Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar was one of 43 NHL players who filed for arbitration yesterday. The number was 44 before the Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a $4.6 million, two-year contract with defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk,
This means unless the two sides come to a deal on their own before a hearing or before a ruling is made, which will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4., takes place, an arbitrator will decide Weegar’s next contract with the Panthers.
Weegar made $675K last season while playing on a one-year deal.
Florida’s other remaining NHL-level RFA, Alex Petrovic decided not to file for arbitration and will try to work out a new contract with the club on his own.
Here is the complete list of players who filed for arbitration:
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Vegas Golden Knights