NHL Free Agents: Draft Pick Compensation For An Offer Sheet And The Top 15 2019 Restricted Free Agents
Brayden Point and Sebastian Aho are two of the top 2019 restricted free agents.
The draft pick compensation to sign a restricted free agent to an offer sheet

Gord Miller: Compensation for 2019 restricted free agent offer sheets

$1,395,053 or below: None

$1,395,054-$2,113,716: 3rd

$2,113,717-$4,227,437: 2nd

$4,227,438-$6,341,152: 1st, 3rd

$6,341,153-$8,454,871: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

$8,454,872-$10,568,589: 2 1sts , 2nd, 3rd Over

$10,568,590+: 4 1sts

Top 15 2019 restricted free agents

Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Looking at the top 15 2019 restricted free agents.

1 Brayden Point – Tampa Bay Lightning – A top priority for GM Julien BriseBois. He could do a two-year bridge deal, a five-year contract like Auston Matthews to an eight-year deal.

2. Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs – Leafs leading scorer in each of ther past two seasons. The Leafs cap situation is well documented. Top priority for GM Kyle Dubas.

3. Sebastian Aho – Carolina Hurricanes – Owner Tom Dundon has assured Aho will be re-signed. He could ask for Jack Eichel money – eight-years and $80 million.

4. Mikko Rantanen – Colorado Avalanche – Salary cap space won’t be an issue for the Avalanche.

5. Matthew Tkachuk – Calgary Flames – Will become the Flames highest paid player. Auston Matthews five-year deal changed the approach of pending RFAs.

6. Timo Meier – San Jose Sharks – Career-high 30 goals and 66 points. Meier could use William Nylander‘s contract as a comparable and look for around $7.25 million per.

7. Brock Boeser – Vancouver Canucks – Contract talks have already started. Could end up in the $7.3 million range.

8. Charlie McAvoy – Boston Bruins – Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reported in February that McAvoy turned down an extension offer of eight years at around $7.5 million.

9. Jacob Trouba – Winnipeg Jets – He’s a year away from being a UFA and is arbitration eligible. Trouba had been looking for around $7 million last year before arbitration.

10. Kyle Connor – Winnipeg Jets – Back-to-back 30 goal scorer. The Jets have 15 pending free agents to decide on.

11. Patrik Laine – Winnipeg Jets – May opt for a bridge deal and hope for a better season.

12. William Karlsson – Vegas Golden Knights – Went from 43 to 24 goals after taking a one-year, $5.25 million deal last offseason. George McPhee said they’ll work on a long-term deal.

13. Jordan Binnington – St. Louis Blues – The Blues don’t have a lot of cap space. Will they have to pay him more than Jake Allen‘s $4.35 million?

14. Zach Werenski – Columbus Blue Jackets – Logs almost 23 minutes a game.

15. David Rittich – Calgary Flames – Could be the Flames No. 1 goaltender next season.