Jake Walman is one of two restriected free agents on the Detroit Red Wings roster. The defenseman is opting to file for arbitration as he seeks a new contract with the club.
Acquired at the NHL trade deadline last season from the St. Louis Blues, Walman earned the NHL minimum of $750,000 last season in the final year of his three-year entry-level contract. He ended up talling 3-7-10 numbers in 51 games last season. Playing 19 games for Detroit, Walman posted four assists.
Here are the NHL players that elected to file for arbitration before today's deadline. Clubs must elect for arbitration by 5 p.m. ET tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/kbkpdHm12Y
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 17, 2022
Walman, 26, was among 24 NHL RFAs who were making the decision to be filing for arbitration prior to Sunday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline.
Arbitration hearings are scheduled to be held between July 27 and August 11. The deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification is Monday at 5 p.m. ET.
Forward Filip Zadina is the other current RFA on the Red Wings roster.
Anticipate A Settlement
Traditionally, the Red Wings and their arbitration-eligible players reach a settlement prior to it coming down to an arbitrator’s ruling. Last season, forwards Adam Erne and Jakub Vrana filed for arbitration. Both found common ground on new pacts prior to getting to the arbitration hearing. Similar outcomes were reached with Tomas Tatar in 2017 and Danny DeKeyser, Jared Coreau and Petr Mrazek in 2016.
Tyler Bertuzzi got awarded $3.5 million in arbitration.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 27, 2020
The lone exception during this time period was forward Tyler Bertuzzi. He took the club to arbitration in 2020 and won a $3.5 million settlement from the NHL arbitrator.
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