The deadline to issue a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agents has come and gone, making any player who has not received one eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. It does not stop them from re-signing with the team for a different amount. Below are the players who will not be issued a qualifying offer:
(this list will be updated as reports continue to come in)
Vinnie Hinostroza, Dane Birks, Jalen Smereck
Brendan Gaunce, Brett Ritchie, Wiley Sherman
Dominik Kahun, Remi Elie, Matthew Spencer, Brandon Hickey
Mark Jankowski, Andrew Nielsen, Nick Schneider
Jacob Pritchard, Callum Booth
Alexandre Fortin, Ian McCoshen, Jacob Nilsson, Joni Tuulola, Slater Koekkoek, Malcolm Subban
Columbus Blue Jackets
Devin Shore, Ryan Collins, Maxime Fortier, Paul Bittner, Michael Prapavessis, Justin Scott
Josh Melnick, Tony Calderone, Landon Bow
Detroit Red Wings
Madison Bowey, Brendan Perlini, Christoffer Ehn
Andreas Athanasiou, Matthew Benning, Ryan Kuffner, Ryan Mantha, Angus Redmond, Nolan Vesey, Cameron Hebig, Logan Day
Philippe Desrosiers, Dryden Hunt, Thomas Schemitsch, Dominic Toninato, Lucas Wallmark
Los Angeles Kings
Mat Robson, Stepan Falkovsky, Hunter Warner*
Andrew Sturtz, Aaron Luchuk, Antoine Waked
New Jersey Devils
Mirco Mueller, John Hayden
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Ryan Gropp, Dawson Leedahl
Anthony Duclair, Andreas Englund, Jayce Hawryluk
Dominik Simon, John Nyberg, Graham Knott
San Jose Sharks
Jeremy Roy, Andrew Shortridge, Manuel Wiederer*
St. Louis Blues
Jake Dotchin, Derrick Pouliot
Tampa Bay Lightning
Devante Stephens, Carter Verhaeghe, Dennis Yan
Toronto Maple Leafs
Jeremy Bracco, Frederik Gauthier, Evan Rodrigues, Max Veronneau
Troy Stecher, Reid Boucher
Vegas Golden Knights
Nick Cousins, BRett Lernout
Travis Boyd, Connor Hobbs, Kris Bindulis
*(signed AHL contract)
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Kahun and Cousins are surprising.
Even though Duclair is inconsistent I really thoughts Sens would at least qualify him.
I’m confused about Duclair, wasn’t he playing well in Ottawa? Also didn’t Gauthier play a necessary role for Toronto? I know he didn’t live up to his first round status but wasn’t he the only grit that team had? Or am I mixing him up with someone?
I think, they can still re-sign with the team for probably less than the qualifying offer would be.
Covid is goin to create the craziest free agency we will ever see I think, it won’t be overpays this year, it’ll be the most 1 year 1 million deals we’ve ever seen, I would really like to see athanasiou playing 3rd line for the Blackhawks
Duclair had a great first half but disappeared in the 2nd half. him representing himself in negotiations maybe didn’t do him any favours either.
As for Gauthier, he was a 4th line player for the leafs but didn’t use his body as much as people would think/want. Nice guy and hope he catches on somewhere but he is easily replaceable in the current league landscape
Rutherford got such (stuff) from our know nothing bandwagon fans for trading Kahun.
That said, if he’s cheap, Pens should grab him and put him on McCann’s wing.
Or grab Cousins and move McCann to wing.
If I was Lou in New York I would pick up Duclair over resigning Brassard.. Much younger kid then Brassard even if he doesn’t show up game in game out…