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Top 30 Unrestricted Free Agents
As of June 18, 2015 :: 11:53pm ET

With the NHL Free Agent market set to open (July 1, 2015 at Noon ET), TFP's Top 30 UFA List has returned. We have outlined the 30 unrestricted free agents rumored to be attracting the most interest, with information collected from various newspaper, radio and television reports, cyberspace and our own league-wide sources. They are not ranked solely on their skill levels.

This page will be updated frequently, every day, as teams may be added and/or removed based on how everything plays out.

No. Player Player Info. Teams Reported
to have Interest
1
Mike Green, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $6,083,333 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Free Agent

The top free agent of this summer's class, Green's $6M salary cap hit will likely be the figure he ends up with on a deal with, what looks like, a new team.

2
Devan Dubnyk, G
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $800,000 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Contract talks with Minnesota are ongoing. The Wild wants to keep him, but they're going to have to take a chance and pay a big price to lock him up.

 
3
Carl Soderberg, C
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,008,333 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Due to cap restraints, the Bruins aren't able to re-sign Soderberg, who will command a hefty raise from what he earned this past season.

4
Matt Beleskey, RW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,350,000 Age:  27
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Beleskey is expected to test the free agent market in July, and given the limited marketplace, his goal-scoring touch makes him a hot target for many teams.

5
Andrej Sekera, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,750,000 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Free Agent

The Kings and Sekera are negotiating a new contract, and while there's a good change he'll re-sign in L.A., if he hits the open market, he'll be highly coveted.

6
Justin Williams, RW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,650,000 Age:  33
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Unless Williams takes a "hometown" discount, he won't be back with the Kings next season. He has lots of hockey left and adds solid depth to any second line.

7
Antoine Vermette, C/LW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,750,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Free Agent

It doesn't look like the Blackhawks will have the cap space to keep Vermette, making him among the top free agents on the open market.

8
Cody Franson, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,300,000 Age:  27
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Franson will be one of the most pursued free agents out there, as teams looking for a solid right-shooting blueliner will pay up for his services.

9
Joel Ward, RW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,000,000 Age:  34
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Ward would like to re-sign with the Capitals, but is open to testing the waters if a deal can't be reached by July 1.

10
Mike Ribeiro, C
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,050,000 Age:  35
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Ribeiro wants to stay in Nashville, but wants a two- or three-year contract commitment from the Preds. Talks are ongoing.

11
Antti Niemi, G
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,800,000 Age:  31
Status:  Available, Free Agent

While most teams in need of goaltender help will be eyeing Dubnyk, Niemi holds significant value and has a Stanley Cup ring to back up his game.

12
Drew Stafford, LW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,000,000 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Stafford and the Jets are going back-and-forth in negotiations. If he doesn't re-up with Winnipeg, a number of teams in need of extra fire power will call.

13
Paul Martin, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,000,000 Age:  34
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Martin's priced himself out of Pittsburgh's budget. His salary likely won't drop much, if at all, and many clubs will be calling.

14
Chris Stewart, RW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,150,000 Age:  27
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Stewart won't re-sign in Minnesota, which is good news for teams in need of a power forward this off-season.

15
Michael Frolik, LW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,300,000 Age:  27
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Frolik's quickly become one of the top, but most underrated, two-way forwards in the NHL. He wants a deal worth more than $4 million per year.

16
Jiri Tlusty, LW/RW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,950,000 Age:  27
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Tlusty's salary will climb this off-season, but he isn't likely to re-sign with Winnipeg. He's a solid second or third line option for a team seeking offensive depth.

17
Christian Ehrhoff, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,000,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Pittsburgh isn't going to re-sign Ehrhoff, according to reports, making him available for playoff contenders. He'll want a multi-year contract this summer.

18
Brad Richards, C
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,000,000 Age:  35
Status:  Available, Free Agent

There's a chance Chicago re-signs Richards if his annual salary stays below $3 million. If that doesn't happen, look for Richards to join another contender.

19
Mike Fisher, C
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,200,000 Age:  34
Status:  Available, Free Agent

All signs point to Fisher signing a new two-year contract with Nashville. He isn't likely to stay on this list much longer.

20
Francois Beauchemin, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,500,000 Age:  35
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Anaheim is debating whether or not to re-sign Beauchemin, but all signs point to him testing the waters July 1. Contenders will be calling.

21
Mike Santorelli, C
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,500,000 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Santorelli caught the attention of many teams with Toronto this season, but the Predators won't re-sign him. He's a valuable third-line center for a contender.

22
Johnny Oduya, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,375,000 Age:  33
Status:  Available, Free Agent

With a tight salary cap, Oduya isn't likely to re-sign with the Blackhawks. He'll likely command around the same salary he made this past season.

23
Daniel Winnik, LW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,300,000 Age:  30
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Teams in need of a solid two-way forward for their third line will pick up the phone and reach out to Winnik's agent.

24
Zbynek Michalek, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,000,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Michalek won't be back in St. Louis next season. He'll be looking for a multi-year deal worth around the same $4M he earned this season.

25
Adam McQuaid, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,566,667 Age:  28
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Boston would like to keep McQuaid, but they have cap issues to deal with that will prevent that from, giving teams looking for a depth defenseman a break.

26
Erik Cole, LW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,500,000 Age:  36
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Cole has some hockey left in him, though he's not going to re-sign with the Red Wings. For contenders looking for depth scoring, Cole's up for grabs.

27
Jarret Stoll, C
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,250,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Free Agent

The Kings won't be re-signing Stoll, leaving him up to join a new club this summer. He had a rough season, but remains a solid addition to a team's bottom-six.

28
Barret Jackman, D
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,166,667 Age:  34
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Jackman's about to begin the next chapter of his career with a new team. Contenders looking for a physical veteran on the backend will come calling.

29
Derek Roy, C
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,000,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Roy managed to get Nail Yakupov going, but the Oilers may move on with their upcoming depth at center.

30
Karri Ramo, G
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,750,000 Age:  28
Status:  Available, Free Agent

With Jonas Hiller signed for one more season, Calgary is likely to going another direction in goal, thinking more long term.

 

NOTABLE MENTIONS
No. Player Player Info. Teams Reported
to have Interest
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Martin St. Louis, RW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,625,000 Age:  40
Status:  Available, Free Agent

St. Louis isn't going back to New York and while he'll contemplate retirement, Cup contenders will try to convince him to stick around for at least 1 more year.

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Tomas Fleischmann, LW/RW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,500,000 Age:  31
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Fleischmann's salary will likely drop this off-season, as he looks for a multi-year contract from a Stanley Cup contender.

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Scottie Upshall, LW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,500,000 Age:  31
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Florida has informed Upshall that he won't be offered a new contract. He'll attract much interest from teams looking for defensive depth up front.

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Curtis Glencross, LW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,550,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Glencross attracted plenty of interest at the trade deadline this past season and should generate interest this July.

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Sean Bergenheim, RW/LW
2014-15 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,750,000 Age:  31
Status:  Available, Free Agent

Another solid two-way forward on the open market, Bergenheim will have plenty of options to choose from this summer.

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