NHL Free Agents: Draft Pick Compensation For An Offer Sheet And The...

NHL Free Agents: Draft Pick Compensation For An Offer Sheet And The Top 15 2019 Restricted Free Agents

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Brayden Point and Sebastian Aho are two of the top 2019 restricted free agents.
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

$1,395,054-$2,113,716: 3rd

$2,113,717-$4,227,437: 2nd

$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.

1 Brayden Point – Tampa Bay Lightning – A top priority for GM Julien BriseBois. He could do a two-year bridge deal, a five-year contract like Auston Matthews to an eight-year deal.

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.

3. Sebastian Aho – Carolina Hurricanes – Owner Tom Dundon has assured Aho will be re-signed. He could ask for Jack Eichel money – eight-years and $80 million.

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.

6. Timo Meier – San Jose Sharks – Career-high 30 goals and 66 points. Meier could use William Nylander‘s contract as a comparable and look for around $7.25 million per.

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.

12. William Karlsson – Vegas Golden Knights – Went from 43 to 24 goals after taking a one-year, $5.25 million deal last offseason. George McPhee said they’ll work on a long-term deal.

13. Jordan Binnington – St. Louis Blues – The Blues don’t have a lot of cap space. Will they have to pay him more than Jake Allen‘s $4.35 million?

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.