Dougie Hamilton has permission from the Carolina Hurricanes to talk to other teams before possibly becoming an unrestricted free agent next month, according to multiple reports.

Sportsnet and TSN reported agent J.P. Barry can speak to other NHL teams to possibly set up a sign-and-trade deal for the defenseman.

The Hurricanes and expansion Seattle Kraken are the only teams that can offer Hamilton a maximum term of eight years. If he signs elsewhere as a free agent after July 28, the maximum contract length would be seven years.