Here is a complete list of the Hawks players, who, effective July 1, became free agents. The NHL released the names of all players, who became free agents on Thursday. Details regarding the classifications also are below.
Group 2 FAs: Bryan Bickell, Evan Brophey, Nathan Davis, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Andrew Ladd, Antti Niemi, Jack Skille, Hannu Toivonen.
Group 3 UFAs: Danny Bois, Nick Boynton, Adam Burish, Joey Crabb, Mark Cullen, Jassen Cullimore, Kim Johnsson, John Madden, Richard Petiot.
Group 6 UFAs: Kyle Greentree, Danny Richmond.
UFAs: Michael Brennan, Jordan Hendry, Adam Hobson, Peter MacArthur, Jean-Claude Sawyer.
Group 2 - Subject to compensation and right to match
The players listed below have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:
$1,020,348 or below None
Over $1,020,348 to $1,545,981 Third-round choice
Over $1,545,981 to $3,091,963 Second-round choice
Over $3,091,963 to $4,637,944 First-round and third-round choice
Over $4,637,944 to $6,183,925 First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $6,183,925 to $7,729,907 Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
Over $7,729,907 Four first-round choices
Group 3 - Unrestricted Free Agents
The following players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 27 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.
Group 6 - Unrestricted Free Agents
The following players qualify for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. These players, whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff).
Unrestricted Free Agents
The following players were not tendered a qualifying offer and are therefore Unrestricted Free Agents not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.