July 19, 2024

2024 NHL free agency tracker: News, contracts, grades, buzz


The 2024 NHL offseason is off to a wild start. Just four days after the Florida Panthers won the Stanley Cup, an epic 2024 NHL draft took place at Sphere in Las Vegas, including several big trades along with 225 prospects finding new homes.

Now it’s time for the league’s 32 front offices to add to their rosters via free agency.

Here is our continuously updated tracker, featuring a list of every player signed, along with analysis of the biggest deals and buzz on what could happen next.

Note that the newest deals are on top, denoted by date.

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July 4

Veteran forward Jack Roslovic finished out the 2023-24 campaign with the Rangers, but he’ll start the 2024-25 season with the Hurricanes after agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.


July 3

The Jets announced a pair of one-year, $775,000 deals for unrestricted free agents: defenseman Haydn Fleury and forward Mason Shaw.


Fresh off a run with the Stanley Cup champion Panthers, veteran scoring winger Vladimir Tarasenko is moving on to the Red Wings, inking a two-year, $9.5 million deal.


The Panthers had great results from signing a defenseman who had had his contract bought out last offseason, as Oliver Ekman-Larsson was a key part of their defensive group en route to the Stanley Cup. They’ll hope for more of the same after adding Nate Schmidt, who was bought out by the Jets this summer. It’s a one-year, $800,000 deal.


Veteran defenseman Jack Johnson has ended his free agency exploration, inking a one-year, $775,000 deal with the Blue Jackets.


After his brother Mathieu was traded to the Blues on Tuesday, Pierre-Olivier Joseph has signed there as a free agent, agreeing to a one-year, $950,000 contract.


July 2

Veteran forward Tyler Motte has been on some high-achieving teams in recent years, and he’ll be on a team with big aspirations this season, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $800,000 pact with the Red Wings.


After having his contract bought out by the Flyers, 35-year-old forward Cam Atkinson is joining the Lightning via a one-year, $900,000 contract.


The prodigal Tuna has returned! Veteran forward Tomas Tatar is headed back to New Jersey, inking a one-year, $1.8 million contract.


Veteran forward Victor Olofsson has landed with the Golden Knights, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1.07 million contract.


Defenseman Sebastian Aho is staying in the Metropolitan Division, inking a two-year, $1.55 million deal with the Penguins.


After his time with the Senators came to an end, defenseman Erik Brannstrom is joining the Avalanche by way of a one-year, $900,000 deal.


After swinging a deal for Reilly Smith on Monday, the Rangers inked a pair of UFAs on Tuesday morning: forward Bo Groulx (one year) and defenseman Casey Fitzgerald (two years).


The Hockey Club continues to add players this summer, inking a two-year agreement with 33-year-old forward Andrew Agozzino.


The Lightning said goodbye to Steven Stamkos on Monday, but locked in Victor Hedman with a four-year, $32 million contract extension on Tuesday. In addition, they inked RFA defenseman Emil Martinsen Lilleberg to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.


The Sabres have added to their goaltending depth, signing veteran James Reimer to a one-year, $1 million contract.

July 1

The goalie carousel continues to spin in Vegas. After trading Logan Thompson to the Caps and adding Akira Schmid in a deal with the Devils, they are adding Ilya Samsonov via a one-year, $1.8 million contract.


After finishing out the 2023-24 season with the Maple Leafs, 34-year-old defenseman T.J. Brodie joined the parade of veterans signing with the Blackhawks, via a two-year, $7.5 million deal.


The Oilers added a proven scorer by inking Jeff Skinner to a one-year, $3 million deal following his buyout by the Sabres. They also re-signed playoff hero Mattias Janmark to a three-year, $4.35 million deal, and trade deadline acquisition Adam Henrique to a two-year, $6 million contract.

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Lots of turnover in the Carolina back end this offseason, but it added a good one in 29-year-old Sean Walker, agreeing to a five-year, $18 million deal.


The Sharks continue to make wise veteran additions to their young roster, inking a two-year, $10 million deal with center Alex Wennberg.


Dallas continues its spending spree on veteran defenseman, re-signing Nils Lundkvist for one year, $1.25 million.


The NHL playing career will continue for Corey Perry, as the veteran is re-signing with the Oilers for one year, $1.4 million.


The Kings have added some size and snarl to their defense corps, inking veteran Joel Edmundson to a four-year, $15.4 million deal.


