The 2022 NHL offseason is in full swing, asis now in the rearview mirror and teams look to mold their rosters via trades and re-signings.
While the start of free agency is traditionally July 1, it began this year on Wednesday because of the shifted schedule of the 2021-22 season.
Although the key dates have changed, the goal of free agency has not: GMs around the NHL hope to land the game-changing veteran who can boost their contention status or bolster their core with the glue that builds championships.
Here’s our continuously updated tracker, featuring a list of every player signed, along with analysis on the biggest deals and buzz on what could happen next. Note that the newest deals are at the top.
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Veteran defensemanhas found a new home for 2022-23, inking a one-year, $950,000 pact with the Blackhawks.
The Golden Knights came to terms with two restricted free agent forwards:(three years, $2.33 million) and (three years, $2.3 million).
A pair of restricted free agents are returning to the Blackhawks on one-year deals: forward($750,000) and defenseman ($1.35 million).
After a one-season sojourn in Seattle,is returning to the Sabres via a one-year, $950,000 pact.
The Devils take care of another restricted free agent deal, inking a one-year, $750,000 contract with forward.
Cross another item off the Hurricanes’ offseason to-do list; restricted free agenthas agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million deal.
signed a one-year deal with the Bruins. It will pay him $2.5 million, with another possible $2.5 million in incentives. is also returning to Boston, signing a one-year $1 million deal with the potential for $2 million more. Finally, — who came over via trade this summer — inked a one-year, $3.5 million deal.
played an important role for the Golden Knights this past season, and he’ll be sticking around for a while longer, as he is signing a five-year, $15 million deal with Vegas.
The Coyotes will continue their partnership with forward, inking the restricted free agent to a five-year, $21.5 million extension.
Winnipeg takes care of one of its own, agreeing to terms on a three-year, $6.3 million deal with restricted free agent forward.
Following a 24-point season in 2021-22, restricted free agent forwardwill remain with the Golden Knights on a three-year, $4.2 million contract.
Following his trade from the Panthers,is inking an eight-year, $84 million extension with the Flames that kicks in starting with the 2023-24 season.
Restricted free agent forwardand the Devils are agreeing to a one-year, $3.2 million contract.
The Sharks will run it back for four more seasons with restricted free agent defenseman, as the two sides are signing a four-year, $13 million deal.
Restricted free agent forwardand the Oilers will continue their business relationship, agreeing to terms on a two-year, $6.2 million deal.
The Blue Jackets’ strong offseason continues, as they are bringing back restricted free agent forwardvia a two-year, $1.8 million pact.
The Devils avoid arbitration with restricted free agent forward, as the sides are agreeing to a one-year, $5.45 million deal.
The Flames had a busy start to August, inking deals with three restricted free agents: forward(three years, $17.4 million), defenseman (two years, $5 million) and forward (one year, $750,000).
Restricted free agent forwardwill stick with the Flyers, by way of a one-year, $925,000 contract.
The Devils will continue their business relationship with restricted free agent, as the two sides came to terms on a two-year, $1.52 million pact.
One of the top remaining free agents is off the board, as defensemanis agreeing to a with the Ducks.
After being part of the trade that sentto the Panthers, restricted free agent is re-upping with the Flyers by way of a two-year, $3 million deal.
After coming over in trade during the 2021-22 season, restricted free agentis inking a four-year, $11.8 million deal with the Senators.
Let the speculation end; the Rangers are bringing back restricted free agent forwardon a two-year, $4.2 million deal.
Restricted free agent defensemanwill be back with the Hurricanes for 2022-23, as the two sides are agreeing to a one-year, $2.2 million pact.
Restricted free agent forwardis back with the Blues, as the two sides are inking a one-year, $750,000 contract.
will continue his career with the Penguins, as he is agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1 million pact.
The fifth overall pick in the 2016 draft, defensemanis heading to Orange County by way of a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Ducks.
Despite not offeringa qualifying offer as a restricted free agent, the Kraken are signing him to a one-year, $1.2 million deal.
After much speculation that his rights would be traded, restricted free agent forwardis returning to the Oilers on a one-year, $3 million deal.
