NHL Free Agents News

Who signed where and for how much? All of the NHL’s latest free agent signings are right here. Your preseason hub after free agency opens on July 1st.

The Oilers have signed Caleb Jones to a two-year extension worth $1.7 million ($850K AAV).

Jones has spent time between the AHL and NHL this season, scoring three goals with 11 points in 14 games in Bakersfield and three assists in 23 games with the Oilers. Jones projects to be a third-pairing defenseman heading into 2020-21, so this is a great cap-hit for the Oilers.

Source: Chris Johnston 01/15/20, 4:42 pm EST

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The Capitals have signed Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year extension worth $46.0 million ($9.2M AAV).

Backstrom is in the final year of the 10-year deal that carried a $6.7M AAV cap-hit and gets an extension that carries him through the 2025 season. He is now the 22nd highest-paid player in the NHL heading into 2021. He has nine goals and 26 assists (35 points) in 39 games, putting him on-pace for 17 goals and 49 assists (66 points).

Source: JJ Regan 01/14/20, 11:29 am EST

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The Flames have signed Rasmus Andersson to a six-year contract extension worth $27.3 million ($4.55M AAV).

Andersson was a pending restricted free agent who is now signed through the 2025-26 season. Andersson often fills in on the Flames top pair and is a future everyday top pair defenseman making second pair money. The 23-year-old has 12 points (3G / 9A) in 45 games this season while carrying a 52.9 CF% and +3.0 CF% rel.

Source: Pat Steinberg 01/8/20, 11:06 pm EST

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The Canadiens have signed Ilya Kovalchuk to a two-way deal worth $700K.

With Brendan Gallagher, Joel Armia and Jonathan Drouin out right now, the Canadiens are looking for help upfront. Kovalchuk, whose contract was terminated by the Kings in mid-December, is a low-risk option that Montreal will be able to send to Laval (AHL) if it comes to that. Kovalchuk had just three goals and six assists (nine points) in 17 games with the Kings earlier in the year.

Source: Eric Engels 01/3/20, 11:49 am EST

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The Sabres have signed Dalton Smith to a one-year, two-way contract.

Smith has been with the Rochester Americans on an AHL contract but gets an NHL deal after picking up four points (1G / 3A) and 27 PIMS in 21 games this season. The 6-foot-2, 217 lbs. winger has had 100-plus PIMS in back-to-back seasons and brings some ruggedness to the list of potential call-ups.

Source: Lance Lysowski 12/30/19, 10:52 am EST

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The Penguins have signed Stefan Noesen to a one-year, two-way contract.

Noesen opened the season without an NHL contract but was playing in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and is leading the team in goals (14) and is tied for the team-lead in points (22). With injuries continuing to mount in Pittsburgh, Noesen could get another NHL shot soon.

Source: @penguins 12/2/19, 2:02 pm EST

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The Golden Knights have signed Peyton Krebs to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Krebs was selected with the No.17 overall pick in this summer's draft. He tore his Achilles in June and recently started skating with the Golden Knights and inked his entry-level contract on Saturday afternoon. The 18-year-old had 68 points (19G / 49A) in 64 games with the Kootenay Ice (WHL), who he'll likely end up with when he's 100 percent healthy.

Source: Danny Webster 11/16/19, 2:52 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have signed Alec Regula to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Regula, who was acquired from the Red Wings for Brendan Perlini, has enjoyed a great start to the 2019-20 season. He has been paired with Ryan Merkley on the London Knights (OHL) first pair is currently fifth on the team with 15 points (7G / 8A) in 14 games.

Source: Ben Pope 11/11/19, 12:43 pm EST

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The Predators have signed Roman Josi to an eight-year contract worth $72.472 million ($9.059M AAV).

Josi was in the final year of his seven-year deal that carried a $4.0M AAV cap-hit. Josi will go from being one of the biggest bargains to the third-highest paid defenseman when his new contract kicks in. Josi is currently tied for second among defensemen in points with 13 (5G / 8A) in 11 games.

Source: David Pagnotta 10/29/19, 12:31 pm EST

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The Panthers signed Brian Boyle to a one-year, one-way contract.

Boyle has bounced around the NHL in recent years, playing for the Lightning, Maple Leafs, Devils and Rangers in the last three seasons. Boyle split last year between New Jersey and Nashville and finished the season with 18 goals and six assists (24 points) in 73 games. With Henrik Borgstrom going back to the AHL, Boyle figures to play a bottom-6 role with his new squad.

Source: Florida Panthers 10/21/19, 11:15 am EST

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