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NHL free agency tracker 2020: Full list of signings, best available players

Sporting News — (Jackie Spiegel)

While the NHL's free agency period was in flux after the COVID-19 pandemic paused the season — and the normal date of July 1 has long passed — the signing period began at 12 p.m. ET on Oct. 9.

Whether it's unrestricted or restricted free agents, there are some big fish for teams to reel in. Where they'll land is a big unknown, but the salary cap is remaining at $81.5 million for the 2020-21 season.

This will impact who can land those big fish and who will net a group of minnows. There's also the fun game of roulette that teams sometimes play when they risk their next four first-round draft picks for one of the surefire restricted free-agent stars.

NHL FREE AGENCY 2020: Complete list of all 31 teams' RFAs, UFAs

Sporting News has all the top free-agent signings right here.

NHL free agency tracker: Full list of signings in 2020

Top 50 UFA players available

Player Pos. 2019-20 team(s) 2020-21 team
1. Alex PietrangeloDBluesGolden Knights (7 years, $61.6 million)
2. Torey KrugDBruinsBlues (7 years, $45.5 million)
3. Taylor HallLWDevils/CoyotesSabres (1 year, $8 million)
4. Robin LehnerGBlackhawks/Golden KnightsGolden Knights (5 years, $25 million)
5. Tyler ToffoliWKings/CanucksCanadiens (4 years, $17 million)
6. Jacob MarkstromGCanucksFlames (6 years, $36 million)
7. TJ BrodieDFlamesMaple Leafs (4 years, $20 million)
8. Ilya KovalchukLWKings/Canadiens/Capitals 
9. Mike HoffmanFPanthers 
10. Tyson BarrieDMaple LeafsOilers (1 year, $3.75 million)
11. Anton KhudobinGStarsStars (3 years, $10 million)
12. Derek GrantCDucks/FlyersDucks (3 years, $4.5 million)
13. Jesper FastRWRangersHurricanes (3 years, $6 million)
14. Kevin ShattenkirkDLightningDucks (3 years, $11.7 million)
15. Sami VatanenDDevils/Hurricanes 
16. Cam TalbotGFlamesWild (3 years, $11 million)
17. Mikael GranlundCPredators 
18. Bobby Ryan*FSenatorsRed Wings (1 year, $1 million)
19. Braden HoltbyGCapitalsCanucks (2 years, $8.6 million)
20. Thomas GreissGIslandersRed Wings (2 years, $7.2 million)
21. Erik GustafssonDBlackhawks/FlamesFlyers: 1 year, $3 million contract
22. Travis HamonicDFlames 
23. Chris TanevDCanucksFlames (4 years, $18 million)
24. Justin SchultzDPenguinsCapitals (2 years, $8 million)
25. Pat MaroonLWLightningReportedly re-signed with Lightning
26. Corey CrawfordGBlackhawksDevils (2 years, $7.8 million)
27. Cody EakinCGolden Knights/JetsSabres (2 years, $4.5 million)
28. Erik HaulaLWHurricanes/Panthers 
29. Derick BrassardCIslanders 
30. Evgenii DadonovRWPanthersSenators (3 years, $15 million)
31. Alex GalchenyukCPenguins/Wild 
32. Joe ThorntonCSharksMaple Leafs (1 year, $700,000)
33. Wayne SimmondsRWDevils/SabresMaple Leafs (1 year, $1.5 million)
34. Joel EdmundsonDHurricanes/CanadiensCanadiens (4 years, $14 million)
35. Kyle CliffordLWKings/Maple LeafsBlues (2 years, $2 million)
36. Henrik Lundqvist^GRangersCapitals (1 year, $1.5 million)
37. Josh LeivoLWCanucks 
38. Nate ThompsonCCanadiens/FlyersJets (1 year, $750,000)
39. Conor ShearyLWSabres/Penguins 
40. Brenden DillonDSharks/CapitalsCapitals (4 years, $15.6 million)
41. Vladislav NamestnikovCAvalancheRed Wings (2 years, $4 million)
42. Matt MartinLWIslanders 
43. Zdeno CharaDBruins 
44. Andy GreeneDDevils/Islanders 
45. Dylan DeMeloDSenators/JetsJets (4 years, $12 million)
46. Mark BorowieckiDSenatorsPredators (2 years, $4 million)
47. Patrick MarleauCSharks/PenguinsSharks (1 year, $700,000)
48. Zach BogosianDSabres/LightningMaple Leafs (1 year, $1 million)
49. Mikko KoivuCWildBlue Jackets (1 year, $1.5 million)
50. Jimmy HowardGRed Wings 

*Bought out by Senators on Sept. 26

^ Bought out by Rangers on Sept. 30

Top 25 RFA players available

Player Pos. 2019-20 team 2020-21 team
1. Mathew BarzalCIslanders 
2. Josh AndersonRWBlue Jackets/Canadiens (traded Oct. 6)Canadiens (7 years, $38.5 million)
3. Tristan JarryGPenguinsPenguins (3 years, $10.5 million)
4. Matt MurrayGPenguins/Senators (traded Oct.7)Senators (4 years, $25 million)
5. Anthony CirelliFLightning 
6. Pierre-Luc DuboisFBlue Jackets 
7. Max DomiCCanadiens/Blue Jackets (traded Oct. 6)Blue Jackets (2 years, $10.6 million)
8. Anthony DuclairLWSenators (became UFA on Oct. 7) 
9. Tony DeAngeloDRangersRangers (2 years, $9.6 million)
10. Alexandar GeorgievGRangersRangers (2 years, $4.85 million)
11. Jake DeBruskLWBruins 
12. Andrew MangiapaneLWFlamesFlames (2 years, $4.85 million)
13. Mikhail SergachevDLightning 
14. Dominik KubalikLWBlackhawksBlackhawks (2 years, $7.4 million)
15. Andreas AthanasiouLWRed Wings/Oilers (became UFA on Oct. 7) 
16. Kevin LabancRWSharksSharks (4 years, $18.9 million)
17. Sam ReinhartCSabres 
18. Vince DunnDBlues 
19. Tyson JostCAvalancheAvalanche (1 year, $874,125)
20. Mackenzie BlackwoodGDevils 
21. Nolan PatrickCFlyersFlyers (1 year, $874,125)
22. Ethan BearDOilers 
23. Victor MeteDCanadiensCanadiens (1 year, $735,000)
24. Travis DermottDMaple Leafs 
25. Tyler BertuzziLWRed Wings