NHL Rink Wrap: The Jack Hughes Show highlights Devils win

Player of the Night

Jack Hughes, Devils

New Jersey built up a 3-1 lead thanks to Dougie Hamilton‘s goal 17 seconds into the game and Hughes’ first of the season in the second period. But the Blackhawks scored twice in a 3:27 span late in the third to force overtime. It was there the young Devils star put on a brilliant solo display to win the game and then gifte a fan at Prudential Center a game-used stick.

Hughes’ first goal from Friday was pretty nifty, too.

Highlights from Friday in the NHL

The first of Carter Hart‘s rough goals felt a bit like “the nature of the beast.” The second cringe-worthy goal Carter Hart allowed, though? Pretty brutal. Elias Pettersson (again) put Hart in a bad spot, and J.T. Miller took care of the rest:

Marcus Foligno dropped the gloves with Max Jones in the first period and had the last laugh with a game-winning goal with 7.2 seconds left to help the Wild edge the Ducks:

Before that game, Trevor Zegras was just showing off:

The Blackhawks and Devils honored the late Jimmy Hayes Friday night:

Two Takeaways from NHL on Friday

So far, so very good for Devils and Dougie

As you can see above, Hamilton celebrated his big contract with the Devils by scoring right away. Then Jack Hughes did the rest to secure a debut win to kick off the Dougie days.

By the simplest terms, that’s a great debut.

But when you dig deeper … Dougie Hamilton shines even more.

Via Natural Stat Trick, the Devils dominated shot volume with Hamilton on the ice. Whether you count blocked shots (21 Corsi For, 7 against at even-strength), or not (17-6 Fenwick For), Hamilton tilted the ice in New Jersey’s favor.

• Hamilton’s Devils debut was strong in more than just “empty calories” ways. At 5-on-5, the Devils generated a 14-5 scoring chance advantage. As far as high-danger chances go? That’s a 7-3 mark. Just lights-out stuff.

• The simple stats are there, too. Hamilton earned a +3 rating, with the Devils generating three goals with him on the ice at 5-on-5, and not allowing one.

Vigneault sticks with Carter Hart after those tough goals

After four goals — including two especially painful ones — people were making jokes at Carter Hart’s expense. Or, they were making jokes about the Flyers’ backup plan of, uh, Martin Jones.

Of course, it’s far, far, far too early to assume Hart won’t rebound from his disappointing 2020-21 season. Plenty of people would’ve spared Hart the exposure of playing through the third period.

Instead, Alain Vigneault took the risk of added damage to Hart’s psyche. The young goalie bounced back with 15 saves in the third period, helping Philly gain a “charity point.”

Now, the Canucks still beat the Flyers. And Hart did allow Vancouver to score on both shootout chances. They’re not out of the woods by any means …

… But, hey, Vigneault stood by his goalie. It might just work out.

(Maybe Vigneault doesn’t have much of a choice, anyway?)

Saturday’s big story

Plenty of NHL season-openers

The 2021-22 NHL season’s been in action since Tuesday, yet quite a few teams open things up on Saturday. Here they are:

• Bruins host Stars at 7 p.m. ET.

• The Blues 2021-22 season begins the way their last one ended. They’re facing the mighty Avalanche at 9 p.m. ET after Colorado swept the Blues during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

• The Sharks kick off their 2021-22 season by hosting the Jets at 10 p.m. ET.

• Finally, the Flames begin their season against the hated Oilers at 10 p.m. ET.

We’ll get to see a retooled St. Louis lineup, and see how a mostly-intact Flames team handles what should be a high-pressure season. Should be a fun, busy Saturday in the NHL.

Friday’s NHL scores

Devils 4, Blackhawks 3 (OT)
Canucks 5, Flyers 4 (SO)
Wild 2, Ducks 1

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

Senators sign Brady Tkachuk to 7-year, $57.5 million contract

It may have taken until the start of the regular season, but the Ottawa Senators finally managed to get Brady Tkachuk signed to a long-term contract.

The team announced on Thursday morning that it signed Tkachuk, a restricted free agent, to a massive seven-year, $57.5 million contract. That deal carries a salary cap hit of $8.2 million per season, exceeding Thomas Chabot for the largest cap number on the team. It also also firmly places Tkachuk as part of the team’s long-term core alongside Chabot, Drake Batherson, and Tim Stutzle.

