Former Worcester hockey pros who are now NHL free agents, 2019 edition

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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 players who played during the 2018-19 season on NHL contracts and does not include players who played in the AHL, ECHL, or overseas on non-NHL contracts. It also doesn’t include players that have already signed NHL contracts for the 2019-20 season

Unrestricted Free Agents (Former team)
Julius Bergman (New York Rangers) (Not qualified) (signed with Frolunda HC/SHL)
Steve Bernier (New York Islanders) (Signed AHL deal with Bridgeport)
Ryan Carpenter (Vegas) (signed with Chicago)
Micheal Haley (San Jose)
Eamon McAdam (Toronto) (Not qualified)
Jamie McGinn (Florida)
Joe Pavelski (San Jose) (signed with Dallas)
Joakim Ryan (San Jose) (Not qualified) (signed with LA)
Harri Sateri (Detroit) (signed with Sibir Novosibirsk/KHL)
Matt Taormina (Calgary)
Matt Tennyson (Buffalo) (signed with New Jersey)

Restricted Free Agents (Rights holder team)
Nikolay Goldobin (Vancouver)
Mirco Mueller (New Jersey) (Re-signed with Devils, 1 year)


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