The 2019-20 NHL contract year is upon us and a new batch of free agents (and their agents) have been released into the wild with everyone will be looking to get paid. 

Every team has a list of players it wants to keep and is prepared to make an offer to do so. Many of the top teams from the 2018-19 season, including the newest Stanley Cup champion, have plenty of large contracts to address as they try to recreate their success.

The St. Louis Blues have 12 roster players with expiring contracts, including Jordan Binnington, Pat Maroon, Ivan Barbashev, Oskar Sundqvist, Sammy Blais and Carl Gunnarsson, and are projected to have just $17.7 million to spend on them. Each of those players was integral to the Blues’ second-half turnaround and the team would like to keep as many as possible.

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No one may have more to do during free agency than Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekäläinen, who was a heavy buyer of expiring contracts at this year’s trade deadline. Kekäläinen bolstered his roster by bringing in Ryan Dzingel and Matt Duchene, who will both become unrestricted free agents on Canada Day. Columbus’ offseason was already looking busy before the trade; Kekäläinen will also have to decide whether to re-sign two-time Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin and nine other players. 

Below is a list of each team’s major pending free agents.

(UFA = unrestricted free agent; RFA = restricted free agent; NQO/UFA = no qualifying offer, unrestricted free agent; a player’s name in italics indicates a non-roster/AHL player):

Anaheim Ducks

PLAYER POS STATUS
Derek Grant C Signed one-year, $700,000 extension
Korbinian Holzer D Signed one-year, $850,000 extension
Ryan Miller G Signed one-year, $1.125 million extension
Chad Johnson G UFA
Sam Carrick C Signed one-year, $700,000 extension
Adam Cracknell RW Signed with KHL’s Kunlun Red Star

Arizona Coyotes

PLAYER POS STATUS
Josh Archibald RW Oilers: one year, $1 million
Nick Cousins C Canadiens: one year, $1 million
Richard Panik RW Capitals: four years, $11 million
Mario Kempe RW Kings: one year, $700,000
Lawson Crouse LW Signed three-year, $4.6 million contract
Calvin Pickard G Red Wings: two years, $1.5 million

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

PLAYER POS STATUS
Zemgus Girgensons C Signed one-year, $1.6 million contract
Johan Larsson C Signed one-year, $1.55 million contract
Evan Rodrigues LW Awarded one-year, $2 million contract
Jason Pominville RW UFA
Jake McCabe D Signed two-year, $5.7 million contract
Linus Ullmark G Signed one-year, $1.325 million contract

Calgary Flames

PLAYER POS STATUS
Andrew Mangiapane LW Signed one-year, $715,000 extension
Alan Quine C Signed one-year, $735,00 extension
Garnet Hathaway RW Capitals: four years, $6 million
Matthew Tkachuk LW Signed three-year, $21 million contract
Sam Bennett C Signed two-year, $5.1 million contract
Oscar Fantenberg D Canucks: one year, $850,000
Dalton Prout D Sharks: one year, $800,000
David Rittich G Signed two-year, $5.5 million extension
Mike Smith G Oilers: one year, $2 million
Curtis Lazar C Sabres: one year, $700,000
Kerby Rychel LW Neftekhimik (KHL): one-year contract
Anthony Peluso RW Bakersfield (AHL): one-year contract

Carolina Hurricanes

Chicago Blackhawks

PLAYER POS STATUS
Chris Kunitz LW Retired
Marcus Kruger C ZSC Lions: two-year contract (Swiss-NL)
Brendan Perlini LW Signed one-year, $874,125 extension
David Kampf C Signed two-year, $2 million extension 
Gustav Forsling D Traded to CAR; Hurricanes: one year, $874,125 contract
Cam Ward G Retired
Andreas Martinsen C Ducks: one year, $750,000
Dylan Sikura RW Signed two-year, $1.5 million extension
John Quenneville C Signed two-year, $1.5 million extension

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Colorado Avalanche

PLAYER POS STATUS
Colin Wilson C Signed one-year, $2.6 million extension
Sven Andrighetto RW Avangard Omsk (KHL): two-year contract
Alexander Kerfoot C Traded to TOR; Maple Leafs: four year, $14 million
Derick Brassard C Islanders: one-year, $1.2 million contract
Vladislav Kamenev C Signed one-year, $750,000 contract
J.T. Compher RW Signed four-year, $14 million extension
Mikko Rantanen RW Signed six-year, $55.5 million contract
Gabriel Bourque LW Jets: one year, $700,000
Patrik Nemeth D Red Wings: two years, $6 million
Ryan Graves D Signed one-year, $735,000 contract
Nikita Zadorov D Signed one-year, $3.2 million contract
Semyon Varlamov G Islanders: four years, $20 million

