2024 NHL Free Agency Tracker: News, Contracts, Grades, Discussion

The 2024 NHL offseason got off to a great start. Just four days after the Florida Panthers won the Stanley Cup, the spectacular 2024 NHL Draft took place at the Sphere in Las Vegas, with several big deals being made and 225 potential players finding new homes.

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

Here's our constantly updated tracker, including a list of every player signed, analysis of the biggest deals and discussion of what could happen next.

Note that the latest deals are at the top, and are dated.

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1st July

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Former Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Marchessault is joining the Predators on a five-year, $25 million contract.


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


Shortly after winning the Stanley Cup, defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Maple Leafs.


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


The Blackhawks are focused on adding Connor Bedard to their roster this summer with the help of some veteran players, having signed Teuvo Teravainen (three years, $16.2 million), Pat Maroon (one year, $1.3 million) and Craig Smith (one year, $1 million).


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


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


29-year-old forward Sam Lafferty is heading to Buffalo, where he will sign a two-year, $4 million contract with the Sabres.


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


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

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


Restricted free agent forward Connor McMichael has agreed to a two-year, $4.20 million deal, extending his business relationship with the Capitals.


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


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

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

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

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30 June


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

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


The Utah Hockey Club continues to work on its blue line, and has re-signed RFA Sean Durji 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.

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Veteran forward Max Domi won’t be looking for any opportunities in the market, as he is returning to the Maple Leafs on a four-year, $15 million deal.

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