NHL Free Agent Signings for July 5, 2013.

This list will be updated throughout today tracking the latest NHL free agent signings, starting with the most notable. I’ll provide analysis on the notable signings later today in my Soapbox section.

The Detroit Red Wings have signed winger Daniel Alfredsson to a one-year contract believed around $3.5 million with bonuses which could bring it up to $5.5 million. The Red Wings also signed center Stephen Weiss to a five-year deal worth $4.9 million per season.

San Jose Sharks re-sign Logan Couture to a five-year contract extension worth $30 million, for an annual average cap hit of $6 million. The Sharks also re-signed defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year, $1 million deal and winger Tyler Kennedy to a two-year, $2.3 million per season deal.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed winger Nathan Horton to a seven-year contract worth $37.1 million, for an average cap hit of $5.3 million.

The Boston Bruins have signed Jarome Iginla to a one-year, $6  million contract.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed David Clarkson to a seven-year deal worth $36.75 million, for an average cap  hit of $5.25 million, re-signed center Tyler Bozak to a five-year deal, $21 million deal, for an average cap hit of $4.2 million, and re-signed Frazer McLaren to a two-year deal believe worth $700K per season. They also signed T.J. Brennan to a one-year, $600K contract.

The Phoenix Coyotes have signed center Mike Ribeiro to a four-year contract worth $22 million, for an average cap hit of $5.5 million. The Coyotes also re-signed re-signed forward Lauri Korpikoski to a four-year $10 million extension, worth an average cap hit of $2.5 million,  inked Thomas Greiss to a one-year deal worth $750K and re-signed forward Kyle Chipchura

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed center Valtteri Filppula to a five year deal worth $5 million per season.

The New Jersey Devils have signed Ryane Clowe to a five-year deal worth $4.85 million per season and signed forward Rostislav Olesz to a one-year contract, and signed Michael Ryder to a two-year, $7 million contract.

The Nashville Predators have signed Viktor Stalberg to a four-year, $12 million contract, signed Matt Cullen to a two-year,$7 million deal ($3.5 million per season), inked forward Matt Hendricks to a four-year deal worth $1.85 million per season, and signed Eric Nystrom to a four-year, $10 million contract.

Rob Scuderi has returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins, signing a four year deal worth $13.5 million, for an average annual cap hit of $3.375 million.They also re-signed Craig Adams to a two-year, $1.4 million contract.

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Andrew Ference. Four years, $3.25 million AAV, signed center Boyd Gordon to a three-year contract worth $3 million per season. and have agreed to a one-year contract with goalie Jason Labarbera worth $1 million.

The NY Islanders have signed Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year, $3.25 million contract, signed forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard to a one-year deal worth $2 million, and Peter Regin to a one-year, $750K contract. They also re-signed defenseman Travis Hamonic to a seven-year deal worth $27 million.

The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a two-year deal worth $3.25 million per season.

The Anaheim Ducks re-signed Saku Koivu to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed defenseman Michal Rozsival to a two-year contract and re-signed Michal Handzus to a one-year deal.

Minnesota Wild sign Matt Cooke to a three-year, $2.5 million per season contract, and re-sign defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a three-year extension worth $8 million, for an average annual cap hit of $2,666 million.

Goaltender Ray Emery will be returning with the Philadelphia Flyers on a one-year deal worth $1.65 million.

The Florida Panthers have re-signed forward Shawn Matthias to a two-year contract worth $1.75 million per season, and signed Joey Crabb to a two-year, one-way deal w0rth $600K per season. 

The St. Louis Blues signed Maxime Lapierre to a two-year, $2.2 million contract, and  signed center Keith Aucoin to a one-year, $625K contract.

The New York Rangers have signed Dominic Moore to a one-year, $1 million contract, and defenseman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, $600K contract.

The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Dan Ellis to a two-year contract worth $900K per season.

Carolina Hurricanes signed goaltender Anton Khubobin to a one-year, $800K contract and sign Mike Komisarek to a one-year, $700K deal.

Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a $700K contract.

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Yannick Weber to a one-year, $650K contract. They’ve also signed Brad Richardson.


  1. All respect lost for Daniel Alfredsson, there is no way this was about money. The Sens are a better team and he just told the Sens faithful that he has no faith in their team to compete and chooses to finish his career with the aging and sliding Red Wings.

  2. I’m not sure about the Sens being a better team, but I agree this was not about the money.
    Also, if it was about winning a cup he would go to Boston, so I don’t get this choice…

  3. aging red wings? criticize anything else about the wings, but this is uninformed.

    • The Red Wings are the 3rd oldest team (by average in the NHL).

      Alfie – 40
      Bertuzzi – 38
      Datty – 34
      Zetts – 32
      Franzen – 33
      Kronwall – 32

      With only two total players actively playing under the age of 26. Yes, they are an aging roster.

    • its actually not too far off. wings fans always take this comment the wrong way but look at the top scorers/players for the wings. their top 3 scorers last season were datsyuk (35 in july), zetterberg (33 in october) and franzen (34 in december). i heard that brunner is leaving along with filppula who were 5th and 6th after kronwall and cleary might be retiring. this would then make your youngest scorer on the team abdelkader whose 26 and put up 13 points in 48 games. these young guys have shown promise but i dont think they will be able to keep the winged wheel legacy going once their veterans are gone. also detroit has a hard time signing young guys in their prime so the only way they get a solid player would be through trade. picking up alfie would have been nice 10 years ago

  4. Alfredsson wins 2013 Messier Leadership Award

  5. Surprising move by Alfie….was sure he would finish his career with the Sens… Maybe had some pals on the Wings, and they are not as aging as some would assume…

  6. Woot, Riberio to Arizona Coyotes! Now they just need to pony up and land Iggy too!

  7. NJ does it again. Worst signing of the year, worst signing in franchise history. 4.85m/y for a guy who was on pace for 6 goals. Enjoy trying to trade that contract.

  8. Bozack and Leafs close to five year deal worth under 4.5 a year

    • What a joke. Hahahahaha

  9. I always laugh at the aging Wings people, they have had a veteran roster for a long time, and have done well, they also have some good young talent in the minors. I think what Alfredsson is saying is he doesn’t see Ottawa being that much better near term. Boston doesn’t need him, and Detroit has as good a chance at the cup as anyone (there is a reason they have been in the playoffs every year)

    • Playing for an original 6 team can’t hurt either.

  10. Wow, what a day. I am very happy to see Dominic Moore back in the game (even if he does regularly destroy the Caps in the playoffs). I hope to see Khudobin get a little more playing time behind Ward to get a better idea of what he can do. And I hope lots of Ottawa-Detroit games are on tv next year.

    My favorite signings so far, besides Moore:
    Scuderi in Pittsburgh – they needed his reliable presence on D badly
    Ference in Edmonton – an all-around good D-man, very much a step in the right direction for them

    Least favorite:
    The Caps losing Hendricks – he was a good enough agitator, which the Caps need in order to goad other teams into taking penalties, since the power play is how the Caps win (or at least not lose).
    The Caps not getting a 2nd line center (yet), unless the plan is to sign Ovechkin to another contract as an all-star center, to play with the all-star LW Ovechkin and the all-star RW Ovechkin.

  11. Somehow we need the NHL to schedule Wings @ Sens as the sens season opener.

  12. Hope the Leafs have room for a veteran defenceman – Ian White, Hal Gill perhaps. Good day so far.

  13. Maybe Ian White will do better for Toronto than he did for the Wings.