Arbitration Hearing Set for Marcus Johansson


The NHL Players Association has announced arbitration dates for all players who have filed for Arbitration.

Marcus Johansson’s arbitration hearing has been slotted for July 20th, at NHL headquarters in Toronto.


A list of all of the arbitration hearing dates can be found hereJohansson filed for arbitration on July 5th, just prior to the 5:00 p.m. deadline. 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).

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

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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1 Response to Arbitration Hearing Set for Marcus Johansson

  1. jonmsorensen says:

    This will be really interesting, to see what MoJo ends up getting.

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