It is a deal where pretty much everybody gets what they wanted.

The Senators get the long-term contract they wanted and secure one of their franchise players for the long-term, buying out three years of unrestricted free agent eligibility. They also managed to hold firm on their signing bonus stance and handed out a contract that includes zero signing bonuses, something no player on the roster has.

[Related: Ottawa Senators 2021-22 NHL Season Preview]

Tkachuk wins by getting a massive dollar amount. He will make $4 million in actual salary this season, $6.5 million next season, before ballooning to $10.5 million between the 2023 and 2026 seasons.

Tkachuk is not expected to play in the Senators’ season opener on Thursday night after missing all of training camp and the preseason.

He is the Senators’ top offensive player while his game is built around driving possession and generating a ton of shots (nearly four per game). Over the first three seasons of his career he has been insanely consistent offensively, scoring at a 25-goal, 52-point pace per 82 games. When we saw consistent, we do mean consistent. His goals per game average each season has been 0.31, 0.30, and 0.30 while his point per game averages have been 0.63, 0.62, and 0.64.

That is very good production, especially for a player that is still just entering his prime years. The key for the Senators is going to be if he takes a big step forward offensively and improves on that. Because if he keeps maintaining that pace and never improves on it the Senators are going to be paying superstar money for a very good player. The hope has to be that all of that shot volume coincides with the occasional shooting percentage spike to produce a couple of superstar level seasons.

Islanders reportedly extend Pulock, lock down underrated pairing

Gradually, the hockey world is realizing that the Islanders have a special defense pairing in Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech.

It looks like the Islanders locked both Pulock and Pelech to long-term contracts before that mainstream attention could translate to bank-breaking deals.

During the offseason, the Islanders signed Pelech to an eight-year contract that carries a bargain $5.75M cap hit. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the Islanders signed Ryan Pulock to an eight-year contract worth a bit less than $50M.

If Dreger’s report is accurate, Pulock’s extension would translate to a cap hit of around $6.25M starting in 2021-22. (Pulock’s current $5M cap hit expires after this season.)

Reported Pulock extension locks down underrated Islanders pairing

Amusingly, Lou Lamoriello might be most worthy of GM of the Year for what he’s accomplished after taking home that award.

In a time when other teams are overextending for defensemen they hope can form half of a great top pairing, the Islanders know what they’re getting in Pulock – Pelech. With that reported Pulock extension, the Islanders keep the two outstanding 27-year-olds in the fold for the long haul.

Pelech, 27, is locked in with the Islanders through the 2028-29 season. Pulock, also 27, would see his reported extension with the Islanders run from 2022-23 through 2029-30.

Considering the term for Pelech and Pulock, it’s possible that eventually, those deals might sting a bit for the Islanders.

But even that’s a bit of a stretch. These two still have prime years left, and at a combined $11.5M, normal regression should be easy to stomach.

Most likely, the Islanders lined up two steals while other teams overpay for less certainty with defensemen. Sure, you can picture someone like Seth Jones and Darnell Nurse scoring more points than Pulock – Pelech. But generating more value overall? The Islanders’ pairing are a safer — and it turns out, much cheaper — bet.

With these deals, the Islanders have a strong chance to be a nightmare to play against for years to come.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

Capitals – Rangers about Ovechkin passing Dionne, not Tom Wilson

Like it or not, Tom Wilson was on the tip of many tongues heading into Wednesday’s Rangers – Capitals season-opener. Ultimately, goals win games, not knuckle-sandwiches. Maybe Alex Ovechkin‘s big game (and the Capitals’ 5-1 win) can serve as such a reminder for a Rangers team hoping to take a step toward contending.

Ovechkin passes Dionne for fifth all-time in goals

Heading into Wednesday’s Rangers – Capitals game, it wasn’t even clear if Alex Ovechkin could play. Naturally, he didn’t just play — Ovechkin starred.

Not surprisingly, Ovechkin and the Capitals did their greatest damage against the Rangers on the power play. At first, though, it was Ovechkin notching assists.

Just 4:39 into the first period, Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov collected assists on a T.J. Oshie power-play goal. About midway through the second, Ovechkin and Kuznetsov also assisted on a Justin Schultz PPG.

