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Each NHL Team’s 2023 Qualifying Offer Status Going Into Free Agency

A full list of all NHL RFAs qualified and not qualified heading into NHL free agency in 2023.

Teams had to make decisions on players they wanted to qualify and those they did, who ultimately will become free agents on July 1. On Friday, updates were coming in from everywhere as teams started to announce who they were keeping and who they weren’t. There are some interesting names.

Here is what we’ve uncovered so far. We will keep updating this list as more names are made public:

Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks have issued qualifying offers to:

  • Lukas Dostal
  • Jamie Drysdale
  • Benoit-Olivier Groulx
  • Troy Terry
  • Trevor Zegras

Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes have qualified:

  • Ivan Prosvetov
  • Jan Jenik
  • Matias Maccelli
  • Jack McBain
  • Nathan Smith

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have issued qualifying offers to:

  • Brett Murray
  • Linus Weissbach

Boston Bruins

The Bruins have qualified:

  • Trent Frederic
  • Jeremy Swayman
  • Jakub Lauko
  • Marc McLaughlin
  • Michael DiPietro
  • Kyle Keyser
  • Mitchell
  • Alec Regula
  • Reilly Walsh

Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames have qualified all three of their RFAs:

  • Ben Jones
  • Emilio Pettersen
  • Martin Pospisil

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes only qualified Dylan Coghlan.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have issued a qualifying offer to:

  • Philipp Kurashev

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche have qualified:

  • Bowen Byram
  • Justus Annunen
  • Ross Colton
  • Samp Ranta

Dallas Stars

The Stars have issued qualifying offers for

  • Nick Caamano
  • Riley Damiani
  • Ty Dellandrea
  • Scott Reedy

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings have qualified:

  • Lethemon
  • McIsaac
  • Newpower
  • Veleno

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers have extended qualifying offers to:

  • Evan Bouchard (D)
  • Ryan McLeod (F)
  • Raphael Lavoie (F)
  • Noah Philp (F)
  • Olivier Rodrigue (G)

Florida Panthers

The Panthers have qualified:

  • Grigori Denisenko
  • Aleksi Heponiemi
  • Logan Hutsko

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings have extended qualifying offers to the following players:

  • Tobias Bjornfot
  • Samuel Fagemo,
  • Akil Thomas,
  • Tyler Madden

Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild have made qualifying offers to:

  • Calen Addison,
  • Brandon Duhaime
  • Filip Gustavsson

Montreal Canadiens

The Monreal Canadiens have qualified:

  • Alex Newhook
  • Rafaël Harvey-Pinard
  • Jesse Ylönen
  • Lucas Condotta
  • Mitchell Stephens
  • Nicolas Beaudin

Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have issued qualifying offers to:

  • Cody Glass
  • Alexandre Carrier

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey have issued qualifying offers to:

  • Kevin Bahl

New York Islanders

The Islanders have issued qualifying offers to:

  • Oliver Wahlstrom
  • Jakub Skarek

New York Rangers

The New York Rangers have qualified:

  • Alexis Lafreniere
  • K’Andre Miller
  • Ty Emberson
  • Lauri Pajuniemi
  • Brandon Scanlin

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have extended qualifying offers to the following restricted free agents:

  • Jonathan Gruden (F)
  • Filip Hallander (F)
  • Drew O’Connor (F)
  • Ty Smith (D)
  • Filip Lindberg (G)

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken have extended qualifying offers to the following players:

  • Will Borgen
  • Vince Dunn
  • Cale Fleury
  • Kole Lind

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have qualified:

  • Tanner Jeannot
  • Simon Ryfors

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs have extended qualifying offers to:

  • Ilya Samsonov
  • Nick Abruzzese
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have qualified:

  • Akito Hirose
  • Nils Höglander
  • Vitali Kravtsov

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights have extended qualifying offers to the following three players:

  • Pavel Dorofeyev
  • Brett Howden
  • Jiri Patera

Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals have extended qualifying offers to:

  • Martin Fehervary (D)
  • Riley Sutter (F)
  • Henrik Borgstrom (F)

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jest extended qualifying offers to:

  • Morgan Barron
  • Declan Chisholm
  • Leon Gawanke
  • Rasmus Kupari
  • Dylan Samberg
  • Logan Stanley
  • Gabriel Vilardi

Here is a complete list of players who were not given qualifying offers:


  • Samuel Asselin, 24, Boston Bruins
  • Carson Focht, 23, Vancouver Canucks
  • Alex Limoges, 25, Winnipeg Jets
  • Kevin Stenlund, 26, Winnipeg Jets
  • Tyson Jost, 25, Buffalo Sabres
  • Matej Pekar, 23, Buffalo Sabres
  • Michael McLeod, 25, New Jersey Devils
  • Lias Andersson, 24, Los Angeles Kings
  • Jesse Puljujarvi, 25, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Stelio Mattheos, 24, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Denis Gurianov, 26, Montreal Canadiens
  • Christian Fischer, 26, Arizona Coyotes
  • Bryce Kindopp, 24, Anaheim Ducks
  • Nathan Bastian, 25, New Jersey Devils
  • Jesper Boqvist, 24, New Jersey Devils
  • Daniel Sprong, 26, Seattle Kraken
  • Morgan Geekie, 24, Seattle Kraken
  • Zack MackEwan, 26, Los Angeles Kings
  • Taylor Ward, 25, Los Angeles Kings
  • Max Comtois, 24, Anaheim Ducks
  • Dominik Bokk, 23, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Marian Studenic, 24, Dallas Stars
  • Joel Teasdale, 24, Montreal Canadiens
  • Josiah Slavin, 24, Anaheim Ducks
  • Aiden Dudas, 23, Los Angeles Kings
  • Nate Schnarr, 24, Los Angeles Kings
  • Rasmus Asplund, 25, Nashville Predators
  • Damien Giroux, Minnesota Wild
  • Mason Shaw, Minnesota Wild
  • Sam Steel, Minnesota Wild
  • Blade Jenkins, New York Islanders
  • Collin Adams, New York Islanders
  • Anders Bjork, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Austin Wagner, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Maxim Golod, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Cameron Hillis, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Kody Clark, Washington Capitals


  • Kai Wissmann, 26, Boston Bruins
  • Dawson Barteaux, 23, Dallas Stars
  • Oskari Laaksonen, 23, Dallas Stars
  • Ethan Bear, 26, Vancouver Canucks
  • Travis Dermott, 26, Vancouver Canucks
  • Cam Crotty, 24, Arizona Coyotes
  • Axel Andersson, 23, Anaheim Ducks
  • Simon Benoit, 24, Anaheim Ducks
  • Kale Clague, 25, Buffalo Sabres
  • Tobie Paquette-Bisson, 26, Los Angeles Kings
  • Cal Foote 24, Nashville Predators
  • Bode Wilde, New York Islanders
  • Parker Wotherspoon, New York Islanders
  • Caleb Jones, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Hunter Drew, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Gabriel Carlsson, Washington Capitals


  • Adam Scheel, 24, Dallas Stars
  • Arvid Holm, 24, Winnipeg Jets
  • Olle Eriksson-Ek, 24, Anaheim Ducks
  • David Hrenak, 25, Los Angeles Kings
  • Jacob Ingham, 23, Los Angeles Kings
  • Matt Villalta, 24, Los Angeles Kings
  • Mackenzie Blackwood, San Jose Sharks

Players who did not receive a QO and will become a UFA: Cal Foote Jimmy Huntington John Leonard Markus Nurmi Isaac Ratcliffe Tomas Vomacka

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