Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

MacKenzie Weegar’s arbitration hearing scheduled for July 30

Forty-four NHL restricted free agents, including Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, filed for arbitration. Since then, half of those players have signed new deals with their clubs while the other half has had hearings scheduled.

Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba was the first to have his case go before an arbitrator on Friday, July 20. Trouba was awarded a one-year contract worth $5.5 million on Sunday. The Jets have 48 hours to accept the decision or Trouba becomes an unrestricted free agent.  (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Here are the remaining restricted free agents who have a hearing scheduled, according to the NHL Players’ Association:

July 23: Brett Kulak, Calgary Flames (Awarded new contract on 7/25)

July 24: Brandon Montour, Anaheim Ducks (re-signed on 7/24)

July 25: Joel Edmundson, St. Louis Blues (re-signed on 7/24)

July 27: Mark Jankowski, Calgary Flames (re-signed on 7/25)

July 28: David Rittich, Calgary Flames (re-signed on 7/26)

July 28: Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild (re-signed on 7/26)

July 30: Garnet Hathaway, Calgary Flames (re-signed on 7/30)

July 30: MacKenzie Weegar, Florida Panthers (re-signed on 7/25)

July 30: Marko Dano, Winnipeg Jets (re-signed on 7/24)

July 31: Brady Skjei, New York Rangers (re-signed on 7/28)

Aug. 1: Cody Ceci, Ottawa Senators

Aug. 1: Gemel Smith, Dallas Stars

Aug. 2: Miikka Salomaki, Nashville Predators (re-signed on 7/30)

Aug. 2: Kevin Hayes, New York Rangers

Aug. 3: Mattias Janmark, Dallas Stars

Aug. 3: Mark Stone, Ottawa Senators

Aug. 3: Brock Nelson, New York Islanders (re-signed on 7/23)

Aug. 4: Patrik Nemeth, Colorado Avalanche

Aug. 4: William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights

The arbitrator has 48 hours to render a decision after a hearing is held. The player and team can agree to a contract any time before then.

Third Jersey

The Anaheim Ducks revealed a new third jersey over the weekend. It’s an updated version of the original eggplant and jade jersey anchored in black, that links the club’s past and present. (Anaheim Ducks)

New signings

Defenseman Matt Dumba agreed to terms on a five-year, $30 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. His new deal has an annual average value of $6 million. (Hockey Wilderness)

The Winnipeg Jets signed right wing Brandon Tanev to a one-year deal worth $1.15 million, avoiding arbitration. Tanev set career-highs with 8 goals, 10 assists and 18 points in 61 games. (Arctic Ice Hockey)