Braden Holtby, Marcus Johansson file for arbitration

February 3, 2013; Washington, DC, USA;  Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) stands on the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Braden Holtby and Marcus Johansson filed for arbitration prior to the 5:00 pm deadline today (July 5th).    Salary arbitration hearings will take place in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4. Exact dates for each player to be announced.  It should be noted that last year, 19 of 20 player-elected arbitration cases were settled before scheduled hearings, so they’re not often needed.

For Braden Holtby, the sides have been apart on money. Some reports have stated that the Caps were looking at about $5 million a year, and rumors are that the Holtby camp is looking for $6 million or more.  For reference: Rask, Rinne, Bobrovsky are $7, $7 and $7.425 million respectively. Lundqvist gets $8.5 million a year.  It was reported earlier this week that although the sides were apart on money, Braden Holtby’s agent, David Kaye of The Sports Corporation, felt a deal would get done by today’s deadline.

For Marcus Johansson, his agent filed for arbitration on Friday, two days before the deadline. It was rumored that Johansson was looking for $4 million per year. Johansson made $2 million last season.  Alex Prewitt reports because he has already spent five seasons in the league since the Capitals drafted him 24th overall in 2009, a two-year deal would make Johansson an unrestricted free agent at its conclusion.

If the hearing is heard, Caps choose whether it’s a 1- or 2-year deal being discussed, since Holtby filed.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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