Arizona Coyotes RFA defenseman Philip Samuelsson filed for salary arbitration on Friday.
Samuelsson had a whirlwind season in 2014-15, the 23-year-old began the season with Pittsburgh before being traded to Arizona in December for Rob Klinkhammer. While he only saw nine NHL games between the two franchises, he played in 77 games in the AHL for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Portland. It was in Portland where his season caught track, scoring five goals and 20 points in 51 games. He made the NHL league minimum last season, so a modest raise can be expected.
Seth Helgeson was the only RFA New Jersey Devil not to file for salary arbitration on Sunday.
No specific reasoning was given, but it appears safe to presume that both he and the Devils expect to work out a new deal. Last season the 24-year-old defenseman saw his first 22 games of NHL action, scoring just two assists with 18 PIMs and blocks, and 42 hits. He made just $595K with the Devils as well, so a modest raise is about all that can be expected.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension.
The deal is worth $4.1 million. Kadri's numbers were down last season as he scored 18 goals and 21 assists in 73 games. Kadri gets a short-term deal, so he will have to prove himself to new head coach Mike Babcock. He has the skill to be a top-six forward, but like many young players, he needs to show more consistency.
The Detroit Red Wings have signed Landon Ferraro to a one-year two way contract.
The deal is worth $600,000 if Ferraro sticks on the Wings' roster. The 23-year-old had one goal in three games with Detroit last season.
Alexander Semin's agent said his client is willing to accept a one-year contract.
Semin may not have a choice after being bought out by the Carolina Hurricanes last week. The 31-year-old had a very disappointing season in 2014-15, but a team looking for some offensive flare on the wing might be willing to take a run at him. He has supreme offensive ability but his compete level and lack of consistency have been an issue throughout his career. Semin has a 40-goal season and two 30-goal campaigns under his belt, which does count for something. His agent refused to speak about his client's options in the KHL.
The Washington Capitals and Restricted Free-Agent Evgeny Kuznetsov are working on a new two or three-year contract extension.
Kuznetsov just completed his first full season in the NHL in which he scored 11 goals and 37 points in 80 games. The 23-year-old also added five goals and seven points in 14 postseason contests this spring. His offensive talent is undeniable, and he should see his numbers increase in 2015-16. Kuznetsov's agent also added that he doesn't expect the Capitals to file for salary arbitration by Monday's deadline. It looks like a deal will be hammered out fairly soon.
Mikkel Boedker's agent, Jarrett Bousquet, confirmed that his client will file for salary arbitration.
Boedker and the Coyotes have been working on a new contract for about three months, but they have been unable to come to terms just yet. "When two sides can't agree on something, there is a certain date by which you have to have a contract finished before you weigh other options," Bousquet said. "There have been a lot of changes in the Coyotes organization and this gives both sides some freedom to wait a little longer while we figure things out. We can still talk, but at this point we're looking to see if we can get a one-year deal done to avoid letting the system take care of it." The 25-year-old had 14 goals and 28 points in 45 games with Arizona last season.
The Toronto Marlies of the AHL have signed Richard Clune.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 28-year-old spent most of the 2014-15 season with the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville's farm team). He was held pointless in his only NHL game last year. The team also announced that Clune will be attending training camp with the big club in Toronto.