Happy Canada Day, everyone.
Free agency is here once again. The Oilers might take a dip into the free agent pool today (Cody Franson! Radim Vrbata!), they might not.
The Oilers can afford to take on one or two short term deals for a year or two. Anything after that and the Oilers could find themselves in even more cap trouble as the 2018-19 season comes into light.
We are expecting to hear about a long extension for Connor McDavid today, and it would be nice if we heard about a long extension for Leon Draisaitl today. I’ve got a lot of confidence in the former, less so among the latter. I’m not sure why Chiarelli is going around telling people that he’ll “match anything” with regards to an offer sheet.
The fun* kicks off at about 10 o’clock, 12 Eastern. We’ll link to every deal that happens today as they occur. Stay awhile, try out our new couches.
Brian Boyle has signed a two year deal with the New Jersey Devils.
Steve Mason has signed with the Winnipeg Jets. 4.1MM x 2
Ondrej Pavelec signs a one year deal with the New York Rangers
Trevor Daley has signed a three year deal with Detroit Red Wings totaling 9.5MM
Jonathan Bernier has signed a one year deal with the Colorado Avalanche
Patrick Sharp has signed a one year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks for the meagre price of 800K
Sam Gagner has signed a three year deal with the Vancouver Canucks at 3.15MM per year.
Adam Clendening has signed with the Arizona Coyotes for one year, 650K
Brian Elliott has signed with the Flyers. Two years for a 5.5M total.
Benoit Pouliot has signed with Buffalo for a one year deal for a little more than 1MM
Nick Bonino has signed a four year deal with the Nashville Predators. Four years, 4.1MM AAV
Dmitry Kulikov has signed a three year deal with the Winnipeg Jets. Three years @ 4.33MM AAV
Karl Alzner has signed a five year deal with the Montreal Canadiens for 5 years and a total of 23.1 MM.
Tyler Pitlick is headed to Dallas for three years. One million per.
Jordan Oesterle has signed a two year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks. Two years, 650K per year. A sneaky good signing.
Justin Williams has signed a two year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. 9MM total.
Sounds Like The Oilers Have Signed Ty Rattie. One year, 700K.
Michael Cammalleri has signed a one year deal with the Los Angeles Kings
Michael Del Zotto has signed a two year deal with the Vancouver Canucks for 3MM per.
Anders Nilsson has signed a two year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. 2.5MM per.
Josh Jooris has signed a one year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes for just under 800K.
Martin Hanzal has signed a three year deal with the Stars. Three years totaling 14.25 MM.
Goaltender Antti Niemi has signed for one year with the Pittsburgh Penguins at 700K.
The St. Louis Blues have signed former Winnipeg Jet Chris Thorburn to a two year deal for 900K per year.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic has re-upped with the Sharks for eight years, 7MM a year. Goaltender Martin Jones has re-signed for six years @ 5.75MM AAV. SIx years for a goalie? Blurgh.
Peter Holland has signed a two year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.
Cam Fowler has re-upped for eight years in Anaheim. 6.5MM AAV
Ron Hainsey has signed a two year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Two years with a 3MM AAV. I don’t know about this signing, Toronto.
Dan Girardi has two years in Tampa Bay for 3MM AAV. Glad he found a home far away from Rogers Place.
Ryan Miller has signed a two year deal with the Anaheim Ducks. 2 years, 2MM a year.
Goaltender Anders Lindback has signed a one year deal with the Nashville Predators at 650K
Michael Leighton has signed a one year, two way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Fresh after being bought out, Scott Hartnell has signed with the Nashville Predators for a year. 1MM deal.
The Winnipeg Jets have signed centre Michael Sgarbossa to a one year deal valued 650K
The New York Rangers have signed Kevin Shattenkirk to a four year deal at 6.95 MM AAV. Thought he’d get a longer term on July 1st.
The Florida Panthers have signed Radim Vrbata to a one year deal for 2.5MM. There’s an additional 1.25MM in bonuses available.
The Vancouver Canucks have signed Alex Burmistrov to a one year deal for 900K.
Joe Thornton has re-signed with the Sharks for one year, 6.5MM.
Chris Kunitz is in Tampa Bay for one year, 2MM.