Marcus Johansson Files for Arbitration


Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson has elected to file for arbitration. Defenseman Dmitry Orlov chose not to do so.

The deadline for players filing for arbitration was Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Marcus Johansson has chosen to file for arbitration (once again), meaning the two sides could not come to an agreement.

Johansson’s filing does not mean a contract could not be reached prior to the arbitration hearing date. There were 25 filings for arbitration last summer, with only eight cases actually making it to a hearing, and only three of those cases requiring a ruling. (Some cases actually reach an agreement during the arbitration hearing process).


A total of 24 players have filed for arbitration this year. Salary arbitration hearings will take place in Toronto between July 20th and Aug. 4th. Exact dates for each player will be announced sometime in the next week.

The Capitals went to arbitration with Johansson last summer, with Johansson ultimately receiving a one-year deal worth $3.75 million. If Johansson and the Capitals need an arbitration ruling again, then it would be for a one-year deal and Johansson would be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion the contract.

The Washington Post has reported thatGeneral Manager Brian MacLellan has indicated an uneasiness about what a one-year arbitration ruling for Johansson would look like this time around, as he has some favorable comparables. An arbitrator awarded Johansson $3.75 million after a breakout season, when he finished with 20 goals and 27 assists and played in every game. He maintained that production last season with 17 goals and 29 assists in 74 games.”

By Jon Sorensen

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GM MacLellan’s Take on the Holtby and Johansson Arbitrations
Round 2: Capitals and Marcus Johansson Set for Arbitration This Morning
Countdown to Arbitration, Take 2: The Marcus Johansson Case
The Residue of Arbitration
Braden Holtby, Marcus Johansson file for arbitration

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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5 Responses to Marcus Johansson Files for Arbitration

  1. jonmsorensen says:

    Still a decent chance the Caps are going to sign MoJo and Orlov and then trade one/both. With the expansion draft on the horizon, its basically trade them or lose them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Trade his butt

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