The deadline for eligible restricted free agents to file for arbitration was 5 pm this evening and it has led to a few new deals. The Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration with Alex Glachenyuk while the Boston Bruins did the same with Tim Schaller.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have just announced that they have signed forward Zach Hyman to a new four-year deal. The total amount of the contract is $9 million with Hyman earning $2.0M in 2017-18 and 2018-19, and $2.5M in 2019-20 and 2020-21. His cap hit will be $2.25 million for the duration of the deal.
After scoring four goals and six points in his first 16 NHL games during the 2015-16 season he played in all 82 games last year. The 25-year-old center scored 10 goals and added 18 assists and had another goal and three helpers during the Maple Leafs six game Stanley Cup playoffs series versus the Washington Capitals.
This just leaves Connor Brown as the only remaining unsigned restricted free agent.