It could be a busy couple of days for the Nashville Predators with two arbitration hearings scheduled through Monday. The first of those two was scheduled for Saturday with restricted free agent forward Viktor Arvidsson, while Austin Watson is scheduled to have his on Monday if no deal is struck before then. On Saturday Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that Watson and the Predators have filed their numbers for that hearing with Watson looking to make $1.4 million, and the Predators countering with an offer of $700,000. Watson made $575,000 this past season for the Predators when he scored five goals with 12 assists in 77 games while mostly playing in a bottom-six role. The 25-year-old Watson was a first-round pick by the Predators in 2010 and has played his entire career to this point with the organization.
Predators’ Watson asking for $1.4 million in arbitration
Pro Hockey Talk | Jul 23