt Bartkowski Among NHL Players Seeking Salary Arbitration

1398910265_pk subbanMontreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban highlights a list of 20 NHL players who have elected to file for salary arbitration this summer.

The NHLPA released the list on Saturday, and the only Bruins player on it is defenseman Matt Bartkowski. The 26-year-old had a $650,000 salary cap hit during the 2013-14 season, per CapGeek. He tallied 18 points (zero goals, 18 assists) in 64 games with the B’s.

Arbitration hearings will take place in Toronto from July 20 through Aug. 4. The highest salary ever awarded in arbitration was $7.5 million for Nashville Predators defenseman and captain Shea Weber in 2011.

Teams and players usually make a strong effort to work out a new contract before arbitration because the hearings often are unpleasant as both sides argue why their dollar figure is most accurate.

Here’s the full list of players who have filed:

Arizona Coyotes

Brandon McMillan

Boston Bruins

Matt Bartkowski

Calgary Flames

Joe Colborne

Dallas Stars

Cameron Gaunce

Antoine Roussel

Florida Panthers

Jimmy Hayes

Los Angeles Kings

Dwight King

Minnesota Wild

Justin Fontaine

Montreal Canadiens

Lars Eller

P.K. Subban

Nashville Predators

Mattias Ekholm

New York Islanders

Kevin Poulin

New York Rangers

Derick Brassard

Chris Kreider

Mats Zuccarello

Ottawa Senators

Derek Grant

Pittsburgh Penguins

Nick Spaling

San Jose Sharks

Jason Demers

Toronto Maple Leafs

Cody Franson

James Reimer

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