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2012 NHL Free Agency Tracker

LAKings.com will be aggregating all the reported signings throughout the 2012 NHL Free Agency right here

Saturday, 06.30.2012 / 1:50 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
By Dewayne Hankins  - Director, Digital Media
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2012 NHL Free Agency Tracker

Signings since June 18 (per TSN reports)
Last updated July 4 at 9:35 PM PT

PLAYER: 2011-12 TEAM New TEAM YEARS / CAP HIT INSTANT ANALYSIS
D MATT CARLE 6YRS/5.5MIL THINGS ARE GETTING CROWDED ON THE BOLTS BLUE LINE, BUT YOU CAN BE SURE MATT CARLE WILL MAKE HIMSELF NOTICED -- ESPECIALLY ON THE POWER PLAY.
G AL MONTOYA 1YR/601K MONTOYA WILL LIKELY SERVE AS A BACKUP TO PAVELEC, AND WILL DO SO AT A LOW COST. HE WAS ONCE THE HEIR-APPARENT FOR THE RANGERS UNTIL HANK SHOWED UP.
LW ZACH PARISE 13YRS/7.53MIL THE MINNESOTA NATIVE COMES HOME TO THE STATE OF HOCKEY. AND JUST LIKE THAT, MINNESOTA TAKES THE TOP TWO FREE AGENTS OFF THE MARKET ON THEIR OWN. WELL PLAYED.
D RYAN SUTER 13YRS/7.53MIL SUTER IMMEDIATELY BECOMES THE MAN ON THE WILD BLUE LINE. THE MADISON, WIS. NATIVE HAS TIES TO MINNESOTA AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE'LL FINISH HIS CAREER THERE.
C JAKE DOWELL 1YR/700K THIS SIGNING IS OF MINOR NOTE UNTIL YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HE'S BUDDIES WITH SUTER AND PARISE...
LW STEVE SULLIVAN 1YR/1.85MIL FOR A MINUTE THERE, WE THOUGHT THE OVER 35 CROWD WAS BAILING ON PHOENIX. SULLIVAN IS SKILLED AND RE-STOCKS THE TEAM'S FORWARD DEPTH.
LW TAYLOR PYATT 2YRS/1.55MIL PYATT WILL FILL THE VOID LEFT BY BRANDON PRUST. THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF FREE AGENCY HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH SIGNINGS LIKE THESE.
RW JAROMIR JAGR 1YR/4.5MIL WE'LL BE SEEING A LOT MORE JAGR THIS SEASON. THE 40-YEAR-OLD AND FUTURE HALL-OF-FAMER LANDS WITH THE STARS GIVING THEM A FORMIDALE FORWARD GROUP.
D DANNY SYVRET TBA AN EYE-OPENING SEASON FOR THE BLUELINER LAST YEAR (42 POINTS) WITH PEORIA HAS CLEARLY CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE FLYERS.
C ROB KLINKHAMMER 1YR/TBA KLINKHAMMER WAS WELL TRAVELED LAST SEASON GOING FROM ROCKFORD, TO BINGHAMTON TO OTTAWA. WILL HE GET THE CALL WITH PHOENIX NEXT SEASON?
D MIKE MOORE 1YR/550K THE PRINCETON GRAD HEADS TO NASHVILLE WHERE HE'LL ATTEMPT TO CRACK THE TOP SEVEN ON THE PREDS BLUE LINE.
D BRYCE SALVADOR 3YRS/3.16MIL WITHOUT A GOAL IN 82 REGULAR SEASON GAMES, SALVADOR SUDDENLY SCORED FOUR IN THE PLAYOFFS AND ADDED 10 ASSISTS FOR GOOD MEASURE.
D JACK HILLEN 1YR/TBA THIS MINNESOTA NATIVE COULD FIND HIMSELF AS THE SIXTH OR SEVENTH D-MAN FOR THE CAPS THIS SEASON.
