NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 16, 2021

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 16, 2021

Carey Price provides an update on his recovery from knee surgery, the Coyotes and Hurricanes add to their respective management teams, the latest PTO signings and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Carey Price said he has yet to skate since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on July 22. The 34-year-old Canadiens goaltender said he “feels pretty good” and is continuing his rehab to ensure he’s ready for the coming season.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (NHL Images).

Price’s original timeline for recovery was 10-12 weeks. It was expected he’d be ready for the start of the season on Oct. 13. “With any type of rehabilitation, you’re never quite sure how long it’s going to take,” he said. The Habs star indicated he could be skating soon but wants to be sure he’s ready.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: As always, the Canadiens’ playoff hopes rest with Price. They’ll ensure he takes all the time he needs to be fully recovered and ready to go for this season. Fortunately, they’ve got a capable backup in Jake Allen to carry the load in the early going until Price’s return.

Speaking of the Canadiens, the club yesterday announced it is launching a Respect and Consent Action Plan aimed at raising awareness with its employees and the public of the consequences of sexual cyberviolence. This comes in the wake of the backlash the club faced for selecting prospect Logan Mailloux in the first round of this year’s draft. Mailloux was fined by Swedish authorities in December after admitting to charges related to sharing a photo engaged in a sexual act with him without her consent while playing in Sweden last season.

Genevieve Paquette, the Canadiens’ vice-president of community engagement and the club’s foundation general manager, said Mailloux is learning and receiving therapy from the team in a “very serious and engaged way.” A member of the London Knights, he is currently suspended by the OHL but can apply for reinstatement on Jan. 1. He was not invited to the Canadiens’ rookie camp.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: As Sportsnet’s Eric Engels observed, this is a positive step forward for the Canadiens as they continue to do damage control following the selection of the Mailloux. The club is also continuing to work with the 18-year-old defenseman to assist in his development. Paquette and the Habs director of player development Rob Ramage expressed confidence he’s on the right path toward what Ramage called “his journey of education and awareness” stemming from the incident in Sweden.

ARIZONA SPORTS: The Coyotes named John Ferguson Jr as their assistant general manager and GM of their AHL affiliate in Tucson. He spent the past seven seasons with the Boston Bruins as their Executive Director of Player Personnel and as GM of their AHL affiliate in Providence.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ferguson Jr tends to get some flak from critics over his difficult tenure as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2003-04 to 2007-08. By all accounts, however, he did a good job with the Bruins and as a pro scout before that for several years with the San Jose Sharks. He should be a good hire for the rebuilding Coyotes.

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: The Carolina Hurricanes hired Michael Futa as a senior consultant to general manager Don Waddell. Futa was previously in the Los Angeles Kings organization from 2007 to 2020, including a stint as their assistant GM. He played a key role in building that club into a two-time (2012, 2014) Stanley Cup champion.

TSN: The Edmonton Oilers signed winger Colton Sceviour to a professional tryout off.

YARDBARKER: Winger Tobias Rieder got a PTO with the Anaheim Ducks.

CAP FRIENDLY: Left wing Scott Wilson signed a PTO with the Seattle Kraken.

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: The Vegas Golden Knights signed defenseman Dylan Coghlan to a two-year contract. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

TSN: The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) rejected a request from an advocacy think tank to suspend Stan Bowman from his role as general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team while he faces allegations of helping to cover up the sexual abuse of two Chicago Blackhawks players over a decade ago.

 










NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 4, 2021

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 4, 2021

NHL players will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, the Senators sign Drake Batherson, the Red Wings ink Filip Hronek to a new deal, and more in today’s morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: The league has reached an agreement with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to take part in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. NHL players will be returning to the Olympics for the first time since the Sochi Games in 2014. The league will break from Feb. 3-22 to allow for the 2022 All-Star Game in Las Vegas followed by the Olympics.

NHL players will take part in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (NHL.com).

The agreement also provides the league and the NHL Players Association the option for a possible later decision to withdraw from the Beijing Games in the event COVID-19 conditions render participation to be impractical or unsafe.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some hockey fans and pundits believe the NHL should boycott the Beijing Games for a variety of reasons. That decision, however, isn’t up to the league.

The players wanted Olympic participation as part of the extension to the CBA. As a result, the league had to work with the PA, IIHF and the International Olympic Committee to reach an agreement on the Beijing Games. It appears the only thing that will prevent it will be the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators winger Drake Batherson to a six-year, $29.85 million contract. The 23-year-old winger’s annual average value is $4.975 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Batherson enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2020-21 after two short seasons with the Senators, tallying 17 goals and 34 points in 56 games. The report noted that the versatile two-way forward enjoyed terrific chemistry on a line with Brady Tkachuk and Josh Norris. That should continue in the coming years as the rebuilding Senators rise in the standings. Batherson’s new contract could also be a cost-effective deal if he continues to improve as management believes he will.

THE DETROIT NEWS: The Red Wings signed Filip Hronek to a three-year, $13.2 million contract. That’s a $4.4 million annual average cap hit for the 23-year-old defenseman.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: An affordable new deal for Hronek, who developed into the Red Wings’ best blueliner over the past two seasons. He’ll likely be joined on their top pairing by Nick Leddy, who was acquired earlier this summer from the New York Islanders.

STLTODAY.COM: After signing an eight-year contract extension, Colton Parayko assured nervous Blues fans that he’s fully recovered from the back injury that hampered him last season. The 28-year-old defenseman missed 21 games but said he required minimal offseason treatment, relying instead on rest and building up the muscles around it.

TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins invited forward Brian Boyle and defenseman Matt Bartkowski to training camp on professional tryout offers. Boyle is attempting a comeback after sitting out last season while Bartkowski spent all but one game last season with the Minnesota Wild’s AHL affiliate in Iowa.

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA: Rocky Thompson has stepped down as an associate coach with the San Jose Sharks. Medical reasons prevent him from taking the COVID-19 vaccine, making it difficult for him to perform his duties under the league’s COVID protocols for the coming season.

