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Updated 7/15/2024 for the 2024-25 season

Chicago Blackhawks NHL free agent tracker picks and available players!

2024 Chicago Blackhawks Free Agents signed by other teams

  • Colin Blackwell (signed: Dallas Stars)
  • MacKenzie Entwistle (signed: Florida Panthers)
  • Mike Hardman (signed: New Jersey Devils)
  • Reese Johnson (signed: Minnesota Wild)
  • Sam Lafferty (signed: Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jaycob Megna (signed: Florida Panthers)
  • Luke Philp (signed: Washington Capitals)
  • Taylor Raddysh (signed: Washington Capitals)
  • Filip Roos (signed: Ottawa Senators)
  • Jaxson Stauber (signed: Utah Hockey Club)
  • Nikita Zaitsev (signed: Kontinental Hockey League (KHL))

2024 Chicago Blackhawks Unrestricted Restricted Free Agents (UFAs):

An Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA) in the NHL is a player who has the freedom to sign with any team once their contract has expired. Typically, this occurs after a player completes seven accrued seasons or reaches the age of 27 by June 30 (the NHL’s cut-off date). UFAs face no restrictions during negotiations, unlike Restricted Free Agents (RFAs) who have limited movement and can be matched by their current team if another team makes an offer.

  • David Gust
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Rem Pitlick
  • Vili Saarijarvi
  • Michal Teply
  • Jarred Tinordi

2024 Chicago Blackhawks Restricted Free Agents (RFAs) Available

A Restricted Free Agent (RFA) is a player whose initial entry-level contract has ended but hasn’t yet reached unrestricted free agency status. During this period, their rights are still held by their team, significantly limiting their movement. Unlike unrestricted free agents, RFAs can sign with any team, but their current team has the option to match any offer made to them. If the offer isn’t matched, the signing team must provide compensation in the form of draft picks based on the player’s contract value. Essentially, RFAs are young players coming off their first contracts and are highly valued assets in the NHL.

  • Louis Crevier
  • Isaak Phillips

2024 Chicago Blackhawks Free Agents signed:

Defenseman T.J. Brodie – two-year contract at a cap hit of $3.75 million

  • T.J. Brodie scouting report:
  • Historically an excellent skater.
  • Effective in hard matchups against opponents’ top six forwards and on the penalty kill.
  • Moves pucks effectively when he has time.
  • Rarely takes too much risk offensively.
  • Averages 21:13 TOI at even strength and on the penalty kill.
  • Not overly physical (47 hits) but blocks shots effectively (111 blocked shots).
  • Overall, Brodie remains a capable defenseman, although his skating has declined compared to previous years. He leans towards a two-way style of play and contributes defensively.

Forward Joey Anderson – two-year extension at a cap hit of $800,000.

  • Joey Anderson scouting report:
  • Overall, Anderson’s versatility and work ethic make him a valuable depth player for NHL teams.

Forward Tyler Bertuzzi – Four-year at $5.5 million.

  • Tyler Bertuzzi scouting report:
  • Tenacious and gritty player.
  • Battles along the wall to extend plays.
  • Creates distractions around opponents’ crease.
  • Decent offensive production.
  • Averaged 16:00 TOI at even strength and on the power play.
  • Scored 21 goals and 22 assists in 80 regular season games.

Forward Teuvo Teravainen – Three-years at $5.4 million deal.

  • Teuvo Teravainen scouting report:
  • Motion player who plays quick and fast.
  • Threat off the rush.
  • Excellent puck touch and hand-eye coordination.
  • Deployed in all situations, better than average defensively.
  • Creates turnovers by jumping to space.
  • Averages 16:38 TOI.
  • Teravainen was originally selected by the Blackhawks with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • He played three years in Chicago and was part of the 2015 Stanley Cup-winning team.

Defenseman Alec Martinez – One-year at $4 million contract.

  • Alec Martinez scouting report:
  • 2-way defenseman who plays matchup minutes at even strength and on the penalty kill.
  • Attention to detail in his defensive zone.
  • Decent skating ability.
  • Averaged 19:03 of ice time with the Vegas Golden Knights last season.
  • Scored 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists) in 55 games.
  • Martinez is three-time Stanley Cup champion and is known for his memorable Stanley Cup-winning goal in 2014 with the Kings.

Forward Pat Maroon – One-year deal at a $1.3 million cap hit.

  • Pat Maroon scouting report:
  • Physical veteran depth winger.
  • Effective around the hash marks in the offensive zone.
  • Difficult to defend net front.
  • Good puck-handling skills, extending plays.
  • Averaged around 13:00 TOI, deployed at even strength and on the second unit power play.
  • Expect contributions in hits and penalty minutes.
  • He won one Stanley Cup with St. Louis in 2019 and two with Tampa Bay in 2020 and 2021.
  • His nickname is “Big Rig” and he is good at agitating opponents.

Goaltender Laurent Brossoit – Two-year contract at a cap hit of $3.3 million.

  • Laurent Brossoit scouting report:
  • Good size and butterfly style.
  • Average to average-plus in almost every category.
  • Competent in gloves, feet, lateral quickness, and high/low net coverage.
  • A reliable #2 NHL backup who can get hot for stretches and produce positive results.
  • Brossoit’s calm, patient style gives his team a chance to win, making him an asset as a backup goaltender.
  • Brossoit went 15-5-2 with a 2.00 goals against-average, .927 save percentage and three shutouts in 23 appearances in 2023-24 with the Winnipeg Jets.
  • He spent the previous two seasons in Vegas, where he was part of a Stanley Cup after playing in eight postseason contests.

Forward Craig Smith – One-year, $1 million deal.

  • Craig Smith scouting report:
  • Good puck-handling skills.
  • Effective around the hash marks in the offensive zone.
  • Competent defensively.
  • Averages around 13:00 TOI per game.
  • Provides valuable depth as a fourth-liner.
  • He previously p[layed with Taylor Hall, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Nick Foligno from his time with the Boston Bruins.

2024 Chicago Blackhawks Free Agents re-signed

  • Joey Anderson (re-signed with Chicago Blackhawks)

Note: the scouting reports of this post were generated by Microsoft’s Copilot AI companion with some modifications.


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