C OLLI JOKINEN 2YRS/4.5MIL THIS IS A BIG FISH FOR THE JETS AND WE KNOW WINNIPEG KNOWS HOW TO TREAT TALENTED FINNISH PLAYERS (SELANNE). THIS MOVE IMMEDIATELY MAKES OLLI THE NO. 1 CENTER HERE.
D MATT SMABY 1YR/650K DUCKS THINK ENOUGH OF SMABY'S PERFORMANCE IN SYRACUSE TO OFFER HIM A CONTRACT TO PLAY IN NORFOLK -- AND MAYBE ANAHEIM.
RW CHRIS CONNER 1YR/TBA WRITE IT DOWN: CONNER WILL PLAY MOST OF THE SEASON IN GRAND RAPIDS NEXT SEASON.
C ALEXANDRE BOLDUC 1YR/650K THIS MONTREAL NATIVE LIKES PHOENIX JUST FINE AND MAY GET A SHOT AT THE NHL AT THE RATE VETS ARE LEAVING.
C BRACKEN KEARNS 1YR/550K LIKELY TO PLAY THE ROLE OF BEING ONE OF THE FIRST CALL UPS SHOULD SAN JOSE SUFFER INJURIES TO THEIR FORWARD CORPS.
LW JIRI HUDLER 4YRS/4MIL ONE OF THE BIGGEST FREE AGENT SIGNINGS OF THE DAY SO FAR, HUDLER LEAVES THE ONLY ORGANIZATION HE'S EVER KNOWN TO ADD OFFENSIVE TO THE FLAMES.
C TOBY PETERSEN 1YR/TBA THE MINNEAPOLIS NATIVE WILL RE-UPS WITH THE STARS AFTER SPENDING PARTS OF THE LAST SEVEN YEARS IN THE ORGANIZATION.
D JEFF WOYWITKA 1YR/TBA THOSE WONDERING WHERE WOYWITKA WAS GOING TO END UP CAN REST EASY. THE FORMER FIRST ROUNDER HEADS BACK TO ST. LOUIS.
G JOHAN HEDBERG 2YRS/1.4MIL HEDBERG WAS MORE THAN SERVICEABLE, PLAYING ENOUGH TO KEEP MARTY FRESH FOR THE STANLEY CUP FINAL AND GOOD ENOUGH TO GET THEM IN THE POSTSEASON.
G MARTIN BRODEUR 2YRS/4.5MIL AFTER HIRING AN AGENT AND FLIRTING WITH THE BLACKHAWKS, BRODEUR ENDS UP BACK WHERE HE BELONGS FOR TWO MORE SEASONS.
C ANDREW EBBETT 1YR/600K THE 29-YEAR-OLD PIVOT SIGNS ON FOR ANOTHER YEAR IN VANCOUVER. FUN FACT: ONCE PLAYED FOR THREE DIFFERENT NHL TEAMS IN ONE SEASON (2009-10).
RW JOEY CRABB 1YR/TBA CRABB TALLIED A 41-POINT SEASON BETWEEN THE MARLIES AND LEAFS LAST YEAR. DO CAPS MAYBE HAVE A PLACE FOR HIM ON THE ROSTER?
RW BRIAN MCGRATTAN 1YR/TBA FUN FACT: MCGRATTAN ONCE TALLIED 551 PIM IN THE AHL. THAT'S A LOT.
D JOHN SCOTT 1YR/600K AFTER ORIGINALLY AGREEING TO GERMS, THE SABRES AND SCOTT AGREED TO TERMS ON A ONE-YEAR DEAL THAT WILL SEE SCOTT BECOME THEIR ENFORCER.
D JORDAN HENRY 1YR/600K HENRY IS LIKELY TO FILL A ROLE IN NORFOLK RATHER THAN UP WITH THE DUCKS.
LW ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 1YR/1.8MIL FUN FACT: ALEXEI WAS ONCE A KING BEFORE LOSING TO THE KINGS IN THE STANLEY CUP FINAL LAST SEASON. HE NOW HEADS TO WINNIPEG.
