2017 Free Agent Frenzy Signings
Saturday July 1st marked the day in which Free Agents could sign with a new NHL team. At 11:00am CST it was no holds barred signings. As a whole, the day went as expected. The price tags were not as crazy as previous years. A total of 150+ transactions took place on Saturday making it an exciting day for all hockey fans.
Who has signed?
Here is a list of some of the key signings that took place:
Los Angeles – Mike Cammalleri F – 1 year, $1 million
San Jose – resigned Marc-Edouard Vlasic D – 8 years, $56 million and goalie Martin Jones G – 6 years, $34.5 million
Pittsburgh – Antti Niemi G – 1 year, $700k and Justin Schultz D – 3 years, $16.5 million
NY Rangers – Kevin Shattenkirk D – 4 years, $26.6 million
Nashville – Nick Bonino F – 4 years, $16.4 million and Scott Hartnell F – 1 year, $1 million
Carolina – Justin Williams F – 2 years, $9 million
Dallas – Martin Hanzal F – 3 years, $14.25 million
Detroit – Trevor Daley D – 3 years, $9.5 million
Vancouver – Sam Gagner F – 3 years, $9.45 million and Michael Del Zotto D – 2 years, $6 million
Colorado – Jonathan Bernier G – 1 year, $2.75 million
New Jersey – Brian Boyle F – 2 years, $5.1 million
Montreal – Karl Alzner D – 5 years, $23.1 million
Winnipeg – Steve Mason G – 2 years, $8.2 million
Chicago – Patrick Sharp F – 1 year, $1 million
Philadelphia – Brian Elliott G – 2 years, $5.5 million
Who is left?
Montreal Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov heads the list. Radulov is looking for a five year deal, and is rumored to be on the Dallas Stars list of players to get. Long time San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau is also a key player up for grabs. Marleau is said to be in search of a three year deal. The 37 year old veteran has reportedly been offered a two year deal from the Sharks but it looks like Marleau is playing out all the options. There are up to four teams expressing interest. The Maple Leafs, Ducks, Stars and of course Sharks are all still in the mix. Defenseman Andrei Markov may be the best defenseman up for grabs. The Canadiens defenseman is looking for a two year $6 million dollar deal, and the Canadiens feel that is too high of a price tag. The jury is still out on who is willing to pay that price tag. Other notables searching for new homes include Thomas Vanek, Shane Doan, Drew Stafford, Jaroslav Halak, Roman Polak, Johnny Oduya, Jarome Iginla, Jaromir Jagr, Mike Fisher, Nail Yakupov, and Cody Franson.
TEAM-BY-TEAM SIGNINGS AND FREE-AGENTS
Goaltender Ryan Miller signs two-year contract with Ducks
Group 2 FAs: Max Gortz, Nick Sorensen.
Group 3 UFAs: Spencer Abbott, (signed: COL), Jhonas Enroth, Ryan Garbutt, Nate Guenin, Matt Hackett, Jeff Schultz, (signed: OTT)
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Emerson Etem, Ryan Faragher.
Defenseman Adam Clendening signs one-year contract with Coyotes
Forward Nick Cousins signs two-year contract with Coyotes
Group 2 FAs: (re-signed), Anthony Duclair, Tyler Gaudet, Jordan Martinook
Group 3 UFAs: Shane Doan, (signed: BUF), (signed: TBL), Zbynek Michalek, (signed: TOR), Chris Pronger, (signed: FLA), Joe Whitney.
Group 6 UFAs: Craig Cunningham, Garret Ross, Jarred Tinordi.
UFAs: (signed: VAN), Grayson Downing, (signed: MTL), (signed: CAR), Jeremy Morin, Mitchell Moroz, Branden Troock.
Kenny Agostino, Paul Postma, Jordan Szwarz inked to one-year contracts
Group 2 FAs: Linus Arnesson, Austin Czarnik, Zane McIntyre, David Pastrnak, Tim Schaller, Ryan Spooner, Malcolm Subban.
Group 3 UFAs: Alex Grant, John-Michael Liles, (signed: TOR), Zac Rinaldo, Drew Stafford.
Group 6 UFAs: Chris Casto, Brian Ferlin, Tyler Randell.
UFAs: Colton Hargrove, Joe Morrow.
