NHL Free Agents News

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The Capitals have signed Lars Eller to a five-year extension worth $17.5M ($3.5M AAV).

Eller was set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason but signs a five-year extension for the exact same cap-hit he already had ($3.5M). Eller has enjoyed the best offensive season of his career to-date, as he’s on-pace for a career-high in goals (17), assists (26) and points (43) after picking up 11 goals and 17 assists (28 points) in his first 53 games of 2017-18.

Source: @Capitals 02/10/18, 10:56 am EST

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The Predators have signed Matt Irwin to a two-year deal worth $1.35M (675K AAV).

The Predators are apparently very happy with their blueline depth, signing Irwin, Yannick Weber and Anthony Bitetto all to extensions this morning. Irwin has collected seven points (2G / 5A) in 31 games this season, giving him 21 points (5G / 16A) in 105 gams with Nashville over the last two seasons.

Source: Nashville Predators 01/9/18, 6:21 am EST

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The Predators have signed Yannick Weber to a two-year extension worth $1.35M ($675K AAV).

Weber has served as a depth defensemen for the Predators for the last two season. He has picked up one goal and two assists (three points) in 25 games this season, to give him just 11 points (2G / 9A) in 98 career games with Nashville.

Source: @PredsPR 01/9/18, 6:07 am EST

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The Blue Jackets signed Cam Atkinson to a seven-year extension worth $41.125M ($5.875M AAV).

Atkinson’s extension include a no-trade or no-move clause in the first two years of the deal and a limited no-trade after that. Atkinson had a breakout campaign in 2016-17 but has struggled early-on in 2017-18, collecting just four goals and two assists (six points) in 15 games. Regardless of the slow start, Atkinson is locked into a large role in the Blue Jackets offence and is now signed there through the 2024-25 season.

Source: Aaron Portzline 11/17/17, 5:14 am EST

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The Maple Leafs agreed to terms with Roman Polak on a one-year deal worth $1.1M.

Polak appeared in 75 games with the Maple Leafs last season, posting just 11 points (4G / 7A) and averaging 17:55 TOI/GM—including a team-high 2:54 TOI/GM on the penalty kill. The Maple Leafs have been leaning heavily on Ron Hainsey and Nikita Zaitsev on the PK, so Polak has likely been signed to ease that burden on those two.

Source: @LeafsPR 10/23/17, 6:11 am EST

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The Panthers have signed Michael Matheson to an eight-year deal worth $39M ($4.875M AAV).

Matheson, 23, was the No.23 pick in 2012 and has become a big part of the Panthers’ blueline, averaging over 21 minutes per game last year and through the first two games of this season. He has some offensive ability to his game and should be able to top his 17 points (7G / 10A) from last season.

Source: Florida Panthers 10/9/17, 6:54 am EST

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The Golden Knights have signed Brandon Pirri to a one-year deal worth $650K.

Pirri has proven to be a quality goal-scorer throughout his career, but hasn’t really been put in opportunities to succeed in recent years. Pirri had 22 goals in 49 games with the Panthers in 2014-15 and is coming off of a season where he tallied eight goals and 10 assists (18 points) in 60 contests with the Rangers.

Source: @GoldenKnights 10/5/17, 7:52 am EST

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