Free agent signings through 6 July Short-term deals appear frequently


NEW YORK – The spending by some teams has exceeded expectations. With the new collective bargaining agreement in place, there is little room for some clubs to buy talent on the free agent market. Others have opted not to chase the last Cup winner or competitors. For those teams there is a desire to build a team around the talent they have and not look to emulate the past.

It also appears teams are not taking long-term holds on their new acquisitions. Most are one and two year deals. So, rather than rent players at the trade deadline, most are doing so through free agency. At some point, players will be carrying their nameplate and number set with them after each game in preparation for the next trade.

Here are the most recent signings through Saturday, July 6.

July 6

Alexander Sulzer re-signs in Buffalo: one year, N/A

Drew Bagnall signs in Buffalo: multi-year, N/A

Mike Santorelli signs in Vancouver: N/A

David Kolomatis signs in Washington: one year, two-way

Andrew Gordon signs in Winnipeg: N/A

Jerome Samson signs in Winnipeg: N/A

John Albert signs in Winnipeg: N/A

Richard Bachman signs in Edmonton: one year, N/A

Adam Pardy signs in Winnipeg: one year, $600,000

Derek Roy signs in St. Louis: one year, $4 million

Stefan Fournier signs in Montreal: three years, two way

Ryan Jones re-signs in Edmonton: one year, N/A

July 5

Nikolai Khabibulin signs in Chicago: one year, $2 million

Jonathan Bernier signs in Toronto: two years, $5.8 million

Jarome Iginla signs in Boston: one year, $6 million

Matt Cooke signs in Minnesota: three years, $7.5 million

Benoit Pouliot signs in New York (Rangers): one year, $1.3 million

Michael Ryder signs in New Jersey: two years, $7 million

Maxim Lapierre signs in St. Louis: two years, $2.2 million

Carter Hutton signs in Nashville: one year, $550,000

Mike McKenna signs in Columbus: n/a

Saku Koivu re-signs in Anaheim: one year, $2.5 million

Craig Adams re-signs in Pittsburgh: two years, $1.4 million

Rostislav Olesz signs in New Jersey: one year, $1 million

TJ Brennan signs in Toronto: one year, $600,000

Michael Stone re-signs in Phoenix: n/a

Chris Butler re-signs in Calgary: one year, $1.7 million

Brad Richardson signs in Vancouver: two years, $2.3 million

Jeff Schultz signs in Los Angeles: one year, $700,000

Yannick Weber signs in Vancouver: one year, $650,000

Travis Hamonic re-signs in New York (Islanders): seven years, $27 million

Anton Khudobin signs in Carolina: one year, $800,000

Eric Nystrom signs in Nashville: four years, $10 million

Dominic Moore signs in New York (Rangers): one year, $1 million

Valtteri Filppula signs in Tampa Bay: five years, $25 million

Dan Ellis signs in Dallas: two years, $1.8 million

Nick Holden, JT Wyman, Guillaume Desbiens sign in Colorado: n/a

Ryan Hamilton signs in Edmonton: n/a

Aaron Johnson signs in New York (Rangers): one year, $600,000

Matt Hendricks signs in Nashville: four years, $7.4 million

Stephen Weiss signs in Detroit: five years, $24.5 million

Mark Mancari, Alexandre Bolduc sign in St. Louis: n/a

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