Since our last RFA article, there have been many exciting updates to cover. We will revisit our three marquee RFAs and see where they stand today as we are approaching the start of the regular season. First, here is a recap on the difference between an RFA and a UFA.
In the NHL there are two kinds of Free agents. There are Unrestricted Free Agents (UFAs) who are eligible to sign for any team and there are Restricted Free Agents (RFAs). The latter are players whose signing rights belong to the team that drafted them, provided that the team tendered the player a qualifying offer at the expiration of their “Entry Level Deal.”
As a note, all NHL deals, including Canadian ones are made in U.S. Dollars and AAV stands for Average Annual Value. Regardless of how much money a player makes per year, the AAV is what counts against a teams cap space each season.
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