Regin and Campoli headed for arbitration

Monday, July 5, 2010 ·

Peter Regin has 3 more years before he can become an unrestricted free agent while Chris Campoli has 2. The Sens have the option of insisting that a 2 year contract be awarded by the arbitrator.

Regin is coming off a decent rookie season followed by a short but impressive playoff where he saw increased minutes due to the injuries to Michalek and Kovalev.

Campoli played his best hockey of the season after the Olympic break but has yet to become the player Bryan Murray thought he was getting when he traded a late first round pick to the Islanders during the 2008-09 season.

Courtesy of, here is a list of what is allowed to be used during arbitration:

# The player's "overall performance" including statistics in all previous seasons.
# Injuries, illnesses and the number of games played.
# The player's length of service with the team and in the NHL.
# The player's "overall contribution" to the team's success or failure.
# The player's "special qualities of leadership or public appeal."
# The performance and salary of any player alleged to be "comparable" to the player in the dispute.

What is not allowed to be used:
# The salary and performance of a "comparable" player who signed a contract as an unrestricted free agent.
# Testimonials, video and media reports.
# The financial state of the team.
# The salary cap and the state of the team's payroll.

Based on points here are few recent com-parables for Regin:

Benoit Pouliot - 1.375m
Jay McClement - 1.450m
Dustin Boyd - .650m

Also just based on points and ice time here are a couple com-parables for Campoli:

Johnny Boychuk - 1.875m
Roman Polak - 1.1m


Anonymous said...
July 6, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

Great post. Thanks!


Anonymous said...
July 6, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

Still a pair of questions.

What happens if Ottawa do not accept the terms of the arbitration?
What happens in NHL if Regin do not accept the result of the arbitration.
He of cause can sign anywhere outside NHL and AHL.

Anonymous said...
July 6, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

If Ottawa doesn't accept the contract Regin becomes a free agent and can be signed by any team anywhere without conflict. Regin has no choice but to accept whatever contract he is given, at least as long as he wants to play in the NHL.

Steve Lloyd said...
July 7, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

Exactly. By electing for arb the player essentially signs a contract. The player has to live with the arbitrators decision. The club has the option of walking away, making the player a free agent.

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