Then, in the third period, Ovechkin returned to goal-scoring mode. First, Ovechkin tied Marcel Dionne for fifth all-time in goals with number 731. (Yes, it was on the power play.)

Next, Ovechkin scored goal 732 (technically) shorthanded, moving all alone to fifth in NHL history. Watch Ovechkin pass Dionne for fifth-all time with goal 732 in the video above this post’s headline.

Dionne wished Ovechkin the best, noting that he’ll likely pass Brett Hull (fourth, 741 goals) soon. It’s a fun watch, as Dionne discusses Ovechkin’s pursuit of Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky, too.

Take a look at where Ovechkin sits among the NHL’s all-time goal scorers after goal 732:

  1. Wayne Gretzky – 894 goals.
  2. Gordie Howe – 801 goals.
  3. Jaromir Jagr – 766 goals.
  4. Brett Hull – 741 goals.
  5. Alex Ovechkin – 732 goals.
  6. Marcel Dionne – 731 goals.

Heck of a way to show that Ovechkin’s not slowing in his pursuit of Gretzky’s record. At least not yet.

Quiet night on the Rangers vs. Tom Wilson front

Did the Rangers focus on anti-Tom-Wilson-weaponry this offseason? If so, they didn’t want to admit it. (Wilson doesn’t want to either, it seems.)

Either way, Tom Wilson wasn’t much of a focus in the Rangers – Capitals season-opener. That’s true even though Lead Wilson Deterrent Ryan Reaves ended up being available.

Perhaps this 5-1 game hit the sweet spot: not competitive enough to get truly nasty, not embarrassing enough to set off a series of fights?

For those wanting Tom Wilson – Rangers fireworks, they’ll need to wait quite a while for the next chance. The two teams don’t face off again until Feb. 24 in Washington.

Maybe Ovechkin will be breathing down Jagr’s neck (766 goals) by then?

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

Predators aren’t really rebuilding or contending

A troubling thought was truly cemented with the Mattias Ekholm contract extension: the Nashville Predators are in rebuild denial.

No, they’re not unique in that regard. There are other teams with older, borderline-lifetime GMs who remain stubborn to accepting short-term pain for long-term gains.

Unfortunately, the Predators join the Sharks as teams uncomfortably likely to experience a lot of pain both now, and later.

To some extent, the damage has already been done. That said, the Predators can get their rebuild back on course. They just have to make some difficult choices — and one of those might involve removing that borderline-lifetime GM.

Troubling lack of vision for Predators in recent months

Break down three phases of recent Predators’ decisions, and you’ll wonder whether the team should give David Poile the old Glen Sather “promotion” out of the GM position.

Balking at the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

Heading into the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline, many wondered if the Predators would trade Ekholm.

In retrospect, they at least should have considered trading Ryan Ellis and/or Viktor Arvidsson around that time. After all, they traded both for very meager returns during the offseason. Were there better offers during the trade deadline? Such thoughts should give Predators fans serious pause.

Either way, the Predators didn’t accelerate their rebuild during the trade deadline. This Poile quote sure makes it feel like the Predators’ process would change with moods, a streak, or maybe a gust of wind.

“[My philosophy on the deadline] certainly changed game by game,” Poile said, via the Predators’ website.

What did the Predators leave on the table because Poile went with his heart, not his head, at that trade deadline?

Either way, the dominoes kept falling, making a shaky situation mostly look worse.

Selling low

Early in the offseason, the Predators made gestures toward a rebuild. Unfortunately, they stumbled instead of leaping forward.

A package of Cody Glass, Philippe Myers, a second-rounder, and a third-rounder might be OK for one of Ryan Ellis or Viktor Arvidsson. For both? That’s painful.

In the grand scheme of things, moving on from Ellis, in particular, made sense for a would-be rebuilder. But selling low on both Ellis and Arvidsson after they dealt with injuries that might not repeat in 2021-22? That hurts.

And then a few gusts of wind dampened even those modest returns.

Digging in

If there’s a move that captures the spirit of how lost the Predators feel, it might be re-signing Mikael Granlund.

Don’t get it twisted; Granlund can play. It’s just that the 29-year-old’s not at the point where he’s likely to move the needle. After all, the Predators stalled out with Ellis and Arvidsson; why hand out such term for diminishing returns?