Columbus Blue Jackets

PLAYER POS STATUS
Ryan Dzingel C Hurricanes: two years, $6.75 million
Eric Robinson LW Accepted $874,125 qualifying offer
Artemi Panarin LW Rangers: seven years, $81.5 million
Matt Duchene C Predators: seven years, $56 million
Lukas Sedlak C Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL): two-year contract
Adam Clendening D Signed two-year, $1.4 million extension
Scott Harrington D Signed three-year, $4.9 million contract
Adam McQuaid D UFA
Zach Werenski D Signed three-year, $15 million extension
Ryan Murray D Signed two-year, $9.2 million RFA offer sheet
Keith Kinaid G Canadiens: one year, $1.75 million
Sergei Bobrovsky G Panthers: seven years, $70 million
Joonas Korpisalo G Signed one-year, $1.15 million extension
Sonny Milano LW Accepted QO of one year, $874,125
Mark Letestu C Jets: one-year, $700,00

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

PLAYER POS STATUS
Thomas Vanek LW UFA
Niklas Kronwall D Retired
Luke Witkowski D Lightning: two years, $1.4 million
Martin Frk RW Kings: one year, $700,000

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

PLAYER POS STATUS
Denis Malgin C Signed one-year, $750,000 contract
Troy Brouwer RW Flames: signed to PTO
Riley Sheahan C Oilers: one year, $900,000
Jamie McGinn LW UFA
MacKenzie Weegar D Signed one-year, $1.6 million contract
Ian McCoshen D Signed one-year, $700,000 contract

Los Angeles Kings

PLAYER POS STATUS
Brendan Leipsic LW Capitals: one year, $700,000
Alex Iafallo LW Signed two-year, $4.85 million contract
Jonny Brodzinski C Sharks:  one-year, $700,00
Adrian Kempe C Signed three-year, $6 million extension
Matt Roy D Signed two-year, $1.4 million contract
Cal Petersen G Signed three-year, $2.57 million extension
Nikita Scherbak RW Avangard Omsk (KHL): one-year contract

Minnesota Wild

PLAYER POS STATUS
Kevin Fiala LW Signed two-year, $6 million contract
Eric Fehr C Geneve-Servette HC (NL): one-year contract
Ryan Donato C Signed two-year, $3.8 million contract
Joel Eriksson Ek C Signed two-year, $2.975 million extension
Pontus Åberg LW Maple Leafs: one year, $700,000
Brad Hunt D Signed two-year, $1.4 million extension
Anthony Bitetto D Jets: one year, $700,000
Matt Read RW Toronto Marlies (AHL)

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Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New Jersey Devils

PLAYER POS STATUS
Stefan Noesen RW Stars: Signed to PTO
Kenny Agostino LW Maple Leafs: two years, $1.475 million
Pavel Zacha C Signed three-year, $6.75 million extension
Kurtis Gabriel RW Flyers: one year, $700,000
Drew Stafford RW Wild: Signed PTO (released)
Mirco Mueller D Signed one-year, $1.4 million contract
Will Butcher D Signed three-year, $11.2 million contract
Connor Carrick D Signed two-year, $3 million contract
Eric Tangradi LW Barys (KHL): one-year contract
John Quenneville C RFA, traded to CHI: Signed two-year, $1.5 million extension
Ryan Murphy D Neftekhimik (KHL): Signed one-year contract
Eric Gryba D Retired

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers

PLAYER POS STATUS
Ryan Hartman RW Traded to DAL (NQO/UFA); Wild: two-year, $3.8 million
Scott Laughton C Signed two-year, $4.6 million extension
Kevin Hayes C Signed seven-year, $50 million extension
Travis Konecny RW Signed six-year, $33 million extension
Justin Bailey RW Canucks: one year, $700,000
Philip Varone C Canadiens: one-year, $700,000
Travis Sanheim D Signed two-year, $6.5M extension
Ivan Provorov D Signed six-year, $40.5 million contract
Michal Neuvirth G Maple Leafs: Signed to PTO (released)
Cam Talbot G Flames: one year, $2.75 million
Brian Elliott G Signed one year, $2 million extension

Pittsburgh Penguins

PLAYER POS STATUS
Matt Cullen C Retired
Teddy Blueger C Signed two-year, $1.5 million extension
Garrett Wilson LW Maple Leafs: one year, $725,000
Zach Aston-Reese C Signed two-year, $2 million contract
Zach Trotman D Signed two-year, $1.4 million extension
Marcus Pettersson D Signed one-year, $874,125 contract
Jimmy Hayes RW UFA

San Jose Sharks

PLAYER POS STATUS
Kevin Labanc RW Signed one-year, $1 million extension
Joonas Donskoi RW Avalanche: four years, $15.6 million
Micheal Haley C Rangers: one year, $700,000
Joe Pavelski C Stars: three year, $21 million
Joe Thornton C Signed one-year, $2 million contract
Gustav Nyquist C Blue Jackets: four years, $22 million
Timo Meier RW Signed four-year, $24 million extension
Dylan Gambrell C Signed two-year contract, $1.4 million
Joakim Ryan D Kings: one year, $725,000
Tim Heed D Signed one-year, $960,000 contract

