Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart; it pretty much keeps guys where they finished. As things come into sharper focus, I may rearrange. There could (will probably) be swing on the margins and within positions. (For instance, it’s a very good bet at least one defenseman and a forward or two will be given an NHL shot.)
*-Unsigned restricted free agent. Italics: AHL contract. Blue: added since July 5.
As of July 18 (Hickey), 41 NHL contracts this year (3 G, 14 D, 24 F), including Reinhart (who probably can’t play in the AHL and who doesn’t count against the 50-contract limit if sent to junior before playing 10 NHL games) but not including restricted free agents.
LW — Josh Bailey, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Eric Boulton, Michael Grabner, Matt Moulson
C — Casey Cizikas, Frans Nielsen, Peter Regin, John Tavares
RW — Cal Clutterbuck, Anders Lee, Matt Martin, Colin McDonald, Kyle Okposo
D — Matt Carkner, Joe Finley, Travis Hamonic, Thomas Hickey, Andrew MacDonald, Griffin Reinhart, Brian Strait, Lubomir Visnovsky
G — Evgeni Nabokov, Kevin Poulin
LW — Joey Diamond, Brett Gallant, Mike Halmo, Nick Larson, John Persson
C — Jason Clark, Greg Miller, Brock Nelson, Ben Rosen, Ryan Strome, Johan Sundstrom, Riley Wetmore
RW — Chris Bruton, Justin Johnson, Kirill Kabanov
D — Marc Cantin, Mike Dalhuisen, Calvin de Haan, Matt Donovan, Mathieu Gagnon, Sean Escobedo, Dallas Jackson, Mike Keenan, Scott Mayfield, Aaron Ness, Andrey Pedan
G — Parker Milner, Anders Nilsson, Kenny Reiter
(V)-AHL veteran (more than 260 games played NHL/AHL/IHL/Euro elite); only five permitted to dress per game. (V-320)-AHL veteran with not more than 320 games played; one permitted as an exemption if five other veterans are dressed