NHL free agency tracker 2024: Live updates on news, rumors, signings and trades

The 2023-24 NHL season is in the books. The 2024 NHL Draft is in the rearview. Now, it’s time for the roster shuffle ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Free agency is set to begin at noon ET on July 1, kicking off the period in which players can start signing with new teams.

There are no shortage of stars available in free agency. Sam Reinhart, Jake Guentzel, Steven Stamokos and Elias Lindholm are among the most prominent names that will be on the open market. 

And that’s just the players without contracts. Then there’s trade candidates like Mitch Marner, Patrik Laine and Martin Lecas, who have all been talked about as possible trade candidates heading into the offseason.

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Sporting News will be tracking all the notable free-agent signings and trades during the 2024 NHL offseason. Follow for the latest news and rumors from the offseason.

NHL free agency news, updates on signings and trades

Max Domi returns to Toronto on four-year deal

Domi is staying put with the Maple Leafs. On Sunday, he posted a video on X indicating he is not leaving Toronto, and later in the day, he reportedly agreed to a four-year, $15 million contract to stay in Toronto, according to the NHL. He signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Maple Leafs in the offseason, landing him with his seventh different NHL franchise in nine years in the league.

Oilers waive Jack Campbell before free agency

Veteran goalie Jack Campbell will be hitting the market earlier than expected. The Oilers waived Campbell on Sunday, according to the NHL. Campbell signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Edmonton in 2022, but now the Oilers will take on dead salary cap space in each of the next six years. In 41 games (39 starts), Campbell posted a 22-13 record with a 3.53 GAA and .886 save percentage with the Oilers.

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Jake Guentzel rights traded to Lightning

Guentzel can be a free agent on Monday, but the Lightning are already making a play to show how interested they are in the former Hurricanes center. The Lightning traded a 2025 third-round pick to Carolina on Sunday in exchange for the star’s rights, according to the NHL

By paying a premium to acquire Guentzel, the Lightning will be able to negotiate with the eight-year NHL veteran on a new contract before free agency officially opens.


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