Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp and Neal Pionk elect salary arbitration

Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Copp and defenceman Neal Pionk both filed for salary arbitration ahead of Friday’s deadline.Story continues below

The National Hockey League Players’ Association released the names of the 40 restricted free agents who elected for salary arbitration. Only two of the three Jets who were eligible filed for arbitration. Goalie Eric Comrie was not among the players who chose to go to arbitration, but the Jets could still choose to send Comrie to an arbitrator through the process known as club election. Comrie just received a qualifying offer from the Jets.READ MORE: Former Winnipeg Jet Ben Chiarot finds new home with CanadiensCopp, 24, will be seeking a raise from the $1.1 million he earned last season in the final year of his contract. He had a career-high 11 goals with 14 assists in 69 games last season.Pionk, 23, was just acquired in the trade for Jacob Trouba. He made $925,000 last season with the New York Rangers. He scored six goals and added 20 assists in 73 games.Both Copp and Pionk are still free to negotiate new contracts with the Jets if they can come to terms on a new deal before the hearings.READ MORE: Manitoba Moose sign 7 players to American Hockey League contractsTrouba, former Jet Joel Armia, and Brandon’s Joel Edmundson also chose to go the route of arbitration.Salary arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to August 4.Elect Salary ArbitrationAnaheim DucksChase De LeoBoston BruinsDanton HeinenBuffalo SabresRemi ElieJake McCabeEvan RodriguesLinus UllmarkCalgary FlamesSam BennettRyan LombergDavid RittichRinat ValievCarolina HurricanesAnton ForsbergBrock McGinnColorado AvalancheJ.T. CompherSheldon DriesRyan GravesDallas StarsJason DickinsonFlorida PanthersMacKenzie WeegarLos Angeles KingsAlex IafalloMontreal CanadiensJoel ArmiaCharles HudonArtturi LehkonenNashville PredatorsRocco GrimaldiColton SissonsNew Jersey DevilsWill ButcherConnor CarrickMirco MuellerNew York RangersPavel BuchnevichJacob TroubaPhiladelphia FlyersScott LaughtonPittsburgh PenguinsZach Aston-ReeseSt. Louis BluesJordan BinningtonJoel EdmundsonZach SanfordOskar SundqvistTampa Bay LightningCedric Paquette (signed after filing)Vegas Golden KnightsMalcolm SubbanWashington CapitalsChristian DjoosChandler StephensonWinnipeg JetsAndrew CoppNeal PionkGet daily local headlines and alerts