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2018 NHL free agency tracker

Get up to date on the latest key signings from the NHL’s 2018 off-season by following the tracker below.

The market for unrestricted free agents officially opens on July 1, but the negotiating window is now open for players to talk to interested teams. Clubs are also allowed to re-sign their own players before the market opens.

Some of the top players expected to be available as unrestricted free agents on July 1 include New York Islanders forward John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk and Winnipeg Jets forward Paul Stastny.

With NHL free agency officially opening on July 1 (and teams already able to speak to UFAs), Rob Pizzo looks at the top available players.? 2:44

Moves and contract terms listed below have been announced by teams or reported by reputable media.

All salaries listed are the total for the length of the deal and are in US currency.

July 1 

Vegas Golden Knights: 

  • Sign F Paul Stastny (3 years, $ 19.5M)

Dallas Stars:

  • Sign F Valeri Nichushkin (2 years, $ 5.9M)

Montreal Canadiens:

  • Sign F Tomas Plekanec (1 year, $ 2.25M)

Philadelphia Flyers:

  • Sign F James van Riemsdyk (5 years, $ 35M)

Detroit Red Wings:

  • Sign F Thomas Vanek (1 year, $ 3M)
  • Sign G Jonathan Bernier (3 years, $ 9M)

Chicago Blackhawks: 

  • Sign F Chris Kunitz (1 year)
  • Sign G Cam Ward (1 year)
  • D Brandon Manning (2 years)

Minnesota Wild:

  • Re-sign D Nick Seeler (3 years, $ 2.175M)

June 30

Vegas Golden Knights:

  • Re-sign F Ryan Reaves (2 years, $ 5.55M)

New Jersey Devils:

  • Re-sign G Eddie Lack (1 year, $ 650K)

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Detroit Red Wings:

  • Re-sign D Mike Green (2 years, $ 10.75M)

Full story


June 29

Washington Capitals:

  • Re-sign D Michal Kempny (4 years, $ 10M)

June 28

Washington Capitals:

  • Re-sign F Devante Smith-Pelly (1 year, $ 1M)

Full story


June 27

Arizona Coyotes:

  • Re-sign F Kevin Connauton (2 years, $ 2.75M)

PIttsburgh Penguins:

  • Re-sign F Riley Sheahan (1 year, $ 2.1M)

June 26

Vancouver Canucks:

  • Re-sign D Derrick Pouliot (1 year, $ 1.1M)

Winnipeg Jets:

  • Re-sign D Joe Morrow (1 year, $ 1M)

Tampa Bay Lightning:

  • Re-sign F J.T. Miller (5 years, $ 26.25M)

Pittsburgh Penguins:

  • Re-sign F Bryan Rust (4 years, $ 14M)

Philadelphia Flyers:

  • Re-sign D Sam Morin (3 years, $ 2.1M)

June 25

Detroit Red Wings:

  • Re-sign F Tyler Bertuzzi (2 years, $ 2.8M)
  • Re-sign F Martin Frk (1 year, $ 1.05M)

Pittsburgh Penguins:

  • Re-sign F Dominik Simon (2 years, $ 1.5M)
  • Re-sign F Daniel Sprong (2 years, $ 1.5M)

June 24

Washington Capitals:

  • Re-sign D John Carlson (8 years, $ 64M)

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St. Louis Blues:

  • Re-sign F Nikita Soshnikov (1 year, $ 800K)

Ottawa Senators:

  • Re-sign D Chris Wideman (1 year, $ 1M)

Full story


June 23

Colorado Avalanche:

  • Re-sign G Philipp Grubauer (3 years, $ 10M)

Los Angeles Kings:

  • Sign F Ilya Kovalchuk (3 years, $ 18.75M)

Full story


June 22

Tampa Bay Lightning:

  • Re-sign G Louis Domingue (2 years, $ 2.3M)

Vancouver Canucks:

  • Re-sign F Markus Granlund (1 year, $ 1.475M)

Dallas Stars:

  • Re-sign D Stephen Johns (3 years, $ 7.05M)

June 20

Toronto Maple Leafs:

  • Re-sign D Connor Carrick (1 year, $ 1.3M)
  • Re-sign G Calvin Pickard (1 year, $ 800K)

Full story


June 19

Edmonton Oilers:

  • Re-sign D Matt Benning (2 years, $ 3.8M)

June 16

Montreal Canadiens:

  • Re-sign F Max Domi (2 years, $ 6.3M)

Full story


May 30

Ottawa Senators:

  • Re-sign F Magnus Paajarvi (1 year, $ 900K)

May 24

San Jose Sharks:

  • Re-sign F Evander Kane (7 years, $ 49M)

Full story


May 22

Montreal Canadiens:

  • Re-sign G Antti Niemi (1 year, $ 950K)

May 15

Colorado Avalanche:

  • Re-sign D Mark Barberio (2 years, $ 2.9M)

April 14

Edmonton Oilers:

  • Re-sign F Ty Rattie (1 year, $ 800K)


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