NHL Free Agent Tracker: Predicting what will happen with the Top 20 pending UFAs

NHL FREE AGENT TRACKER
Feb 27, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) defends St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) during the first period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL 2022-23 Season is here and our latest NHL Free Agent Tracker is out!

We ranked the Top 20 pending unrestricted free agents this season along with their current cap hit and if they have any trade protection. In addition, we dropped an early prediction on whether or not that player will either be re-signed or traded.

All season long we will keep this list updated and provide links to the latest news and rumors.

Let’s dive in.

NHL Free Agent Tracker

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Oct 26, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) talk against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
RANKPLAYERAGEPOSTRADE CLAUSECAP HITPREDICTION
1Patrick Kane (CHI)34RWNMC $10.5MTRADE
2David Pastrnak (BOS)27RWM-NTC, NMC$6.6MRE-SIGN
3Ryan O’Reilly (STL)32CNONE$7.5MRE-SIGN
4Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)31RWNTC$7.5M TRADE
5 Dylan Larkin (DET)26CNTC$6.1MRE-SIGN
6Matt Dumba (MIN)28RDM-NTC$6MRE-SIGN
7Bo Horvat (VAN)28CNONE$5.5MRE-SIGN
8Max Pacioretty (CAR)34LWM-NTC$7M TRADE
9James van Riemsdyk (PHI)34FNONE$7M TRADE
10Tyler Bertuzzi (DET)28FNONE$4.75MTRADE
11John Klingberg (ANA)30RDM-NTC $7M  TRADE
12Jonathan Toews (CHI)35CNMC$10.5MTRADE
13Sean Monahan (MTL)28CM-NTC$6.375MTRADE
14Frederik Andersen (CAR)33GM-NTC$4.5MRE-SIGN
15Kyle Okposo (BUF)35RWM-NTC$6MRE-SIGN
16Dmitry Orlov (WSH)31DM-NTC$5.1M TRADE
17Alex Killorn (TBL)33LWM-NTC $4.45MTRADE
18Travis Sanheim (PHI)27LDNONE$4.675M TRADE
19Joe Pavelski (DAL)38FNMC$5.5M RE-SIGN
20Jonathan Quick (LAK)37GNONE $5.8MRE-SIGN
Top 20 NHL Pending UFA

Note: All cap data from CapFriendly.