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
1CSigns 7 years, $77 million
2DRe-signs for 8 years, $64M
3LWSigns 5 years, $35 million
4CAgrees to 3 years, $19.5 million
5LWSigns 5 years, $28.75 million
6
Mike Green (33)
DRe-signs for 2 years, $10.75 million
7LWAgrees to 4 years, $16 million
8DAgrees to 5 years, $13.75 million
9RW

10CSigns 1 year, $5 million
11CSigns 3 years, $15 million
12CSigns 3 years, $8.25 million
13LWSigns 1 year, $1.75 million
14
Michael Grabner (31)
LWSigns 3 years, $10.05 million
15RWSigns 1 year, $3 million
16GAgrees to 3 years, $8.25 million
17GSigns 1 year, $1.5 million
18DSigns 4 years, $18.2 million
19GSigns 2 years, $5.5 million
20CSigns 1 year, $2.75 million
21
Mark Letestu (33)
C

22CSigns 3 years, $9.375 million
23G

24CRe-signs 1 year, $2.1 million
25RWRe-signs for 1 year, $1M
26DSigns for 3 years, $12.75 million
27
Tomas Plekanec (36)
CSigns 1 year, $2.25 million
28RWSigns 4 years, $12 million
29GSigns 1 year, $1.5 million
30DSigns 5 years, $16.25 million

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