Unqualified RFAs could provide an upgrade on depth for the Leafs

A lot has been made about how the Restricted Free Agents that weren’t qualified by their teams were going to create a secondary free agent market worth exploring. While to some extent that’s true, it’s equally worth noting that the players it produced are a couple of sheltered scorers and primarily bottom six forwards, or bottom pairing defensemen. There may be some role players and a couple of guys who could use a change of scenery, but not a list that should alter any plans of attack for first thing Friday.
When looking at the list of unqualified RFAs on PuckPedia and filtering by players who played at least 10 games in the NHL last season, there were 24 players left (excluding those recently let go from the Leafs)

Player
Cap Hit
Age
Pos
Shoots
GP
G
A
P
DFF%
CF%
P60

Andreas Athanasiou
$3,000,000
26
LW
L
55
11
15
26
44.81
45.08
0.34

Troy Stecher
$2,325,000
26
D
R
69
5
12
17
47.3
48.1
1.01

Devin Shore
$2,300,000
26
LW
L
45
5
7
12
45.32
46.55
2.13

Matt Benning
$1,900,000
26
D
R
43
1
7
8
49.5
48.2
0.89

Mark Jankowski
$1,675,000
26
C
L
56
5
2
7
50.4
49.4
0.87

Anthony Duclair
$1,650,000
25
LW
L
66
23
17
40
48.7
47.4
2.05

Vinnie Hinostroza
$1,500,000
26
RW
R
68
5
17
22
46.8
49.6
1.48

Mirco Mueller
$1,400,000
25
D
L
50
2
5
7
43.5
43.7
0.4

Nick Cousins
$1,000,000
27
C
L
65
10
15
25
55.98
54.75
2.58

Brett Ritchie
$1,000,000
27
RW
R
27
2
4
6
47.3
51
0.92

Madison Bowey
$1,000,000
25
D
R
53
3
14
17
43.6
44.4
1.11

Dominik Kahun
$925,000
25
LW
L
56
12
19
31
49.45
50.15
3.61

Jayce Hawryluk
$874,125
24
RW
R
26
3
7
10
53.14
53.43
3.05

Brendan Perlini
$874,125
24
LW
L
40
1
3
4
36.98
41.74
1.42

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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