Top 25 2012 NHL Free Agents – Unrestricted


Not everyone will agee with it, but here is our Top 25 NHL free agent list for 2012 unrestricted free agents. In creating this list we took into account a players age, position, and likelihood of re-signing with current team.

Teemu Selanne was not included as we assumed that they will re-sign with their current team or retire.

Rk. Player
’11-’12 Team
Pos.
’11-’12 Cap Hit
Notes
1 Zach Parise
NJ
LW
$6,000,000
Signed with the Wild. 13 years, $98 million
2 Ryan Suter
NAS
D
$3,500,000
Signed with the Wild. 13 years, $98 million
3 Alexander Semin
WAS
LW
$6,700,000
Signed with the Hurricanes. 1 year, $7 million
4 Justin Schultz
ANA
D
-
Signed with the Oilers. 2 years, $7.55 million
5 Matt Carle
PHI
D
$3,438,000
Signed with the Lightning. 6 years, $33 million
6 Jiri Hudler
DET
C
$2,875,000
Signed with the Flames. 4 years, $16 million
7 Shane Doan
PHO
RW
$4,550,000
Re-signed with the Coyotes. 4 years, $21.2 million.
8 P.A. Parenteau
NYI
RW
$1,250,000
Signed with the Avalanche. 4 years, $16 million
9 Jason Garrison
FLA
D
$675,000
Signed with the Canucks. 6 years, $26.7 million
10 Martin Brodeur
NJ
G
$5,200,000
Re-signed with the Devils. 2 years, $9 million
11 Ray Whitney
PHO
LW
$3,000,000
Signed with the Stars. 2 years, $9 million.
12 Paul Gaustad
NAS
C
$2,300,000
Re-signed with the Predators. 4 years, $13 million
13 Brandon Prust
NYR
$800,000
Signed with the Canadiens. 4 years, $10 million.
14 Olli Jokinen
CAL
C
$3,000,000
Signed with the Jets. 2 years, $9 million
15 Andrei Kostitsyn
NASH
LW
$3,250,000
 
16 Jaromir Jagr
PHI
RW
$3,300,000
Signed with the Stars. 1 year, $4.5 million.
17 Dustin Penner
LA
LW
$4,250,000
Re-signed with the Kings. 1 year, $3.25 million
18 Filip Kuba
OTT
D
$3,700,000
Signed with the Panthers. 2 years, $8 million
19 Pavel Kubina
PHI
D
$3,850,000
 
20 Ryan Smyth
EDM
LW
$6,250,000
Re-signed with the Oilers. 2 years, $4.5 milion
21 Bryce Salvador
NJ
D
$2,900,000
Re-signed with the Devils. 3 years, $9.5 million
22 Bryan Allen
CAR
D
$2,900,000
Signed with the Ducks. 3 years, $10.5 million
23 Carlo Colaiacovo
STL
D
$2,125,000
Signed with the Red Wings. 2 years, $5 million.
24 Guillaume Latendresse
MIN
LW
$2,500,000
Signed with the Senators. 1 year, $1.2 million
25 Sheldon Souray
DAL
D
$1,650,000
Signed with the Ducks. 3 years, $11 million

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  1. #1 by hotwings at March 12th, 2012

    what a sad crop of FAs. id love to see what burke is gonna do to solve the problems in toronto… hopefully we can feast on the bubble teams that dont end up making it and are looking for a change..

  2. #2 by TMLFAN28 at March 14th, 2012

    Leafs should get Wideman in offseason and jarret stoll

  3. #3 by ben at May 4th, 2012

    I think the leafs will go for Parise or Semin. They will also try for Paul Gaustad.

  4. #4 by Peter J. Price at May 10th, 2012

    I just Read that “Detroit and Minnesota”, is Gonna try and Get “Zach Parise”

  5. #5 by Peter J. Price at May 10th, 2012

    FIRST “TRADE-RUMOR’ OF THE SUMMER:
    Edmonton wants to trade their 1st Overall Pick (Russian Sniper: Nail Yakupov) for Pittsburgh Penguin Center “Jordan Staal”… Would you Make this Deal?..

  6. #6 by Peter J. Price at May 10th, 2012

    is it just Me? or are the “Phoenix Coyotes” in Desperate Need for some “New Uniforms”…?

  7. #7 by Peter J. Price at May 10th, 2012

    Will Somebody tell Me how the Pittsburgh Penguins Can Get Defenseman “Jack Johnson” from the “Columbus Blue Jackets”…?

  8. #8 by Chris at July 6th, 2012

    Someone please tell me why “Peter J. Price” is putting “unnecessary” quotes “everywhere”.

  9. #9 by Kris at July 8th, 2012

    Peter is trying to see what other think!!!

  10. #10 by Nicole at August 24th, 2012

    Holy Mackerel! They sure are overpaid for something they love to do! No wonder tickets cost the earth.

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