2014 Top 30 NHL Free Agents

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We’re sure you won’t agree with all our rankings, but here is our updated 2014 Top 30 NHL free agent list. We’ve updated our list to reflect players are remain unsigned on the eve of free agency on July 1st.

In creating this list we took into consideration factors such as players age, position, injury history, likelihood of signing with another team, etc.

Also factoring into the rankings is how a player may be in 3-4+ years, and not just in 1 or 2 years. An example would be not having Kimmo Timonen on our list before he re-signed. There is a chance that Timonen only plays one more year, with the possibility that he may retire at the end of the season. Most free agent deals for the top players are longer than 2 years, hence why we rank this way.

Rk. Player
Team
Pos
Age
2013-14
Cap Hit
Notes
1 Paul Stastny
C
28
$6,600,000
Signed by the Blues. 4 years, $28 million
2 Thomas Vanek
LW
30
$7,142,857
Signed with the Wild. 3 years, $19.5 million
3 Christian Ehrhoff
D
31
$4,000,000
Signed with the Penguins. 1 year, $4 million
4 Ryan Miller
G
33
$6,250,000
Signed with the Canucks. 3 years, $18 million
5 Matt Niskanen
D
27
$2,500,000
Signed with the Capitals. 7 years, $40.25 million.
6 Matt Moulson
LW
30
$3,133,333
Signed with the Sabres. 5 years, $25 million
7 Jonas Hiller
G
32
$4,500,000
Signed with the Flames. 2 years, $4.5 million
8 Dan Boyle
D
37
$6,666,667
Signed with the Rangers. 2 years, $9 million
9 Mikhail Grabovski
C
30
$3,000,000
Signed with the Islanders. 4 years, $20 million.
10 Brad Richards
C
34
$6,666,667
Signed with the Blackhawks. 1 year, $2 million
11 David Legwand
C
33
$4,500,000
Signed with the Senators. 2 years, $6 million
12 Radim Vrbata
RW
32
$3,000,000
Signed with the Canucks. 2 years, $10 million.
13 Mike Cammalleri
LW
32
$6,000,000
Signed with the Devils. 5 years, $25 million.
14 Jarome Iginla
RW
37
$1,800,000
Signed with the Avalanche. 3 years, $16 million
15 Dave Bolland
C
27
$3,375,000
Signed with the Panthers. 5 years, $27.5 million
16 Anton Stralman
D
27
$1,800,000
Signd with the Lightning. 5 years, $22.5 million
17 Ales Hemsky
RW
30
$5,000,000
Signed with the Stars. 3 years, $12 million
18 Nikolai Kulemin
LW
27
$2,800,000
Signed with the Islanders. 4  years, $16.75 million.
19 Jussi Jokinen
LW
31
$3,000,000
Signed with the Panthers. 4 years, $16 million
20 Mason Raymond
LW
28
$1,000,000
Signed with the Flames. 3 years, $9.5 million
21 Milan Michalek
LW
29
$4,333,333
Re-signed with the Senators. 3 years, $12 million
22 Benoit Pouliot
LW
27
$1,300,000
Signed with the Oilers. 5 years, $20 million
23 Marcel Goc
C
31
$1,700,000
Re-signed with the Penguins. 1 year, $1.2 million
24 Tom Gilbert
D
31
$900,000
Signed with the Canadiens . 2 years. $5.6 million
25 Leo Komarov
LW
27
KHL
Signed with the Leafs. 4 years, $11.8 million
26 Mark Fayne
D
27
$1,300,000
Signed with the Oilers. 4 years, $14.5 million
27 Derek Roy
C
31
$4,000,000
Signed with the Predators. 1 year, $1 million
28 Brian Boyle
C
29
$1,700,000
Signed with the Lightning. 3 years, $6 million
29 Steve Ott
C/LW
31
$2,950,000
Re-signed with the Blues. 2 years, $5.2 million
30 Mike Santorelli
C
28
$550,000
Signed with the Maple Leafs. 1 year, $1.5 million.