NHL Free Agency Frenzy Day
Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends, but for everyone with an interest in the NHL regardless of nationality, it’s also NHL Free Agency Frenzy Day! TSN signed on at noon with its free agency show and will bring all the signings and trades coming on this big day. We’ll stay tuned and update you with the big stories as they happen. Look for more in-depth analysis later as the frenzy calms down, too.
Reportedly, the New Jersey Devils are offering Martin Brodeur a two-year contract.
John Scott has signed with the Buffalo Sabres for one year at $600,000.
Jason Garrison has become part of the Vancouver Canucks on a six-year deal.
Sheldon Souray has signed with Anaheim for three years at $11 million total.
Aaron Rome agrees to a three-year, $1.5 million a year deal with Dallas.
Jordin Tootoo is heading to Detroit on a three-year deal at $1.9 million a year.
The St. Louis Blues have made an interesting signing: goalie Mike McKenna, who hails from St. Louis. McKenna has had a big weekend; he recently got married, too.
Zach Parise has decided to sleep on it and will pick a team tomorrow.
Bryan Allen will get a three-year, $3.5 million a year deal from the Anaheim Ducks.
Sami Salo has signed a two-year, $3.75 million a year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ryan Suter may have made his decision…stay tuned…
Columbus has signed Adrian Aucoin to a one-year, $2 million deal with bonuses.
As part of the Avalanche’s lobbying to get P.A. Parenteau, new Hall of Fame inductee Joe Sakic called him personally.
Chris Mason will take the place of Anders Lindback as Pekka Rinne‘s backup in Nashville. He gets a one-year, $1.25 million deal with bonuses.
P.A. Parenteau goes to the Colorado Avalanche on a four-year, $16 million deal.
The Islanders continue to acquire tough guys by getting Eric Boulton from the New Jersey Devils for one year once he clears waivers.
George Parros has made a decision, signing with the Florida Panthers for two years.
Alexei Ponikarovsky signs with Winnipeg for one year at $1.8 million.
The Chicago Blackhawks agree to terms with Sheldon Brookbank for two years.
The Colorado Avalanche have signed Greg Zanon for two years at $4.5 million total.
Brandon Prust has signed a four-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.
Micheal Haley has gone from the New York Islanders to the New York Rangers on a two-year deal.
Nick Foligno has been traded from Ottawa to Columbus for Marc Methot.
Dustin Penner has resigned with the Los Angeles Kings for a year and undisclosed terms said to be more than $3 million.
TSN has signed off their free agency coverage, but we will continue to monitor their website and Twitter feeds for more information.
The Florida Panthers sign Filip Kuba for two years at $8 million.
Tanner Glass signs with Pittsburgh for two years at $1.1 million each.
Arron Asham signs with the New York Rangers. In so doing, he has now been part of all five teams in the Atlantic Division.
The Boston Bruins officially signed Chris Kelly, Tuukka Rask and Alexander Khokhlachev. Kelly’s four-year, $12 million deal was announced last month, but could not be made official until today. Nor could Rask’s $3.5 million deal, which was announced more recently. Khokhlachev will play in the KHL for a year, but the Bruins retain his rights, and this entry-level deal only takes effect when he begins to play in North America.
Previous news of Matt Carkner to the Avalanche was incorrect–he has been signed to the New York Islanders for three years at a $4.5 million deal. Perhaps this was a result of confusion between the Avalanche, who reported his signing earlier, and Carkner’s agent, who said he hadn’t heard of such a thing.
The Detroit Red Wings have made offers to Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Curtis McElhinney to a one-year two-way contract.
Riley Holzapfel has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Pittsburgh. Details: one-year, two way, $525,000 in the NHL or $105,000 in the AHL.
Brad Boyes has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the New York Islanders.
The Penguins have signed Steve MacIntyre to a two-year, two-way contract.
More details on the Ray Whitney deal with the Dallas Stars: It includes a no-move clause and a modified no-trade clause–he can give a list of 10 teams on request. He’ll also get $1 million in bonuses alongside his $8 million salary.
Adam Burish has signed a four-year deal at $2 million a year with the San Jose Sharks.
Jordan Staal will become an alternate captain for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Brad Staubitz has signed for two years with the Anaheim Ducks.
The San Jose Sharks have expressed interest in Adam Burish.
Ray Whitney has signed a $9 million, two-year deal with the Dallas Stars. He’ll also get $500,000 in bonuses.
Colby Armstrong, who was bought out by the Maple Leafs, says on his personal Twitter that he has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Montreal Canadiens.
Guillaume Latendresse has a one-year, $1.2 million (and bonuses) deal waiting for him in Ottawa–pending the result of a physical.
Zenon Konopka has agreed to a two-year deal with the Minnesota Wild. Torrey Mitchell has also signed with the Wild on a three-year, $1.9 million deal.
Jeff Zatkoff, a goalie, has agreed to a two-way deal with Pittsburgh. He’ll make $525,000 in the NHL or $105,000 in the AHL.
There are three unspecified offers for George Parros from the Anaheim Ducks.
Joe Corvo has signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. Another Hurricane, Justin Peters, has signed a two-year deal.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers have joined Toronto in inquiring about Martin Brodeur.
Stu Bickel has signed a two-year deal at $750,000 a year with the New York Rangers.
Mike Lundin has signed a one-year, $1.15m deal with the Ottawa Senators.
The Colorado Avalanche have signed Matt Carkner (Ottawa Senators) and John Mitchell (New York Rangers). Mitchell has a two-year, $2.2 million contract. However, the Carkner camp disputes this, saying that they don’t have an agreement just yet.
Don’t read too much into this because it’s just an inquiry, but the Maple Leafs have reached out about Martin Brodeur.
How’s this for a pitch: Sidney Crosby has reached out to Zach Parise as part of the campaign to get him to Pittsburgh.
Also making offers to Parise: the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers also sent offers to Ryan Suter and Matt Carle.
The Detroit Red Wings have signed Jonas Gustavsson, who was traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Winnipeg Jets on draft night but became an unrestricted free agent. Gustavsson gets a two-year deal at $1.2 million a season, $3m total.
LeBrun reports that David Moss has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Pierre LeBrun reports that the Minnesota Wild has submitted contract offers to Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Many teams are interested in Parise, of course, but Darren Dreger reports that the Jets are interested.
Shane Doan is reportedly going to wait until July 9 to make any decisions on where he might be next season.
The Parise watch is taking place at a drab office building in Mississauga, Ontario, much like Brad Richards watch last year. Except this year they have ice cream trucks, covered tents and big viewing screens. Might as well make it a party while you wait for big news, right?
Benoit Pouliot, traded from the Boston Bruins to the Tampa Bay Lightning on draft night, has signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal with his new team.
Jordan Staal has signed a 10-year, $60 million contract with his new team, the Carolina Hurricanes. This is basically like the extension that the Pittsburgh Penguins wanted to give him before he was traded on his wedding day.
Scott Clemmensen has agreed to a new two-year deal with the Florida Panthers. The details have not yet been disclosed.