NHL Rumors: Top CHL, College and European free agents, Coyotes, Oilers, Red Wings, Senators and Maple Leafs 

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Top CHL, College and European free agents

Corey Pronman of The Athletic: Ranking the top free agents from the CHL, college and Europe. (Some players have already signed now)

  1. Tye Felhaber – left wing – OHL
  2. Nico Sturm – center – ECAC
  3. Oula Palve – center – Liiga
  4. Andrew Shortridge – goaltender – ECAC
  5. Peter Abbandonato – center – QMJHL
  6. Oliwer Kaski – defenseman – Liiga
  7. Mat Robson – goaltender – Big 10
  8. Justin Brazeau – right wing – OHL
  9. Jimmy Huntington – center – QMJHL
  10. Connor Mackey – defenseman – WCHA
  11. Joakim Nygard – left wing – SHL
  12. Taro Hirose – left wing – Big 10
  13. Max Veronneau – right wing – ECAC
  14. Ilya Mikheyev – right wing – KHL
  15. Ryan Kuffner – left wing – ECAC
  16. Vasili Demchenko – goaltender – KHL
  17. Otto Leskinen – defenseman – Liiga
  18. Tristan Langan – center – WHL
  19. Kevin Hancock – left wing – OHL
  20. Alex Limoges – center – Big 10
  21. Alexander Yelesin – defenseman – KHL
  22. Grant Hutton – defenseman – NCHC
  23. Joseph Cecconi – defenseman – Big 10
  24. Arttu Ruotsalainen – left wing – Liiga
  25. Chase Priskie – defenseman – ECAC
  26. Lukas Bengtsson – defenseman – SHL
  27. Jakob Lilja – left wing – SHL
  28. Jimmy Schuldt – defenseman – NCHC
  29. Anton Wedin – left wing – SHL
  30. Dakota Joshua – left wing – Big 10
  31. Josh Teves – defenseman – ECAC
  32. Samuel Asselin – center – QMJHL
  33. Reese Johnson – right wing – WHL
  34. Colton Poolman – defenseman – NCHC
  35. Lukas Craggs – center – WCHA
Quick notes on the Coyotes, Oilers, Red Wings, Senators and Maple Leafs 

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet:  The Arizona Coyotes had looked at ways to add another center after the trade deadline because of injuries. European free agents and trading for players on AHL contract are the only ways, and that deadline is a week after the NHL trade deadline.

Several executives told Edmonton Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson to take as long as it takes to name their next GM. could see the Oilers asking Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland what his future plans are.

Christopher Ilitch when asked about Steve Yzerman.

“There’s not a lot I can say about that, other than I know his contract is expiring this summer. We’ll leave it at that.”

Potential Ottawa Senators coaching candidates include Marc Crawford, Jacques Martin, Michel Therrien, Alain VigneaultBrad Shaw, Mike Yeo, D.J. Smith, and Troy Mann.

There had been some talk the Toronto Maple Leafs could promote Rasmus Sandin because of injuries but it’s not sounding like that would happen now.

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