Carolina Hurricanes: State of Expiring Contracts

RALEIGH, NC - MAY 16: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes carries the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Third Round against the Boston Bruins during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 16, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - MAY 16: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes carries the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Third Round against the Boston Bruins during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 16, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 28: Trevor van Riemsdyk #57 of the Carolina Hurricanes is assisted by the trainer during the first period against the New York Islanders in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Barclays Center on April 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 28: Trevor van Riemsdyk #57 of the Carolina Hurricanes is assisted by the trainer during the first period against the New York Islanders in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Barclays Center on April 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) /

NHL Defensemen

NONE

What a world right? We have one of the deepest defenses in the NHL and none of them on expiring contracts. The AHL roster is a little shakier, see infra, but man it is crazy to have all six of these guys locked up.

That being said, you have to feel for Haydn Fleury, again see infra.

RALEIGH, NC – APRIL 04: Carolina Hurricanes Goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) and Carolina Hurricanes Goalie Petr Mrazek (34) celebrate after the Carolina Hurricanes clinch their first playoff birth since 2009 during a game between the New Jersey Devils and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on April 4, 2019. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – APRIL 04: Carolina Hurricanes Goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) and Carolina Hurricanes Goalie Petr Mrazek (34) celebrate after the Carolina Hurricanes clinch their first playoff birth since 2009 during a game between the New Jersey Devils and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on April 4, 2019. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

NHL Goaltenders

UFAs

UFA. . . 2018 Cap Hit - $1,500,000. PETR MRAZEK

2018 Cap Hit - $850,000. CURTIS MCELHINNEY. RFA. .

Both of these players will be or have been discussed on this site already, so I’ll leave them to those articles. That being said, Curtis did leave a pretty cryptic post on instagram so we’ll see. Don Waddell said he wants to re-sign both of them. Personally, I loved both of them this season.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tandem work so well in the NHL. That being said, Nedeljkovic, see infra, really deserves a shot. I think Petr/Ned next season would be great, but what do I know.