2016 NHL Offseason: Free Agent Tracker

Updated: July 3, 2016 at 11:53 am by Brock Seguin


The NHL Draft has come and gone and now NHL General Managers, Fans and players turn their attention to Free Agency. This summer we have already seen a number of big trades and in just a few days we might see arguably the biggest name to ever hit the free agent market; Steven Stamkos.

It is a strong class of free agents, but no player will be as coveted as Stamkos, who is expected to become an Unrestricted Free Agent on Friday, July 1st. Below you will find 29 other players who are expected to become free agents and this thread will be updated as each players signs with his new club.

Click on Player Contract Details to see how it affects his new team’s Salary Cap situation on NHLNumbers.com

 Player  Former Team  New Team  Contract Details
 1 Steven Stamkos – C  Lightning  Lightning  8 yrs, $68M ($8.5M AAV)
 2 Kyle Okposo – RW  Islanders  Sabres  7 yrs, $42M ($6.0M AAV)
 3 Loui Eriksson – RW  Bruins  Canucks  6 yrs, $36M ($6.0M AAV)
 4 Milan Lucic – LW  Kings  Oilers  7 yrs, $42M ($6.0M AAV)
 5 David Backes – C  Blues  Bruins  5 yrs, $30M ($6.0M AAV)
 6 Andrew Ladd – LW  Blackhawks  Islanders  7 yrs, $38.5M ($5.5M AAV)
 7 Mikkel Boedker – RW  Avalanche  Sharks  4 yrs, $16M ($4.0M AAV)
 8 Frans Nielsen – C  Islanders  Red Wings  6 yrs, $31.5M ($5.25M AAV)
 9 Eric Staal – C  Rangers  Wild  3 yrs, $10.5M ($3.5M AAV)
 10 Jason Demers – D  Stars  Panthers  4 yrs, $22.5M ($4.5M AAV) 
 11 Troy Brouwer – RW  Blues  Flames  4 yrs, $18M ($4.5M AAV)
 12 James Reimer – G  Sharks  Panthers  5 yrs, $17M ($3.4M AAV)
 13 Thomas Vanek – LW  Wild  Red Wings  1 yr, $2.6M ($2.6M AAV)
 14 David Perron – LW  Ducks  Blues  2 yrs, $7.5M ($3.75M AAV)
 15 Dan Hamhuis – D  Canucks  Stars  2 yrs, $7.5M ($3.75M AAV)
 16 Jiri Hudler – RW  Panthers
 17 Kris Russell – D  Stars
 18 Brian Campbell – D  Panthers  Blackhawks  1 yr, $2.25M ($2.25M AAV)
 19 Lee Stempniak – RW  Bruins  Hurricanes  2 yrs, $5M (2.5M AAV) 
 20 Radim Vrbata – RW  Canucks
 21 Jamie McGinn – LW  Ducks  Coyotes  3 yrs, $10M ($3.33M AAV)
 22 Roman Polak – D  Sharks  Maple Leafs  1 yr, TBA
 23 Teddy Purcell – RW  Panthers  Kings  1 yr, $1.6M ($1.6M AAV)
 24 Dale Weise – RW  Blackhawks  Flyers  4 yrs, $9.4M ($2.35M AAV)
 25 Kyle Quincey – D  Red Wings
 26 P.A Parenteau – RW  Maple Leafs  Islanders  1 yr, $1.25M ($1.25M AAV)
 27 Anton Khudobin – G  Ducks  Bruins  2 yrs, $2.4M ($1.2M AAV)
 28 Darren Helm – C  Red Wings  Red Wings  5 yrs, $19.25M ($3.85M AAV)
 29 Luke Schenn – D  Kings
 30 Kris Versteeg – RW  Kings