Between Matt Duchene, Ryan Johansen, and Granlund, the Predators devote $21M in cap space for four seasons (plus one more with Duchene). They’re all 29-or-older, and it’s hard to imagine the ceiling going much higher.

[Preview for 2021-22 Predators season]

Once Ekholm’s extension kicks in, the Predators will invest about $15.3M in Ekholm and Roman Josi. In 2022-23, that could be a steal. Unfortunately, both Josi and Ekholm are 31, and carry serious term (Josi’s $9.059M cap hit runs through 2027-28).

If the Predators’ long-term commitments fall victim to Father Time, a bad situation could get downright dire.

Still some hope for a Predators rebuild

To some extent, the damage has already been done.

It’s hard to imagine the Predators trading away the twin $8M nightmares of Ryan Johansen (2024-25) and Matt Duchene (2025-26). Most likely, they’re stuck with them. Frankly, if there’s a deal out there, it might not be worth bribing a team with precious draft picks.

A stomach for short-term pain, long-term gains

But the Predators could still make waves with a rebuild. Doing so might require a brave soul, though, and waving goodbye to favorites.

  • Filip Forsberg, 27, is in a contract year on a $6M cap hit. Don’t pull an Ekholm and extend Forsberg. Instead, think big picture. He’s a very good player, but the timeline isn’t right for him to be that guy for the Predators.
  • Saros, 26, is a gem. In the grand scheme of things, his greatest potential value might come from a future trade. A Predators team with a clear vision is penciling in Yarsolav Askarov, 19, for the top spot eventually anyway … right? Hopefully?
  • Whenever the Predators get a reality check, few things should be sacred. That means being open-minded about trading almost anyone, including Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm.

Head over heart

To aim higher than the middle of the road, the Predators might indeed need to move on from Poile as GM.

Simply put, Poile might be too close to what he’s built with the Predators. A more objective set of eyes would see a mess. But, for the person who made those choices, it may simply be too difficult to acknowledge defeat.

It’s crucial to strike while the iron is hot, and that’s where there’s a concern with Poile running a potential (partial?) Predators rebuild. The Predators seemingly missed the ideal window to trade the likes of Arvidsson and Ellis. Will we see the same with Forsberg?

[PHT’s Central Division predictions]

Again, some damage is already done. But there’s a lane to go from middle-of-the-road to having a brighter light at the end of the tunnel.

Elite Prospects ranks the Predators’ prospect pool as 10th-best. The Athletic’s Corey Pronman places them 16th.

From Askarov to Philip Tomasino, the Predators boast some solid pieces. They just need more of them, even if it means suffering more now for better things later.

The Predators might prefer living in the playoff bubble, while hinting at a rebuild. The way things are going, though, they might not have much of a choice. The Predators might as well embrace the rebuild now.

They certainly haven’t been doing so lately.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

NHL Rink Wrap: Begin the Kraken, Tom Wilson vs. Rangers

Player of the Night

Max Pacioretty

Really, you could take your pick from the Golden Knights’ dynamic duo of Pacioretty and Mark Stone. Chandler Stephenson (GWG, assist) deserves a mention as the speedy center supplementing those two great wingers, too.

Both Pacioretty (2G, 1A) and Mark Stone (three assists) notched three points in the Golden Knights’ slim win over the Kraken. Pacioretty was a truly overbearing presence, firing an impressive eight shots on goal, notching a +3 rating, and blocking a shot.

Honestly, Pacioretty – Stephenson – Stone probably deserve more mentions among the NHL’s best lines. They’re a nightmare for most opponents.

Highlights of NHL opening night

With only two NHL games on opening night, why not get highlights from both opening night contests?

The Penguins beat the Lightning 6-2, inflated by an absolute bucket of empty-netters.

Meanwhile, the second-newest team in the NHL beat the newest one as the Golden Knights (barely) leashed the Kraken. Ryan Donato scored the first goal in Kraken history, helping Seattle turn a 3-0 deficit to a 3-3 tie.

The Golden Knights won on a heartbreaker of a goal, though. The other standout highlight was Jonathan Marchessault‘s excellent 2-0 tally:

Three Takeaways from opening night in NHL

Two games, yet three takeaways? You bet.

Kraken didn’t back down

From the start, the Seattle Kraken were aggressive in their first NHL game. Considering how well they played, plenty of teams — not just expansion ones — would have wilted after going down 3-0.