D JASON GARRISON 6YRS/4.6MIL SALO NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CANUCKS FOUND A WAY TO REPLACE HIM. NOW WE WAIT TO SEE IF THE NEXT SIX YEARS WILL BE LIKE LAST YEAR.
G CEDRIK DESJARDINS 1YR/TBA ANOTHER THIRD STRING GOALTENDER SWITCHES ADDRESSES. DESJARDINS NOW A CANADIEN.
RW MIKE BLUNDEN 1YR/TBA BLUNDEN SPENT MOST OF LAST SEASON WITH MONTREAL. THE CANADIENS SEEM TO THINK ENOUGH OF HIM TO KEEP THIS RELATIONSHIP GOING.
D SHELDON SOURAY 3YRS/3.66MIL AFTER A NICE COMEBACK LAST SEASON, SOURAY EARNS A NICE PAY DAY WITH THE DUCKS AND WILL UPGRADE THEIR POWER PLAY.
D AARON ROME 3YRS/1.5MIL WITH PERHAPS A CHANCE TO MOVE OUT OF THAT SEVENTH D-MAN ROLE, ROME HEADS TO THE STARS IN HOPES OF STRENGTHENING THEIR BLUE LINE.
RW JORDIN TOOTOO 3YRS/1.9MIL WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE TOOTOO IN A RED WINGS JERSEY. THERE ARE FEWER MORE SKILLED IN THE ART OF AGITATION.
RW MIKAEL SAMUELSSON 2YRS/3MIL A FAMILIAR FACE HEADS BACK TO THE MOTOR CITY. THE 35-YEAR-OLD SPLIT LAST SEASON BETWEEN VANCOUVER AND FLORIDA.
LW RYAN HAMILTON 1YR/600K IF HE DOESN'T CRACK THE LINEUP FOR THE LEAFS, HE'LL BE A 20-GOAL SCORER FOR THE MARLIES.
D BRYAN ALLEN 3YR/3.5MIL DUCKS NEED TO FILL SOME HOLES ON THEIR BLUE LINE AND GET TO THE CAP FLOOR. ALLEN, THE FORMER FOURTH OVERALL PICK HELPS THEM DO BOTH.
D SAMI SALO 2YR/3.75MIL THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THE LIGHTNING HAVE SIGNED AN AGING STUD D-MAN FROM VANCOUVER (SEE OHLUND).
C JAY MCCLEMENT 2YR/1.5MIL CHECKING LINE CENTER SHOULD FILL THE SAME ROLE FOR THE LEAFS.
D ADRIAN AUCOIN 1YR/2MIL HELPED SOLIDFY A BLUE LINE FOR A TEAM THAT WENT TO THE CONFERENCE FINAL. WILL BE A MENTOR TO YOUNG D-MEN IN COLUMBUS.
G CHRIS MASON 1YR/1.25MIL MASON BECOMES EXPENDABLE FOR THE JETS, WILL RETURN TO NASHVILLE TO BACKUP RINNE.
RW P-A PARENTEAU 4YRS/4MIL IF YOU HAVE TO SPEND IT, YOU MIGHT AS WELL SPEND IT ON PAREANTEAU. THE MOST INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT NOW WILL BE HOW THE ISLANDERS GET TO THE FLOOR.
LW DARCY HORDICHUK 1YR/TBA HORDICHUK LIKELY TO FILL THE SAME ROLE WITH EDMONTON. FUN FACT: ONCE COMPILED 13 POINTS IN A SEASON.
LW ERIC BOULTON 1YR/TBA BOULTON IS SURE TO GIVE THE ISLANDERS A MEAN STREAK THAT THEY MAY OR MAY NOT ALREADY HAVE. THEY STILL HAVE PLENTY OF CAP SPACE TO GET TO THE FLOOR.