Forward Benoit Pouliot signs one-year contract with Sabres
Goaltender Chad Johnson signs one-year contract with Sabres
Defenseman Matt Tennyson signs two-year contract with Sabres
Forward Seth Griffith agrees to one-year contract with Sabres
Group 2 FAs: Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Robin Lehner, Evan Rodrigues.
Group 3 UFAs: (signed: TBL), Erik Burgdoerfer, Cody Franson, Brian Gionta, Derek Grant, (signed: WPG), Cody McCormick, (signed: VAN), (signed: MIN).
Group 6 UFAs: (signed: NYR)
UFAs: Brady Austin, Jean Dupuy, Justin Kea.
Forward Marek Hrivik signs one-year contract with Flames
Group 2 FAs: Sam Bennett, Micheal Ferland, Garnet Hathaway, Brett Kulak, Curtis Lazar, David Rittich, Linden Vey, Tyler Wotherspoon.
Group 3 UFAs: Brandon Bollig, (signed: PHI), Michael Kostka, Ladislav Smid, Dennis Wideman, David Wolf.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Alex Chiasson, Ryan Culkin, Kenney Morrison.
Forward Justin Williams agrees to two-year contract with Hurricanes
Forward Josh Jooris agrees to terms with Hurricanes
Defenseman Brenden Kitchon agrees to terms with Hurricanes
Defenseman Dennis Robertson agrees to terms with Hurricanes
Group 2 FAs: Phillip Di Giuseppe.
Group 3 UFAs: Bryan Bickell, Danny Kristo, (signed: TBL), Jay McClement, (signed: BUF).
Group 6 UFAs: (re-signed), Brendan Woods.
UFAs: Daniel Altshuller, Erik Karlsson, Andrej Nestrasil.
Forward Patrick Sharp signs one-year contract with Blackhawks
Forward Tommy Wingels signs one-year contract with Blackhawks
Goaltender J-F Berube agrees to terms with Blackhawks
Forward Lance Bouma agrees to terms with Blackhawks
Group 2 FAs: Erik Gustafsson.
Group 3 UFAs: Brian Campbell, Andrew Desjardins, Lars Johansson, (signed: NSH), Shawn Lalonde, Martin Lundberg, Brandon Mashinter, Johnny Oduya.
Group 6 UFAs: Mac Carruth.
UFAs: Dillon Fournier, Kenton Helgesen, Michael Latta, Dennis Rasmussen, Nolan Valleau.
Goaltender Jonathan Bernier signs one-year contract with Avalanche
Andrew Agozzino, David Warsofsky, Joe Cannata sign with Avalanche
Group 2 FAs: Gabriel Bourque, Felix Girard, Rocco Grimaldi, Matt Nieto, Duncan Siemens, Nikita Zadorov.
Group 3 UFAs: Rene Bourque, (re-signed), Cody Goloubef, John Mitchell, Jim O’Brien, Mike Sislo, (signed: CAR), Fedor Tyutin.
Group 6 UFAs: Mat Clark, Brendan Ranford.
UFAs: Troy Bourke, (signed: DET), Eric Gelinas, Mikhail Grigorenko, Samuel Henley, (signed: VAN)
Columbus Blue Jackets
Defenseman Cameron Gaunce signs two-year contract with Hurricanes
Defenseman Andre Benoit signs one-year contract with Hurricanes
Group 2 FAs: Josh Anderson, Alexander Wennberg, Daniel Zaar.
Group 3 UFAs: Marc-Andre Bergeron, (signed: VAN), Brett Gallant, Lauri Korpikoski, (signed: MIN), Jaime Sifers, Ryan Stanton.
Group 6 UFAs: TJ Tynan.
UFAs: Oscar Dansk, Oleg Yevenko.
Forward Martin Hanzal signs three-year contract with Stars
Defenseman Patrick Nemeth re-signs with Wild
Group 2 FAs: Radek Faksa, (re-signed), Jamie Oleksiak, Brett Ritchie, Gemel Smith, Matej Stransky.
Group 3 UFAs: Ales Hemsky, Jiri Hudler, Travis Morin, Justin Peters, (signed: CHI), Dustin Stevenson.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Mattias Backman, Nick Ebert, Justin Hache, Henri Kiviaho, Maxime Lagace.
Detroit Red Wings
Defenseman Trevor Daley signs three-year contract with Red Wings
Group 2 FAs: Andreas Athanasiou, Martin Frk, Xavier Ouellet, Robbie Russo, Tomas Tatar.
