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2014 NHL Free Agency and Trade Tracker

LAKings.com will be aggregating all the reported signings throughout the 2014 NHL Off-season

Tuesday, 07.01.2014 / 1:21 AM / Los Angeles Kings/
By Pat Donahue  - Director, Digital Media


Last updated July 2 at 8:05AM PT


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Player From New Team Years / Cap Hit INSTANT ANALYSIS

D Nick Schultz

1YR/$1.25M

 

F Nikolai Kulemin

4YRS/$4.1875M

"Wow. The Ole switcharoo! Kulemin and Grabowski sign together with the Isles. Pens shut out." - @Eklund 

F Mikhail Grabovski

4YRS/$5M

"Way to go islanders!!!! Making a 40pt guy a 5 million dollar player!!! Grabovski?? 5 million??? I'm going back to the gym!! Good god" - @Jeremy_Roenick 

F John Scott

1YR/$750K

Oh well just give them the cup already. andThis.

F Olli Jokinen

1YR/$2.5M

The Predators desperatly need scoring, so they brought in Neal and Jokinen. Are they still in the hunt for Lecavalier?

F Steve Downie

1YR/$1M

 

D Alex Biega

1YR/$600K

 

D Stu Bickel

1YR/$600K

 

G Cedrick Desjardins

2YRS/$600K

A new goalie guy for the Hartford Wolfpack.

D Kyle Quincey

2YRS/$4.25M

"Kyle Quincey now makes more money than 5 of the Blackhawks 7 defensemen." - @RegressedPDO

G Jason LaBarbera

1YR/$750K

He's on the move again.

F Brian Boyle

3YRS/$2.3M

This is still such a nice goal.

G Drew MacIntyre

1YR/$600K

 

D Taylor Chorney

1YR/$550K

 

G Evgeni Nabokov

1YR/$1.55M

"Class act who was never given the credit he deserved for helping #Isles make the playoffs." - @DFriedmanOnNYI 

F Marcel Goc

1YR/$1.2M

He's a face-off expert, but he'll need to be on the scoresheet more next season.

D Willie Mitchell

2YRS/$4.25M

Whoa. Quite a pay increase for the 2 Time Stanley Cup Champ. We'll miss him here in LA.

D Matt Niskanen

7YRS/$5.75M

The Capitals can score goals, now they are looking to spend some coin building a new defensive core.

F Brad Richards

1YR/$2M

His $60M contract was bought out (seriously, 60 MILLION dollars), now he'll head to the Blackhawks for a mere $2M. "That's a July 1 deal you don't regret." - @Real_ESPNLeBrun

F Adam Craknell

1YR

"If you can't beat em, join em. Very excited to be a part of the @LAKings for the upcoming season." - @ACracknell79

F David Van Der Gulik

1YR

"The signings will provide competition for forward spots, though there’s a strong chance that Van der Gulik – and possibly Cracknell – will open the season in Manchester." - @LAKingsInsider

G Devan Dubnyk

1YR/$800K

Rumor has it that he's very hungry.

G Ray Emery

1YR/$1M

Another year as Steve Masons backup, it's a "real comfortable situation"

D Matt Hunwick

1YR/$600K

Hunwick appeared in one game with the Colorado Avalanche this past season.

D Andrej Meszaros

1YR/$4.125M

Another big $ signing for the Sabres to get to the cap floor. He'll slot in the top 4 in Buffalo.

F Mike Blunden

1YR/$600K

"We know he can play.and be serviceable at the NHL level if called upon.''

D TJ Brennan

1YR/$600K

He'll get his first big chance after signing a 1-way contract. There is plenty of opportunity on the Islanders blue line.

F Cody McCormick

3YRS/$1.5M

The enforcer was traded with Moulson at the deadline, now they're both back in Buffalo.

D Deryk Engelland

3YRS/$2.9M

Puck Daddy - "Flames hand Deryk Engelland $8.7 million for reasons beyond human understanding"

D Zach Redmond

2YRS/$750K

After a nasty skate cut "doctors and trainers describing the pace of his recovery as 'miraculous.'"

D Taylor Fedun

1YR/$600K

Ukraine is game to you?!

F Steve Bernier

1YR/$600K

Kings fans will always have a soft spot for Steve.

D Anton Stralman

5YRS/$4.5M

Stralman, along with Boyle, will head down to Tampa to be reunited with their former captain Callahan.

F Peter Regin

1YR/$650K

"You just try to stay positive and work your way back in there.""

F Jiri Tlusty

1YR/$2.95M

Tlusty finished in the top-5 in the NHL goal scoring during the lockout season.

F Leo Komarov

4YRS/$2.95M

He's played 42 NHL games all for the Leafs before he shipped off to the KHL. He's "Happy to be back int he capital of hockey."

F Ben Street

1YR/$650K

The Monsters get a new player.

