Qualifying Offer Calculator

  • Teams must extend a qualifying offer to a restricted free agent to retain negotiation rights.
    • A qualifying offer is an official Standard Player Contract (SPC) offer which shall be 1 year in length, and which can be subject to salary arbitration should the player be eligible.
    • Clubs have until the later of June 25th or the first Monday after the Entry Draft to submit Qualifying Offers.
    • Qualifying Offers apply to Group 2 and Group 4 free agents.
    • Submitting a Qualifying Offers gives the prior club the right of first refusal to match any offer sheet submitted, or receive draft pick compensation.
    • If the player rejects the qualifying offer, they remain an RFA and their rights are retained by the team.
    • If a player does not receive a qualifying offer, the player becomes a UFA.
  • The qualifying offer is calculated from the players base salary (NHL salary minus signing bonus), and at minimum must meet the seasons minimum salary requirements:
    • 110% of the base salary if the base salary is less than or equal to $660,000
    • 105% of the base salary if the base salary is greater than $660,000 or less than $1,000,000. However, this qualifying offer cannot exceed $1,000,000.
    • 100% of the base salary if the base salary is equal to or greater than $1,000,000.
    • CBA Reference 10.2 (a) (ii)
  • For players who are on expiring contracts that were signed after July 10, 2020:
    • The Qualifying Offer is limited to 120% of their previous contracts annual average (AAV)
    • Reference: 2020 NHL CBA extension Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • The qualifying offer must be a One-Way offer if the following three requirements are met (A goaltender is considered to have played a game if they are on the bench as a backup for this scenario):
    1. In the previous three seasons, the player played in:
      • 180 NHL games if the previous three seasons does not include 2012-13 or 2019-20
      • 171 NHL games if one of the three seasons is 2019-20 (Pro-rating for the COVID roster freeze) and the player is a COVID Roster Freeze Player
      • 156 NHL games if one of the three seasons is 2012-13 (Pro-rating for the shortened 2012-13 season)
    2. In the previous season, the player played in:
      • 60 NHL games if the previous season is not 2012-13 or 2019-20
      • 51 NHL games if the previous season is 2019-20 (Pro-rating for the COVID roster freeze) and the player is a COVID Roster Freeze Player
      • 36 NHL games if the previous season is 2012-13 (Pro-rating for the shortened 2012-13 season)
    3. The player did not clear waivers in the previous season.

RFA Player Select

Åberg, PontusRW, LWPittsburgh PenguinsPIT$700,000
Bailey, JustinRWVancouver CanucksVAN$750,000
Barzal, MathewCNew York IslandersNYI$832,500
Bear, EthanRDEdmonton OilersEDM$700,000
Blackwood, MackenzieGNew Jersey DevilsNJD$700,000
Borgström, HenrikCFlorida PanthersFLA$832,500
Bratt, JesperLW, RWNew Jersey DevilsNJD$700,000
Cave, ColbyC$700,000
Cehlárik, PeterLW, RWBoston BruinsBOS$700,000
Cernak, ErikRDTampa Bay LightningTBL$700,000
Chatfield, JalenRDVancouver CanucksVAN$750,000
Cirelli, AnthonyCTampa Bay LightningTBL$700,000
Dahlén, JonathanLW, CSan Jose SharksSJS$832,500
Djuse, EmilLDFlorida PanthersFLA$832,500
Dubois, Pierre-LucC, LWColumbus Blue JacketsCBJ$832,500
Dunn, VinceLDSt. Louis BluesSTL$775,000
Hudon, CharlesLW, RWMontreal CanadiensMTL$800,000
Joseph, MathieuLW, RWTampa Bay LightningTBL$700,000
Kamenev, VladislavCColorado AvalancheCOL$750,000
Kaski, OliwerRDCarolina HurricanesCAR$832,500
Kunin, LukeRW, CNashville PredatorsNSH$832,500
Kylington, OliverLDCalgary FlamesCGY$750,000
Masin, DominikDTampa Bay LightningTBL$700,000
McKeown, RolandRDCarolina HurricanesCAR$700,000
Menell, BrennanDMinnesota WildMIN$700,000
Mittelstadt, CaseyCBuffalo SabresBUF$832,500
Montembeault, SamuelGFlorida PanthersFLA$708,750
Myers, PhilippeRDPhiladelphia FlyersPHI$700,000
Pilut, LawrenceLDBuffalo SabresBUF$832,500
Roslovic, JackRW, CWinnipeg JetsWPG$832,500
Saarela, AleksiC, LWFlorida PanthersFLA$750,000
Saarijärvi, ViliRDArizona CoyotesARI$700,000
Strome, DylanCChicago BlackhawksCHI$832,500
Sund, TonyLDSan Jose SharksSJS$750,000
Timashov, DmytroLWDetroit Red WingsDET$700,000
Volkov, AlexanderLW, RWTampa Bay LightningTBL$832,500
Vorobyov, MikhailCPhiladelphia FlyersPHI$725,000
Wiederer, ManuelC$700,000