Group 3 UFAs: Drew Miller, Joe Vitale.
Group 6 UFAs: Mitch Callahan, Edward Pasquale.
UFAs: Jake Paterson.
Group 2 FAs: Leon Draisaitl, Joey Laleggia, Dillon Simpson, Bogdan Yakimov.
Group 3 UFAs: David Desharnais, Andrew Ference, Justin Fontaine, Mark Fraser, Jonas Gustavsson, Matt Hendricks.
Group 6 UFAs: (signed: CHI), Tyler Pitlick.
UFAs: Anton Lander, Eetu Laurikainen, David Musil, Zach Pochiro, Jere Sallinen, Henrik Samuelsson.
Forward Evgeny Dadonov agrees to deal with Panthers
Forward Radim Vrbata agrees to one-year contract with Panthers
Forward Micheal Haley agree to two-year contract with Panthers
Group 2 FAs: Mark Pysyk, MacKenzie Weegar.
Group 3 UFAs: Reto Berra, Jaromir Jagr, Jakub Kindl, Brent Regner, Paul Thompson, Shawn Thornton, Thomas Vanek.
Group 6 UFAs: Sam Brittain, Brody Sutter.
UFAs: Graham Black, Tim Bozon, Steven Hodges, (signed: MIN), (signed: WPG), Colin Stevens, Adam Wilcox.
Los Angeles Kings
Forward Michael Cammalleri signs one-year contract with Kings
Defenseman Christian Folin agrees to one-year contract with Kings
Goalie Darcy Kuemper agrees to one-year contract with Kings
Group 2 FAs: Justin Auger, Jonny Brodzinski, Andrew Crescenzi, Kevin Gravel, Paul LaDue, Michael Mersch, Nick Shore.
Group 3 UFAs: Jarome Iginla, (signed: TOR), Teddy Purcell, (signed: WPG), Rob Scuderi, Devin Setoguchi.
Group 6 UFAs: Zach Trotman.
UFAs: Patrick Bjorkstrand, Joel Lowry.
Goaltender Niklas Svedberg agrees to one-year contract with Wild
Defenseman Kyle Quincey signs one-year contract with Wild
Forward Kyle Rau signs one-year contract with Wild
Forwards Landon Ferraro, Cal O’Reilly sign two-year contracts with Wild
Group 2 FAs: Marcus Foligno, Kurtis Gabriel, Mikael Granlund, Steve Michalek, Zack Mitchell, Nino Niederreiter, Zach Palmquist, Mike Reilly.
Group 3 UFAs: Victor Bartley, Ryan Carter, (signed: DAL), (signed: LAK), Nate Prosser, Mike Weber, Ryan White.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Brady Brassart, (signed: LAK), Guillaume Gelinas, Alexander Gudbranson.
Defenseman Karl Alzner signs five-year contract with Canadiens
Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with Peter Holland
Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with Byron Froese
Defenseman Matt Taormina agrees to two-year contract with Canadiens
Group 2 FAs: Max Friberg, Alex Galchenyuk.
Group 3 UFAs: Bobby Farnham, Brian Flynn, Dwight King, Andrei Markov, Magnus Nygren, Steve Ott, Alexander Radulov.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Connor Crisp, Joel Hanley, Ryan Johnston, Keegan Lowe, Mark MacMillan, Stefan Matteau, Nikita Nesterov, Dalton Thrower.
Forward Nick Bonino signs four-year contract with Predators
Forward Scott Hartnell signs one-year contract with Predators
Goaltender Anders Lindback signs one-year contract with Predators
Goaltender Matt O’Connor signs one-year contract with Predators
Forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie signs one-year contract with Predators
Group 2 FAs: Pontus Aberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Frederick Gaudreau, Ryan Johansen, Marek Mazanec, Austin Watson.
Group 3 UFAs: Vernon Fiddler, Mike Fisher, Brad Hunt, Mike Liambas, Adam Pardy, PA Parenteau, Mike Ribeiro, Harry Zolnierczyk.
Group 6 UFAs: Adam Payerl.
UFAs: Jonas Gunnarsson, Jaynen Rissling.
New Jersey Devils
Forward Brian Boyle signs two-year contract with Devils
Group 2 FAs: Blake Coleman, Vojtech Mozik, Mirco Mueller, Stefan Noesen, Blake Pietila, Kevin Rooney, Damon Severson, Ben Thomson, Scott Wedgewood.
