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Fantasy: Potential restricted free agents in 2019

Elite forwards Matthews, Laine, Marner will need new contracts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com has identified fantasy-relevant players that can become restricted free agents July 1, 2019, along with their Yahoo rank from the 2017-18 season. These players could have extra motivation with a chance to earn new contracts next offseason. Fantasy owners should use this list as a basis for team evaluation, keeper decisions and offseason draft research. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

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NOTE: Players are listed in the order of NHL.com rank.

 

FORWARDS

Auston Matthews, C, TOR
NHL.com rank: 4

Patrik Laine, RW, WPG
NHL.com rank: 13

Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR
NHL.com rank: 16

Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, CAR
NHL.com rank: 34

Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL
NHL.com rank: 60

Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY
NHL.com rank: 65

Brock Boeser, RW, VAN
NHL.com rank: 69

William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK
NHL.com rank: 75

Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
NHL.com rank: 77

Brayden Point, C, TBL
NHL.com rank: 78

Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
NHL.com rank: 81

Jake Guentzel, LW, PIT
NHL.com rank: 99

Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
NHL.com rank: 135

Travis Konecny, C/LW/RW, PHI
NHL.com rank: 170

Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, CHI
NHL.com rank: 182

Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, NSH
NHL.com rank: N/A

Anthony Beauvillier, C/LW, NYI
NHL.com rank: N/A

Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR
NHL.com rank: N/A

Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, WSH
NHL.com rank: N/A

 

DEFENSEMEN

Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS
NHL.com rank: 85

Zach Werenski, D, CBJ
NHL.com rank: 86

Ivan Provorov, D, PHI
NHL.com rank: 112

Will Butcher, D, NJD
NHL.com rank: 156

Jacob Trouba, D, WPG
NHL.com rank: N/A

Nikita Zadorov, D, COL
NHL.com rank: N/A

Esa Lindell, D, DAL
NHL.com rank: N/A

Neal Pionk, D, NYR
NHL.com rank: N/A

 

GOALIES

Linus Ullmark, G, BUF
NHL.com rank: N/A

Malcolm Subban, G, VGK
NHL.com rank: N/A

 

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