RW GEORGE PARROS 2YRS/925K PARROS CLEARLY LIKES BEING AN ENFORCER IN A FRIENDLY CLIMATE.THE FORMER KING AND DUCK SIGNS WITH THE PANTHERS.
D GREG ZANON 2YRS/2.25MIL SHOT-BLOCKING MACHINE ZANON WILL TAKE HIS TALENTS TO THE AVALANCHE WHERE HE'LL PLAY A KEY ROLE ON THE TEAM'S PENALTY KILL.
RW BRANDON PRUST 4YRS/2.5MIL PRUST RACKS UP THE PIM AND WILL NOW DO THAT FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS WITH THE CANADIENS AND HE'LL PLAY A KEY ROLE ON A CHECKING LINE.
C MICHAEL HALEY 2YRS/TBA HALEY PLAYED A PEST ROLE WITH BRIDGEPORT, LOOK FOR HIM TO DO THE SAME WITH CONNECTICUT.
D FRANCIS BOUILLON 1YR/1.5MIL AFTER A THREE-YEAR RUN AS A DEPTH D-MAN FOR THE PREDS, THE NEW YORK NATIVE BOUILLON HEADS TO MONTREAL.
LW DUSTIN PENNER 1YR/3.25MIL LA TIMES REPORTS SAY WE'RE BRINGING PENNER BACK. IF THAT'S THE CASE, THIS TEAM COULD BE THE EXACT ROSTER THAT WON IT ALL LAST SEASON AND ROLLED 16-4 THROUGH THE PLAYOFFS. NOT BAD.
G CHAD JOHNSON 1YR/TBA TODAY IS THE DAY OF THE AHL GOALTENDER. THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN MOVING AROUND A LOT. TEAMS ARE HOT ON GOALTENDING DEPTH.
D FILIP KUBA 2yr/4mil THIS FEELS LIKE THE PANTHERS HAVE GIVEN UP ON GARRISON. FUN FACT: KUBA WAS A -26 TWO SEASONS AGO AND +26 LAST YEAR. WHICH VERSION WILL FLORIDA GET?
RW AARON ASHAM 2yr/1mil ASHAM IS A GRINDER, AGITATOR TYPE WHO APPARENTLY ENJOYS PLAYING ON THE EAST COAST.
LW TANNER GLASS 2yr/1.1mil GLASS WILL FILL A KEY ROLE ON THE PENS FOURTH LINE AFTER RAISING A FEW EYEBROWS WITH THE JETS LAST SEASON.
G CURTIS MCELHINNEY 1yr/TBA BLUE JACKETS WILL LIKELY USE MCELHINNEY IN A THIRD-STRING ROLE. THESE TYPES OF GOALIES SO HAVE BEEN FLYING OFF THE SHELVES.
D MATT CARKNER 3yr/TBA CARKNER THOUGHT HIGHLY ENOUGH BY THE ISLANDERS TO EARN THREE-YEAR DEAL. A BIG BODY WITH A HISTORY OF STIRRING THINGS UP.
LW STEVE MACINTYRE 1yr/TBA MACINTYRE DECIDES TO STICK WITH THE PEGNUINS. A JOURNEYMAN FORWARD WHO WILL LIKELY SPEND MOST DAYS IN WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON.
RW BRAD BOYES 1yr/1mil FUN FACT: BRAD BOYES ONCES SCORED 43 GOALS IN A SEASON FOR THE BLUES. THE ISLANDERS HOPE THEY CAN FIND SOME OF THAT.
C ADAM BURISH 4yr/1.8mil A FEISTY CHECKING FORWARD WHO THE KINGS DON'T LIKE TO PLAY AGAINST HEADS FROM THE STARS TO THE SHARKS. SAME DIFFERENCE.
RW BRAD STAUBITZ 2yr/TBA AFTER STARTING HIS CAREER WITH THE SHARKS, STAUBITZ HEADS BACK TO CALIFORNIA. WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHERE HE FITS WITH ANAHEIM.
