A complete list of which restricted free agents were and were not given qualifying offers by Monday’s deadline.
The deadline for NHL teams to submit qualifying offers to restricted free agents came and went early evening Monday, and with it went one of the notable early deadlines of the off-season.
ARIZONA COYOTESReceived Qualifying Offer: Michael Bunting, F; Laurent Dauphin, F; Hudson Fasching, F; Marek Langhamer, G; Dakota Mermis, D; Trevor Murphy, DDid Not: Freddie Hamilton, F; Sean Maguire, G. Recently acquired from the Buffalo Sabres, Fasching landing a qualifying offer will help him in his pursuit of finding a full-time roster spot in the NHL. He’s had a few cups of coffee over the past few seasons, but no steady work in the big league.
CAROLINA HURRICANESReceived Qualifying Offer: Greg McKegg, F; Lucas Wallmark, F; Trevor van Riemsdyk, D; Valentin Zykov, FDid Not: Klas Dahlbeck, D; Tyler Ganly, D; Keegan Kanzig, D; Joakim Nordstrom F; Sergey Tolchinsky, F. The Hurricanes ensure they keep van Riemsdyk in town, a nice fit in the defensive rotation, by giving him a qualifying offer, and also retain Zykov’s services with the winger appearing as though he could battle for a spot in training camp.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSReceived Qualifying Offer: Oliver Bjorkstrand, F; Boone Jenner, F; Ryan Murray, DDid Not: Ryan Kujawinski, F. T were no questions the Blue Jackets would extend offers to Bjorkstrand and Jenner, while the offer to Murray, the 2012 second-overall pick who has had an awfully tough time finding footing in the NHL, could mark his last real chance at making an impact.
The qualifying offers extended to Strome and Slepyshev could mean two rounds of arbitration for Edmonton, while Nurse, who had a career year last season, is almost certain to sign something that resembles a bridge deal before the start of the 2018-19 campaign.
NEW JERSEY DEVILSReceived Qualifying Offer: Christoph Bertschy, F; Blake Coleman, F; Michael Kapla, D; Nick Lappin, F; Stefan Noesen, F; Kevin Rooney, F; Steven Santini, D; Miles Wood, FDid Not: Ken Appleby, G; Mario Lucia, F. The Devils had a handful of players to take care of and they did exactly that, issuing offers to several of those who played even a small part in last season’s success.
Also worth noting is Aaltonen’s offer, which ensures the Maple Leafs will retain his rights as the Finn is rumored to be heading to the KHL. VANCOUVER CANUCKSReceived Qualifying Offer: Sven Baertschi, F; Troy Stecher, D; Jake Virtanen, FDid Not: Cole Cassels, F; Anton Cederholm, F; Griffen Molino, D; Derrick Pouliot, D; Mackenze Stewart, D. No surprises on those who received offers, but that Pouliot has been left without an offer from the Canucks is somewhat surprising.