Martin Necas among 14 NHL players electing for salary arbitration


Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas is among 14 NHL players who have filed for salary arbitration before Friday’s 5 p.m. Eastern deadline.

The 25-year-old Hurricanes forward has been mired in trade talks as he desires a change of scenery according to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun. As a result of filing for arbitration, the restricted free agent won’t be eligible for an offer sheet. Necas scored 24 goals and 53 points in 77 games this past season in Carolina, the only team he’s played for in his seven-year career.

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Necas isn’t the only member of the Hurricanes to file for arbitration. He joins teammate Jack Drury who also filed before Friday’s deadline.

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is also on the list alongside teammate Beck Malenstyn. The 25-year-old goalie had a 27-22-4 record with a .910 save percentage and a 2.57 goals-against average this past season. New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Connor Dewar and Detroit Red Wings forward Joe Veleno are among the 14 players who elected for salary arbitration.

Player Team
portrait placeholderJake Christiansen

Columbus Blue Jackets

Connor Dewar

Toronto Maple Leafs

Jack Drury

Carolina Hurricanes

Ty Emberson

San Jose Sharks

portrait placeholderJet Greaves

Columbus Blue Jackets

Ryan Lindgren

New York Rangers

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Buffalo Sabres

Beck Malenstyn

Buffalo Sabres

Kirill Marchenko

Columbus Blue Jackets

J.J. Moser

Tampa Bay Lightning

Martin Necas

Carolina Hurricanes

portrait placeholderSpencer Stastney

Nashville Predators

Joe Veleno

Detroit Red Wings

Oliver Wahlstrom

New York Islanders

NHL teams have until 5 p.m. Eastern Saturday evening to file for club-elected salary arbitrations with restricted free agents. Salary arbitration hearings will take place between July 20 and August 4.

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(Photo of Martin Necas: Josh Lavallee / NHLI via Getty Images)



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