USA HOCKEY: John Hynes, David Quinn, Todd Reirden and Ryan Miller will serve as assistant coaches to head coach Mike Sullivan for the 2022 USA Men’s Olympic hockey team.










NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 3, 2021

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 3, 2021

The league introduces new COVID-19 protocols for the coming season, the Coyotes submit a bid to build a new arena & the Flyers inking Joel Farabee to a long-term deal headline several of Thursday’s contract signings. Details & more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

SPORTSNET: Elliotte Friedman reported last night the NHL and NHL Players Association finalized COVID-19 protocols for the coming 2021-22 season. Topping the list is a mechanism allowing teams to suspend unvaccinated players unable to participate in club activities, including when a player cannot travel due to local/state/provincial/federal regulations “upon return.” The player will forfeit the equivalent of one day’s pay for each day they’re unable to participate.

Exceptions include medical reasons, religious beliefs or quarantine due to being a high-risk close contact. If a full vaccinated player is confirmed with a positive test his condition will be treated as a hockey-related injury. Unvaccinated players will also face strict rules limiting social contact while on the road.

Players wishing to opt-out of this season can do so by Oct. 1. Their teams will have 30 days to determine if their contract will be rolled over to next season or this season removed from their agreement. They won’t be allowed to play in another league or the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is a brief version of Friedman’s report. I recommend following the link for the full story. Needless to say, these rules will be used to strongly encourage unvaccinated players to get their necessary COVID shots if they want to play in the NHL this season. Recent reports indicate 85 percent of NHL players are vaccinated. In other COVID-19 news…

BOSTON HOCKEY NOW: Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton confirmed on social media he contracted the coronavirus while on his honeymoon. It’s unknown if he was vaccinated at the time. If this had happened a month from now when the new protocols are in place he likely would’ve been suspended.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks fans will require proof of vaccination to attend games this season at the United Center.

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: The Vegas Golden Knights announced their fans won’t need to provide proof of vaccination to attend games at T-Mobile Arena this season. They intend to maintain compliance with state and local health regulations, as well as those of the NHL and the CDC.

ARIZONA SPORTS: The Coyotes submitted a bid to build a new arena in Tempe, located in metropolitan Phoenix. The city indicated the evaluation process would take months before there will be a vote to approve or reject the project.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Coyotes could still be seeking a temporary home if the city of Glendale maintains its decision to end its lease agreement with the club by the end of this season. If the Tempa arena deal is approved, it could take another two or three years before the building is ready for use.

NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA: The Flyers signed Joel Farabee to a six-year, $30 million contract extension. The 21-year-old winger lead the club with 20 goals last season and finished with 38 points in 55 games.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Farabee’s new annual average value is $5 million. That’s a significant raise over the $925K of his current deal, which expires at the end of this season. It’s also a big vote of confidence in the young winger, who managed eight goals and 21 points during his NHL debut in 2019-20. It could prove worthwhile if he builds on the promise of his sophomore campaign.

WGR 550: The Buffalo Sabres inked defenseman Henri Jokiharju and forward Casey Mittelstadt to three-year, $7.5 million contracts. Each will earn an annual cap hit of $2.5 million.

THE DETROIT NEWS: The Red Wings signed former Anaheim Ducks forward Carter Rowney to a one-year contract.

TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins signed goaltender Louis Domingue to a one-year, two-way contract.

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: The Carolina Hurricanes hired former defenseman Tim Gleason as an assistant coach.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) suspended Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux indefinitely after he secretly photographed an 18-year-old woman engaged in a sexual act with him while playing in Sweden last year and shared the photo and her identity with his SK Lejon teammates. Swedish police charged him with defamation and offensive photography and fined him $1, 650 USD.

Mailloux will have an opportunity to apply for reinstatement on Jan. 1, 2022.










NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 18, 2021

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 18, 2021

Team owners approved jersey ads starting in 2022-23, Predators hope to re-sign Mattias Ekholm and Filip Forsberg, Steven Stamkos sells his Tampa mansion, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

SPORTICO: The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding advertisements to team jerseys effective 2022-23. Clubs can now begin negotiating with potential ad partners. The ads must fit a 3 by 3.5-inch rectangle. Last season, the league began selling ad space on the side of players’ helmets.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Critics of these ads believe it is yet another step in a slippery slope toward turning players into billboards on skates akin to some European leagues. No NHL fans want to see that but I doubt it’ll ever go that far. European clubs have little choice because they lack the lucrative revenues streams enjoyed by the NHL.

Manufacturer logos have appeared on NHL player equipment for decades with no quibble from hockey fans. The small patch to appear on the front of jerseys will be as unobtrusive as those on the helmets.

The NHL is a business and that business took a big hit during the pandemic. They’re looking for whatever measures they can find to generate more hockey-related revenue. Anything that increases HRR will eventually translate into a higher salary cap, providing teams with more cap space to invest in building and maintaining their rosters.

Nashville Predators winger Filip Forsberg (NHL Images).

Fans got used to ads painted on the boards and the ice. They weren’t put off by arenas being named after corporations or ads on the players’ helmets. They won’t be distracted by a small jersey patch as long as they don’t spread like measles all over the jersey.

NHL.COM: Nashville Predators general manager David Poile said his club is focused on signing Mattias Ekholm and Filip Forsberg to long-term contract extensions. Both players are slated to become unrestricted free agents next summer.

Poile said discussions have started with Ekholm’s agent and should continue later this week or next week. He intends to reach out to Forsberg’s representatives before training camp opens next month.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Cap Friendly shows the Predators with over $46.4 million invested in 10 players for 2022-23 with Ekholm and Forsberg as their two core players becoming free agents. They have plenty of cap space to re-sign both players.

The question is how much Ekholm and Forsberg want on their new contracts and if they see their long-term futures in Nashville. It might be easier to re-sign them if the Preds were a Cup contender as they were three years ago. Their recent decline, however, could become a factor in those contract talks.

TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning captain Steven Stamkos recently sold his Davis Islands home for a whopping $16 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: No, this doesn’t mean Stamkos is going to be traded. He still has a full no-movement clause and reportedly has no intention of waiving it.

