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Early-Season NHL Free Agent Stock Watch: Top NHL UFAs for 2020

Taking an early look at some of the notable pending 2020 NHL free agents and how their contract year is going so far.

By Lyle Richardson, Featurd

The start of the NHL's 2020 free-agent market is months away. Still, it's worthwhile to examine the noteworthy players potentially available next July.

Several veteran stars, such as New Jersey Devils winger Taylor Hall and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, could be among the notables looking for new homes next summer. Despite their successful careers to date, their performances this season will also determine their value in the free-agent market.