The Avalanche add to their depth on the blue line, agreeing to terms with veteran defenseman Calvin de Haan on a one-year, $800,000 deal.


Forward Anthony Beauvillier has been well-traveled the past few seasons, and he’s off to a new team again for 2024-25, inking a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Penguins.


Goaltender Jack Campbell‘s massive deal with the Oilers didn’t work out so well, and he has moved on to the Red Wings, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $775,000 contract.


The Capitals continue adding to their roster, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1 million deal with forward Taylor Raddysh.


Another veteran defenseman has landed in Dallas: Ilya Lyubushkin is signing a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Stars.


The Islanders have finally entered the chat! Defenseman Mike Reilly is coming back on a one-year contract, while forward Anthony Duclair is heading back to the Metropolitan Division by way of a four-year, $14 million deal.

Deal details


The Red Wings add to their blue-line group with former Rangers defenseman Erik Gustafsson, agreeing to a two-year, $4 million deal.


After finishing the 2023-24 season with the Lightning, veteran defenseman Matt Dumba is headed to the Stars by way of a two-year, $7.5 million deal. And after skating for the Devils this past season, fellow blueliner Brendan Smith is also headed to Dallas, by way of a one-year, $1 million deal.


Sam Steel is returning to the Stars, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1.2 million contract with Dallas.


Veteran agitator Garnet Hathaway will stick with the Flyers by way of a two-year, $4.8 million extension.


Another Stanley Cup champ is leaving the Panthers, as Ryan Lomberg is signing a two-year, $4 million deal with the Flames.


Former Golden Knight forward Chandler Stephenson is heading up to Seattle, inking a seven-year, $43.75 million contract with the Kraken.

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It’s a move that won’t get as much attention as signing Stamkos, Marchessault and Skjei, but the Predators made an addition to their goaltending group, signing Scott Wedgewood to a two-year, $3 million deal.


The Stars have found their backup for Jake Oettinger, agreeing to terms with Casey DeSmith on a one-year, $3 million contract.


After a run to the Stanley Cup Final with the Oilers, forward Warren Foegele is heading to L.A., inking a three-year, $10.5 million deal with the Kings.


Veteran defenseman Matt Grzelcyk will not be patrolling the blue line for the Bruins; instead, he’s signing a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Penguins.


After plying his trade for the Hurricanes in recent seasons, Stefan Noesen is headed back to the Devils, agreeing to a three-year, $8.25 million deal.


The Stars are staying in the Matt Duchene business, inking a one-year, $3 million extension with the veteran forward.


A key depth forward for the Golden Knights the past two seasons, Michael Amadio is joining the Senators by way of a three-year, $7.8 million contract.


Jonathan Drouin experienced a renaissance with the Avalanche in 2023-24, and he’ll keep it going for at least one more season, inking a one-year, $2.5 million deal.


Yet another former Bruin heading to Vancouver, as Danton Heinen is joining the Canucks via a two-year, $4.5 million contract.


Veteran goaltender Matt Murray will be back with the Maple Leafs for 2024-25, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $875,000 pact.


It was a tale of two seasons for Cam Talbot in 2023-24, as a great start gave way to a rough finish. He’ll hope for a consistently strong campaign with the Red Wings, after agreeing to a two-year, $5 million deal.


Former Bruin Jake DeBrusk has landed in Vancouver, inking a seven-year, $38.5 million deal with the Canucks.

Deal details | Grade for the deal

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In need of some veteran help down the middle, the Blue Jackets are signing Sean Monahan to a five-year, $27.5 million deal.

Grade for the deal


The Capitals continue to build around the edges, inking Brandon Duhaime to a two-year, $3.7 million contract.


After winning the Stanley Cup with the Panthers, forward Kevin Stenlund is headed to the Hockey Club via a two-year, $4 million deal.


Defenseman William Carrier is signing with the Hurricanes, agreeing to terms on a six-year, $12 million contract.


Veteran forward Kiefer Sherwood is headed to Vancouver, coming to terms on a two-year, $3 million deal with the Canucks.


The Hurricanes lost some defensemen in free agency, but they’re keeping a pretty important one for the foreseeable future, agreeing to an eight-year, $51.69 million extension for Jaccob Slavin.


After re-signing Joseph Woll this offseason, the Maple Leafs added a veteran option in Anthony Stolarz via a two-year, $5 million pact.