As the story goes, the house was never listed and he and his family were happy living there. Stamkos had no intention of selling until someone met his “move-out number.” He and his family are preparing to move to another unlisted home in the area.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators signed rugged forward Scott Sabourin to a one-year, two-way contract.

BOSTON HOCKEY NOW: Former Bruins Chris Kelly and Adam McQuaid have returned to the club in off-ice roles. Kelly is now an assistant coach while McQuaid is their new player development coordinator.

WGR 550.COM: Buffalo Sabres alumni Tim Kennedy and Nathan Paetsch have returned to the club as player development coaches.

TSN: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment announced attendees to their sports teams (including the Toronto Maple Leafs) will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test effectively mid-September to gain access to its arenas, stadium and restaurants.










NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 13, 2021

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 13, 2021

The Jets avoid arbitration with Andrew Copp, the NHL won’t pay for players’ COVID insurance at 2022 Beijing Olympics, several Canadian teams prepare for full capacity this season and more in today’s morning coffee headlines.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets avoided salary arbitration with Andrew Copp, reaching an agreement on a one-year, $3.64 million contract.

Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Copp (NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Cap Friendly shows the Jets sitting $5.797 million over the $81.5 million salary cap. Teams are allowed to sit above the cap by 10 percent during the offseason but must be compliant when the season opens in October.

One way could be putting sidelined center Bryan Little ($5.291 million) on long-term injury reserve but that still leaves him over the cap. They could also attempt to trade someone like Nathan Beaulieu, trade or demote Sami Niku and demote Ville Heinola and/or Dylan Samberg.

NEW YORK POST’s Larry Brooks tweeted the NHL Players Association has alerted its members the NHL won’t pay for COVID insurance at the 2022 Winter Olympics or Olympic qualifiers. “League position is that players will not be paid for games they miss because of COVID if contracted at Olympic events.”

Brooks also indicated the PA has presented the International Ice Hockey Federation the cost of insurance but was told international federations wouldn’t pay. He said the PA “strongly advises players not to participate in Olympic qualifying events.” He said talks are ongoing.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Don’t expect this to drag on for long. A decision on NHL participation in the 2022 Games is supposedly expected by the end of August.

SPORTSNET: The Winnipeg Jets will require all fans to be fully vaccinated to attend games at Canada Life Centre this season. The club’s parent company said season ticket holders made it clear that this was their preference. They intend to fill the arena for the Jets’ home games. Fans will also be required to wear masks in the arena.

THE PROVINCE: The Vancouver Canucks are considering measures similar to those of the Jets for access to their home games at Rogers Arena this season.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs expect to have full capacity for this season. They’re awaiting the green light from Ontario’s health minister.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Access to arenas of Canadian NHL clubs will depend upon provincial health guidelines. The piece indicates the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers have no restrictions on attendance in their arenas. The Montreal Canadiens are expected to be close to capacity to start the season. Their plans could be affected by the rising number of COVID-19 Delta variant cases.

TSN: Former Chicago Blackhawks skills coach Paul Vincent gave investigators his account of abuse allegations leveled by two players against former video coach Bradley Aldrich. Vincent said he first heard of the allegations from Blackhawks defenseman Nick Boynton when the club was in San Jose for the 2010 Western Conference Final.

After speaking with Boynton, Vincent said he spoke with the two alleged victims for 10 minutes and shared the allegations with the club’s sports psychologist, James Gary, and security officer Brian Higgins. Higgins’ lawyer told TSN his client did work at the United Center during the 2009-10 season but didn’t officially start working for the Blackhawks until October 2010. The lawyer said Vincent’s statement that he informed his client of the allegations was false but Vincent is sticking to his story.

Vincent also said he was subsequently called into a meeting with team officials including Gary, team president John McDonough, general manager Stan Bowman, and vice-president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac. He said he was informed by MacIsaac the team was looking into the matter and he didn’t have to worry about it anymore.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: You can read the full story at the link above. It comes with a caution that it contains references to sexual assault. The internal investigation by the Blackhawks is ongoing and details will be publicly shared upon its completion.

THE ATHLETIC: The lawsuits and the investigation into the Blackhawks’ handling of the sexual assault allegations have some of their fans evaluating their loyalty to the club.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers signed defenseman Slater Koekkoek to a two-year contract with an annual average value of $925K.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: The Walt Disney Company will pay the NHL $350 million to buy its 10 percent stake in Disney Streaming Services.

OTTAWA SUN: Charges have been withdrawn against an Ontario Provincial Police officer accused of fraud in the sale of a hockey stick once used by Wayne Gretzky.










NHL 2021 Expansion Draft Player Protection Lists

NHL 2021 Expansion Draft Player Protection Lists

NHL Expansion Draft Player Protection Lists

NHL.COM: The full expansion draft protection lists have been released:

ANAHEIM DUCKS 

Available

Andrew Agozzino (F)

David Backes (F)

Sam Carrick (F)

Chase De Leo (F)

Ryan Getzlaf (F)

Derek Grant (F)

Danton Heinen (F)

Adam Henrique (F)

Vinni Lettieri (F)

Sonny Milano (F)

Andrew Poturalski (F)

Carter Rowney (F)

Nick Sorensen (F)

Alexander Volkov (F)

Trevor Carrick (D)

Haydn Fleury (D)

Brendan Guhle (D)

Jacob Larsson (D)

Josh Mahura (D)

Kevin Shattenkirk (D)

Andy Welinski (D)

Ryan Miller (G)

Anthony Stolarz (G) 

Protected

Nicolas Deslauriers (F)

Max Jones (F)

Isac Lundestrom (F)

Rickard Rakell (F)

Jakob Silfverberg (F)

Sam Steel (F)

Troy Terry (F)

Cam Fowler (D)

Hampus Lindholm (D)

Josh Manson (D)

John Gibson (G)

 ARIZONA COYOTES

 Available

Derick Brassard (F)

Michael Bunting (F)

Brayden Burke (F)

