Contract negotiations between the Detroit Red Wings and Jakub Vrana now have a deadline because his salary arbitration hearing is set for next Wednesday.
The vast majority of salary arbitration cases don’t go to a hearing. Usually, the approaching deadline prompts a settlement. It’s presumed Vrana, who made $3.3 million next season, will end up with a one- or two-year deal worth just over $4 million. Because the NHL is in a flat cap situation, both players and teams seem to be content with shorter deals.
Adam Erne’s salary arbitration hearing is schedule for August 21. He will probably receive a deal paying him between $1 million and $1.5 million.
Vrana scored eight goals in 11 games after coming to the Red Wings from Washington in the Anthony Mantha trade. Erne enjoyed his best NHL season, scoring 11 goals in 45 games.
The arbitration schedule:
Adam Pelech (New York Islanders)*
Michael McNiven (Montreal Canadiens)
Jakub Vrana (Detroit Red Wings)
Victor Mete (Ottawa Senators)*
Neal Pionk (Winnipeg Jets)
Vince Dunn (Seattle Kraken)
Zach Sanford (St. Louis Blues)*
Adin Hill (San Jose Sharks)*
Ross Colton (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Kevin Fiala (Minnesota Wild)
Juuse Saros (Nashville Predators)
Dante Fabbro (Nashville Predators)*
Jason Dickinson (Vancouver Canucks)
Adam Erne (Detroit Red Wings)
Dennis Gilbert (Colorado Avalanche)
Zach Aston-Reese (Pittsburgh Penguins)*
Andrew Copp (Winnipeg Jets)
Nikita Zadorov (Calgary Flames)
Travis Sanheim (Philadelphia Flyers)
*indicates player had settled.