Earlier in the week, Ryan White was the only restricted free agent that elected to go to salary arbitration, but as I thought would happen, he signed for a year before needing to go there.
Here's what I said when White elected to go for arbitration:
For people confused by White going to arbitration; at his salary $50K can be a huge difference. This may be his only chance to do so as well— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) July 10, 2013
Lots of contracts are signed between a player opting for arbitration and the actual arbitration date, even if it goes there, won't get much.— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) July 10, 2013
Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but expect them to be between $800K-950K.
UPDATE: White has signed for just $700K for the 2013-14 season, excellent value.
Ryan White remains the sole prize of the Canadiens' 2006 draft, and has developed slowly into a very effective 4th line player. He will be battling it out with players like the recently signed Gabriel Dumont for playing time next year.