St. Louis Blues

PLAYER POS STATUS
Chris Thorburn RW Retired
Pat Maroon LW Lightning: one year, $900,000
Ivan Barbashev C Signed two-year, $2.95 million contract
Robby Fabbri C Signed one-year, $900,000 contract
Zachary Sanford LW Signed two-year, $3 million extension
Oskar Sundqvist C Signed four-year, $11 million extension
Sammy Blais RW Signed one-year, $850,000 extension
Michael Del Zotto D Ducks: one year, $750,000
Joel Edmundson D Awarded: one year, $3.1 million
Carl Gunnarsson D Signed two-year, $3.5 million extension
Jordan Binnington G Signed two-year, $8.8 million extension
Jared Coreau G Islanders: one year, $700,000
Jordan Nolan LW Signed one-year, $700,000 extension
Conner Bleackley C Idaho (ECHL): one-year contract
Chris Butler D Retired

Tampa Bay Lightning

PLAYER POS STATUS
Brayden Point C Signed three-year, $20.25 million extension
Adam Erne LW Traded to DET; Signed one-year, $1.05 million contract
Danick Martel LW Signed one-year, $700,000 contract
Cedric Paquette C Signed two-year, $3.3 million contract
Dan Girardi D Retired
Anton Stralman D Panthers: three years, $16.5 million
Andy Andreoff C Flyers: two years, $1.5 million

Toronto Maple Leafs

PLAYER POS STATUS
Andreas Johnsson LW Signed four-year, $13.6 million extension
Patrick Marleau LW/C Sharks: one-year, $700,000
Kasperi Kapanen RW Signed three-year, $9.6 million extension
Mitch Marner RW Signed six-year, $65.358 million contract extension
Tyler Ennis LW Senators: one year, $800,000
Ron Hainsey D Senators: one year, $3.5 million
Martin Marincin D Signed one-year, $700,000 extension
Jake Gardiner D Hurricanes: four years, $16.2 million
Igor Ozhiganov D Ak Bars Kazan (KHL): two-year contract

Vancouver Canucks

PLAYER POS STATUS
Tyler Motte C Signed one-year, $975,000 extension
Josh Leivo LW Signed one-year, $1.5 million contract
Nikolay Goldobin LW Signed one-year, $900,000 contract
Markus Granlund C Oilers: one year, $1.3 million
Brock Boeser RW Signed three-year, $17.625 million extension
Alexander Edler D Signed two-year, $12 million extension
Ben Hutton D Kings: one-year, $1.5 million
Derrick Pouliot D Blues: one year, $700,000
Josh Teves D Signed two-year, $1.4 million contract
Luke Schenn D Lightning: one year, $700,000
Brogan Rafferty D Signed two-year, $1.4 million contract
Ryan Spooner C HC Lugano (NL): one-year contract
Brendan Gaunce C Bruins: one year, $700,000
Tom Pyatt C traded to SJS; Skelleftea AIK (SHL): one-year contract
Reid Boucher LW Signed one-year, $700,000 contract
Michael Leighton G Retired

Vegas Golden Knights

PLAYER POS STATUS
William Karlsson C Signed eight-year, $47.2 million extension
Brandon Pirri C Signed two-year, $1.55 million extension
Ryan Carpenter C Blackhawks: three years, $3 million
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare C Avalanche: two years, $3.6 million
Nikita Gusev LW Traded to NJD; Devils: two years, $9 million
Tomas Nosek LW Signed one-year, $1 million extension
Deryk Engelland D Signed one-year, $700,000 extension
Malcolm Subban G Signed one-year, $850,000 contract
Daniel Carr LW Predators: one year, $700,000
Stefan Matteau C Cleveland (AHL): one-year contract

Washington Capitals

PLAYER POS STATUS
Devante Smith-Pelly RW Flames: signed to PTO (released)
Brett Connolly RW Panthers: four years, $13 million
Andre Burakovsky LW Traded to COL; Avalanche: one-year, $3.25 million contract
Dmitrij Jaskin RW Dynamo (KHL): one-year contractt
Chandler Stephenson C Signed one year, $1.05 million extension
Jakub Vrana LW Signed two-year, $6.7 million contract
Brooks Orpik D Retired
Christian Djoos D Awarded one year, $1.25 million contract by arbitrator
Jayson Megna C Avalanche: one year, $700,000
Nathan Walker LW Blues: two years, $1.4 million

Winnipeg Jets

PLAYER POS STATUS
Brandon Tanev LW Penguins: six years, $21 million
Par Lindholm C Bruins: two years, $1.7 million
Matt Hendricks C Retired
Patrik Laine RW Signed two-year, $13.5 million contract
Andrew Copp C RFA: Awarded two-year, $4.56 million contract
Kyle Connor LW Signed seven-year, $50 million contract
Nathan Beaulieu D Signed one-year, $1 million contract
Joe Morrow D Devils: one year, $700,000
Bogdan Kiselevich D CSKA Moscow (KHL)
Ben Chiarot D Canadiens: three years, $10.5 million
Tyler Myers D Canucks: five years, $30 million
Neal Pionk D Signed two-year, $6 million contract
Eric Comrie G Signed two-year, $1.4 million contract
Marko Dano C Blue Jackets: one year, $800,000 contract

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