It’s been nearly five months since Jonathan Drouin was traded away by the Tampa Bay Lightning. But the forward only recently completed his final piece of business with the organization after going to arbitration with the Lightning over the payment of a performance bonus, Sportsnet has learned. The sides settled at 90 per cent of the $212,500 Drouin felt he was owed last season, according to sources, before the arbitrator could deliver a ruling. At issue was a provision in the “Schedule A” bonus section of his entry-level contract. It dictated that Drouin needed to register at least .73 points per game to claim the bonus, and it appeared that he hit the threshold on the number last season with 53 points in 73 games.
Jonathan Drouin, Lightning settle on performance bonus issue
Sportsnet | Nov 12