Rather than giving up, the Kraken kept pushing. Remarkably, they fired back from that 3-0 deficit to make it 3-3.

No, that push didn’t result in the first Kraken win. Or even their first “charity point.” It was a heck of a showing, however. Throw out all of the 4-3 goal controversy, and the tough breaks, and the larger story is still that Seattle came to play.

Truly, the Kraken belonged with the Golden Knights — a team that ranks among the heaviest Stanley Cup favorites.

Whether it’s that Corsi chart from Natural Stat Trick, or the good-old-fashioned “eye test,” the bottom line is that the Kraken popped in their first NHL game. If this is a sign of things to come, then look out. We may indeed see another immediately competitive NHL expansion team.

Underdog Penguins earned that upset over the Lightning

To be clear, the 6-2 final score of Penguins – Lightning is very misleading.

The real story is that the Penguins ovewhelmed the Lightning all game. You’d think the Penguins were the defending repeat champions, and the Lightning were missing top stars. Instead, it was Pittsburgh saying “No Sidney Crosby? No Evgeni Malkin? No problem.”

OK, they whispered that at most. Obviously life is easier with your future Hall of Famers.

Some Stanley Cup hangover for Lightning

Was it just an off night? Is there a certain level of drag one should expect after a team raises its Stanley Cup banner?

Either way, Steven Stamkos and other Lightning players admitted it. Their loss to the Penguins was a “dud.”

One defeat is probably a bit much for a true wake-up call, but the Bolts need to be better. An extended sleepy start could make life tougher in what’s expected to be a top-heavy Atlantic Division.

Wednesday’s big story

Admit it or not, the Tom Wilson show begins

Ryan Reaves might not even be able to play in the Rangers’ season-opener. Even if he does, the Rangers and even Tom Wilson himself would like people to opt against framing New York’s offseason as one big Tom Wilson overreaction.

But … it pretty much was.

If Reaves and Wilson are both available, they can renew long-running hostilities. If not, expect another Rangers tough guy to step up.

Beyond the threat of violence, it should also be interesting to see if the Rangers show signs of making those next steps. Expectations vary wildly for a team that enjoyed a lot of recent luck in draft lotteries.

NHL opening night scores

Penguins 6, Lightning 2
Golden Knights 4, Kraken 3

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

NHL Free Agency 2021: Every signing by all 32 teams

It’s time for NHL Free Agency! The offseason is under way and with the market opening July 28 there will be plenty of action this summer. Some teams have already been busy getting their 2021-22 rosters in order. Check back here for all of the signings that teams will be making in hopes of improving their chances at winning the 2022 Stanley Cup.

NHL Free Agency Signings

October 12

• Penguins sign Brian Boyle to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

October 11

• Blackhawks sign Erik Gustafsson to a one-year, $800,000 deal.

October 10

• Rangers sign Mika Zibanejad to an eight-year, $68 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Jack Johnson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

October 9

• Blues sign James Neal to a one-year, $750,000 deal. (Link)

October 8

• Panthers sign Aleksander Barkov to an eight-year, $10 million deal. (Link)
• Devils sign Frédérik Gauthier to a one-year, $800,000 dea.

October 7

• Senators sign Tyler Ennis to a one-year, $900,000 deal.

October 6

• Coyotes sign Alex Galchenyuk to a one-year, $750,000 million deal.

October 5

• Stars sign Artem Grushnikov to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

October 4

• Canadiens sign Arber Xhekaj to a three-year, $2.485 million deal.
• Capitals sign Vincent Iorio to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

October 3

• Canadiens sign Jake Evans to a three-year, $5.1 million deal.

October 2

• Maple Leafs sign Braeden Kressler to a three-year, $2.505 million deal.

October 1

• Blackhawks sign Colton Dach to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Canucks sign Quinn Hughes to a six-year, $47.1 million deal.
• Canucks sign Elias Pettersson to a three-year, $22.05 million deal.

September 30

• Blue Jackets sign J.F. Berube to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Martin Chromiak to a three-year, $2.515 million deal.

September 29

• Kraken signs Max McCormick to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Zach Ostapchuk to a three-year, $3.093 million deal.

September 28

• Stars sign Logan Stankoven to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Stars sign Wyatt Johnston to a three-year, $3.093 million deal.

