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 13th. 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 2021-22 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 PHF free agents.
Unrestricted free agents – former team
Ken Appleby – NY Islanders Re-signed by Islanders / 2 years
Justin Braun – NY Rangers Philadelphia Flyers / 1 year
Ryan Carpenter – Calgary Flames NY Rangers / 1 year
Aaron Dell – Buffalo Sabres San Jose / 1 year
Mariah Fujimagari – Connecticut Whale
Thomas Greiss – Detroit Red Wings St Louis Blues / 1 year
Troy Grosenick – Boston Bruins Philadelphia Flyers / 1 year
Carter Hutton – Toronto Maple Leafs (Announced retirement)
Matt Irwin – Washington Capitals Re-signed by Capitals / 1 year
Harri Sateri – Arizona Coyotes EHC Biel-Bienne (NL/Switzerland) / 1 year
Alex Stalock – San Jose Sharks Chicago Blackhawks / 1 year
Matt Tennyson – Nashville Predators
Chris Tierney – Ottawa Senators Florida Panthers / 1 year
Restricted free agents – rights holder team
Arnaud Durandeau – NY Islanders Re-signed by Islanders / 2 years
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