Thursday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Offseason Open Forum

30 players file for arbitration

Thirty NHL restricted free agents filed for arbitration on Wednesday. Among them was Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk, who was rumored to be a trade target of the Florida Panthers the week of the expansion and entry drafts. The Canadiens and Galchenyuk came to terms on a three-year, $14.7 million deal ($4.9 million AAV) after the filing. Does this mean Galchenyuk is now off the market or can the Cats pry him away from their division rival with Jason Demers and another asset or two?

Here is the complete arbitration list:

Arizona Coyotes: Jordan Martinook

Boston Bruins: Ryan Spooner

Buffalo Sabres: Nathan Beaulieu, Johan Larsson, Robin Lehner

Calgary Flames: Micheal Ferland

Colorado Avalanche: Matt Nieto

Detroit Red Wings: Tomas Tatar

Edmonton Oilers: Joey LaLeggia

Los Angeles Kings: Kevin Gravel

Minnesota Wild: Mikael Granlund, Nino Niederreiter

Montreal Canadiens: Alex Galchenyuk (signed a new contract)

Nashville Predators: Viktor Arvidsson, Marek Mazanec, Austin Watson

New York Islanders: Calvin de Haan

New York Rangers: Jesper Fast (signed a new contract), Mika Zibanejad

Ottawa Senators: Ryan Dzingel, Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Pittsburgh Penguins: Brian Dumoulin, Conor Sheary

St. Louis Blues: Colton Parayko

Tampa Bay Lightning: Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat

Vancouver Canucks: Reid Boucher, Michael Chaput

Vegas Golden Knights: Nate Schmidt

Winnipeg Jets: Connor Hellebuyck

In other news, Connor McDavid signed an eight-year, $100 million contract extension with Edmonton Oilers. Former Panthers prospect Zach Hyman signed a four-year exyension with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jake Dotchin and Matthew Peca re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tim Schaller signed a one-year deal with the Boston Bruins. Travis Boyd stayed with the Washington Capitals on a two-way deal. Goaltender Chris Driedger remained in Ottawa on a one-year, two-way contract. Klim Kostin signed an entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues, as did defenseman Sebastian Aho with the New York Islanders.