As the clock struck 5 pm ET on the July 5th deadline to file for salary arbitration, the NHLPA announced that 40 players would be taking part in such hearings. One of those 40 players that will be going to salary arbitration is Boston Bruins forward Danton Heinen. Heinen was a fourth-round draft pick in 2014 and made $925,000 in the final year of his entry-level contract. The date of the hearing has yet to be announced, but Heinen could get a significant pay raise on his next contract. He will either be awarded a one-year deal or a two-year deal by the arbitrator then it is on the team to decide what to do.
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 5, 2019
In 77 games with the Bruins this past season, Heinen recorded 34 points (11 goals and 23 assists), it was a 13-point drop from his rookie season when he had 47 points (16 goals and 31 assists) as he played in the same number of games. Heinen found a nice role playing alongside trade deadline acquisitions Marcus Johansson and Charlie Coyle on the Bruins third line, especially in the playoffs. In 24 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Heinen recorded 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) and was a plus 7.
Keep your eyes peeled to Boston Hockey Now to see how the result turns out.