LW RAY WHITNEY 2yr/4.5mil RAY WHITNEY WILL CASH IN ON A CAREER YEAR AT THE AGE OF 39. THE STARS POWER PLAY WILL BE IMMEDIATELY BOLSTERED.
LW GUILLAUME LATENDRESSE 1yr/1.2mil ONCE A 20-GOAL SCORER FOR THE WILD, LATENDRESSE HOPES TO STAVE OFF CONCUSSION ISSUES AND FIND THAT TOUCH IN OTTAWA.
F COLBY ARMSTRONG 1yr/1mil HE ONCE SCORED 22 GOALS FOR THE THRASHERS, BUT ARMSTRONG'S DAYS OF DOING THAT LOOK TO BEHIND HIM.
RW TORREY MITCHELL 3yr/1.9mil MITCHELL JOINS THE WILD AND WILL LIKELY SLOT IN ON THE TEAM'S FOURTH LINE.
C ZENON KONOPKA 2yr/TBA KONOPKA IS A BIG, MEAN CENTER WHO WILL CAN'T SCORE BUT IMMEDIATELY MAKES THE WILD A TEAM YOU WON'T WANT TO MESS WITH.
G JEFF ZATKOFF 2yr/525k THE EMERGENCE OF MARTIN JONES MADE ZATKOFF EXPENDEBLE FOR THE FOR KINGS. THE PENGUINS GET A SOLID GOALTENDER FOR WB/SCRANTON.
D MIKE LUNDIN 1yr/1.15mil AT THAT PRICE, THE MINNESOTA NATIVE MUST BE IN THE SENS PLANS AS TOP-SIX D-MAN. COULD BE REPLACING KUBA ON THE BLUE LINE.
D STU BICKEL 2yr/750k BICKEL STAYS ON WITH THE RANGERS. SPLIT LAST SEASON BETWEEN THE RANGERS AND WHALE.
G JUSTIN PETERS 2yr/538k 'CAMES LOCK UP THEIR THIRD-STRING GOALTENDER. SAW SEVEN NHL GAMES LAST SEASON IN CAROLINA.
D JOE CORVO 1yr/2mil LET'S FACE IT, CORVO MISSED THE 'CANES AND THEY'RE HOPING HE HAS ANOTHER 40-POINT SEASON IN HIM.
C JOHN MITCHELL 2yr/1.1mil MITCHELL MOVES OUT WEST TO THE JOIN THE AVS. HE HAD 30 POINTS BETWEEN NHL/AHL LAST SEASON.
G JONAS GUSTAVSSON 2yr/1.5mil THE JETS PICK UP GUSTAVSSON'S RIGHTS -- JUST IN CASE -- BUT END UP LETTING HIM WALK AS THE RED WINGS WILL MAKE HIM THEIR BACK UP.
RW DAVID MOSS 2yr/TBA AN INJURY-PLAGUED SEASON WON'T PREVENT THE PHOENIX COYOTES FROM GOING AFTER HIM HOPING THE 2010-11 VERSION OF HIM SHOWS UP.
D DEREK MEECH 1yr/700k HE PLAYED OUT OF HIS MIND IN THE AHL PLAYOFFS AND THE JETS THINK ENOUGH OF THAT TO RE-SIGN HIM.
LW BRETT SUTTER 1yr/550k A GUY WHO WILL SURELY SPLIT TIME BETWEEN THE AHL AND NHL, SUTTER HAS PROVEN HIMSELF AS A DEPTH GUY FOR THE 'CANES.
G MICHAEL LEIGHTON 1yr/900k WITH BOBROSVKY OFF TO COLUMBUS, LEIGHTON LOOKS LIKE HE'LL BE THE GUY BEHIND BRYZGALOV FOR BETTER OR WORSE.
F BENOIT POULIOT 1yr/1.8mil HIS RIGHTS WERE TRADED TO TAMPA FROM BOSTON, THEN THE BOLTS NON-TENDERED HIM. NOW HE SIGNS WITH THE BOLTS. GO FIGURE.
