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Top free agent defensemen: Myers on the market

Gardiner, Stralman also among those available

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

With the NHL free agent signing period about to begin, there are several teams in need of a defenseman who can play top-four minutes or provide leadership in a third-pair role.

NHL.com takes a closer look at the top unrestricted free agent defensemen available when the market opens:

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Karlsson signs eight-year contract with Golden Knights

Forward gets $5.9 million per season, could have been restricted free agent July 1

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

William Karlsson signed an eight-year, $47.2 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. It has an average annual value of $5.9 million.

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Sanheim signs two-year contract with Flyers

Defenseman gets $3.25 million annually, could have been RFA on July 1

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Travis Sanheim signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.

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Top free agent forwards: Panarin on the market

Duchene, Lee, Zuccarello among those available

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

With free agency about to begin, there are several teams in the market for a forward who can boost them into a Stanley Cup contender.

Today, NHL.com takes a closer look at the top unrestricted free agent forwards expected to be available when the market opens:

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Blue Jackets not worried about prospect of losing pending free agents

GM Kekalainen says plenty of cap space to use if Panarin, other UFAs leave

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

VANCOUVER -- Jarmo Kekalainen ended the 2019 NHL Draft with a smile and a joke.

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Maple Leafs won't be in 'big-game market' come July 1, GM Dubas says

Focus is re-signing Marner, other restricted free agents with limited NHL salary cap space

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs will use NHL salary cap space gained by trading Patrick Marleau to help in their attempts to re-sign their own restricted free agents, including forward Mitchell Marner, but they don't have plans to sign top players from other teams this offseason, according to general manager Kyle Dubas.

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Three trades on second day of Draft propel NHL toward free agency

Salary cap maneuvering at play in each deal, including moves involving Marleau, Subban

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

VANCOUVER -- The NHL offseason began in earnest Saturday with three significant trades before the end of the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena.

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Maple Leafs close to re-signing Johnsson, Kapanen after Marleau trade

Deal with Carolina creates room for restricted free agents; negotiations with Marner continue

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

VANCOUVER -- The Toronto Maple Leafs needed to free NHL salary cap space in order to re-sign forwards Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen and Mitchell Marner, who can all become restricted free agents July 1.

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Hall extension might be easier for Devils with Hughes, Subban on board

Adding center with No. 1 pick, Norris Trophy-winning defenseman in trade improves case

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Senior Director of Editorial

VANCOUVER -- The New Jersey Devils believe adding Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday and P.K. Subban in a trade Saturday will provide them additional leverage as they try to sign Taylor Hall to a contract extension.

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Lee of Islanders expects to enter NHL free agency interview period

Captain who can become UFA on July 1 'didn't think we'd get to this point'

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- Anders Lee is expecting to enter the NHL free agency interview period on Sunday, the New York Islanders captain said.

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