2020 NHL free agency live: Latest rumors, news & completed contracts


NHL free agency 2020 is finally here!

What promises to be an exciting offseason kicks into high gear Friday with the free agent market officially opening at noon ET. 

This year's free agent class features a plethora of talented players, including a couple tremendous defensemen in Alex Pietrangelo and Torey Krug, a former Hart Trophy-winning forward in Taylor Hall and several very good goaltenders led by Jacob Markstrom.

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The Boston Bruins have about $15 million in salary cap space with a few important free agents to consider re-signing, most notably Krug, Jake DeBrusk and captain Zdeno Chara.

Keep it right here for the latest free agent rumors, news and completed deals. This live blog will be updated throughout Friday.

11:10 p.m.: Veteran goaltender Corey Crawford is headed to the Devils. 

After losing defenseman T.J. Brodie, the Flames have upgraded their blue line with the addition of Chris Tanev.

8:35 p.m.: Torey Krug is leaving the Bruins to sign with the Blues. The veteran defenseman has earned himself a huge payday, too.

7 p.m.: Here are the salary numbers in T.J. Brodie's deal with the Leafs.

6:45 p.m.: T.J. Brodie is headed to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was one of the top defensemen available.

5:10 p.m.: Here are some updates on Alex Pietrangelo and Taylor Hall.

4:50 p.m.: Veteran defenseman Kevan Miller is returning to the Bruins.

4:15 p.m.: Veteran goalie Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames have agreed to a six-year deal worth $36 million, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.


4:05 p.m.: Here are the latest updates.

3:15 p.m.: Veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is headed to the Ducks.

3:03 p.m.: Mark Borowiecki is on the move to the Western Conference.

2:55 p.m.: Craig Smith would be an excellent addition for the Bruins.

2:10 p.m.: A couple updates on Taylor Hall and Kevin Shattenkirk.

1:50 p.m.: Anton Khudobin is staying with the Stars after helping lead them to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final.

The Senators traded for goalie Matt Murray earlier in the week, and now he has an extension with Ottawa.

1:35 p.m.: More details on Braden Holtby's contract with the Canucks are trickling out.

1:20 p.m.: We have some goalie news!

12:45 p.m.: If the Blues don't bring back No. 1 defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, could they make a run at Torey Krug?

More confirmation on Henrik Lundqvist going to the Capitals.

The Florida Panthers have made another move.

12:30 p.m.: Here are the latest updates a half hour into free agency.

12:06 p.m.: Lightning forward Tyler Johnson on waivers is a little surprising.

12:05 p.m.: Here are some early updates in free agency, including the news that Oliver Ekman-Larsson will not be traded.

Noon: Free agency has begun!

11:35 a.m.: A top four defenseman is hitting the market.

Henrik Lundqvist going to the Capitals is another interesting move in the goalie market.

11:20 a.m.: The Paul Stastny trade between the Golden Knights and Jets is now official.

11:15 a.m.: The Calgary Flames could be in the market for a goalie.

Could Sami Vatanen could back to the Ducks?

10:15 a.m. ET: Here are some of the notable updates from Friday morning and Thursday evening.

The Jets are set to acquire a No. 2 center in Paul Stastny. It will be his second stint with the team.

What's going on with the Oliver Ekman-Larsson situation? Not much, it seems.

After acquiring Josh Anderson in a trade with the Blue Jackets earlier in the week, the Canadiens are paying him a lot of money with a new seven-year contract. It's a lot of money and term for an injury prone player.

The New Jersey Devils are adding a quality defenseman in a trade with the Blue Jackets.

Anton Khudobin would be a solid No. 2 goalie for any contending team.