Group 3 UFAs: Yohann Auvitu, Carter Camper, Luke Gazdic, Shane Harper, Jacob Josefson, Andrew MacWilliam, Marc Savard, Karl Stollery, Mattias Tedenby.
Group 6 UFAs: (signed: NYI), Petr Straka.
UFAs: (signed: STL)
New York Islanders
Group 2 FAs: Calvin de Haan, Christopher Gibson, Connor Jones, Adam Pelech.
Group 3 UFAs: Eric Boulton, Stephen Gionta, Ben Holmstrom, Bracken Kearns, Kirill Petrov.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Matthew Finn, Jesse Graham, Loic Leduc, Stephon Williams.
New York Rangers
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk agrees to terms with Rangers
Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec agrees to terms with Rangers
Group 2 FAs: Daniel Catenacci, Jesper Fast, Nicklas Jensen, Mika Zibanejad.
Group 3 UFAs: Tanner Glass, Brendan Smith, Chris Summers.
Group 6 UFAs: Chris Brown, Magnus Hellberg, (signed: CGY), Tommy Hughes.
UFAs: Taylor Beck, (signed: ARI), Troy Donnay, Michael Paliotta, Brandon Pirri, Mackenzie Skapski.
Forward Nate Thompson agrees to two-year contract with Senators
Group 2 FAs: Chris Driedger, Ryan Dzingel, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Patrick Sieloff, Mikael Wikstrand.
Group 3 UFAs: Stephane Da Costa, Nikita Filatov, Marc Hagel, Chris Kelly, Chad Nehring, Chris Neil, Viktor Stalberg, (signed: CHI).
Group 6 UFAs: Casey Bailey, Brandon Gormley, (signed: PHI)
UFAs: Jyrki Jokipakka, (signed: NSH), Ryan Rupert.
Goaltender Brian Elliott signs two-year contract with Flyers
Forwards Mike Vecchione, Corban Knight, Phil Varone sign two-year contracts with Flyers
Group 2 FAs: Cole Bardreau, Scott Laughton, Taylor Leier, Roman Lyubimov, Anthony Stolarz.
Group 3 UFAs: Chris Conner, (signed: VAN), Boyd Gordon, (signed: WPG), Andy Miele, Nick Schultz, Chris VandeVelde, Eric Wellwood.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Jesper Pettersson.
Goaltender Antti Niemi signs with Penguins
Defenseman Matt Hunwick signs three-year contract with Penguins
Defenseman Justin Schultz signs three-year contract with Penguins
Group 2 FAs: Josh Archibald, Frank Corrado, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Brian Dumoulin, Derrick Pouliot, (re-signed), Conor Sheary.
Group 3 UFAs: (signed: NSH), Matt Cullen, (signed: DET), Pascal Dupuis, (signed: CBJ), (signed: TOR), (signed: TBL), Kevin Porter, Tom Sestito, Mark Streit, (signed: COL).
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Tim Erixon, Stuart Percy.
San Jose Sharks
Group 2 FAs: Barclay Goodrow, Marcus Sorensen, Chris Tierney.
Group 3 UFAs: (signed: FLA), Dan Kelly, Patrick Marleau, Harri Sateri, Zack Stortini, Joe Thornton.
Group 6 UFAs: (signs: WPG)
UFAs: Mantas Armalis, Nikita Jevpalovs, Patrick McNally.
St. Louis Blues
Forwards Chris Thorburn, Oskar Sundqvist, Beau Bennett to one-year contracts
Group 2 FAs: Jordan Binnington, Petteri Lindbohm, Colton Parayko, (re-signed).
Group 3 UFAs: Sergey Andronov, Evgeny Grachev, Brad Malone, Scottie Upshall.
Group 6 UFAs: (signed: BOS), (signed: COL), Morgan Ellis, Alex Friesen, Reid McNeill.
UFAs: Jordan Caron, Jacob Doty, (signed: MIN), Ty Rattie, Nail Yakupov.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Defenseman Dan Girardi signs two-year contract with Lightning
Goaltender Michael Leighton signs one-year contract with Lightning
Forward Chris Kunitz signs one-year contract with Lightning
Forward Alex Gallant signs one-year contract with Lightning
Defenseman Mat Bodie signs one-year contract with Lightning
Defenseman Jamie McBain signs one-year contract with Lightning
Group 2 FAs: Michael Bournival, Jake Dotchin, Kristers Gudlevskis, Tyler Johnson, Slater Koekkoek, Tye McGinn, Ondrej Palat, Matthew Peca, Tanner Richard.