Michael Chaput (F)

Hudson Fasching (F)

Christian Fischer (F)

Frederik Gauthier (F)

John Hayden (F)

Dryden Hunt (F)

Andrew Ladd (F)

Lane Pederson (F)

Tyler Pitlick (F)

Blake Speers (F)

Tyler Steenbergen (F)

Jason Demers (D)

Cam Dineen (D)

Alex Goligoski (D)

Jordan Gross (D)

Niklas Hjalmarsson (D)

Ilya Lyubushkin (D)

Dysin Mayo (D)

Aaron Ness (D)

Jordan Oesterle (D)

Vili Saarijarvi (D)

Josef Korenar (G)

Marek Langhamer (G)

Antti Raanta (G)

 Protected

Lawson Crouse (F)

Christian Dvorak (F)

Conor Garland (F)

Clayton Keller (F)

Phil Kessel (F)

Johan Larsson (F)

Nick Schmaltz (F)

Kyle Capobianco (D)

Jakob Chychrun (D)

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D)

Darcy Kuemper (G)

 BOSTON BRUINS

 Available

Anton Blidh (F)

Paul Carey (F)

Peter Cehlarik (F)

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (F)

Taylor Hall (F)

Cameron Hughes (F)

Ondrej Kase (F)

Alex Khokhlachev (F)

Joona Koppanen (F)

David Krejci (F)

Karson Kuhlman (F)

Sean Kuraly (F)

Curtis Lazar (F)

Greg McKegg (F)

Nick Ritchie (F)

Zach Senyshyn (F)

Chris Wagner (F)

Linus Arnesson (D)

Connor Clifton (D)

Steven Kampfer (D)

Jeremy Lauzon (D)

Kevan Miller (D)

John Moore (D)

Mike Reilly (D)

Jarred Tinordi (D)

Jakub Zboril (D)

Callum Booth (G)

Jaroslav Halak (G)

Tuukka Rask (G)

 Protected

Patrice Bergeron (F)

Charlie Coyle (F)

Jake DeBrusk (F)

Trent Frederic (F)

Brad Marchand (F)

David Pastrnak (F)

Craig Smith (F)

Brandon Carlo (D)

Matt Grzelcyk (D)

Charlie McAvoy (D)

Dan Vladar (G)

 BUFFALO SABRES

 Available

Drake Caggiula (F)

Jean-Sebastien Dea (F)

Cody Eakin (F)

Steven Fogarty (F)

Zemgus Girgensons (F)

Andrew Oglevie (F)

Kyle Okposo (F)

Tobias Rieder (F)

Riley Sheahan (F)

Jeff Skinner (F)

C.J. Smith (F)

Will Borgen (D)

Brandon Davidson (D)

Matt Irwin (D)

Jake McCabe (D)

Colin Miller (D)

Casey Nelson (D)

Michael Houser (G)

Carter Hutton (G)

Dustin Tokarski (G)

 Protected

Rasmus Asplund (F)

Anders Bjork (F)

Jack Eichel (F)

Casey Mittelstadt (F)

Victor Olofsson (F)

Sam Reinhart (F)

Tage Thompson (F)

Rasmus Dahlin (D)

Henri Jokiharju (D)

Rasmus Ristolainen (D)

Linus Ullmark (G)

 CALGARY FLAMES

 Available

Byron Froese (F)

Glenn Gawdin (F)

Justin Kirkland (F)

Josh Leivo (F)

Milan Lucic (F)

Joakim Nordstrom (F)

Matthew Phillips (F)

Zac Rinaldo (F)

Brett Ritchie (F)

Buddy Robinson (F)

Derek Ryan (F)

Dominik Simon (F)

Mark Giordano (D)

Oliver Kylington (D)

Nikita Nesterov (D)

Alexander Petrovic (D)

Michael Stone (D)

Louis Domingue (G)

Tyler Parsons (G)

 Protected

Mikael Backlund (F)

Dillon Dube (F)

Johnny Gaudreau (F)

Elias Lindholm (F)

Andrew Mangiapane (F)

Sean Monahan (F)

Matthew Tkachuk (F)

Rasmus Andersson (D)

Noah Hanifin (D)

Christopher Tanev (D)

Jacob Markstrom (G)

 CAROLINA HURRICANES

 Available

Morgan Geekie (F)

Steven Lorentz (F)

Jordan Martinook (F)

Max McCormick (F)

Brock McGinn (F)

Nino Niederreiter (F)

Cedric Paquette (F)

Sheldon Rempal (F)

Drew Shore (F)

Spencer Smallman (F)

Jake Bean (D)

Jake Gardiner (D)

Eric Gelinas (D)

Jani Hakanpaa (D)

Dougie Hamilton (D)

Maxime Lajoie (D)

Roland McKeown (D)

Joakim Ryan (D)

David Warsofsky (D)

Antoine Bibeau (G)

Jeremy Helvig (G)

Petr Mrazek (G)

James Reimer (G)

Dylan Wells (G)

 Protected

Sebastian Aho (F)

Jesper Fast (F)

Warren Foegele (F)

Jordan Staal (F)

Andrei Svechnikov (F)

Teuvo Teravainen (F)

Vincent Trocheck (F)

Brett Pesce (D)

Brady Skjei (D)

Jaccob Slavin (D)

Alex Nedeljkovic (G)

 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

 Available

Ryan Carpenter (F)

Brett Connolly (F)

Josh Dickinson (F)

Adam Gaudette (F)

Vinnie Hinostroza (F)

Brandon Pirri (F)

John Quenneville (F)

Zack Smith (F)

Calvin de Haan (D)

Anton Lindholm (D)

Nikita Zadorov (D)

Collin Delia (G)

Malcolm Subban (G)

 Protected

Henrik Borgstrom (F)

Alex DeBrincat (F)

Brandon Hagel (F)

David Kampf (F)

Patrick Kane (F)

Dylan Strome (F)

Jonathan Toews (F)

Caleb Jones (D)

Connor Murphy (D)

Riley Stillman (D)

Kevin Lankinen (G)

