Josh Morrissey, D, Winnipeg Jets
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Sept. 14 there wasn’t anything to update regarding their negotiations.
The 23-year-old had 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) in 2017-18, his second full season in the NHL. He has missed one game in those two seasons.
Winnipeg selected Morrissey with the No. 13 pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. He has 46 points (13 goals, 33 assists) in 164 NHL games, and one goal and one assist in 16 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Darnell Nurse, D, Edmonton Oilers
“We obviously couldn’t come to an agreement, but we hope we can get him in camp at some point here shortly,” general manager Peter Chiarelli told CBC on Sept. 14.
The 23-year-old had NHL career highs in goals (six), assists (20) and points (26) in 82 games last season.
Edmonton selected Nurse with the No. 7 pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. He has 47 points (14 goals, 33 assists) in 197 NHL games and two assists in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
William Nylander, F, Toronto Maple Leafs
“We’re continuing to have dialogue with him,” general manager Kyle Dubas told the Toronto Star on Sept. 13. “… When we have an update, you’ll receive it and we’ll go from there.”
The 22-year-old tied his NHL career high with 61 points (20 goals, 41 assists) last season. He had four points (one goal, three assists) in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Toronto selected Nylander, the son of former NHL forward Michael Nylander, with the No. 8 pick of the 2014 NHL Draft. He has 135 points (48 goals, 87 assists) in 185 NHL games and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Sam Reinhart, F, Buffalo Sabres
“We’ll continue to work with his advisers to try to get him in as quick as possible,” general manager Jason Botterill said Sept. 13, according to the Buffalo News.
The 22-year-old had an NHL career-high 50 points (25 goals, 25 assists) in 82 games last season. He was third on the Sabres in points and was tied with Jack Eichel for first in goals.
The Sabres selected Reinhart, son of former NHL defenseman Paul Reinhart, with the No. 2 pick of the 2014 NHL Draft. He has 140 points (65 goals, 75 assists) in 249 NHL games.
Nick Ritchie, F, Anaheim Ducks
General manager Bob Murray told the Orange County Register on Sept. 14 that the sides are talking but a signing is not imminent. Ritchie is working out with Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League, the newspaper said.
The 22-year-old had 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 76 regular-season games and no points in four Stanley Cup Playoff games in 2017-18.
Anaheim selected Ritchie with the No. 10 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, and he has 59 points (26 goals, 33 assists) in 186 NHL games and four goals in 19 playoff games.
Shea Theodore, D, Vegas Golden Knights
TSN reported Sept. 14 that the sides were far apart.
The 23-year-old had NHL career highs in goals (six), assists (23) and points (29) in 61 games last season, when he averaged 20:21 of ice time.
Acquired at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from the Anaheim Ducks for selecting defenseman Clayton Stoner, Theodore had 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Anaheim selected Theodore in the first round (No. 26) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He has 46 points (11 goals, 35 assists) in 114 NHL games with the Golden Knights and Ducks, and 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) in 40 playoff games.
Miles Wood, F, New Jersey Devils
“I respect his decision but look forward to having him under contract at some point really soon,” general manager Ray Shero told NHL.com on Sept. 13.
The 23-year-old had NHL career highs in goals (19), assists (13) and points (32) in 76 games last season. He had no points in five Stanley Cup Playoff games.
New Jersey selected Wood in the fourth round (No. 100) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He has 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) in 137 NHL games.