Toronto Maple Leafs: The Exhaustive List of NHL UFAs

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Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

Alex Goligoski

That last time Alex Goligoski was a UFA was five years ago when he left the Dallas Stars to make $27,375,000 with the Arizona Coyotes. The 35-year-old defenseman won’t be able to cash in again to the same degree but he will certainly have competing offers for his services. He can play on both the left and right sides of the ice and add offense for his team.

Jaden Schwartz

Jaden Schwartz is a 29-year-old left-winger who has played his entire career for the St. Louis Blues. He has been very good for them, especially in their Cup-winning run when he accumulated 20 points in 26 games. This past season, while earning a $5.35 million AAV, Schwartz played 40 regular-season games and potted 8 goals and 13 assists. This fan favorite may look to experience playing for a different club if he’s able to find a team willing to give him a desirable term.

Tomas Tatar

Tomas Tatar is a 30-year-old winger. His coaches could always count on him to forecheck and cause turnovers but he was actually a healthy scratch for multiple games during the Montreal Canadiens run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Tatar played in just five games, which should spell the end of his time with the blue-blanc-et-rouge.

Tyler Bozak

The Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans loved Tyler Bozak. He looked good with the St. Louis Blues and could very likely re-sign there. However, Bozak would actually be an excellent fit if he were to return to Toronto. Instead of playing on a top line (like he did for years with his good friend Phil Kessel), Bozak would be at the bottom of the lineup either playing center or right-wing.

Frederik Andersen

Since the Maple Leafs were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Frederik Andersen joined Justin Bieber’s entourage. That connection to Toronto may be the closest thing he has to the Maple Leafs going forward. With the Leafs committing to Jack Campbell as their starter in the playoffs, it appears as though Andersen will be playing elsewhere next season. It will be tough to see him go but Andersen can still command a big enough payday that could price him out of Toronto.