September 26

• Golden Knights sign Daniil Chayka to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

September 25

• Maple Leafs sign William Villeneuve to a three-year, $2.505 million deal.

September 24

• Canadiens sign Sami Niku to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 22

• Sabres sign Rasmus Dahlin to a three-year, $18 million deal. (Link)
Avalanche signs Logan O’Connor to a three-year, $3.15 million deal
Kings sign Cal Petersen to a three-year, $15 million deal.

September 21

• Blue Jackets sign Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million deal. (Link)
• Wild signs Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $5 million deal. (Link)
• Blues sign Robert Thomas to a two-year, $5.6 million deal.

September 20

• Bruins sign Zach Senyshyn to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 19

• Golden Knights sign Nolan Patrick to a two-year, $2.4 million deal.

September 18

• Islanders sign Zdeno Chara to a one-year deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Kailer Yamamoto to a one-year, $1.175 million deal.
• Senators sign Logan Brown to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 16

• Blackhawks sign Nolan Allen to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Golden Knights sign Dylan Coghlan to a two-year, $1.525 million deal.
• Islanders sign Andy Andreyoff to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Islanders sign Dmytro Timashov to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Islanders sign Paul LaDue to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Islanders sign Otto Koivula to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Islanders sign Cole Bardreau to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

September 14

• Blues sign Tyler Bozak to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Givani Smith to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

September 13

• Sharks sign Noah Gregor to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 12

• Kraken signs Ryan Donato to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 11

• Oilers sign Cooper Marody to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 10

• Flames sign Erik Gudbranson to a one-year, $1.95 million deal.
• Flames sign Michael Stone to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 8

• Flames sign Connor Mackey to a two-year, $1.825 million deal.
• Flames sign Brad Richardson to a one-year, $800,000 deal.

September 7

• Kraken signs Dennis Cholowski to a one-year, $900,000 deal.

September 6

• Oilers sign Tyler Tullio to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

September 4

• Hurricanes sign Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million deal after Montreal declines to match offer sheet. (Link)
• Rangers sign Libor Hajek to a one-year, $874,125 deal.

September 3

• Senators sign Drake Batherson to a six-year, $29.85 million deal (Link).
• Red Wings sign Filip Hronek to a three-year. $13.2 million deal.

September 2

• Flyers sign Joel Farabee to a six-year, $30 million deal. (Link)
• Sabres sign Casey Mittelstadt to a three-year, $7.5 million deal. (Link)
• Penguins sign Louis Domingue to one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Carter Rowney to a one-year, $825,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Henri Joikharju to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.

September 1

• Blues sign Colton Parayko to a eight-year, $52 million deal. (Link)
• Islanders sign Anthony Beauvillier to a three-year, $12.45 million deal. (Link)
• Islanders sign Casey Cizikas to a six-year, $15 million deal. (Link)
• Islanders sign Kyle Palmieri to a four-year, $20 million deal. (Link)
• Islanders sign Ilya Sorokin to a three-year, $12 million deal. (Link)
• Kraken signs Riley Sheahan to a one-year, $850,000 deal.

August 31

• Blackhawks sign Connor Murphy to a four-year, $17.6 million deal. (Link)
• Blues sign Tanner Dickinson to a three-year, $2.7 million deal.

August 30

• Predators sign Eeli Tolvanen to a three-year, $4.35 million deal. (Link)
• Coyotes sign Dylan Guenther to a three-year, $5.325 million deal.

August 29

• Senators sign Filip Gustavsson to a two-year, $1.575 million deal.

August 28

• Hurricanes sign Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet. (Link)

August 27

• Canadiens sign Ryan Poehling to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Wild sign Jordie Benn to a one-year, $900,000 deal.

August 26

• Flyers sign Sean Couturier to an eight-year, $62 million deal. (link)
• Hurricanes sign Andrei Svechnikov to an eight-year, $62 million deal. (link)
• Flames sign Dillon Dube to a three-year, $6.9 million deal.

August 25

• Flames sign Justin Kirkland to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Glenn Gawdin to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Derick Brassard to a one-year, $825,000 deal.
• Wild signs Carson Lambos to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Kraken sign Gustav Olofsson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 24

• Blues sign Zachary Bolduc to a three-year, $4.05 million deal.
• Sharks sign Jasper Weatherby to a two-year, $1.85 million deal.

