NHL free agency tracker 2019: Full list of signings, best available players

Charles Dickens opened “A Tale of Two Cities” with: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness” – currently what the hockey world calls, free agency.

Some of the biggest names in the game will be available come 12 p.m. ET on July 1 as unrestricted free agents. Where they’ll land is anyone’s guess, but the salary cap rising only $2 million to $81.5 million does impact who can reel in a big fish and who will net a group of minnows.

NHL FREE AGENCY 2019: Complete list of all 31 teams’ RFAs, UFAs

Already off the list is one of the biggest fish of them all in defenseman Erik Karlsson, who signed a mega-contract – eight-year, $92 million – to stay in San Jose. Philadelphia also concluded a trade-and-sign with Kevin Hayes, reuniting the forward with his former head coach Alain Vigneault.

As for the restricted free agents, will we see the first offer sheet since 2013? The list of players available consists of the superstars of today and tomorrow – especially in Mitch Marner, Jordan Binnington, Brayden Point and Mikko Rantanen. The only question is whether or not a GM will risk their next four first-round draft picks for one of these surefire stars.

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

NHL free agency tracker: Full list of signings in 2019

Top 50 UFA players available

PlayerPos.2018-19 team(s)2019-20 team
1. Artemi PanarinLWBlue JacketsRangers (7 years, $81.5 million)
2. Matt DucheneCSenators/Blue JacketsPredators (7 years, $56 million)
3. Sergei BobrovskyGBlue JacketsPanthers (7 years, $70 million)
4. Joe PavelskiCSharksStars (3 years, $21 million)
5. Corey PerryRWDucksStars (1 year, $1.5 million)
6. Robin LehnerGIslandersBlackhawks (1 year, $5 million)
7. Wayne SimmondsRWFlyers/PredatorsDevils (1 year, $5 million)
8. Mats ZuccarelloLWRangers/StarsWild (5 years, $30 million)
9. Marcus JohanssonLWDevils/BruinsSabres (2 years, $9 million)
10. Gustav NyquistCRed Wings/SharksBlue Jackets (4 years, $22 million)
11. Tyler MyersDJetsCanucks (5 years, $30 million)
12. Jake GardinerDMaple Leafs
13. Anders LeeLWIslandersIslanders (7 years, $49 million)
14. Ryan DzingelCSenators/Blue JacketsHurricanes (2 years, $6.75 million)
15. Anton StralmanDLightningPanthers (3 years, $16.5 million)
16. Micheal FerlandLWHurricanesCanucks (4 years, $14 million)
17. Patrick MarleauCMaple Leafs
18. Semyon VarlamovGAvalancheIslanders (4 years)
19. Joe ThorntonCSharks
20. Petr MrazekGHurricanesHurricanes (2 years, $6.25M)
21. Brett ConnollyRWCapitalsPanthers (4 years, $13 million)
22. Brandon TanevLWJetsPenguins (6 years, $21 million)
23. Brian BoyleCDevils/Predators
24. Cam TalbotGOilers/FlyersFlames (1 year, $2.75 million)
25. Justin WilliamsRWHurricanes
26. Dion PhaneufDKings
27. Valeri NichushkinRWDallas Stars
28. Ron HainseyDMaple LeafsSenators (1 year, $3.5 million)
29. Derick BrassardCPenguins/Panthers/Avalanche
30. Pat MaroonLWBlues
31. Valtteri FilppulaCIslandersRed Wings (2 years, $6 million)
32. Joonas DonskoiRWSharksAvalanche (4 years, $15.6 million)
33. Jason SpezzaCStarsMaple Leafs (1 year, $700,000)
34. Mike SmithGFlamesOilers (1 year, $2 million)
35. Curtis McElhinneyGHurricanesLightning (2 years, $2.6 million)
36. Andrej SekeraDOilersStars (1 year, $1.5 million)
37. Tyler EnnisLWMaple LeafsSenators (1 year, $800,000)
38. Deryk EngellandDGolden KnightsGolden Knights (1-year, $700,000)
39. Noel AcciariCBruinsPanthers (3 years, $5 million)
40. Nathan BeaulieuDSabres/JetsJets (1 year, $1 million)
41. Thomas VanekLWRed Wings
42. Luke SchennDDucks/CanucksLightning (1 year, $700,000)
43. Pierre-Edouard BellemareCGolden KnightsAvalanche (2 years, $3.6 million)
44. Riley SheahanCPenguins/Panthers
45. Richard PanikRWCoyotesCapitals (4 years, $11 million)
46. Gregg McKeggCHurricanesRangers (1 year, $750,000)
47. Ryan HartmanRWPredators/FlyersWild (2 years, $3.8 million)
48. Jason PominvilleRWSabres
49. Keith KinkaidGDevils/Blue JacketsCanadiens (1 year, $1.75 million)
50. Michael Del ZottoDBluesDucks (1 year, $750,000)

Top 20 RFA players available

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