 COLORADO AVALANCHE

 Available

Travis Barron (F)

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (F)

Matt Calvert (F)

J.T. Compher (F)

Joonas Donskoi (F)

Sheldon Dries (F)

Vladislav Kamenev (F)

Gabriel Landeskog (F)

Ty Lewis (F)

Jayson Megna (F)

Liam O’Brien (F)

Brandon Saad (F)

Miikka Salomaki (F)

Kiefer Sherwood (F)

Carl Soderberg (F)

T.J. Tynan (F)

Mike Vecchione (F)

Kyle Burroughs (D)

Dennis Gilbert (D)

Erik Johnson (D)

Jacob MacDonald (D)

Patrik Nemeth (D)

Dan Renouf (D)

Devan Dubnyk (G)

Jonas Johansson (G)

Hunter Miska (G)

 Protected

Andre Burakovsky (F)

Tyson Jost (F)

Nazem Kadri (F)

Nathan MacKinnon (F)

Valeri Nichushkin (F)

Logan O’Connor (F)

Mikko Rantanen (F)

Samuel Girard (D)

Cale Makar (D)

Devon Toews (D)

Philipp Grubauer (G)

 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

 Available

Zac Dalpe (F)

Max Domi (F)

Nathan Gerbe (F)

Mikhail Grigorenko (F)

Ryan MacInnis (F)

Stefan Matteau (F)

Cliff Pu (F)

Kole Sherwood (F)

Kevin Stenlund (F)

Calvin Thurkauf (F)

Daniel Zaar (F)

Gavin Bayreuther (D)

Gabriel Carlsson (D)

Adam Clendening (D)

Michael Del Zotto (D)

Scott Harrington (D)

Dean Kukan (D)

Cameron Johnson (G)

 Protected

Cam Atkinson (F)

Oliver Bjorkstrand (F)

Boone Jenner (F)

Patrik Laine (F)

Gustav Nyquist (F)

Eric Robinson (F)

Jack Roslovic (F)

Vladislav Gavrikov (D)

Seth Jones (D)

Zach Werenski (D)

Joonas Korpisalo (G)

 DALLAS STARS

 Available

Nick Caamano (F)

Andrew Cogliano (F)

Blake Comeau (F)

Justin Dowling (F)

Tanner Kero (F)

Joel L’Esperance (F)

Adam Mascherin (F)

Matej Stransky (F)

Taylor Fedun (D)

Ben Gleason (D)

Joel Hanley (D)

Niklas Hansson (D)

Julius Honka (D)

Jamie Oleksiak (D)

Mark Pysyk (D)

Andrej Sekera (D)

Sami Vatanen (D)

Ben Bishop (G)

Landon Bow (G)

Colton Point (G)

 Protected

Jamie Benn (F)

Radek Faksa (F)

Denis Gurianov (F)

Roope Hintz (F)

Joe Pavelski (F)

Alexander Radulov (F)

Tyler Seguin (F)

Miro Heiskanen (D)

John Klingberg (D)

Esa Lindell (D)

Anton Khudobin (G)

 DETROIT RED WINGS

 Available

Riley Barber (F)

Kyle Criscuolo (F)

Turner Elson (F)

Valtteri Filppula (F)

Sam Gagner (F)

Luke Glendening (F)

Darren Helm (F)

Taro Hirose (F)

Vladislav Namestnikov (F)

Frans Nielsen (F)

Bobby Ryan (F)

Evgeny Svechnikov (F)

Dominic Turgeon (F)

Hayden Verbeek (F)

Alex Biega (D)

Dennis Cholowski (D)

Danny DeKeyser (D)

Christian Djoos (D)

Joe Hicketts (D)

Dylan McIlrath (D)

Marc Staal (D)

Troy Stecher (D)

Jonathan Bernier (G)

Kevin Boyle (G)

Kaden Fulcher (G)

Calvin Pickard (G)

 Protected

Tyler Bertuzzi (F)

Adam Erne (F)

Robby Fabbri (F)

Dylan Larkin (F)

Michael Rasmussen (F)

Givani Smith (F)

Jakub Vrana (F)

Filip Hronek (D)

Nick Leddy (D)

Gustav Lindstrom (D)

Thomas Greiss (G)

 EDMONTON OILERS

 Available

Tyler Benson (F)

Alex Chiasson (F)

Adam Cracknell (F)

Tyler Ennis (F)

Joseph Gambardella (F)

Seth Griffith (F)

Dominik Kahun (F)

Jujhar Khaira (F)

Cooper Marody (F)

James Neal (F)

Alan Quine (F)

Patrick Russell (F)

Devin Shore (F)

Anton Slepyshev (F)

Kyle Turris (F)

Bogdan Yakimov (F)

Tyson Barrie (D)

Oscar Klefbom (D)

Slater Koekkoek (D)

Dmitry Kulikov (D)

William Lagesson (D)

Adam Larsson (D)

Kris Russell (D)

Mikko Koskinen (G)

Mike Smith (G)

Alex Stalock (G)

 Protected

Josh Archibald (F)

Leon Draisaitl (F)

Zack Kassian (F)

Connor McDavid (F)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (F)

Jesse Puljujarvi (F)

Kailer Yamamoto (F)

Ethan Bear (D)

Duncan Keith (D)

Darnell Nurse (D)

Stuart Skinner (G)

 FLORIDA PANTHERS

 Available

Noel Acciari (F)

Patrick Bajkov (F)

Juho Lammikko (F)

Ryan Lomberg (F)

Brad Morrison (F)

Aleksi Saarela (F)

Frank Vatrano (F)

Lucas Wallmark (F)

Alex Wennberg (F)

Scott Wilson (F)

Lucas Carlsson (D)

Kevin Connauton (D)

Tommy Cross (D)

Radko Gudas (D)

Noah Juulsen (D)

Brady Keeper (D)

Brandon Montour (D)

Markus Nutivaara (D)

Ethan Prow (D)

Anton Stralman (D)

Philippe Desrosiers (G)

Chris Driedger (G)