August 21

• Flyers sign Travis Sanheim to a two-year, $9.35 million deal.

NHL Free Agency Offer Sheet Compensation Scale

August 20

• Flames sign Nikita Zadorov to a one-year, $3.75 million deal.
• Flames sign Juuso Välimäki to a two-year, $3.1 million deal.
• Flyers sign Connor Bunnaman to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Kraken sign Antoine Bibeau to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 19

• Devils sign Chase Stillman to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

August 18

• Blackhawks sign MacKenzie Entwistle to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Cole Sillinger to a three-year, $4.9 million deal.

August 17

• Senators sign Scott Sabourin to a one-year, $700,000 deal.
• Wild signs Mason Shaw to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

August 16

• Predators sign Juuse Saros to a four-year, $20 million deal. (Link)
• Wild signs Kevin Fiala to a one-year, $5.1 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Dennis Gilbert to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blackhawks sign Alex Nylander to a one-year, $874,125 deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Ole Julian Bjørgvik Holm to a three-year, $2.753 million deal.

August 15

• Hurricanes sign Aleksi Heimosalmi to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Hurricanes sign Ville Koivunen to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Jets sign Dmitri Kuzmin to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Adam Erne to a two-year, $4.2 million deal.

August 14

• Canucks sign Jason Dickinson to a three-year, $7.95 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Janis Moser to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Flyers sign Samu Tuomaala to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Islanders sign Aatu Räty to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Sebastian Cossa to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Sharks sign William Eklund to a three-year, $5.325 million deal.

August 13

• Panthers sign Joe Thornton to a one-year, $750,000 deal. (Link)
• Blue Jackets sign Zac Rinaldo to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Stanislav Svozil to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Ducks sign Sasha Pastujov to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Ducks sign Mason MacTavish to a three-year, $10.275 million deal.
• Ducks sign Olen Zellweger to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Kings sign Jacob Moverare to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kraken signs Carsen Twarynski to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kraken signs Cale Fleury to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Casey Fitzgerald to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

August 12

• Jets sign Andrew Copp to a one-year, $3.64 million deal. (Link)
• Canucks sign Guillaume Brisebois to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Tyler Parsons to a one-year, $771,750 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Maxime Lajoie to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Jets sign Johnny Kovacevic to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Samuel Helenius to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Oilers sign Slater Koekkoek to a two-year, $1.85 million deal.
• Rangers sign Brennan Othmann to a three-year, $4.125 million deal.

August 11

• Jets sign Neal Pionk to a four-year, $23.5 million deal. (Link)
• Panthers sign Sam Reinhart to a three-year, $19.5 million deal. (Link)
• Hurricanes sign Andrew Poturalski to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Oilers sign Tyler Benson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 10

• Blackhawks sign Mike Hardman to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.
• Kings sign Brandt Clarke to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Jakub Vrana to a three-year, $15.75 million deal.

August 9

• Capitals sign Ilya Samsonov to a one-year, $2 million deal. (Link)
• Flyers sign Carter Hart to a three-year, $11.94 million deal. (Link)
• Rangers sign Igor Shesterkin to a four-year, $22.67 million deal. (Link)
• Blue Jackets sign Andrew Peeke to a two-year, $1.575 million deal.
• Bruins sign Fabian Lysell to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Canucks sign Olli Juolevi to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign Janne Kuokkanen to a two-year, $3.65 million deal.
• Ducks sign Max Jones to a three-year, $3.885 million deal.
• Ducks sign Maxime Comtois to a two-year, $4.075 million deal.
• Ducks sign Josh Mahura to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Oliver Kylington to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Ross Colton to a two-year, $2.25 million deal.

August 8

• Oilers sign Stuart Skinner to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

August 7

• Oilers sign Brendan Perlini to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Will Bitten to a one-year, $840,000 deal.

