Below is a list of former Worcester pro hockey players that are new NHL unrestricted free agents or restricted free agents. These players can sign with any NHL organization after July 1st.
Those that are restricted free agents and sign with a new organization can have their offer matched by their previous team. If the offer is not matched their new team has to give compensation, based on average salary, to the organization losing the player.
This listing includes just those player who played in the 2017-18 season on NHL contracts and does not include players who played in the AHL, ECHL, or overseas on non-NHL contracts.
Unrestricted Free Agents (Former team)
Dylan DeMelo (San Jose) Re-signed with SJ
Josh Gorges (Buffalo)
Freddie Hamilton (Arizona)
Carter Hutton (St Louis) Signed with Buffalo
Bracken Kearns (New Jersey) Signed with EHC Linz (EBEL)
Brandon Mashinter (San Jose)
Torrey Mitchell (Los Angeles) Signed with Lausanne HC (NLA/Switzerland)
Harri Sateri (Florida) Signed with Detroit
Tommy Wingels (Boston) Signed with Geneve-Servette (NLA/Switzerland)
Restricted Free Agents (Rights holder team)
Tomas Hertl (San Jose) Re-signed with SJ
Matt Nieto (Colorado) Re-signed with Colorado
Chris Tierney (San Jose) Re-signed with SJ