The Senators have signed Patrick Sieloff to a two-year, two-way contract extension worth $1.35M ($675K AAV).
Sieloff, 24, had one goal and nine assists (10 points) in 58 games with Belleville (AHL) last season. The former second-round pick (No.42 overall in 2012) has not made a big impact on the NHL level, but he has scored a goal in each of his two NHL games. As a player who has never topped 12 points in an OHL or AHL season, Sieloff likely won’t have any fantasy impact if he ever becomes a full-time NHLer.
The Canadiens have re-signed Antti Niemi to a one-year deal worth $950K.
Following a disastrous start to the 2017-18 season with the Penguins and Panthers, Niemi settled in in Montreal. The veteran netminder went 7-5-4 with a 2.46 GAA, .929 SV% and one shutout in 17 starts and two relief appearances with the Canadiens. He will likely be back as the Habs’ primary backup behind Carey Price next season.
The Coyotes have signed Antti Raanta to a three-year extension worth $12.75M ($4.25M AAV).
The Bruins have signed Jordan Szwarz to a one-year contract extension.
The Predators signed Eeli Tolvanen to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Bruins has signed Zdeno Chara to a one-year extension worth $5 million.
The Sabres have signed Casey Mittelstadt to a three-year entry-level contract.
Mittelstadt, 19, was the Sabres’ first-round pick (No.8 overall) in 2017 and will turn pro after just one year at the University of Minnesota. Mittelstadt finished his freshman campaign with 11 goals and 19 assists (30 points) in 34 games. He is expected to report to the Sabres and should make his NHL debut down the stretch.
The Wild have signed Jordan Greenway to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Greenway, 21, was a second round pick (No.50 overall) in 2015 and is set to join the Wild after finishing up his junior year at Boston University. Greenway is an absolute monster, standing in at 6-foot-5, 230 lbs. and is coming off of a year in which he scored 13 goals with 22 assists (35 points) in 36 games. He could jump right into the Minnesota lineup and could be an important addition for them in the postseason.
The Capitals have signed Shane Gersich to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Gersich, 21, was a fifth round pick in 2014 and has finished his junior year at the University of North Dakota, where he had 13 goals and 16 assists (29 points) in 40 games. He is expected to join the Capitals right away.
The Islanders have signed Otto Koivula to a three-year entry-level contract.
Koivula, 19, was a fourth round pick of the Islanders in 2016 and has been playing in Finland. The 6-foot-3, 220 lbs. winger picked up nine goals and 18 assists (27 points) in 53 games with Ilves Tampere this season—good for fifth on the team.
The Senators have signed Christian Wolanin to a two-year entry-level contract.
Wolanin, 23, wrapped up his third year at the University of North Dakota, where he collected 12 goals and 23 assists (35 points) in 40 games—to lead the team in points from the blueline. Wolanin is expected to suit up for the Senators for the final few weeks of the season.
The Bruins signed Ryan Donato to a two-year entry-level contract and he will likely make his NHL debut on Monday.
Donato, 21, just wrapped up his third year at Harvard University where he collected 26 goals and 17 assists (43 points) in just 29 games. The Bruins are really banged up, so Donato could be thrust into a key role right from the get-go. The Boston native was a second round pick (No. 56 overall) in 2014.
The Bruins have signed Trent Frederic to an entry-level deal.
Frederic, 20, was a first round pick (No.29 overall) in 2016 and leaves the University of Wisconsin after his sophomore season. Frederic picked up 32 points (17G / 15A) in 36 games, one point shy of his freshman total.
The Blackhawks have signed Jan Rutta to a one-year extension worth a reported $2.25M.
Rutta has had a nice offensive season, picking up six goals and 13 assists (19 points) in his first 43 NHL games. Rutta is also expected to return to the Blackhawks lineup on Thursday—he missed the last four games with a lower-body injury.
The Blackhawks have signed Tyler Sikura to a one-year deal.
Sikura is in his first season with the Blackhawks organization and has scored 16 goals with nine assists (25 points) in 57 games with Rockford (AHL).
The Blackhawks have signed Erik Gustafsson to a two-year contract extension.
Gustafsson was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season but is now signed through the 2019-20 season. The 25-year-old defenseman was drafted in the fourth round (No.93 overall) in 2012 and has picked up five points (1G / 4A) in 19 games with the Blackhawks this season.
The Lightning have signed Alex Barre-Boulet to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Barre-Boulet, 20, is an undrafted free agent in his fourth season in the QMJHL. The undersized forward (5-foot-9 / 167 lbs) isn’t the first small, undrafted free agent the Lightning have signed in years past. Barre-Boulet has picked up an impressive 49 goals and 55 assists (104 points) in just 57 games with Blainville-Boisbriand this season.
The Sharks have signed Aaron Dell to a two-year contract extension worth $3.8M ($1.9M AAV).
Dell’s play has slipped a little bit recently but he has been strong for most of the 201-7-18 season. Overall, the 28-year-old is 25-11-4 with a 2.39 GAA and .920 SV% in his 45-game NHL career. He will continue to share the Sharks’ crease with Martin Jones for at least the next two seasons.
Source: Kevin Kurz 02/28/18, 2:19 pm EST
The Canucks have signed Alex Biega to a two-year contract extension worth $1.65M ($825K AAV).
Biega has served as a seventh defenseman for the majority of the season, picking up just six assists in 31 games. The Canucks obviously like him as a depth defenseman and will keep him around for two more seasons.