22 RFAs Have Elected For Salary Arbitration, None From the Anaheim Ducks


Apparently life really is just better in SoCal!

The NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced Monday that 22 RFAs have elected salary arbitration.

There are some notable names on the list, including Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist (27-27-54), New York’s Derek Stepan (16-39-55), and Washington’s Braden Holtby (41-20-10 with a 2.22 GAA and a .923 save percentage).

What is most notable for you Anaheim Ducks fans?  There is not one player from the Ducks’ list of RFAs who have decided to engage in salary arbitration.

While some people are nervous about why it has taken so long for the Anaheim Ducks to sign Carl Hagelin, I have read nothing that concerns me and am confident that the Ducks are very close to finalizing something with their new acquisition.  Since the Ducks have already made their qualifying offers to both Hagelin and Jakob Silfverberg, as well as RFAs Chris Wagner and Michael Sgarbossa, the fact that I don’t see their names on the arbitration list tells me what I already knew: Anaheim’s GM Bob Murray is going to get those boys signed, thank you very much!

Here’s the complete list of players who have elected for salary arbitration, according to nhlpa.com:

Arizona Coyotes

Phil Samuelsson

Brendan Shinnimin

Buffalo Sabres

Phil Varone

Calgary Flames

Lance Bouma

Paul Byron

Josh Jooris

Colorado Avalanche

Andrew Agozzino

Mathew Clark

Detroit Red Wings

Gustav Nyquist

Minnesota Wild

Erik Haula

Nashville Predators

Taylor Beck

Craig Smith

Colin Wilson

New Jersey Devils

Eric Gélinas

Adam Larsson

New York Rangers

Derek Stepan

Ottawa Senators

Alex Chiasson

Mike Hoffman

Philadelphia Flyers

Michael Del Zotto

St. Louis Blues

Magnus Paajarvi

Washington Capitals

Braden Holtby

Marcus Johansson