Veteran forwardhas chosen the Hurricanes, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $750,000 deal.
The Ducks will be enhanced by the services of restricted free agent forwardthis season, as he is signing a two-year, $3.6 million contract.
Restricted free agent forwardwill continue his time with the Kraken, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1.4 million deal.
The Kings reached agreements with two restricted free agents, inking forwards(one year, $750,000) and (one year, $825,000).
Restricted free agent forwardand the Bruins will continue their relationship, agreeing to terms on a two-year, $1.52 million pact.
One of the biggest unresolved restricted free agent situations has now been resolved:is signing a four-year, $34.8 million deal with the Blue Jackets.
Restricted free agent forwardwill continue his tenure with the Penguins, agreeing to a two-year, $6.4 million contract.
After playing for the Hurricanes the past four seasons,‘s next stop is Smashville, as he is inking a two-year, $8 million pact to join the Predators. .
The Devils hopped aboard the goalie carousel this summer, trading for the rights to restricted free agent. The two sides have put the final touches on their commitment, agreeing to terms on a three-year, $10.2 million deal.
The Sharks are getting business done with restricted free agents this week, inking goaltender(two years, $5.5 million) and forward (two years, $5.5 million).
Restricted free agent netminderis returning to the Canadiens by way of a two-year, $2 million deal.
The Maple Leafs get one more offseason box checked off, agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million deal with restricted free agent.
Veteran defensemanhas answered the call of South Florida, signing a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Panthers.
Restricted free agent defensemanis sticking with the Blues, inking a one-year, $1.9 million pact.
Veteran forwardis heading north of the border, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Oilers.
After finishing the 2021-22 season with the Canadiens,is coming back to Montreal, agreeing to terms on a two-year, $2.2 million deal.
Thetour of North America has had stops with the Predators, Kraken and Flames during the past two seasons. We can now add the Maple Leafs to that list, as the veteran center is signing a four-year, $8.4 million contract with Toronto.
The Flyers didn’t land, but they did bring back one of their own, inking to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
Forwardhas decided his time with the Jets is through, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $850,000 pact with the Predators.
The Jets bolster their blue-line group, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract with.
Veteran defensemanis signing a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Canucks.
While brother Jamie continues his captaincy in Dallas, defensemanis inking a one-year, $750,000 pact with the Maple Leafs.
The Senators bring back a player key to their build, inking restricted free agentto an eight-year, $63.6 million deal.
‘s free agency did not last long. After the Blackhawks chose not to give him a qualifying offer, the Capitals are signing him to a one-year, $3.5 million deal.
The Predators add to their goaltending depth behind, signing to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
The Ducks add to their forward depth, inkingto a two-year, $1.525 million pact.
Veteran forwardwill continue his hockey career in Texas, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Stars.
Forwardwas bought out by the Sharks on Tuesday, but his free agency didn’t last long; he’s signing a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Panthers.
The Rangers add to their forward group, inking former Flameto a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Depending on where you live in the world, this signing occurred late on Wednesday or early on Thursday, but nevertheless, former Lightning playoff herois joining the Devils by way of a contract. .
Another veteran defenseman has chosen the Red Wings:is signing a one-year, $850,000 contract with Detroit.
As the Ducks continue their build to contention, they’ll do so for the foreseeable future with forwardin the mix, signing him to a contract.
The Flames bid adieu to, but did welcome back another player from their 2021-22 roster, inking defenseman to a two-year, $7.5 million deal.
The Golden Knights cleared some cap space earlier in the day with thetrade, and used some of it to re-sign forward to a deal.
Perhaps the biggest free agent domino has finally fallen, as wingeris signing a with the Blue Jackets. .
The Kraken add a pair of veterans, inking defenseman(two years, $6 million) and goaltender (one year, $2 million).
The Senators’ roster moves continue, as forwardhas been traded to the Capitals for a 2024 second-round pick.
in the late afternoon ET, as the Golden Knights are sending and to the Hurricanes for future considerations. .
The Hurricanes are adding veteran forwardto a one-year, $1.5 million deal.
