NHL Free Agent Tracker

NHL Free Agent Tracker
Apr 5, 2022; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers right wing Claude Giroux (28) takes his position on the ice for a face-off during the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at FLA Live Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Free Agent Tracker for 2022 has been updated with the latest news and signings.

The opening bell for NHL Free Agent Frenzy took place on July 13 at Noon Eastern Time.

As we continue to monitor the signing, here’s the Top UFA’s separated by Forwards, Defensemen, and Goaltenders. They are sorted by their expiring cap hit from highest to lowest with updated signing info.

Note: All cap data from CapFriendly.

Latest Update: July 13, 2022 opening day of free agency.

NHL Free Agent Frenzy: Top UFA Forwards

Evgeni Malkin
Jan 31, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) reacts after being named a star of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Below are the Top 35 unrestricted free agent forwards available.

PLAYERTEAMAGEPOSCAP HITSIGNED WITHTERM/AAV
Evgeni MalkinPIT35C$9,500,000 PIT4 YRS – $6.1M
Claude GirouxFLA34C$8,275,000 OTT3 YRS – $6.5M
Phil KesselARI34RW$8,000,000 
Patrice BergeronBOS36C$6,875,000 BOS
Johnny GaudreauCGY28LW$6,750,000 COL7 YRS – $9.75M
Alexander RadulovDAL35RW$6,250,000 SIGNED IN KHL
Filip ForsbergNSH27LW$6,000,000 NSH8 YRS – $8.5M
Max DomiCAR27F$5,300,000 CHI1 YR – $3M
Ondrej PalatTBL31F$5,300,000 NJD5 YRS – $6M
Nino NiederreiterCAR29F$5,250,000 NSH2 YRS – $4M
Reilly SmithVGK31F$5,000,000 VGK3 YRS – $5M
André BurakovskyCOL27F$4,900,000 SEA5 YRS – $5.5M
Vincent TrocheckCAR28F$4,750,000 NYR7 YRS – $5.625M
Ryan StromeNYR28C$4,500,000 ANA5 YRS – $5M
Nazem KadriCOL31C$4,500,000 
Victor RaskSEA29C$4,000,000 
David PerronSTL34F$4,000,000 DET2 YRS – $4.75M
Rickard RakellPIT29F$3,789,444 PIT6 YRS – $5M
Paul StastnyWPG36F$3,750,000 
Andrew CoppNYR27F$3,640,000 DET5 YRS – $5.63M
Bryan RustPIT30F$3,500,000 PIT6 YRS – $5.125M
Chris TierneyOTT28C$3,500,000 
Andreas AthanasiouLAK27F$2,700,000 CHI1 YR – $3M
Frank VatranoNYR28F$2,533,333 ANA3 YRS – $3.65M
Valeri NichushkinCOL27F$2,500,000 COL8 YRS – $6.125M
Cody EakinBUF31C$2,250,000 
Evander KaneEDM30F$2,108,696 EDM4 YRS – $5.125M
Vladislav NamestnikovDAL29F$2,000,000 TB1 YR – $2.5M
Zachary SanfordWPG27F$2,000,000 NSH1 YR – $850k
Calle JärnkrokCGY30F$2,000,000 TOR4 YRS – $2.1M
Mattias JanmarkVGK29F$2,000,000 EDM1 YR – $1.25M
Tyler PitlickMTL30F$1,750,000 MTL2 YRS – $1.1M
Zach Aston-ReeseANA27F$1,725,000 
Noel AcciariFLA30F$1,666,667 STL1 YR – $1.25M
2022 UFA FORWARDS

NHL Free Agent Frenzy: Top UFA Defensemen

josh manson
Jun 26, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson (42) celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Avalanche game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Below are the Top 25 unrestricted free agent defensemen available.

PLAYERTEAMAGEPOSCAP HITSIGNED WITHTERM/AAV
P.K. SubbanNJD33D$9,000,000 
Kris LetangPIT35D$7,250,000 PIT6 YRS – $6.1M
Mark GiordanoTOR38D$6,750,000 TOR2 YRS – $800K
Anton StrålmanARI35D$5,500,000 
Nick LeddySTL31D$5,500,000 STL4 YRS – $4M
Danny DeKeyserDET32D$5,000,000 
Calvin De HaanCHI31D$4,550,000 
John KlingbergDAL29D$4,250,000 
Josh MansonCOL30D$4,100,000 COL4 YRS – $4.5M
Olli MäättäLAK27D$4,083,333 DET1 YR – $2.25M
Justin SchultzWSH31D$4,000,000 SEA2 YRS – $3M
Colin MillerBUF29D$3,875,000 DAL2 YRS – $1.85M
Nikita ZadorovCGY27D$3,750,000 CGY2 YRS – $3.75M
Will ButcherBUF27D$3,733,333 
Alexander EdlerLAK36D$3,500,000 LAK1 YR – $750K
Ben ChiarotFLA31D$3,500,000 DET4 YRS – $4.75M
Ian ColeCAR33D$2,900,000 TB1 YR – $3M
Markus NutivaaraFLA28D$2,700,000 SJ1 YR – $1.5M
Michal KempnýWSH31D$2,500,000 
Thomas HickeyNYI33D$2,500,000 
Ryan MurrayCOL28D$2,000,000 
Marc StaalDET35D$2,000,000 FL1 YR – $750K
Erik GudbransonCGY30D$1,950,000 CBJ4 YRS – $4M
Brett KulakEDM28D$1,850,000 EDM4 YRS – $2.75M
Justin BraunNYR35D$1,800,000 PHI1 YR – $1.75M
2022 UFA DEFENSEMEN

NHL Free Agent Frenzy: Top UFA Goalies

marc-andre fleury
May 4, 2022; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) tosses a puck to the fans after the game against the St. Louis Blues in game two of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Below are the Top 10 unrestricted free agent goalies available.

PLAYERTEAMAGEPOSCAP HITSIGNED WITHTERM/AAV
Marc-André FleuryMIN37G$7,000,000 MIN2 YRS – $3.5M
Darcy KuemperCOL32G$4,500,000 WSH5 YRS – $5.25M
Mikko KoskinenEDM33G$4,500,000 SIGNED IN EUROPE
Thomas GreissDET36G$3,600,000 STL1 YR – $1.3M
Joonas KorpisaloCBJ28G$2,800,000 CBJ1 YR – $1.3M
Martin JonesPHI32G$2,000,000 SEA1 YR – $2M
Braden HoltbyDAL32G$2,000,000 MAY RETIRE
Jack CampbellTOR30G$1,650,000 EDM5 YRS – $5M
Jaro Halak VAN37G$1,500,000 NYR1 YR – $1.55M
Casey DeSmithPIT30G$1,250,000 PIT2 YRS – $1.8M
2022 UFA GOALIES