NHL Free Agency Tracker 2018: Every major free agent move, signing and best remaining players

John Tavares, the big prize of the 2018 NHL free agent class, will be in a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater next season. Tavares informed the Islanders, the only NHL franchise he had known in his nine seasons, that he was moving on Sunday afternoon as the league's free agency period opened, then signed with his hometown of Toronto in what he called a difficult decision.

Tavares may have been the only true superstar of this year's crop, but there are plenty of quality players who could have a significant impact on whichever team lands them this summer. A couple of the big-name defensemen, like the Capitals' John Carlson and the Red Wings' Mike Green, opted to stay put, however.

Free agency begins on July 1, so keep checking back to see where the top players have signed.

2018 NHL Free Agent Tracker
RankPlayerPOSLast TeamNew TeamStatus
1 John Tavares (27) CSigns 7 years, $77 million
2 John Carlson (28) DRe-signs for 8 years, $64M
3 James van Riemsdyk (29) LWSigns 5 years, $35 million
4 Paul Stastny (32) CAgrees to 3 years, $19.5 million
5 James Neal (30) LWSigns 5 years, $28.75 million
6 Mike Green (32) DRe-signs for 2 years, $10.75 million
7 David Perron (30) LWAgrees to 4 years, $16 million
8 John Moore (27) DAgrees to 5 years, $13.75 million
9 Rick Nash (34) RW

10 Joe Thornton (39) CSigns 1 year, $5 million
11 Tyler Bozak (32) CSigns 3 years, $15 million
12 Riley Nash (29) CSigns 3 years, $8.25 million
13 Patrick Maroon (30) LWSigns 1 year, $1.75 million
14 Michael Grabner (30) LWSigns 3 years, $10.05 million
15 Thomas Vanek (34) RWSigns 1 year, $3 million
16 Carter Hutton (32) GAgrees to 3 years, $8.25 million
17 Robin Lehner (27) GSigns 1 year, $1.5 million
18 Calvin de Haan (27) DSigns 4 years, $18.2 million
19 Jaroslav Halak (33) GSigns 2 years, $5.5 million
20 Valtteri Filppula (34) CSigns 1 year, $2.75 million
21 Mark Letestu (33) C

22 Derek Ryan (31) CSigns 3 years, $9.375 million
23 Kari Lehtonen (34) G

24 Riley Sheahan (26) CRe-signs 1 year, $2.1 million
25 Devante Smith-Pelly (26) RWRe-signs for 1 year, $1M
26 Ian Cole (29) DSigns for 3 years, $12.75 million
27 Tomas Plekanec (35) CSigns 1 year, $2.25 million
28 Leo Komarov (31) RWSigns 4 years, $12 million
29 Petr Mrazek (26) GSigns 1 year, $1.5 million
30 Jack Johnson (31) DSigns 5 years, $16.25 million

Pete Blackburn is from Boston, so there's a good chance you don't like him already. He has been a writer at CBS Sports since 2017 and usually aims to take a humorous and light-hearted approach to the often... Full Bio

Our Latest Stories