Former Avalanche centerhas moved on to San Jose, agreeing to terms on a three-year, $6 million deal with the Sharks.
The Penguins added to their forward depth, addingby way of a one-year, $900,000 agreement.
The Stars have added to their blue-line group, signingto a two-year, $3.7 million contract.
Forwardhas chosen the Flyers as his next team, signing a four-year, $7 million pact, and veteran defenseman has also chosen the Flyers, signing a one-year, $1.75 million deal.
The Kraken are signing a trio of players to one-year, $750,000 deals: forward, goaltender and defenseman .
Veteran forwardwill not be returning to the Blues for 2022-23 — at least at the start of the season. Instead, he’s signing a deal with the Red Wings.
Goaltenderhas moved on to the Kings, inking a one-year, $825,000 deal to head to L.A.
The Blackhawks decided not to give forwarda qualifying offer this offseason, and it didn’t take him long to find a new team, signing a two-year, $5 million deal with the Red Wings.
The Jets have found their backup to, inking to a one-year, $900,000 pact.
Defensemanhas moved on to the Sabres, inking a one-year, $750,000 contract.
The Kraken have added a big piece to their top-six forward group, signing former Avalanche wingerto a contract.
The Panthers are adding multiple Staal brothers! Defensemanis signing a one-year, $750,000 contract, while center is heading to Florida on a professional tryout deal.
The Flyers waivedthis week, but he didn’t spend long on the market, inking a two-year, $5 million deal with the Sharks.
Red Wings GMsnags another veteran defenseman to help out his youngsters, inking to a deal.
Former Blackhawks defensemanis headed to D.C., inking a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Capitals.
Defensemanis on to another team, agreeing to a four-year, $16 million pact with the Blue Jackets.
Fresh off another long playoff run with the Lightning, defensemanis agreeing to a deal with the Penguins.
After a heroic postseason run with the Avalanche,is returning by way of a contract.
The Blues are adding to their forward group, signingto a one-year, $1.25 million contract.
is heading on down to Florida, agreeing to a two-year, $2.2 million deal with the Panthers.
After a breakout year with the Panthers,is signing a contract with the Stars.
Veteranis heading to the desert, inking a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Coyotes.
Another big domino has fallen in the goalie market: Stanley Cup winneris signing a pact with the Capitals. The Caps are also adding Kuemper’s backup, signing to a three-year, $3.3 million deal. .
The Blues have found their new backup to goaltender, inking to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.
The Red Wings bring in another veteran defenseman for their blue-line group, signingto a one-year, $2.25 million deal.
The Kings will stay in thebusiness, re-signing the forward to a one-year, $1.35 million deal.
The Sabres have added former Jets goalieto their goalie group, inking him to a two-year, $3.6 million deal.
is joining the Penguins, signing a one-year, $775,000 contract.
: The Lightning have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $68 million continuation for , an eight-year, $50 million deal with , and an eight-year, $41.6 million contract with .
After coming over to the Oilers at the deadline, defensemanwill stay on in Edmonton by way of a four-year, $11 million deal.
The prodigal forward has returned!is signing a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Lightning.
After a big postseason,is heading to the Ducks, signing a contract.
Forwardwill be skating for the Maple Leafs franchise in 2022-23, inking a one-year, $750,000 pact.
Another trade! The Hurricanes areand , sending , Eetu Makiniemi and a conditional 2023 third-round pick to the Sharks. .
Former Maple Leafs forwardis heading to the Canucks via a pact.
A first-round pick in 2015,is heading to Florida by way of a one-year, $1.2 million deal.
The Rangers have found their veteran backup to, inking to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.
The Blackhawks made a lot of subtractions this offseason, but are adding forwardsand on contracts.
Veteran defensemanis heading back to St. Louis via a four-year, $16 million pact.
As the Coyotes head to a new arena in 2022-23, they’ll do so with defenseman, as he is signing a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
Defensemanis joining the Sabres, agreeing to terms on a two-year, $5.5 million contract.
The Rangers got a good look atduring their playoff series against the Hurricanes, and are signing him to a contract. .
