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Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents
As of January 18, 2013 :: 3:45pm ET

This isn't the traditional free agent market season, but with the NHL lockout over, there are several UFAs still looking for a new home. TFP's Post-Lockout Top 10 UFA List outlines the top unrestricted free agents still available.

No. Player

Player Info.

Where They Might End Up Status
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Scott Gomez, C
2011-12 Cap Hit: $7.357 million | Age: 33

After being bought out by the Canadiens, Scott Gomez has attracted plenty of interest from around the league, and it shouldn't come as a surprise.

There are a number of teams looking for depth on their third line, and Gomez can bring that. He's motivated to prove he can be a top-six forward again.

Free Agent
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Wade Redden, D
2011-12 Cap Hit: $6.5 million | Age: 35

Like Gomez, Redden was bought out by the Rangers, and like Gomez, he's motivated to prove he can be a strong and reliable NHL defenseman.

There are teams from both conferences interested in signing Redden, who can deepen a team's defensive corps.

AGREED TO DEAL WITH
1
Petr Sykora, RW
2011-12 Cap Hit: $650,000 | Age: 36

Sykora proved his worth last season with the Devils and should attract interest on the open market. There's a chance he re-signs with the Devils, but another Cup contender could scoop him away for their own run.

UPDATE: Sykora is currently mulling over two offers and is expected to make a decision in the near future.

Free Agent
2
Jason Arnott, C
2011-12 Cap Hit: $2.875 million | Age: 38

Arnott received minimal interest during the summer, but with a shortened season, he could prove to be a valuable asset for a Stanley Cup contender in need of some veteran presence.

He likely won't command a significant salary, but could ink a solid deal filled with bonuses.

  Free Agent
3
Eric Fehr, RW
2011-12 Cap Hit: $2.2 million | Age: 27

Fehr has a very bumpy ride in Winnipeg last season and last battled injuries for parts of the last three seasons. But he appears to be healthy once again.

He put up 23 points in 20 games for HPK of Finland's SM-Liiga this season and could be a nice addition for a team looking to bolster its third line.

AGREED TO DEAL WITH
4
Dominic Moore, C
Cap Hit: $1.1 million | Age: 32

A solid two-way asset, Moore was highly coveted at the trade deadline and should attract plenty of interest in a shortened-season.

Moore was looking for a deal in the three-year range, but it's possible he takes this season off for personal and family reasons.

  Free Agent
5
Chris Campoli, D
2011-12 Cap Hit: $1.75 million | Age: 28

For teams looking for some extra offense from the blueline, Campoli's the only free agent remaining that would fit their needs.

He'll likely receive a pro-rated deal worth around $1 million.

Free Agent
6
Kent Huskins, D
2011-12 Cap Hit: $1 million | Age: 33

Huskins can add quality depth to a team's blueline. He has the best +/- among all remaining UFA defenseman with a +9.

A team in need of some insurance on the backend could scoop Huskins fairly quickly.

Free Agent
7
Kurtis Foster, D
2011-12 Cap Hit: $1.8 million | Age: 31

Speaking of depth, Foster can add quality depth to any team's defensive corps. He bounced around the NHL last season, getting dealt twice and playing on three different teams, but he's a solid asset to have.

He played for Tappara of Finland's SM-Liiga this year and is the only UFA defenseman in game-ready shape.

AGREED TO DEAL WITH
8
Tom Kostopoulos, C/RW
2011-12 Cap Hit: $916,667 | Age: 33

Kostopoulos is a solid two-way forward that can add depth to a team's fourth line.

He's gritty, physical and isn't afraid to get dirt on his hands.

  Free Agent
9
Jim Vandermeer, D
2011-12 Cap Hit: $1 million | Age: 32

This remaining free agent pool is all about depth, and Vandermeer, like many, brings that.

He's expressed an interest in joining Vancouver, and would be willing to sign there at a discount.

AGREED TO DEAL WITH
10
Daymond Langkow, C
2011-12 Cap Hit: $4.5 million | Age: 36

Langkow proved last season he can still compete at a high-level.

He won't get anything remotely close to the salary he used to take home, but inking a one-year deal with a contender seems likely.

  Free Agent

 

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