Former Worcester hockey pros who are now NHL free agents, 2021 edition

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 noon ET on Wednesday, July 28. 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 2020-21 season on NHL contracts and does not include players who played in the AHL, ECHL, or overseas on non-NHL contracts. It also lists any former Worcester Blades players that are NWHL free agents.

Unrestricted Free Agents – Former team
Ryan Carpenter – Chicago
Aaron Dell – New Jersey (Buffalo)
Jason Demers – Arizona
Taylor Fedun – Dallas (Pittsburgh)
Mariah Fujimagari – Connecticut (Re-signed with Connecticut)
Barclay Goodrow – New York Rangers (Re-signed with Rangers)
Troy Grosenick – Los Angeles (Boston)
Micheal Haley – Ottawa
Carter Hutton – Buffalo (Arizona)
Matt Irwin – Buffalo (Washington)
*David Quenneville – New Jersey (IK Oskarshamn, SHL)
Joakim Ryan – Carolina (Malmo Redhawks, SHL)
Matt Tennyson – New Jersey (Nashville)

*Became an unrestricted free agent when New Jersey did not tender him a qualifying offer.

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