F Jarome Iginla

3YRS/$5.33M

"NHL legend leaves Boston for Colorado. Just remember to grip the Cup tightly when you hand it to Iggy, Landeskog." - @wyshynski

F Martin Havlat

1YR/$1.5M

Another product of a buyout, Havlat will head to New Jersey to hang out with his BFF Elias.

F Matt Moulson

5YRS/$5M

Well, after 20 games in Minnesota he's heading back to Buffalo. Who look to just get to the cap floor at this point.

C Dominic Moore

2YRS/$1.5M

He's a fan favorite in NY and a solid 4th line addition last year. Probably took less to stay a Ranger.

F Tanner Glass

3YRS/$1.45M

He'll probably get in a few fights.

D Stephane Robidas

3YRS/$3M

He played only 14 games for the Ducks due to a broken leg. He says he's all healed

F Thomas Vanek

3YRS/$6.5M

The Wild want to win, and they'll pay anything to do it. Maybe we'll see a new goatee from him in the new city.

G Jonas Hiller

2YRS/$4.5M

Now that Anaheim has "He’s the best goalie [Coach Sutters] ever seen", it left the one time #1 as the odd man out.

F Shawn Thornton

2YRS/$1.2M

The Boston tough guy will now to go Floria to be the Florida tough guy.

F Mathieu Perreault

3YRS/$3M

With the trade for Kesler, the Ducks have plenty of centers and let the 26 year old walk.

G Thomas Greiss

1YR/$1M

Another 1 year deal for a new Penguin. He'll be their new backup and take the load off of Flower.

F Brian Gionta

3YRS/$4.25M

The Canadiens captain will look to lead a rebuilding Buffalo team.

D Brooks Orpik

5YRS/$5.5M

Orpik will try to help Ovechkin raise his +/- from -35.

F Blake Comeau

1YR/$700K

#Lumbus feels they have enough young guys to fill his spot, very low risk for the Penguins.

F Ales Hemsky

3YRS/$4M

He liked playing with Spezza, so he followed him to Texas. The Stars want to compete with the Kings and Blackhawks; and on paper Benn, Seguin, Spezza, and Hemsky clearly will do some damage.

G Anders Lindback

1YR/$925K

The Stars have Lehtonen and Thomas, now add the tall drink of water Anders Lindback.

G Al Montoya

2YRS/$1.05M

Competition is a good thing, Florida ads Montoya to compete with Elllis and who knows maybe Luongo.

G Ryan Miller

3YRS/$6M

The high profile goalie went 2-8 in his last 10 in St. Louis and lost 4 in a row to be eliminated by the Blackhawks. Will he have a different fate than the last 2 starters in Vancouver?

D Mike Weaver

1YR/$1.75M

The penalty killer was picked up by the Canadiens on the deadline, he'll get a slight pay increase to mentor the young kids on the blue line.

F Dave Bolland

5YR/$5/5M

"I want to be there to help some of these young guys out, make the playoffs. I'm there to be a team player, to help Florida move forward."

D Dan Boyle

2YRS/$4.5M

His rights were traded to the Islanders, but he decided to sign in Manhattan.

F Mason Raymond

3YRS/$3.16M

Flames lost Cammalleri, Plan B was long time Canuck Mason Raymond. The rebuilding Flames will have heavily changed roster on day 1.

F Jussi Jokinen

4YRS/$4M

Jokinen will go from playing with Crosby, Malkin, and Neal to fellow Finns Bergenheim and Barkov.

D Tom Gilbert

2YRS/$2.8M

This hair though.

D Clayton Stoner

4YRS/$3.25M

Figured he would have signed in Colorado.

F Jesse Winchester

2YRS/$900K

Depth, 4th line center, defensive center; all that stuff.

F Mike Cammalleri

5YRS/$5M

Rumor is the Flames tried to keep him, but the Devils pounced on the ex-King within 30 minutes of Free Agency.

F Paul Stastny

4YRS/$7M

The best free agent center has been claimed. The West is only getting better; Kesler to the Ducks, Spezza to the Stars, Vanek to the Wild. The Blues have been a close team for years, they hope Stastny is the missing piece.

G Justin Peters

2YRS/$950K

Holtby has the #1 job in Washington, Peters is set to be his backup.

F Milan Michalek

3YRS/$4M

He line mate Spezza left, but Michalek decided to stay comfy for three years in Ottawa.

G Chad Johnson

2YRS/$1.3M

He was a Tuukka backup, now he's a Jaroslav backup.

D Mark Fayne

4YRS/$3.5M

See below.

F Benoit Pouliot

5YRS/$4M

Oilers sign "advanced stats darlings"

D Christian Ehrhoff

1YR/$4M

 Well he wasn't without a team for long. The 31 year old D man probably took a bit of a pay cut to play for the Penguins, but who wouldn't if they got to pass to Crosby and Malkin.

F Manny Malhotra

1YR/$850K

 Very low risk for the Habs. Get a veteran leader.

