NHL Final Salary Arbitration Case Resolved

NHL Final Salary Arbitration Case Resolved

The Detroit Red Wings and defense attorney Jake Walman agreed to a one-year contract, allowing them to avoid salary arbitration.

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At least that’s what the Sportsnet network announced on Wednesday morning. It’s reportedly a one-pack deal – a requirement of the player’s clan – which will net him $1.05 million.

Walman, 26, had three goals and 10 points in 51 games in 2021-22 with the St. Louis Blues and Red Wings. He had been acquired by the Michigan club along with Oskar Sundqvist and a third-round pick in 2023 in exchange for Nick Leddy and Luke Witkowski.

Before last season, Walman was limited to 25 National League games in which he recorded one goal and one assist. Drafted in the third round by the Blues in 2014, he also appeared in 189 American League games.

The guard and Red Wings were scheduled to present their case before an umpire on Thursday. With this settlement, no more salary arbitration hearings are scheduled for this summer.