Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar files for arbitration

Alex Petrovic decides not to file

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:

Anaheim Ducks

Brandon Montour

Calgary Flames

Garnet Hathaway

Mark Jankowski

Brett Kulak

Elias Lindholm

David Rittich

Colorado Avalanche

Patrik Nemeth

Matt Nieto

Dallas Stars

Mattias Janmark

Devin Shore

Gemel Smith

Florida Panthers

MacKenzie Weegar

Minnesota Wild

Mathew Dumba

Jason Zucker

Montreal Canadiens

Joel Armia

Phillip Danault

Nashville Predators

Miikka Salomaki

New Jersey Devils

Blake Coleman

Stefan Noesen

New York Islanders

Brock Nelson

New York Rangers

Kevin Hayes

Brady Skjei

Ryan Spooner

Jimmy Vesey

Ottawa Senators

Cody Ceci

Mark Stone

Philadelphia Flyers

Taylor Leier

Alex Lyon

Pittsburgh Penguins

Jamie Oleksiak

San Jose Sharks

Chris Tierney

St. Louis Blues

Joel Edmundson

Dmitrij Jaskin

Oskar Sundqvist

Vancouver Canucks

Troy Stecher

Vegas Golden Knights

William Karlsson

Colin Miller

Tomas Nosek

Washington Capitals

Liam O’Brien

Winnipeg Jets

Marko Dano

Connor Hellebuyck

Adam Lowry

Brandon Tanev

Jacob Trouba