With the NHL trade deadline having past and playoff teams loading up on talent, it is time to look at the top 10 NHL free agents 2023 edition.
The July free agent frenzy begins in July, before COVID, NHL free agency always started on July 1 but that has not happened the in the past few seasons, so we are still waiting on a confirmed date.
Top 10 NHL free agents 2023
|Rank||PLAYER||TEAM||TYPE||AGE||POS.||HEIGHT||WEIGHT||SHOOTS||2022-2023 CAP HIT|
|1||Patrick Kane||NYR||UFA||34||RW||5′ 10″||177||L||$10,500,000|
|2||Ryan O’Reilly||TOR||UFA||32||C||6′ 1″||207||L||$7,500,000|
|3||Vladimir Tarasenko||NYR||UFA||31||RW||6′ 1″||228||L||$7,500,000|
|4||Mathew Dumba||MIN||UFA||28||D||6′ 0″||181||R||$6,000,000|
|5||Dmitry Orlov||BOS||UFA||31||D||5′ 11″||214||L||$5,100,000|
|6||Max Domi||DAL||UFA||28||LW||5′ 10″||194||L||$3,000,000|
|7||Patrice Bergeron||BOS||UFA||37||C||6′ 1″||196||R||$2,500,000|
|8||Tyler Bertuzzi||BOS||UFA||28||LW||6′ 1″||197||L||$4,750,000|
|9||Michael Bunting||TOR||UFA||27||LW||5′ 11″||197||L||$950,000|
|10||John Klingberg||MIN||UFA||30||D||6′ 3″||190||R||$7,000,000|
Free agent frenzy 2023 will be interesting this offseason. Will Patrick Kane return to the Chicago Blackhawks and try to break all the Blackhawk scoring records?
Will Patrice Bergeron retire or will he come back for one more season?
The most sought after NHL free agent of the 2023 class might be Matt Dumba. The Minnesota Wild decided to hold onto him for a playoff run. The Wild have no salary cap space to re-sign him, so it will be interesting to see which team signs him.