Frederic St-Denis

1YR/$550K

 He's staying in #Lumbus, and we don't blame him.

F Chris Thorburn

3YRS/$1.2M

 A right winger who scored 2 goals and had 93 penalty minutes.

D Jeff Schultz

2YRS/$850K

 The Kings sign the 6'6" D man to add depth and create competition. They now have 8 D signed with McNabb.

D Adam Pardy

1YR/$700K

 Don't stop the Pardy. He's staying in Winnipeg.

F Marian Gaborik

7YRS/$4.9M

The LA Kings trade deadline accuisition certainly paid off. Paired with Kopitar from game 1, Gaborik lead the Kings in goals through their Stanley Cup run. He wanted a nice long contract and he got it.
As if there was any chance he wouldn't resign. 

F Ryan Callahan

6YRS/$5.8M

The quintessential Ranger was shipped down to Tampa on March 5th. Although they couldn't put it together during the playoffs vs MTL. Callahan sees a bright future with the Lightning.

D Nikita Nikitin

2YRS/$4.5M

Nikitin was traded to EDM for a 5th round pick, and promptly signed a 2 year contract with the young gun Oilers. Their forwards are in place as they look to expand their D core. 

D Matt Greene

4YRS/$2.5M

The big guy is staying in LA. After only playing 5 games in 12-13' and being an occasional healthy scratch in the early rounds; Greene found his groove and again became part of the shut down D the Kings needed to win. 

D Ron Hainsey

3YRS/$2.83M

 He may have gotten more on the market, but Hainsey fits in Carolina and they'll keep him around for a few years.


Last updated July 2 at 8:05AM PT

TEAM Team Gets:   Team Gets: TEAM INSTANT ANALYSIS

D Brad Stuart

2nd-Round Pick (2016)
6th-Round Pick (2017)

The Sharks are buying into their youth movement moving forward, trading off againg players for future draft picks.

2nd-Round Pick (2016)

D Josh Gorges

The Habs let go captain Brian Gionta, might as well trade the alternate as well.

F Matt Frattin

F Jerry D'Amigo
Conditional 7th-Round Pick (2015)

The Kings traded Frattin to #Lumbus for Gaborik. Never forget.

F Jason Spezza
F Ludwig Karlsson

F Alex Chiasson
F Alex Guptill
F Nicholas Paul
2nd-round pick (2015)

The Spezza saga comes to an end. He was all set to go to Nashville and nixed that, now he's heading to Dallas. Is there a bigger culture shock in the NHL than going from Ottawa to Dallas?

F P.A. Parenteau
5th-Round Pick (2015)

F Daniel Briere

Briere fell to the 4th line during their 1st round matchup, will head to Colorado as the old guy in the locker room who can also fill in the center hole left by UFA Stastny. P.A. gives the Habs scoring from the wing since they will be losing Vanek. 

F Nate Thompson

4th-Round Pick (2015)
7th-Round Pick (2015)

Steve Yzerman sure has been one busy man. They have a large number of young forwards, now he's looking for the money to sign a few bigger pieces. 

F Sam Gagner
F B.J. Crombeen

6th-Round Pick (2015)

"He really... ... bolted out of there quickly."  -

F Sam Gagner

F Teddy Purcell

WHAT LINE WILL GAGNER PLAY ON?! WHO WILL HE PLAY WITH?!?!

G Eddie Pasquale
6th-Round Pick (2014)

6th-Round Pick (2014)
7th-Round Pick (2014)
7th-Round Pick (2015)

Well the Hershey Bears have a new #2 goalie baby!

F Brandon Bollig

3rd-Round Pick (2014)

The Hawks are over the new cap and need to free up space. Shed 1.25M, this wont be the last move they make. Need to free up some BIG $ for K&T 

D Roman Polak

D Carl Gunnarsson
4th-Round Pick (2014)

 Hey let's trade some defencemen!

F Linden Vey

2nd-Round Pick (2014)

 No Vey... "While Vey is a skilled center, he projects more as a top-six or top-nine forward, and there simply aren’t spaces available for him on the Kings, who are also looking to boost their defensive depth." - @LAKingsinsider

F James Neal

F Patric Hornqvist
F Nick Spaling

 #AskNeal

F Derek Dorsett

3rd-Round Pick (2014)

"grit factor", "bottom six", "role playing guy"

D Jason Garrison
F Jeff Costello
7th-Round Pick (2015)

2nd-Round Pick (2014)

Jason Garrison makes $4.6M a year. Boy it's nice to be a defencemen in the NHL. Lightning will likely add him to their 1st pairing, didn't have to give up much.

F Ryan Kesler
3rd-Round Pick (2015)

1st-Round Pick (2014)
F Nick Bonino
D Luca Sbisa
3rd-Round Pick (2014)

Those pesky no trade clauses. Kesler wanted to go to Anaheim or Chicago (it's cool... we didn't want him here); and he wasn't going to go to Chicago. Imagine the high jinks he and Perry will get into.