It is mid-August and people are beginning to think about fantasy teams for the upcoming NHL season, kids might be buying new hockey equipment in a couple weeks, and NHL players are going to be taking off their golf caps for hockey helmets soon. All the teams’ rosters seem to be set. However, there are still many NHL free agents still available, especially unrestricted free agents (UFAs).
The hockey world seems to look down on late free agents (unless they are legends like Daniel Alfredsson and are just trying to make up their mind if they should retire or not), because they are usually not good. However, as you will see in this article, there are many good UFAs still available for teams to pick up. I did not include Alfredsson because he will decide his career in late August and will be signed for sure if he wants to play.
Continue reading to check out some of the best UFAs still available.