2020 NHL Free Agency Tracker: Instant analysis and grades

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Tracking every signing in 2020 NHL free agency, complete with rumors, trades and more as well.

NHL free agency is nearly underway. Things will officially start on Oct. 9. That will be the start of the league’s new year. Though this offseason is coming three months later than everyone expected back in January, there should be a lot of movement and action to quench the thirst of fans.

It’ll be hard to keep track of everything, but here at Puck Prose, we live to serve you. We’ll keep you updated with every signing and trade, providing you with top-notch and instant analysis for every move. Be sure to bookmark this article, as we’ll be updating this very frequently. We won’t grade every move, only the major ones.

Without further ado, let’s get started. Thanks to Cap Friendly, as we couldn’t do this without them.

October 2

Leafs Sign Malgin

Denis Malgin, an RFA, has signed a one-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $700,000. Since his cap hit is so cheap, he could see some action in the NHL. These kinds of players are important for the Leafs. In 192 career games, Malgin has 28 goals and 32 assists for 60 points.

Senators Sign Josh Brown

The Ottawa Senators have traded a fourth round pick for the RFA rights to former Florida Panthers defenseman Josh Brown. Brown has 10 points in 93 career games, all of them with the Panthers. He was drafted by Florida in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL Draft.

With the likely departures of Ron Hainsey and Marc Borowiecki, the Senators needed a bit of help on their blueline. Brown won’t be too costly and it’s worth noting he’s played for Sens head coach D.J. Smith before.

Sabres Sign Andrew Oglevie

Andrew Oglevie has signed a two-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres worth $750,000 annually. He played in 55 games for the Rochester Americans last year, putting up 29 points in the process. The Sabres are showing an impressive commitment to Rochester this year, which is a huge change from how they’ve dealt with them in recent years.

Brossoit Signed By Jets

Soucy Close To Deal With Wild

Good deal for Soucy. Not so much for the Wild.

Grade: C. A bit of an overpayment for Soucy.

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