NHL Free Agency: Ranking best landing spots for five UFA goaltenders

Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Tuukka Rask (40)
Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

These are the best fits for some of the goaltenders set to enter NHL Free Agency.

Get ready for a crazy day across the league with NHL Free Agency opening at noon Eastern Time, and there should be a lot of movement and activity when it comes to netminders throughout today.

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There are some big names set to hit the open market and, with a lot of goalie-hungry teams out there, that could make for quite the start to today’s proceedings when it comes to a bidding war for the netminders available.

From Philipp Grubauer to Frederik Andersen to Tuukka Rask, we could see see a lot of familiar faces in new places by the end of today, and we are going to attempt to rank the best fits for the plethora of goalies that will be available today.

So, without further ado, let’s delve right in…

Ranking the best fits for these five UFA Goaltenders in NHL Free Agency

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Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

5. Martin Jones

After being bought out by the San Jose Sharks this week, Martin Jones will now be looking for a new home and he could be an intriguing option for a number of different teams in the NHL.

Despite a rough couple of years with the Sharks, Jones could still be a decent backup for most teams in the league, and he may have a role as a reliable No. 2 for a true contender like the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After all, Jones is a proven Playoff performer and he does seem to raise his game when it matters most, as backed up by his .916 Save Percentage and 2.41 Goals Against Average in 60 postseason starts, not to mention a handful of heroic, game-saving performances on his resume.

Again, Jones is coming off a tough couple of years with San Jose, including a 3.28 Goals Against Average and a .896 Save Percentage in 2020-21 coupled with a 3.00 GAA and a .896 SV% in 2019-20, but the veteran may benefit from a change of scenery and more reliable blueline play in front of him.

Best Fit: The Toronto Maple Leafs