The draft pick compensation to sign a restricted free agent to an offer sheet
Gord Miller: Compensation for 2019 restricted free agent offer sheets
$1,395,053 or below: None
$4,227,438-$6,341,152: 1st, 3rd
$6,341,153-$8,454,871: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
$8,454,872-$10,568,589: 2 1sts , 2nd, 3rd Over
$10,568,590+: 4 1sts
Top 15 2019 restricted free agents
Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Looking at the top 15 2019 restricted free agents.
2. Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs – Leafs leading scorer in each of ther past two seasons. The Leafs cap situation is well documented. Top priority for GM Kyle Dubas.
4. Mikko Rantanen – Colorado Avalanche – Salary cap space won’t be an issue for the Avalanche.
5. Matthew Tkachuk – Calgary Flames – Will become the Flames highest paid player. Auston Matthews five-year deal changed the approach of pending RFAs.
7. Brock Boeser – Vancouver Canucks – Contract talks have already started. Could end up in the $7.3 million range.
8. Charlie McAvoy – Boston Bruins – Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reported in February that McAvoy turned down an extension offer of eight years at around $7.5 million.
9. Jacob Trouba – Winnipeg Jets – He’s a year away from being a UFA and is arbitration eligible. Trouba had been looking for around $7 million last year before arbitration.
10. Kyle Connor – Winnipeg Jets – Back-to-back 30 goal scorer. The Jets have 15 pending free agents to decide on.
11. Patrik Laine – Winnipeg Jets – May opt for a bridge deal and hope for a better season.
14. Zach Werenski – Columbus Blue Jackets – Logs almost 23 minutes a game.
15. David Rittich – Calgary Flames – Could be the Flames No. 1 goaltender next season.