NHL Free Agent Frenzy Tracker 2022 Offseason

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The opening bell for NHL Free Agent Frenzy will sound on July 13 at Noon Eastern. This offseason will boast an incredible free agent class with plenty of excellent unrestricted players available.

At forward, Evgeni Malkin, Claude Giroux, and Phil Kessel are some of the more intriguing names. On defense, P.K. Subban, Kris Letang, and Mark Giordano are great options. And among goalies, Marc-André Fleury is the clear cut top choice.

In preparation for the summer, we’ve listed the Top UFA’s separated by Forwards, Defensemen, and Goaltenders. They are sorted by their expiring cap hit from highest to lowest.

Note: All cap data from CapFriendly.

NHL Free Agent Frenzy: Top Forwards

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May 24, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) reacts after scoring a power play goal against the New York Islanders during the first period in game five of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Below are the Top 35 unrestricted free agent forwards available.

Evgeni MalkinPIT35C$9,500,000 
Claude GirouxFLA34C$8,275,000 
Phil KesselARI34RW$8,000,000 
Patrice BergeronBOS36C$6,875,000 
Johnny GaudreauCGY28LW$6,750,000 
Alexander RadulovDAL35RW$6,250,000 
Filip ForsbergNSH27LW$6,000,000 
Dustin BrownLAK37F$5,875,000 
Max DomiCAR27F$5,300,000 
Ondrej PalatTBL31F$5,300,000 
Nino NiederreiterCAR29F$5,250,000 
Reilly SmithVGK31F$5,000,000 
André BurakovskyCOL27F$4,900,000 
Vincent TrocheckCAR28F$4,750,000 
Ryan StromeNYR28C$4,500,000 
Nazem KadriCOL31C$4,500,000 
Victor RaskSEA29C$4,000,000 
David PerronSTL34F$4,000,000 
Rickard RakellPIT29F$3,789,444 
Paul StastnyWPG36F$3,750,000 
Andrew CoppNYR27F$3,640,000 
Bryan RustPIT30F$3,500,000 
Chris TierneyOTT28C$3,500,000 
Andreas AthanasiouLAK27F$2,700,000 
Frank VatranoNYR28F$2,533,333 
Valeri NichushkinCOL27F$2,500,000 
Cody EakinBUF31C$2,250,000 
Evander KaneEDM30F$2,108,696 
Vladislav NamestnikovDAL29F$2,000,000 
Zachary SanfordWPG27F$2,000,000 
Calle JärnkrokCGY30F$2,000,000 
Mattias JanmarkVGK29F$2,000,000 
Tyler PitlickMTL30F$1,750,000 
Zach Aston-ReeseANA27F$1,725,000 
1 Noel AcciariFLA30F$1,666,667 
2022 NHL Top UFA Forwards

NHL Free Agent Frenzy: Top Defensemen

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Feb 28, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (76) warms up while wearing a jersey, which he designed, paying tribute to Devils Black players and coaches before the game at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Below are the Top 25 unrestricted free agent defensemen available.

P.K. SubbanNJD33D$9,000,000 
Kris LetangPIT35D$7,250,000 
Mark GiordanoTOR38D$6,750,000 
Anton StrålmanARI35D$5,500,000 
Nick LeddySTL31D$5,500,000 
Danny DeKeyserDET32D$5,000,000 
Calvin De HaanCHI31D$4,550,000 
John KlingbergDAL29D$4,250,000 
Josh MansonCOL30D$4,100,000 
Olli MäättäLAK27D$4,083,333 
Justin SchultzWSH31D$4,000,000 
Colin MillerBUF29D$3,875,000 
Nikita ZadorovCGY27D$3,750,000 
Will ButcherBUF27D$3,733,333 
Alexander EdlerLAK36D$3,500,000 
Ben ChiarotFLA31D$3,500,000 
Ian ColeCAR33D$2,900,000 
Markus NutivaaraFLA28D$2,700,000 
Michal KempnýWSH31D$2,500,000 
Thomas HickeyNYI33D$2,500,000 
Ryan MurrayCOL28D$2,000,000 
Marc StaalDET35D$2,000,000 
Erik GudbransonCGY30D$1,950,000 
Brett KulakEDM28D$1,850,000 
Justin BraunNYR35D$1,800,000 
2022 NHL Top UFA Defensemen

NHL Free Agent Frenzy: Top Goalies

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Mar 21, 2022; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) warms up before the game against the Vegas Golden Knights at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Below are the Top 10 unrestricted free agent goalies available.

Marc-André FleuryMIN37G$7,000,000 
Darcy KuemperCOL32G$4,500,000 
Mikko KoskinenEDM33G$4,500,000 
Thomas GreissDET36G$3,600,000 
Joonas KorpisaloCBJ28G$2,800,000 
Martin JonesPHI32G$2,000,000 
Braden HoltbyDAL32G$2,000,000 
Jack CampbellTOR30G$1,650,000 
Jaro Halak VAN37G$1,500,000 
Casey DeSmithPIT30G$1,250,000 
2022 NHL Top UFA Goalies