The Islanders have signed Jordan Eberle to a five-year contract worth $27.5 million ($5.5M AAV).
In his second season with the Islanders, Eberle struggled in the regular season, posting just 37 points (19G / 18A) in 78 games but cranked it up in the playoffs. Eberle got hot in the first two rounds of the postseason, leading the Islanders with nine points (4G / 5A) in eight games. Eberle joins Andrew Ladd and Nick Leddy as players earning $5.5 AAV from the Islanders.
The Jets have signed David Gustafsson to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Gustafsson was picked in the second-round (No.60 overall) in 2018 and is coming off of his second season in the Swedish Elite League. Gustafsson had two goals and 10 assists (12 points) in 36 games with HV71 and also had three assists in five games while playing with Sweden at the U20 World Juniors.
The Flames have signed Eetu Tuulola to a three-year, two-way contract.
The Flames drafted Tuulola in the sixth-round (No.156 overall) in 2016. The 21-year-old winger had 13 gaols and 23 assists (36 points( in 60 games with HPK Hameenlinna of the Finnish Elite League this season.
The Senators have signed Morgan Klimchuk to a one-year contract worth $700K.
Klimchuk is a former first-round pick (No.28 overall in 2013) but bounced all over Canada last year. The 25-year-old spent the first three years of his career in Calgary before being moved to Toronto and eventually Ottawa last year. He played 17 games with the Flames AHL affiliate, 13 with Toronto’s and eight with Ottawa’s—overall he had nine goals and six assists (15 points) in 38 AHL games.
The Wild signed Matt Bartkowski to a one-year deal worth $700K.
Bartkowski, 31, spent most of the 2018-19 season in the AHL, where he had 19 points (4G / 15A) in 70 games. The veteran defenseman had one goal in two games with Minnesota and has 48 points (8G / 40A) in 255 career NHL games.
The Oilers signed Patrick Russell to a one-year contract extension.
Russell had a career-best 40 points (18G / 22A) in 51 games with Bakersfield (AHL) this season. Russell also appeared in the first six games of his NHL career with the Oilers but did not register a point.
The Capitals have signed Liam O’Brien to a one-year deal worth $700K.
O’Brien, 24, had 15 goals and 13 assists (28 points) in 74 games with the Hershey Bears (AHL) this season. The undrafted centre has just one goal and one assist in 17 career NHL games with Washington.
The Devils have signed Jesper Boqvist to a three-year, entry-level contract.
New Jersey selected Boqvist with the No.36 overall pick in 2017. The 20-year-old centre has been in the Swedish Elite League since 2016 and is coming off of a season where he had 35 points (13G / 22A) in 51 games with Brynas IF—good for second on the team.
The Kings have signed Johan Sodergran to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Sodergran, 19, was selected in the sixth-round (No.165 overall) in 2018. The right winger had eight goals and five assists (13 points) while playing with Linkopings HC of the Swedish Elite League. Sodergran also represented Sweden at the U20 World Juniors, but failed to record a point in four games.
The Senators signed Nick Ebert to a one-year, $700K contract.
Ebert was originally a seventh-round pick of the Kings back in 2012 but never made it to the NHL, appearing in 157 AHL games across three seasons with the Kings and Stars organizations. Ebert left North America after the 2017 and played one season in the KHL and another in the Swedish Elite League, where he had 11 goals and 22 assists (33 points) in 49 games with Orebro HK last season.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed Jeff Skinner to an eight-year contract worth $72.0 million ($9.0M AAV).
Skinner was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but is now signed through the 2026-27 season. Skinner set a new career-high and led the Sabres with 40 goals and ranked third on the team with 63 points in 82 games. Skinner spent 70 percent of his 5v5 minutes on the top-line with Jack Eichel and the duo outscored the opposition 53-to-43 (per naturalstattrick.com).
The Stars have signed Mattias Janmark to a one-year contract extension worth $2.3 million.
Janmark, 26, took a step back in 2018-19, scoring just six goals with 19 assists (25 points) in 81 games. Janmark is a key penalty killer for the Stars, ranking third among forwards in shorthanded time on ice per game (1:30). During Dallas’ playoff run, Janmark had one goal and two assists (three points) while appearing in seven of their 13 playoff games.
The Stars have signed Roman Polak to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million.
Polak had nine points (1G / 8A) in 77 games this season. Polak led the Stars in penalty minutes (69) and blocked shots (152)—which was good for 17th in the NHL. Polak became a reliable partner for rookie Miro Heiskanen, playing 43.3 percent of his 5v5 ice-time with Heisknanen.
The Jets have signed JC Lipon to a one-year, $700K extension.
Lipon was selected in the third-round in 2013 but has appeared in just nine career NHL games since. The 25-year-old had 26 points (11G / 15A) in 60 games with Manitoba (AHL) this season and has 166 points (56G / 110A) in 331 career AHL games.
The Jets have signed Seth Griffith to a one-year, $700K contract extension.
Griffith has bounced around the NHL quite a bit but has been an excellent point producer in the AHL. Griffith led Manitoba (AHL) in points, scoring 16 goals with 41 assists (57 points) in 69 games last season. The Jets have now inked their two leading AHL scorers from a year ago after also signing Logan Shaw last week.
The Coyotes have signed Robbie Russo to a one-year, two-way contract.
After three years in the Red Wings organization, Russo joined the Coyotes last season and spent the entire campaign in Tucson (AHL). The 26-year-old led all Roadrunners defensemen in points with 39 (6G / 33A) in 67 games.