Nick Goss

2024 NHL free agency: Live tracker, rumors, news and contracts on Day 1

Free agency kicks off what should be a busy summer for the NHL.

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The 2024 NHL offseason ramps up Monday with the start of free agency.

Teams can begin agreeing to new deals and signing contracts with free agents at noon ET.

This year's free agent market is expected to be loaded with stars and proven veteran players, including Steven Stamkos, Sam Reinhart, Jake Guentzel, Elias Lindholm, Chandler Stephenson, Brandon Montour, Jonathan Marchessault, Matt Duchene, Brady Skjei and Tyler Toffoli, among others.

One team to watch is the Boston Bruins, who won a playoff round in May for the first time since 2021 and have around $21.67 million in salary cap space, per CapFriendly. The B's need at least one top-six forward, a proven goal scorer on the wing and a left-shot defenseman. They also need to figure out a long-term extension with restricted free agent goalie Jeremy Swayman.

It should be a very busy and exciting Monday as teams use their cap space to make roster upgrades.

Keep it right here with our NHL free agency live blog for all of the latest rumors, news and completed contracts from Day 1.

3:55 p.m.: News is still coming in almost four hours after free agency opened.

2:05 p.m.: More deals (and a trade) continue to come in.

12:45 p.m.: Here are some more deals coming in.

12:11 p.m.: A huge day in Nashville.

Jaccob Slavin is staying in Carolina.

12:10 p.m.: The Bruins have landed a top-six center in Elias Lindholm and a top-four defenseman in Nikita Zadorov.

The Leafs have also added a goalie.

12:05 p.m.: Some more deals are rolling in.

12:01 p.m.: Free agency has officially begun!

We begin with a trade:

11:48 a.m.: Here are some other notable updates as the noon ET start of free agency approaches.

11:38 a.m.: Steven Stamkos could get a four-year, $32 million deal with the Predators.

Here are some other updates:

11:23 a.m.: Teuvo Teravainen began his career in Chicago.

11:16 a.m.: Are the Bruins about to make a splash in free agency?

11:12 a.m.: Losing Brandon Montour would be a tough setback for the Panthers blue line.

Sean Monahan is one of the second-tier center options available in free agency.

10:45 a.m.: Are we about to see the Nashville Predators make a huge splash?

10:38 a.m.: Shane Pinto could thrive in the right situation.

10:27 a.m.: The Leafs' contract with Chris Tanev is for six years.

10:22 a.m.: Goalie Joseph Woll has a new deal with the Leafs.

10:16 a.m.: The Devils appear to be closing in on defenseman Brett Pesce, which would be a huge upgrade for New Jersey's blue line.

10:08 a.m.: Here some other smaller moves.

9:54 a.m.: Could the longtime Bruins defenseman land with the Penguins?

9:04 a.m.: Here are the numbers for Jake Guentzel's deal with the Lightning.

Here are some other notes from the early morning:

7:48 a.m.: Tyler Bertuzzi is headed to the Chicago Blackhawks.

7:45 a.m. ET: Here are some rumors and reports from the weekend to kick off the action.

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