Sam Montembeault (G)

 Protected

Aleksander Barkov (F)

Sam Bennett (F)

Anthony Duclair (F)

Patric Hornqvist (F)

Jonathan Huberdeau (F)

Mason Marchment (F)

Carter Verhaeghe (F)

Aaron Ekblad (D)

Gustav Forsling (D)

MacKenzie Weegar (D)

Sergei Bobrovsky (G)

 LOS ANGELES KINGS

 Available

Andreas Athanasiou (F)

Michael Eyssimont (F)

Martin Frk (F)

Carl Grundstrom (F)

Bokondji Imama (F)

Brendan Lemieux (F)

Blake Lizotte (F)

Matt Luff (F)

Drake Rymsha (F)

Austin Wagner (F)

Mark Alt (D)

Daniel Brickley (D)

Kale Clague (D)

Olli Maatta (D)

Kurtis MacDermid (D)

Jacob Moverare (D)

Austin Strand (D)

Christian Wolanin (D)

Troy Grosenick (G)

Jonathan Quick (G)

 Protected

Lias Andersson (F)

Viktor Arvidsson (F)

Dustin Brown (F)

Alex Iafallo (F)

Adrian Kempe (F)

Anze Kopitar (F)

Trevor Moore (F)

Drew Doughty (D)

Matt Roy (D)

Sean Walker (D)

Calvin Petersen (G)

 MINNESOTA WILD

 Available

William Bitten (F)

Nick Bjugstad (F)

Nick Bonino (F)

Joseph Cramarossa (F)

Gabriel Dumont (F)

Marcus Johansson (F)

Luke Johnson (F)

Victor Rask (F)

Kyle Rau (F)

Mason Shaw (F)

Dmitry Sokolov (F)

Matt Bartkowski (D)

Louie Belpedio (D)

Ian Cole (D)

Brad Hunt (D)

Ian McCoshen (D)

Brennan Menell (D)

Dakota Mermis (D)

Carson Soucy (D)

Andrew Hammond (G)

Kaapo Kahkonen (G)

 Protected

Joel Eriksson Ek (F)

Kevin Fiala (F)

Marcus Foligno (F)

Jordan Greenway (F)

Ryan Hartman (F)

Nico Sturm (F)

Mats Zuccarello (F)

Jonas Brodin (D)

Matt Dumba (D)

Jared Spurgeon (D)

Cam Talbot (G)

 MONTREAL CANADIENS

 Available

Brandon Baddock (F)

Joseph Blandisi (F)

Paul Byron (F)

Phillip Danault (F)

Laurent Dauphin (F)

Jonathan Drouin (F)

Michael Frolik (F)

Charles Hudon (F)

Corey Perry (F)

Michael Pezzetta (F)

Eric Staal (F)

Tomas Tatar (F)

Lukas Vejdemo (F)

Jordan Weal (F)

Cale Fleury (D)

Erik Gustafsson (D)

Brett Kulak (D)

Jon Merrill (D)

Gustav Olofsson (D)

Xavier Ouellet (D)

Shea Weber (D)

Charlie Lindgren (G)

Michael McNiven (G)

Carey Price (G)

 Protected

Josh Anderson (F)

Joel Armia (F)

Jake Evans (F)

Brendan Gallagher (F)

Jesperi Kotkaniemi (F)

Artturi Lehkonen (F)

Tyler Toffoli (F)

Ben Chiarot (D)

Joel Edmundson (D)

Jeff Petry (D)

Jake Allen (G)

 NASHVILLE PREDATORS

 Available

Michael Carcone (F)

Nick Cousins (F)

Matt Duchene (F)

Mikael Granlund (F)

Rocco Grimaldi (F)

Erik Haula (F)

Calle Jarnkrok (F)

Ryan Johansen (F)

Sean Malone (F)

Michael McCarron (F)

Rem Pitlick (F)

Anthony Richard (F)

Brad Richardson (F)

Colton Sissons (F)

Yakov Trenin (F)

Frederic Allard (D)

Matt Benning (D)

Mark Borowiecki (D)

Erik Gudbranson (D)

Ben Harpur (D)

Josh Healey (D)

Tyler Lewington (D)

Connor Ingram (G)

Kasimir Kaskisuo (G)

Pekka Rinne (G)

 

Protected

Filip Forsberg (F)

Tanner Jeannot (F)

Luke Kunin (F)

Alexandre Carrier (D)

Mattias Ekholm (D)

Dante Fabbro (D)

Roman Josi (D)

Philippe Myers (D)

Juuse Saros (G)

 NEW JERSEY DEVILS

 Available

Nathan Bastian (F)

Christoph Bertschy (F)

Brandon Gignac (F)

A.J. Greer (F)

Andreas Johnsson (F)

Ivan Khomutov (F)

Nicholas Merkley (F)

Brett Seney (F)

Ben Street (F)

Marian Studenic (F)

Will Butcher (D)

Connor Carrick (D)

Josh Jacobs (D)

Ryan Murray (D)

David Quenneville (D)

Colby Sissons (D)

P.K. Subban (D)

Matt Tennyson (D)

Colton White (D)

Evan Cormier (G)

Aaron Dell (G)

Scott Wedgewood (G)

 Protected

Jesper Bratt (F)

Nico Hischier (F)

Janne Kuokkanen (F)

Michael McLeod (F)

Yegor Sharangovich (F)

Miles Wood (F)

Pavel Zacha (F)

Ryan Graves (D)

Damon Severson (D)

Jonas Siegenthaler (D)

Mackenzie Blackwood (G)

 NEW YORK ISLANDERS

 Available

Josh Bailey (F)

Cole Bardreau (F)

Kieffer Bellows (F)

Casey Cizikas (F)

Austin Czarnik (F)

Michael Dal Colle (F)

Jordan Eberle (F)

Tanner Fritz (F)

Joshua Ho-Sang (F)

Ross Johnston (F)

Otto Koivula (F)

Leo Komarov (F)

Kyle Palmieri (F)

Richard Panik (F)

Dmytro Timashov (F)

