NHL free agency 2020: Complete list of all 31 teams’ UFA, RFA players


When the 2019-20 NHL season was paused , the status of free agency was in flux. We now know the signing period will begin at 12 p.m. ET on Oct. 9.

That’s when unrestricted free agents can sign with new teams, restricted free agents with arbitration rights have their next contracts dictated by a third party and general managers play the fun game of “should we or should we not do an offer sheet?” (thanks, Marc Bergevin!).

This season’s list of UFAs is an intriguing one, with the likes of Alex Pietrangelo, Taylor Hall, Torey Krug and Braden Holtby among the top players on the market. Have we seen the last of Zdeno Chara and Joe Thornton? Who is this year’s Sebastian Aho?

Below is a list of each team’s major pending free agents for the upcoming free agency period.

NHL 2020 free agency

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Everything you need to know about round one of the NHL Draft


On Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET, hockey looks towards the future as they conduct the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. The New York Rangers won the first overall pick in the second part of the NHL Draft Lottery. Yes, there were two parts. Yes, it was beautiful chaos. They are expected to select Alexis Lafreniere, 18-year-old left wing from Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada.

Let’s get to know Lafreniere a little bit, what makes him special?

He wasn’t just the QMJHL rookie of the year in 2017-18, but the best first-year player in the Canadian Hockey League, and a First-Team All-Star. He claimed the title of CHL Player of Year in his final two years with the Rimouski Oceanic, a feat that had only been achieved once before...

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