The Minnesota Wild are on the board, inking forward Yakov Trenin to a four-year, $14 million contract.


Veteran defenseman Nikita Zadorov has landed in Boston by way of a six-year, $30 million contract with the Bruins.

Deal details | Grade for the deal


The Oilers have boosted their forward depth for the next two seasons, inking Viktor Arvidsson to a two-year, $8 million deal.

Deal details


The Sabres add a veteran scoring winger in Jason Zucker, agreeing to a one-year, $5 million pact.


Another veteran defenseman is joining the Devils, as Brenden Dillon has agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract with New Jersey.


The Flames have brought back one of their own — Yegor Sharangovich for five years, $28.75 million — and an external free agent as well, in Anthony Mantha (one year, $3.5 million).


Former Stanley Cup champion David Perron will continue his NHL career with the Senators, agreeing to a two-year, $4 million contract.


Yet another veteran defenseman is headed to Utah, as Ian Cole is signing a one-year, $3.1 million deal with the Hockey Club.


The Bruins added a major boost to the center position, inking Elias Lindholm to a seven-year, $54.25 million contract.

Deal details | Grade for the deal


The Predators have entered the chat, inking deals with three of the top free agents on the market:

Deal details | Grades for all three deals


Veteran scoring winger Tyler Toffoli is headed back to California, signing a four-year, $24 million deal with the Sharks.

Deal details | Grade for the deal


Fresh off winning the Stanley Cup, defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Maple Leafs.


Veteran netminder Eric Comrie is back with the Jets, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $825,000 contract.


The Blackhawks are focused on surrounding Connor Bedard with some veteran help, adding Tyler Bertuzzi (four years, $22 million), Teuvo Teravainen (three-years, $16.2 million), Pat Maroon (one-year, $1.3 million), Alec Martinez (one year, $4 million) and Craig Smith (one-year, $1 million).

Deal details | Grade for the deal


After trading for Jakob Chychrun, the Capitals continued adding to their blue line, signing Matt Roy to a seven-year, $38.5 million contract.

Deal details | Grade for the deal


The Kraken have landed one of the top free agents on the market, inking a seven-year, $50 million deal with defenseman Brandon Montour.

Deal details | Grade for the deal


Forward Sam Lafferty, 29, is headed to Buffalo, inking a two-year, $4 million contract with the Sabres.


Rugged forward Jordan Martinook will not be leaving Carolina, signing a three-year, $9.15 million deal with the Hurricanes.


The Devils have added a critical player to their blue-line group, signing former Hurricanes blueliner Brett Pesce to a six-year, $33 million contract.

Deal details | Grade for the deal


Veteran forward Kasperi Kapanen is re-signing with the Blues, inking a one-year, $1 million deal to stay in St. Louis.


Restricted free agent forward Connor McMichael has extended his business relationship with the Capitals, inking a two-year, $4.20 million pact.


Erik Johnson played 67 games for the Flyers in 2023-24, and he’ll play some more in 2024-25, given his new one-year, $1 million deal with the club.


The Maple Leafs traded for an exclusive negotiating window with veteran defenseman Chris Tanev, and consummated that relationship on Monday via a six-year, $27 million contract. The team also finally confirmed the new deal for RFA netminder Joseph Woll (three years, $10.98 million).

Deal details | Grade for the deal


The Panthers agreed to terms on an eight-year, $69 million deal with forward Sam Reinhart.

Deal details | Grade for the deal


After trading a 2025 third-round draft pick for Jake Guentzel‘s negotiating rights, the Lightning have sealed the deal with the forward on a seven-year, $63 million contract.

Deal details | Grade for the deal

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June 30

Veteran forward Patrick Kane is back with the Red Wings, inking a one-year, $4 million contract.

Deal details


Restricted free agent center Isac Lundestrom has re-signed with the Ducks, inking a one-year, $1.5 million deal.


The Utah Hockey Club continues to work on its blue line, re-signing RFA Sean Durzi to a four-year, $24 million contract.


In need of a boost on the blue line this summer, the Maple Leafs will start with one of their own, re-signing RFA Timothy Liljegren to a two-year, $6 million contract.

Deal details


Veteran forward Max Domi will not be exploring the market, as he returns to the Maple Leafs via a four-year, $15 million deal.



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