Please remember that This Summer Is Weird and we’re posting this much “earlier” in the “league year” than normal. There is still a 2020 Playoff still to come as we type. Some free-agency issues are still to be determined. Bear with us. Thanks.
Jan. 9: No promises this will be updated further as the new season approaches.
Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart; it more or less keeps guys where they finished, except for newcomers and non-AHL-eligibles. As things come into sharper focus, I may rearrange. Forward positions aren’t strict. There could (will probably) be swing on the margins and within positions.
*-Unsigned restricted free agent, pending a qualifying offer. Italics: AHL contract. Blue: added since July 1.
As of 12/11 (Timashov trade), 41 NHL contracts for 2020-21 (3 G, 13 D, 25 F) (including unsigned and pending RFAs, 43* (3 G, 13 D, 27 F)).
LW — Anthony Beauvillier, Michael Dal Colle, Ross Johnston, Andrew Ladd, Anders Lee
C — Mathew Barzal*, Casey Cizikas, Leo Komarov, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Brock Nelson
RW — Josh Bailey, Cal Clutterbuck, Jordan Eberle, Dmytro Timashov
D — Johnny Boychuk, Noah Dobson, Thomas Hickey, Nick Leddy, Scott Mayfield, Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock,
Devon Toews (arb.)
G — Ilya Sorokin, Semyon Varlamov
LW — Kieffer Bellows, Felix Bibeau, Arnaud Durandeau, A.J. Greer, Simon Holmstrom, Blade Jenkins, Nick Pastujov, Yanick Turcotte
C — Cole Bardreau (V-320), Bobo Carpenter, Tanner Fritz, Mason Jobst, Otto Koivula, Jeff Kubiak
RW — Erik Brown, Austin Czarnik (V-320), Cole Coskey, Josh Ho-Sang, Oliver Wahlstrom
D — Sebastian Aho, Samuel Bolduc, Adam Brubacher,
Kyle Burroughs*, Seth Helgeson (V), Grant Hutton, Mitch Vande Sompel, Bode Wilde, Parker Wotherspoon
G — Jakub Skarek,
Wild cards — Reasonably straightforward for the moment.
(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