G SCOTT CLEMMENSON 2yr/TBA CLEMMENSON WILL REMAIN THE BACKUP, MOST LIKELY, FOR THE PANTHERS. PERHAPS FOR LUONGO?
G YANN DANIS 1yr/775k DANIS WILL LIKELY FILL THE SAME ROLE FOR THE OILERS AS THEIR AHL BACKSTOP.
F JORDAN STAAL 10yrs/6mil THE STAAL BROTHERS CAN NOW OFFICIALLY HAUNT THE REST OF THE NHL FOR THE LONG HAUL AS STAAL COMMITS TO THE 'CANES.
D ALEXEI EMELIN 2YRS/2MIL TOUGH AS NAILS D-MAN EMELIN DECIDES HE LIKES IT HERE IN THE NHL, WILL REMAIN IN MONTREAL.
F PAUL GAUSTAD 4yrs/3.25mil ANOTHER TRADE DEADLINE ACQUISITION DECIDES TO STAY IN NASHVILLE, WHERE HE THINKS HE CAN WIN A CUP.
F RYAN SMYTH 2 yrs/2.25mil HE WASN'T GOING ANYWHERE. SMYTH WANTED US TO TRADE HIM TO EDMONTON AND HE WANTS TO END HIS CAREER THERE -- IN FRONT OF THE NET.
D NICK HOLDEN 1yr/550k A 7TH OR 8TH D-MAN FOR THE JACKETS. SHOWED SOME DECENT OFFENSE FOR THE TEAM'S AHL AFFILIATE.
F JUSTIN SCHULTZ ENTRY-LEVEL THE SCHULTZ SWEEPSTAKES COMES TO AN END. HE'LL FIT RIGHT INTO A YOUNG, TALENTED TEAM
D PETER HARROLD 1yr/525k FORMER KINGS D-MAN COULD GROW INTO A TOP FOUR ROLE IN THE NHL. THE DEVILS HOPE TO SEE THAT.
F STEPHEN GIONTA 2yr/562k GIONTA PROVIDED SPEED AND GRIT TO THE DEVILS 4TH LINE THAT HAD A COMING OUT PARTY IN THE 2012 PLAYOFFS.
C RYAN CARTER 2yr/775k CARTER WAS ANOTHER KEY PIECE TO A DANGEROUS 4TH LINE FOR THE DEVILS IN THE PLAYOFFS.
C STEVEN BERNIER 2yr/750k A KEY MAJOR PENALTY IN GAME SIX OF THE FINAL THAT LED TO THREE KINGS GOALS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE DEVILS TO GIVE UP ON BERNIER.
F MATT KASSIAN 2yrs/575k THE WILD KEEP THEIR YOUNG BRUISER FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS AT CLOSE TO LEAGUE MINIMUM.
D SHANE O'BRIEN 3yrs/2mil THE AVS SEE O'BRIEN AS A KEY PIECE OF THEIR BLUE LINE AND COMMIT THREE MORE YEARS TO THE ONTARIO NATIVE.
F STEPHANE VEILLEUX 1yr/600k ACQUIRED FROM THE DEVILS AT THE DEADLINE LAST YEAR, VEILLEUX OPTS TO STAY WITH THE ORGANIZATION THAT DRAFTED HIM.
D CORY SARICH 2yrs/2mil THE SOLID SARICH WILL STAY FOR TWO MORE YEARS WITH THE FLAMES. A SOLID STAY-AT-HOME D-MAN.
G MARTIN BIRON 2yrs/1.3mil RANGERS KEEP THEIR BACK UP, WHO IS GUARANTEED TO SEE 20-25 GAMES BEHIND LUNDQVIST
F BLAKE COMEAU 1yr/1.25mil COMEAU WAS CLAIMED OFF WAIVERS LAST SEASON BY THE FLAMES, THEY LIKE HIM ENOUGH TO SEE WHAT ANOTHER YEAR GETS THEM.
