The Devils signed Nico Hischier to a seven-year deal worth $50.75M ($7.25M AAV) on Friday.
The Flyers have signed Chris Stewart to a one-year, one-way contract worth $750K.
Stewart last played in the NHL in 2017-18, where he had three points (1G / 2A) in seven games with the Flames. He spent last year playing with the Nottingham Panthers in England, scoring six goals with seven assists (13 points) in 23 games.
The Sharks have signed Patrick Marleau to a one-year deal worth $700K.
In his 21st NHL season, Marleau had 16 goals and 21 assists (37 points) in 82 games with the Maple Leafs. He ended up being traded to the Hurricanes and subsequently bought out this summer. He returns to San Jose, where he spent the first 19 years of his career and joins a team that is in need of wing depth.
The Devils have signed Joe Morrow to a one-year, two-way contract.
Morrow spent the 2018-19 season with the Jets, where he had one goal and six assists (seven points) in 41 games. It was a career-high in games played for the former first-round pick, who is expected to head to Binghamton (AHL) should he clear waivers.
The Blues have signed Brayden Schenn to an eight-year extension worth $52.0 million ($6.5M AAV).
Schenn was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season but the Blues have locked him up through the 2027-28 season. Schenn failed to record a point in the season opener but is coming off of a 54-point season (17G / 37A) in 2018-19.
The Blackhawks have signed Alex DeBrincat to a three-year extension worth $19.2 million ($6.4M AAV).
DeBrincat was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season but gets his bridge deal before playing a game. DeBrincat scored 41 goals with 35 assists while shooting 18.6 percent with an 11.4 on-ice SH%.
The Coyotes have signed Darcy Kuemper to a two-year extension worth $9.0 million ($4.5M AAV).
2018-19 was Kuemper's first full season in Arizona and it went very well. Kuemper went 27-20-8 with a 2.33 GAA and .925 SV% in 55 games while filling in for an injured Antti Raanta. Entering 2019-20, Kuemper will be the Coyotes No.2 but showed he’s capable of handling the starting gig should the oft-injured Raanta miss time again. Kuemper is signed through the 2021-22 campaign.
The Rangers have signed Michael Haley to a one-year, two-way deal.
Haley spent 2019 with the Panthers and the Sharks, totalling two goals, four assists (six points) and 75 PIMS in 43 NHL games. Haley will likely be a rotation player on the Rangers fourth-line to begin 2019-20.
The Flames have signed Zac Rinaldo to a one-year contract.
Rinaldo spent the 2019 season with the Predators but only appeared in 23 games, posting three points (1G / 2A) and 20 PIMS. He also had one assist in three AHL contests. He is expected to start the season in Stockton (AHL) if he clears waivers.
The Flames have signed Tobias Rieder to a one-year, two-way contract.
Rieder did not score a goal while compiling 11 assists in 67 games with the Oilers last season. He was able to earn a contract while on a PTO with the Flames and could be part of their fourth line in 2019-20.
The Jets have re-signed Kyle Connor to a seven-year contract worth $50 million ($7.14M AAV).
Connor was looking for term and he got it. The 22-year-old winger has scored 30-plus goals in back-to-back seasons and set a new career-high in points (66) in 2018-19. Connor is expected to be a fixture on the Jets top-line with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler again in 2019-20 and should have no trouble approaching 30 goals again.
The Avalanche have re-signed Mikko Rantanen to a six-year, $55.5 million contract ($9.25M AAV).
Rantanen and the Avalanche came down to the wire but finally came to terms on a six-year deal. The soon-to-be 23-year old has posted back-to-back 80-plus point seasons, including 31 goals and 56 assists last year. He is expected to re-join the Avalanche and should be available for their season opener on Thursday.
The Senators have signed Scott Sabourin to a one-year contract.
Sabourin has bounced around the AHL over his career, never appearing in an NHL game. The 27-year-old winger had just four goals and four assists (eight points) in 43 games with the Stockton Heat (AHL) last year.
The Jets have re-signed Patrik Laine to a two-year deal worth $13.5 million ($6.75M AAV)
Laine is coming off of a forgettable season but gets a two-year bridge deal close to $7.0M AAV. Laine’s SH% unsurprisingly fell off of a cliff last year after shooting 18 percent in his first two seasons. Even in a “down year,” Laine still scored 30 goals, which showcases how good he is. Look for his SH% to bounce-back a little bit, making Laine a 40-goal threat again in year-4.
The Bruins have signed Alex Petrovic to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700K.
Petrovic appeared in 35 NHL games last season, 26 with Florida and nine with Edmonton, posting just two assists total. Petrovic is big blueliner (6-foot-4, 216 lbs.) that plays a physical brand of hockey in his own end, ranking 11th in the NHL in hits per game (3.3) last year.
The Stars have signed Dawson Barteaux to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Stars selected Barteaux in the sixth-round (No.168 overall) in the 2018 draft. The 19-year-old defenseman had 34 points (7G / 27A) in 67 games with the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) last year and is in Red Deer again this season, for what will be his fourth WHL campaign.
The Flames have re-signed Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year contract worth $21 million ($7.0M AAV).
After failing to eclipse 50 points in his first two NHL seasons, Tkachuk broke out for 34 goals and 43 assists (77 points) in 80 games. As good as Tkachuk played in 2018-19, he could see some regression in 2019-20, after relying on a 16.4 SH% and 10.2 on-ice SH%. Being stuck behind Johnny Gaudreau on the depth chart also limits Tkachuk’s chances of approaching a point-per-game this season.
The Blues have signed Justin Faulk to a seven-year contract extension worth $45.5 million ($6.5M AAV).
Faulk is headed into the final year of a deal that carries a $4.833M AAV cap-hit but gets a deal that will carry him through the 2026-27 NHL season when he will be 35-years-old. Faulk has failed to top 40 points in four straight seasons and is coming off of an 11-goal, 24-assist season in 2019.
The Flames have signed Jakob Pelletier to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Pelletier was picked with the No.26 overall pick in this summer’s NHL Entry Draft after scoring 39 goals with 50 assists (89 points) with the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL). He was assigned to Moncton earlier today.
The Stars have signed Thomas Harley to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Harley was the No.18 pick in this summer’s NHL Entry Draft. Harley is still in Stars’ training camp but it seems likely that he will be heading back to the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL. The 6-foot-3, 188 lbs. defenseman had 11 goals and 47 assists (58 points) in 68 games with Mississauga last season.