After Emily Kaplan reports Vincent Trocheck’s seven-year deal with the Rangers, Brian Boucher explains why he likes the move.
After a strong showing in the playoffs for the Rangers, centeris joining the Red Wings via a deal. .
After winning the Cup with the Avalanche, forwardis joining the Maple Leafs on a one-year, $1 million pact.
It’s not just free agents signing big deals;has reached agreement on an extension with the Blues.
The Flames make their first deal of the post-era, inking forward to a two-year, $2.6 million pact.
After spending the past three seasons in the Atlantic Division, British Columbia nativesigns a three-year, $3 million deal with the Canucks.
The Devils are adding to their blue-line group, signingto a two-year, $2.2 million contract.
There are a lot of moving parts for the Lightning this offseason, and one piece moving in is veteran defenseman, by way of a one-year, $3 million deal.
TheWatch is over: the veteran forward is signing with the Senators on a . .
Brian Boucher and Kevin Weekes believe Claude Giroux’s veteran leadership will be an asset to the Senators.
Goaltending was a focus for the Oilers this offseason, and they are signing former Maple Leafs goalieto a pact.
Toronto has found its tandem partner for, inking to a contract.
Forwardset a career high in points in 2021-22, and the Sabres are bringing him back via a contract.
A trade! Thehave traded to the in exchange for . The deal is one for one.
Though there was some buzz that defensemanwould explore the market, he is re-signing with the Avalanche on a .
In Tampa Bay, Ondrej Palat is going to test the market but doesn’t sound like the door is closed for him with the Lightning.
GM Julien BriseBois is always in for a surprise, but one of his big needs today is a left shot defenseman to replace Ryan McDonagh.
— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan)
We don’t know wherewill be signing this offseason, but it will not be with the , the only team for which he has played during his nine-season NHL career.
There has been heavy speculation that the, and could be among the suitors for Gaudreau, a native of Salem, a town in southern New Jersey. It’s expected his free agent contract could cross the $10 million average annual value threshold. Only 14 players make $10 million or more against the salary cap in the NHL.
Johnny Gaudreau & Nazem Kadri should both land massive deals.
Philly is Gaudreau’s top choice but Flyers need to clear $$. They’ve been trying to move JVR’s contract.. If not, Gaudreau may sign with another Metro team.
NYR among top suitors for Kadri, but he’ll have options.
— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan)
NHL free agency begins today! As I reported on, the goalie market is absolutely insane.. but carousel should stop for a few teams today.
According to multiple sources, the expectation is that Darcy Kuemper will sign in Washington to be the Caps new starter.
— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan)
One of the big free agent scorers is off the board:will be returning to the Oilers by way of a contract.
will not be leaving Pittsburgh after all. The Penguins have re-signed the veteran to a four-year, $24.4 million pact.
After re-signing goaltenderearlier this offseason, the Sabres add fellow netminder for one year, $850,000.
The Kraken bring back restricted free agent forwardvia a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Pittsburgh continues itsrelationship, signing the restricted free agent defenseman to a two-year, $1.65 million deal.
is back with the Hurricanes franchise, inking a two-year, $1.52 million contract.
Veteran defensemanwill be returning to the Kings for 2022-23, as the two sides come to an agreement on a one-year, $750,000 contract.
On the eve of free agency, the Sabres reach a one-year, $1.7 million agreement with forward.
‘s tenure with the Penguins will continue beyond his post-deadline work in 2021-22, as the two sides agree on a six-year, $30 million contract.
One big free agent for the Stanley Cup champs will be back on the roster as they go for a repeat.has signed an eight-year, $49 million deal.
The Penguins agree to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract with restricted free agent forward.
Veteran free agent goaltenderhas agreed to a one-year deal with the Lightning.
The Kings re-up with two of their restricted free agent forwards:(one year, $750,000) and (two years, $2.6 million).
Restricted free agent defensemanagrees to terms on a two-year, $3.7 million deal with the Sabres.
After arriving in Colorado via trade from the Rangers, goaltenderinks a three-year, $10.2 million contract.
The Avalanche come to terms on a two-year, $1.525 million contract with defenseman.