G JOSH HARDING 3yrs/1.9mil WITH A CHANCE TO SEE MORE MONEY AND POSSIBILY START WITH ANOTHER TEAM, HARDING SAYS "NO" TO TESTING THE MARKET.
F LEE STEMPNIAK 2yrs/2.5mil GOOD FOR 15 GOALS PER SEASON, STEMPNIAK RE-UPS WITH THE FLAMES FOR A MODEST CAP HIT.
F TRAVIS MOEN 4yrs/1.8mil WON A CUP WITH THE DUCKS IN 2007, MOEN WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD THE CANADIENS CHECKING LINE.
F COLIN FRASER 2yrs/875k A KEY PIECE TO THE KINGS 4TH LINE, FRASER WILL STAY LOOK TO RETAIN THAT ROLE FOR AT LEAST TWO MORE SEASONS WITH THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPS.
F JARRET STOLL 3yrs/3.25mil STOLL WON A CUP IN LA AS THE TEAM'S THIRD LINE CENTER. SEEMS LIKE HE LIKES THAT ROLE ENOUGH TO STAY AWAY FROM FREE AGENCY.
D dennis wideman 5yrs/5.25mil FLAMES TRADE FOR WIDEMAN'S RIGHTS AND SIGN HIM AS THEIR SECOND BEST OFFENSIVE D-MAN BEHIND BOUWMEESTER.
d hal gill 2yrs/2.0mil GILL LIKED THINGS ENOUGH TO STAY IN NASHVILLE, WHERE IF WEBER LEAVES, HE'LL SEE AN EXPANDED ROLE.
d erik karlsson (RFA) 7yrs/6.5mil NORRIS TROPHY WINNER AND MOST DANGEROUS OFFENSIVE D-MAN WILL STAY IN OTTAWA FOR AT LEAST SEVEN MORE YEARS.
g tuukka rask (RFA) 1yr/3.5mil WITH THOMAS TAKING THE YEAR OFF TO PREPARE FOR FINANCIAL ARMAGEDDON, RASK TAKES OVER AS THE LIKELY STARTER.
F matt duchene (RFA) 2yrs/3.5mil NO LONGER A SURE THING, DUCHENE AND THE AVS AGREE ON A SHORT-TERM DEAL WHERE COLORADO HOPES FOR MORE.
G cory schneider (RFA) 3yrs/4.0mil A THREE-YEAR DEAL IS NOW SIGNED, WITH THAT KIND OF MONEY IS SCHNEIDER NOW THE STARTER?
F STEVE DOWNIE (RFA) 2yrs/3.5mil DOWNIE WILL CONTINUE HIS ROLE PROTECTING THE AVS' YOUNG TALENT.
D BRAD STUART 3yrs/3.6mil STUART'S RIGHTS TRADED TO SAN JOSE AND NO SECRET THAT THIS IS WHERE HE WANTED TO END UP.
D BARRET JACKMAN 3yrs/3.16mil JACKMAN RE-UPS WITH THE BLUES. A HARD-HITTING DEFENSIVE D-MAN WHO WANTS TO BE THERE FOR THE TEAM'S GLORY YEARS.

Trades completed since July 1
Last updated July 2 at 4:49 PM PT

TEAM team gets:   team gets: TEAM INSTANT ANALYSIS

F STEVE OTT
D ADAM PARDY

C DEREK ROY ROY REPLACES A KEY HOLE FOR THE STARS LEFT BY THE RIBIERO TRADE. MEANWHILE, THE SABRES CONTINUE TO ADD SANDPAPER IN ADDING STEVE OTT TO THE ROSTER.
D MARC METHOT LW NICK FOLIGNO BLUE JACKETS ADD SOME OFFENSE WITH FOLIGNO BY GIVING UP A KEY PIECE OF THEIR BLUE LINE. SENS LOOK TO IMPROVE DEFENISIVELY WITH METHOT.