1. Alex Pietrangelo
The Blues captain is the biggest name of the FA class. Coming off of a winning season, this season, Pietrangelo has a career high in goals (16), and is playing some of the best hockey of his career. He will likely be looking for 7.5 – 9 million dollars annually and could land in a place that needs an experienced leader. Pietrangelo’s game is centered around consistency and that is what teams nowadays need more than ever. St. Louis has made it clear however they really want him back.
Prediction: St. Louis Blues
2. Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall is one of the biggest names in the game, although this season has certainly not been his best he will still get a number of very respectful contract offers this offseason. Hall provides everything offensively, goals, assists and power play goals. He also kills penalties very efficently. The 28 year old will get a lot of money by NHL standards and the team giving it to him will likely be one that is looking for more raw offensive talent.
Prediction: Dallas Stars
3. Torey Krug
Boston’s offensive minded defenseman will be looking to secure a big pay day for the first time in his career. Standing a small – yet – tough 5-foot-9 and 185 lbs, Krug’s production to his size produces large numbers for a defensemen. In seven full seasons he has 67 goals and 268 assists, and is a huge part of one of the top power play units in the league with Boston. Teams would love to bring in Krug to quarterback their powerplay.
Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights
4. Robin Lehner
The Sweidsh goaltender has had another terrific season in net coming off of a Vezina finalist nomination in 2018-2019. Lehner has been a voyager for the last couple years and will be looking for a nice long term deal. There are plenty of teams out there that feel the need for a big time goaltender to take their team to the next level, Lehner could be just the fit.
Prediction: Colorado Avalanche
5. Evegenii Dadanov
Since coming back to the NHL a few years back Dadanov has done nothing but perform like a superstar. Dadanov, however, is already 31 years old so he probably will not get more than 4-5 years. Although his production is at a career high. Dadonov was on pace to reach 30 goals for the first time in his career, although his plus minus numbers are not too pretty, he still is a dependable point producer.
Prediction: New York Islanders
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