Travis Zajac (F)

Sebastian Aho (D)

Braydon Coburn (D)

Andy Greene (D)

Thomas Hickey (D)

Mitchell Vande Sompel (D)

Parker Wotherspoon (D)

Ken Appleby (G)

Cory Schneider (G)

 Protected

Mathew Barzal (F)

Anthony Beauvillier (F)

Cal Clutterbuck (F)

Anders Lee (F)

Matt Martin (F)

Brock Nelson (F)

Jean-Gabriel Pageau (F)

Scott Mayfield (D)

Adam Pelech (D)

Ryan Pulock (D)

Semyon Varlamov (G)

 NEW YORK RANGERS

 Available

Colin Blackwell (F)

Jonny Brodzinski (F)

Phillip Di Giuseppe (F)

Gabriel Fontaine (F)

Julien Gauthier (F)

Tim Gettinger (F)

Barclay Goodrow (F)

Anthony Greco (F)

Ty Ronning (F)

Anthony Bitetto (D)

Brandon Crawley (D)

Tony DeAngelo (D)

Nick DeSimone (D)

Mason Geertsen (D)

Jack Johnson (D)

Darren Raddysh (D)

Brendan Smith (D)

Keith Kinkaid (G)

 Protected

Pavel Buchnevich (F)

Filip Chytil (F)

Chris Kreider (F)

Artemi Panarin (F)

Kevin Rooney (F)

Ryan Strome (F)

Mika Zibanejad (F)

Libor Hajek (D)

Ryan Lindgren (D)

Jacob Trouba (D)

Alexandar Georgiev (G)

 OTTAWA SENATORS

 Available

Vitaly Abramov (F)

Michael Amadio (F)

Artem Anisimov (F)

J.C. Beaudin (F)

Clark Bishop (F)

Evgenii Dadonov (F)

Jonathan Davidsson (F)

Ryan Dzingel (F)

Micheal Haley (F)

Jack Kopacka (F)

Zachary Magwood (F)

Matthew Peca (F)

Logan Shaw (F)

Derek Stepan (F)

Chris Tierney (F)

Josh Brown (D)

Cody Goloubef (D)

Mikael Wikstrand (D)

Joey Daccord (G)

Anton Forsberg (G)

Marcus Hogberg (G)

Matt Murray (G)

 Protected

Drake Batherson (F)

Connor Brown (F)

Logan Brown (F)

Nick Paul (F)

Brady Tkachuk (F)

Austin Watson (F)

Colin White (F)

Thomas Chabot (D)

Victor Mete (D)

Nikita Zaitsev (D)

Filip Gustavsson (G)

 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

 Available

Andy Andreoff (F)

Connor Bunnaman (F)

David Kase (F)

Pascal Laberge (F)

Samuel Morin (F)

German Rubtsov (F)

Carsen Twarynski (F)

James van Riemsdyk (F)

Jakub Voracek (F)

Mikhail Vorobyev (F)

Chris Bigras (D)

Justin Braun (D)

Shayne Gostisbehere (D)

Robert Hagg (D)

Derrick Pouliot (D)

Nate Prosser (D)

Tyler Wotherspoon (D)

Brian Elliott (G)

Alex Lyon (G)

Felix Sandstrom (G)

 Protected

Nicolas Aube-Kubel (F)

Sean Couturier (F)

Claude Giroux (F)

Kevin Hayes (F)

Travis Konecny (F)

Scott Laughton (F)

Oskar Lindblom (F)

Ryan Ellis (D)

Ivan Provorov (D)

Travis Sanheim (D)

Carter Hart (G)

 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

 Available

Pontus Aberg (F)

Anthony Angello (F)

Zach Aston-Reese (F)

Josh Currie (F)

Frederick Gaudreau (F)

Mark Jankowski (F)

Sam Lafferty (F)

Sam Miletic (F)

Evan Rodrigues (F)

Colton Sceviour (F)

Brandon Tanev (F)

Jason Zucker (F)

Cody Ceci (D)

Kevin Czuczman (D)

Mark Friedman (D)

Jesper Lindgren (D)

Andrey Pedan (D)

Marcus Pettersson (D)

Juuso Riikola (D)

Chad Ruhwedel (D)

Yannick Weber (D)

Casey DeSmith (G)

Maxime Lagace (G)

 Protected

Teddy Blueger (F)

Jeff Carter (F)

Sidney Crosby (F)

Jake Guentzel (F)

Kasperi Kapanen (F)

Evgeni Malkin (F)

Bryan Rust (F)

Brian Dumoulin (D)

Kris Letang (D)

Mike Matheson (D)

Tristan Jarry (G)

 SAN JOSE SHARKS

 Available

Ryan Donato (F)

Kurtis Gabriel (F)

Dylan Gambrell (F)

Jayden Halbgewachs (F)

Maxim Letunov (F)

Patrick Marleau (F)

Matt Nieto (F)

Marcus Sorensen (F)

Alexander True (F)

Christian Jaros (D)

Nicolas Meloche (D)

Jacob Middleton (D)

Greg Pateryn (D)

Radim Simek (D)

Martin Jones (G)

 Protected

Rudolfs Balcers (F)

Logan Couture (F)

Jonathan Dahlen (F)

Tomas Hertl (F)

Evander Kane (F)

Kevin Labanc (F)

Timo Meier (F)

Brent Burns (D)

Erik Karlsson (D)

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (D)

Adin Hill (G)

 ST. LOUIS BLUES

 Available

Sam Anas (F)

Sammy Blais (F)

Tyler Bozak (F)

Kyle Clifford (F)

Jacob de la Rose (F)

Mike Hoffman (F)

Tanner Kaspick (F)

Mackenzie MacEachern (F)

Curtis McKenzie (F)

Austin Poganski (F)

Zach Sanford (F)

Jaden Schwartz (F)

Nolan Stevens (F)

Vladimir Tarasenko (F)

Nathan Walker (F)

Robert Bortuzzo (D)

Vince Dunn (D)

Petteri Lindbohm (D)

Niko Mikkola (D)

