Top 5 Remaining NHL Free Agents

Most top NHL free agents were snapped up on Day 1, but some good players are still available.

James Van Riemsdyk is 35 but can still play well in a middle-six role. Last season, he scored 11 goals and had 38 points in 71 games with the Bruins. He also added six goals and twelve points on power plays.

Daniel Sprong, at only 27, has become a strong scorer in the last two seasons. He has netted 39 goals and collected 89 points. Despite playing just under twelve minutes per game, he ranks ninth in the NHL for even-strength goals per 60 minutes .

Tyson Barrie didn’t have great stats in Nashville (one goal, fifteen points in forty-one games), partly due to being stuck in a bad situation and dealing with trade issues. But he’s one of the best power-play quarterbacks around with thirty-two career power-play goals and over two hundred points. Fans might think he’s still got something to offer despite his recent struggles.

Kevin Lankinen

Lankinen was Juuse Saros’ backup but played like a starter sometimes. In forty-three games (thirty-five starts), he had a .912 save percentage and saved nearly fourteen more goals than expected. Thirteen of his seventeen starts this season were against playoff teams, winning six of those matches. At twenty-nine, he could be signed for one or two years by teams needing another solid goalie.

Justin Schultz

Schultz is now more suited for third-pairing defense at thirty-three years old but still valuable. With seven goals and twenty-six points in seventy games for the Kraken, he played significant power-play minutes among their defensemen.

What do you think about these players? Are they worth signing?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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