Qualifying offers day/nontendered day

It’s one of many deadline days, the day that Group 2 (restricted) free agents are due their qualifying offers, which retain their rights. From a Bridgeport standpoint, the important non-qualified players are James Wright and Justin Vaive, as Arthur Staple first reported. The Islanders gave QOs to their other restricted free agents, including Christopher Gibson, Alan Quine and Scott Mayfield. They also qualified Kirill Petrov to keep his rights.

Including the remaining restricted free agents (but not Petrov), the Islanders have 40 contracts committed to players (six of them RFAs, 34 of them signed), though three of them likely won’t count when the player returns to junior.

Edit, 5 p.m.: Aaron Portzline reports that Westport’s Michael Paliotta hasn’t been tendered, so he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Edit, 5:30 p.m.: Off the press release from Stockton, no qualifying offer from Calgary for Kevin Poulin or a couple of their local-college guys.

A good reminder from Andrew Gross that no QO doesn’t mean no interest. The nontendered can re-sign with their original team.

Edit, 6:15: Dan Weiss notes that Taylor Beck is among those nontendered in Colorado.


We’ll try to keep up with the Chicken Tenders today and this week, though other projects will likely distract us pretty strongly. Others seemed excited about tracking them, so we’ll perhaps toss up a link or two.

ANA–Brandon Pirri

BOS–Ben Sexton, Brett Connolly, Landon Ferraro

BUF–LW Alex Guptill, LW Jack Nevins, G Nathan Lieuwen, C Colin Jacobs, G Andrey Makarov

CAL–LW Ken Agostino, C Bill Arnold, C Joe Colborne, LW Turner Elson, C Josh Jooris, G Joni Ortio, G Kevin Poulin, C Drew Shore, LW Bryce Van Brabant

CAR–F’s Zach Boychuk, Anthony Camara, Dane Fox, Carter Sandlak and Justin Shugg, D’s Danny Biega, Michal Jordan and Rasmus Rissanen; G Rasmus Tirronen

COL–Brandon Gormley, Joey Hishon, Dennis Everberg, Taylor Beck, Borna Rendulic, Roman Will, Sami Aitokallio, Garrett Meurs, Trevor Cheek, Gabriel Beaupre

CLB–C Michael Chaput, D Michael Paliotta

DAL–Troy Vance, Taylor Peters, Emil Molin

EDM–Luke Gazdic, Adam Clendening, Kale Kessy and Niklas Lundstrom

FLA–F Quinton Howden, F Greg McKegg, D Dylan Olsen, F John McFarland

LA–Patrik Bartosak, Maxim Kitsyn, Alex Roach

MIN–RW Brett Bulmer, LW Raphael Bussieres, G Brody Hoffman, C Jared Knight, RW Scott Sabourin.

MON–Lucas Lessio, Darren Dietz, Michael Bournival

NJ–Beau Bennett, Raman Hrabarenka, Jon Merrill, Devante Smith-Pelley

NYI–LW Justin Vaive, C James Wright

NYR–Luke Adam, Michael St. Croix, Chris McCarthy, Josh Nichols, Mike Kantor, Sam Noreau

OTT–Patrick Wiercioch, Travis Ewanyk, Jerome Leduc, Troy Rutkowski

PHX–Jarred Tinordi, Klas Dahlbeck, Kevin Connauton

PIT–Tyler Biggs, James Melindy, Daniel O’Donoghue, Matthias Plachta, Harrison Ruopp, Justin Schultz, Anton Zlobin

STL (comparing this to this)–C Zack Phillips, LW Yannick Veilleux, C Ryan Tesink, D Richard Nedomiel, RW Cody Beach

SJ–Jeremy Morin, Chris Crane, Petter Emanuelsson, Jeremy Langlois, Joel Rumpel

TB–David Broll.

VAN–Linden Vey

WAS–Michael Latta

WIN–Austen Brassard

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