Mitch Reinke (D)

Steven Santini (D)

Marco Scandella (D)

Jake Walman (D)

Evan Fitzpatrick (G)

Jon Gillies (G)

Ville Husso (G)

 Protected

Ivan Barbashev (F)

Jordan Kyrou (F)

Ryan O’Reilly (F)

David Perron (F)

Brayden Schenn (F)

Oskar Sundqvist (F)

Robert Thomas (F)

Justin Faulk (D)

Torey Krug (D)

Colton Parayko (D)

Jordan Binnington (G)

 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

 Available

Alex Barre-Boulet (F)

Blake Coleman (F)

Ross Colton (F)

Yanni Gourde (F)

Tyler Johnson (F)

Mathieu Joseph (F)

Boris Katchouk (F)

Alex Killorn (F)

Pat Maroon (F)

Boo Nieves (F)

Ondrej Palat (F)

Taylor Raddysh (F)

Gemel Smith (F)

Otto Somppi (F)

Mitchell Stephens (F)

Daniel Walcott (F)

Luke Witkowski (F)

Andreas Borgman (D)

Fredrik Claesson (D)

Sean Day (D)

Cal Foote (D)

Brian Lashoff (D)

Dominik Masin (D)

Jan Rutta (D)

David Savard (D)

Luke Schenn (D)

Ben Thomas (D)

Christopher Gibson (G)

Spencer Martin (G)

Curtis McElhinney (G)

 Protected

Anthony Cirelli (F)

Nikita Kucherov (F)

Brayden Point (F)

Steven Stamkos (F)

Erik Cernak (D)

Victor Hedman (D)

Ryan McDonagh (D)

Mikhail Sergachev (D)

Andrei Vasilevskiy (G)

 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

 Available

Kenny Agostino (F)

Joey Anderson (F)

Adam Brooks (F)

Pierre Engvall (F)

Nick Foligno (F)

Alex Galchenyuk (F)

Zach Hyman (F)

Alexander Kerfoot (F)

Kalle Kossila (F)

Denis Malgin (F)

Jared McCann (F)

Riley Nash (F)

Stefan Noesen (F)

Nic Petan (F)

Scott Sabourin (F)

Wayne Simmonds (F)

Jason Spezza (F)

Antti Suomela (F)

Joe Thornton (F)

Zach Bogosian (D)

Travis Dermott (D)

Ben Hutton (D)

Martin Marincin (D)

Calle Rosen (D)

Frederik Andersen (G)

Michael Hutchinson (G)

David Rittich (G)

 Protected

Mitchell Marner (F)

Auston Matthews (F)

William Nylander (F)

John Tavares (F)

TJ Brodie (D)

Justin Holl (D)

Jake Muzzin (D)

Morgan Rielly (D)

Jack Campbell (G)

 VANCOUVER CANUCKS

 Available

Sven Baertschi (F)

Justin Bailey (F)

Jay Beagle (F)

Travis Boyd (F)

Loui Eriksson (F)

Jonah Gadjovich (F)

Tyler Graovac (F)

Jayce Hawryluk (F)

Matthew Highmore (F)

Lukas Jasek (F)

Kole Lind (F)

Zack MacEwen (F)

Petrus Palmu (F)

Antoine Roussel (F)

Brandon Sutter (F)

Jimmy Vesey (F)

Jake Virtanen (F)

Madison Bowey (D)

Guillaume Brisebois (D)

Jalen Chatfield (D)

Alexander Edler (D)

Travis Hamonic (D)

Brogan Rafferty (D)

Ashton Sautner (D)

Josh Teves (D)

Braden Holtby (G)

 Protected

Brock Boeser (F)

Jason Dickinson (F)

Bo Horvat (F)

J.T. Miller (F)

Tyler Motte (F)

Tanner Pearson (F)

Elias Pettersson (F)

Olli Juolevi (D)

Tyler Myers (D)

Nate Schmidt (D)

Thatcher Demko (G)

 WASHINGTON CAPITALS

 Available

Daniel Carr (F)

Nic Dowd (F)

Shane Gersich (F)

Carl Hagelin (F)

Garnet Hathaway (F)

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby (F)

Alex Ovechkin (F)

Garrett Pilon (F)

Brian Pinho (F)

Michael Raffl (F)

Michael Sgarbossa (F)

Conor Sheary (F)

Zdeno Chara (D)

Brenden Dillon (D)

Nick Jensen (D)

Lucas Johansen (D)

Michal Kempny (D)

Paul LaDue (D)

Cameron Schilling (D)

Justin Schultz (D)

Craig Anderson (G)

Pheonix Copley (G)

Zach Fucale (G)

Vitek Vanecek (G)

 Protected

Nicklas Backstrom (F)

Lars Eller (F)

Evgeny Kuznetsov (F)

Anthony Mantha (F)

T.J. Oshie (F)

Daniel Sprong (F)

Tom Wilson (F)

John Carlson (D)

Dmitry Orlov (D)

Trevor van Riemsdyk (D)

Ilya Samsonov (G)

 WINNIPEG JETS

 Available

Mason Appleton (F)

Marko Dano (F)

Jansen Harkins (F)

Trevor Lewis (F)

Skyler McKenzie (F)

Mathieu Perreault (F)

Paul Stastny (F)

CJ Suess (F)

Nate Thompson (F)

Dominic Toninato (F)

Nathan Beaulieu (D)

Jordie Benn (D)

Dylan DeMelo (D)

Derek Forbort (D)

Luke Green (D)

Sami Niku (D)

Nelson Nogier (D)

Tucker Poolman (D)

Mikhail Berdin (G)

Laurent Brossoit (G)

Eric Comrie (G)

Cole Kehler (G)

 Protected

Kyle Connor (F)

Andrew Copp (F)

Pierre-Luc Dubois (F)

Nikolaj Ehlers (F)

Adam Lowry (F)

Mark Scheifele (F)

Blake Wheeler (F)

Josh Morrissey (D)

Neal Pionk (D)

Logan Stanley (D)

Connor Hellebuyck (G)