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Fantasy: Potential unrestricted free agents in 2019

Karlsson can hit market July 1; Panarin, Bobrovsky in contract years

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor has identified the fantasy-relevant players at each position that can become UFAs on July 1, 2019, along with their current rank for the rest of this season.

These players can shake up the landscape production-wise in their contract years, especially if any are traded during this season -- not to mention if some hit the market in the offseason. Fantasy owners should use this list as a basis for team evaluation, add/drop decisions and trade proposals. For more fantasy coverage, visit


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Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ rank: 24

Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS rank: 63

Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF rank: 82

Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI rank: 85

Anders Lee, LW, NYI rank: 117

Mark Stone, RW, OTT rank: 131

Eric Staal, C, MIN rank: 137

Matt Duchene, C, OTT rank: 149

Jason Pominville, RW, BUF rank: 157

Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA rank: 188

Joe Thornton, C, SJS rank: 200

Jordan Eberle, C/RW, NYI rank: N/A

Derick Brassard, C, PIT rank: N/A

Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR rank: N/A

Brock Nelson, C/LW, NYI rank: N/A

Kevin Hayes, C, NYR rank: N/A



Erik Karlsson, D, SJS rank: 27

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR rank: 113

Alexander Edler, D, VAN rank: N/A

Zdeno Chara, D, BOS rank: N/A



Semyon Varlamov, G, COL rank: 48

Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ rank: 69

Cam Talbot, G, EDM rank: 107

Petr Mrazek, G, CAR rank: 175

Mike Smith, G, CGY rank: 184

Robin Lehner, G, NYI rank: 189

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