Group 3 UFAs: Jaroslav Janus, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Mike McKenna, (signed: MTL), (signed: DET).
Group 6 UFAs: Stefan Fournier, (signed: MTL), Mike Halmo, Greg McKegg, Joel Vermin.
UFAs: Dylan Blujus, Henri Ikonen, Jonathan Racine.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders Curtis McElhinney, Garret Sparks sign two-year contracts with Maple Leafs
Defenseman Ron Hainsey signs two-year contract with Maple Leafs
Forward Dominic Moore signs one-year contract with Maple Leafs
Colin Greening, Chris Mueller, Vincent LoVerde sign with Maple Leafs
Group 2 FAs: Connor Brown, Justin Holl, Zach Hyman, (re-signed)
Group 3 UFAs: (signed: NJD), Andrew Campbell, (re-signed), Teemu Hartikainen, (signed: PIT), Brooks Laich, Milan Michalek, Steve Oleksy, Roman Polak, Stephane Robidas.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Antoine Bibeau, (signed: BUF), Sergey Kalinin.
Defenseman Michael Del Zotto signs with Canucks
Forward Sam Gagner signs three-year contract with Canucks
Goaltender Anders Nilsson signs two-year contract with Canucks
Forward Alex Burmistrov signs one-year contract with Canucks
Defenseman Patrick Wierioch signs one-year contract with Canucks
Forward Anton Rodin signs one-yer contract with Canucks
Group 2 FAs: Reid Boucher, Michael Chaput, Brendan Gaunce, Bo Horvat, Joseph LaBate, Nikita Tryamkin.
Group 3 UFAs: Chad Billins, Philip Larsen, (signed: ANA) Jack Skille.
Group 6 UFAs: Alexandre Grenier, Borna Rendulic.
UFAs: Joseph Cramarossa, Michael Garteig, Tom Nilsson, Drew Shore, Michael Zalewski.
Vegas Golden Knights
Group 2 FAs: Brendan Leipsic, Oscar Lindberg, Teemu Pulkkinen, Griffin Reinhart, Nate Schmidt.
Group 3 UFAs: (signed: STL)
Group 6 UFAs: (signed: CHI), Connor Brickley.
Forward Brett Connolly re-signs with Capitals
Group 2 FAs: Travis Boyd, Andre Burakovsky, Philipp Grubauer, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Liam O’Brien.
Group 3 UFAs: (signed: MTL), Chris Bourque, (signed: NYR), Tom Gilbert, (signed: NYR), (signed: CAR), Daniel Winnik.
Group 6 UFAs: Stanislav Galiev, Garrett Mitchell, Christian Thomas.
UFAs: (re-signed), Cody Corbett, Darren Dietz.
Goaltender Steve Mason signs two-year contract with Jets
Forward Michael Sgarbossa signs one-year contract with Jets
Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov signs three-year contract with Jets
Forward Buddy Robinson signs one-year contract with Jets
Defenseman Cameron Schilling agrees to one-year, two-way contract with Jets
Group 2 FAs: Connor Hellebuyck, JC Lipon, Brandon Tanev.
Group 3 UFAs: Tomas Kubalik, (signed: NYR), (signed: WSH), (signed: BOS), Brian Strait.
Group 6 UFAs: Brenden Kichton.
UFAs: Quinton Howden, Scott Kosmachuk, Ryan Olsen.
FREE AGENTS SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION AND RIGHT TO MATCH – GROUP 2
These players have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:
OFFER / COMPENSATION
$1,239,226 or below / None
Over $1,239,226 to $1,877,615 / Third-round choice
Over $1,877,615 to $3,755,233 / Second-round choice
Over $3,755,233 to $5,632,847 / First-round and third-round choice
Over $5,632,847 to $7,510,464 / First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $7,510,464 to $9,388,080 / Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
Over $9,388,080 / Four first-round choices
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS – GROUP 3
These players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 27 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS – GROUP 6
These players qualify for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. This group is defined as players whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played fewer than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played fewer than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff). Please note that these amounts are subject to pro-rating due to the 48-game season in 2012-13.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
These players were not tendered a qualifying offer and are therefore Unrestricted Free Agents not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.
* Partial information provided via NHL Press Release