One of the biggest potential free agents comes off the board, asagree with the Predators on an eight-year, $68 million contract.
The Capitals re-sign restricted free agent defenseman Lucas Johansen to a two-year, $1.525 million deal.
The Kings do not allow forwardto explore the market, agreeing to a four-year, $22 million contract with the forward.
After trading for defenseman, the Flyers ink him to a two-year, $10 million contract.
The Panthers make it official with two returning players: RFA defenseman(one year, $800,000) and forward (two years, $3 million).
‘s day started as a Blue, but it ended with a three-year, $14.25 million deal with the Red Wings after Detroit traded for the netminder.
One of the best potential free agent goaltenders is off the market:agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Wild.
The Penguins will stay in thebusiness, as the defenseman agreed to a six-year, $36.6 million contract.
Defensemanwill stick around in Ottawa a while longer, having agreed to a two-year, $1.35 million deal.
The Wild liked what they saw out of defensemanthis season and have re-signed him to a three-year, $7.35 million deal.
‘s time with the Blue Jackets will continue, as the restricted free agent defenseman signs a three-year, $7.8 million contract.
Gritty forwardwill be back with the Stanley Cup champs, inking a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
Restricted free agent forwardwill stick with the Panthers, signing a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Pittsburgh secures its goaltending depth via a two-year, $3.6 million contract extension for.
The Rangers waste no time in getting restricted free agent forwardback in the fold, agreeing to a one-year, $800,000 pact.
After a superb tryout this spring and early summer,will be back with the Lightning for the foreseeable future, agreeing to a seven-year, $22.05 million contract.
The Canucks get a head start on the offseason, signing a quartet of restricted free agents:(three years, $19.95 million), (one year, $750,000), Jack Rathbone (two years, $1.7 million) and (one year, $750,000).
The Kings brought back restricted free agents(one year, $787,500) and (one year, $750,000).
Dallas continues its relationship with goaltender, agreeing to a two-year, $2 million extension.
Defensemanreturns to the Lightning via a two-year, $1.525 million deal.
The Sabres and goaltenderagree to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
Following their trade to bring in, the Kings sign him to a seven-year, $55.125 million deal.
The Sabres come to terms on a one-year, $750,000 agreement with forward.
The Canucks come to agreements with(two years, $1.525 million), (one year, $750,000) and (one year, $750,000).
Restricted free agent defensemanreturns to the Maple Leafs via a two-year, $2.8 million deal.
The Panthers bring back restricted free agent defensemanon a two-year, $1.525 million pact.
Restricted free agent forwardsticks in Smashville via a one-year, $874,125 contract.
The Flyers agree to terms on a two-year, $1.55 million deal with restricted free agent goalie.
The Wild will continue their relationship with restricted free agent defensemanvia a two-year, $1.6 million deal.
Washington comes to terms with two restricted free agents:(two years, $1.525 million) and (two years, $1.55 million).
Restricted free agent forwardreturns to the Rangers by way of a one-year deal.
The Blue Jackets have brought back restricted free agent goalieon a three-year, $3.15 million contract.
Restricted free agent forwardinks a one-year, $950,000 extension with the Senators.
The Kings have signed a two-year, $1.575 million contract with forward.
Restricted free agent forwardreturns to the Oilers by way of a two-year, $1.525 million contract.
The Predators have brought back restricted free agent defensemanwith a four-year, $8 million deal.
will be a Star for at least one more season, signing a one-year, $2.9 million pact with the club.
The Blue Jackets have come to terms on a two-year, $8 million deal with restricted free agent forward.
Veteran defensemanwill give it another go with the Maple Leafs, agreeing to a two-year, $1.6 million extension.
has become a dependable top-six forward for the Penguins, and he’ll continue his tenure with the club after agreeing to a six-year, $30.75 million deal.
The Blue Jackets have signed up for another season of goaltending from, agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million deal.
Restricted free agent defensemanis back with the Bruins via a two-year, $2.275 million contract.
San Jose re-signs two free agents: forward(two years, $5 million) and defenseman (two years, $1.625 million).
The Kraken get their offseason rolling, signing forwardto a two-year, $15.25 pact.