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Who’s left in NHL free agency? Radulov, Kovalchuk among biggest names

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 11 - Russia v Norway

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Alexander Radulov #47 of Russia celebrates a goal with teammate Ilya Kovalchuk #71 after scoring an open net goal in the third period against Norway during the Men’s Ice Hockey Qualification Playoff game on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NHL teams were generally reasonable with money (and especially term) during Day 1 of free agency.

You can see a list of the signings here.

As usual, not every situation was resolved at the first opportunity. PHT’s here to share some of the most noteworthy names still remaining in free agency. Cap Friendly is a helpful source for remaining UFA’s, you can see comprehensive lists at this spot.

Generally speaking, there are still some solid choices at forward - assuming there aren’t too many KHL departures - while defensemen are mostly on the creaky side and goalies are tough to come by.


  • Alex Radulov

The latest rumblings are that the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens are jockeying for the resurgent Russian’s services. Radulov himself shared a cryptic message about his future.

  • Ilya Kovalchuk

The 34-year-old sniper’s “wishlist” apparently includes Toronto, Columbus and the Rangers, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.

  • Jaromir Jagr

It’s unclear where the 45-year-old might land, but every indication is that he won’t return to the Florida Panthers.

  • Patrick Marleau

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the Sharks, Maple Leafs, Stars, and Ducks are in the running to land Marleau.

  • Thomas Vanek
  • Jarome Iginla
  • Shane Doan
  • P.A. Parenteau
  • Matt Cullen
  • Mikhail Grigorenko
  • Nail Yakupov
  • Daniel Winnik
  • David Desharnais
  • Alex Chiasson
  • Drew Stafford
  • Scottie Upshall
  • Viktor Stalberg
  • Jiri Hudler
  • Brandon Pirri
  • Dennis Rasmussen
  • Ales Hemsky
  • Matt Hendricks
  • Drew Miller
  • Chris Neil
  • Teddy Purcell


  • Andrei Markov

Not much new is known about the veteran defenseman, though it sounds like he’s at a bit of an impasse with Montreal. At least there’s this, if you consider making one too many old jokes:

  • Mark Streit
  • Cody Franson
  • Francois Beauchemin
  • Dennis Wideman
  • Roman Polak
  • Johnny Oduya
  • Brian Campbell
  • Fedor Tyutin
  • Nikita Nesterov
  • John-Michael Liles
  • Rob Scuderi
  • Nick Schultz


  • Jhonas Enroth
  • Oscar Dansk
  • Matt Hackett

(Yeah, not much going with goalies.)