August 6

• Islanders sign Adam Pelech to an eight-year, $46 million deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Darnell Nurse to an eight-year, $74 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Oskar Olausson to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Blackhawks sign Brandon Hagel to a three-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Canadiens sign Michael McNiven to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Connor Timmins to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Bokondji Imama to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Ducks sign Isac Lundeström to a one-year, $874,125 deal.
• Ducks sign Sam Steel to a one-year, $874,125 deal.
• Flames sign Luke Philp to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Matthew Phillips to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Cale Clague to a one-year, $761,250 deal.
• Kraken signs Marcus Johansen to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Kraken signs Vince Dunn to a one-year, $8 million deal.
• Kraken signs Kole Lind to a one-year, $874,125 deal.
• Rangers sign Ty Ronning to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 5

• Devils sign Tomas Tatar to a two-year, $9 million deal. (Link)
• Canadiens sign Michael Pezzetta to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Capitals sign Michael Vecchione to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign Yegor Sharangovich to a two-year, $4 million deal.
• Kings sign Austin Strand to a one-year, $771,750 deal.
• Kraken signs Will Borgen to a two-year, $1.8 million deal.
• Panthers sign Chase Priskie to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Zach Aston-Reese to a one-year, $1.725 million deal.
• Predators sign Dante Fabbro to a two-year, $4.8 million deal.
• Rangers sign Tim Gettinger to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Chase Pearson to a one-year, $874,125 deal.

August 4

• Blues sign Zach Sanford to a one-year, $2 million deal.
• Devils sign Marian Studenic to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign A.J. Greer to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Josh Jacobs to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Jets sign Logan Stanley to a two-year, $1.8 million deal.
• Kraken signs Alexander True to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kraken signs Connor Carrick to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Joseph Duszak to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Rem Pitlick to a one-year, $917,831 deal.
• Senators sign Victor Mete to a one-year, $1.2 million deal.
• Sharks sign Adin Hill to a two-year, $4.35 million deal.

August 3

• Blues sign Jordan Kyrou to a two-year, $5.6 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Travis Boyd to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Radim Zohorna to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Rangers sign Adam Huska to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Joseph Cecconi to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 2

• Avalanche signs Ryan Murray to a one-year, $2 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Cam Dineen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Blake Speers to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Dysin Mayo to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Jerad Rosburg to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

August 1

• Hurricanes sign Stefan Noesen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Brayden Burke to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Sean Day to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Samuel Montembeault to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 31

• Maple Leafs sign Nick Ritchie to two-year, $5 million deal. (Link)
• Maple Leafs sign Ondrej Kase to one-year, $1.25 million deal. (Link)
• Red Wings sign Tyler Bertuzzi to two-year, $9.5 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Jordan Gross to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Blues sign Dakota Joshua to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Brendan Gaunce to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Canadiens sign Arturri Lehkonen to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.
• Jets sign Riley Nash to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Jets sign Austin Poganski to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Lightning signs Boris Katchouk to a three-year, $2.275 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Brennan Menell to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Oilers sign Warren Foegele to a three-year, $8.25 million deal.
• Rangers sign Ryan Reaves to one-year, $1.75 million deal.
• Hurricanes sign Derek Stepan to a one-year, $1.35 million deal.
• Stars sign Joel Kiviranta to a two-year, $2.1 million deal.
• Jets sign Benjamin Gleason to a one-year, $750K deal.

July 30

• Avalanche signs Tyson Jost to a two-year, $4 million deal.
• Blues sign Calle Rosen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Tommy Cross to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Ivan Barbashev to a two-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Mikko Lehtonen to a one-year, $900,000 deal.
• Flames sign Colton Poolman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Maxim Letunov to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Alex Lyon to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Sam Miletic to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Lias Andersson to a one-year, $874,125 deal
• Lightning signs Alex Barré-Boulet to a three-year, $2.275 million deal.
• Lightning signs Taylor Raddysh to a three-year, $2.275 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Ondrej Kase to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
• Panthers sign Zac Dalpe to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Predators sign Tanner Jeannot to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Brian Lashoff to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Rasmus Asplund to a two-year, $1.65 million deal.
• Sabres sign Ryan MacInnis to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Nicholas Caamano to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Colton Point to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 29

• Blues sign Brandon Saad to a five-year, $22.5 million deal. (Link)
Blue Jackets sign Zach Werenski to a six-year, $57.5 million deal. (Link)
• Lightning signs Corey Perry to a two-year, $2 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Darren Helm to a one-year, $1 million deal.
• Avalanche signs Dylan Sikura to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Avalanche signs Stefan Matteau to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Matthew Peca to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Charlie Lindgren to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Nathan Todd to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Jake Bean to a three-year, $7 million deal.
• Canadiens sign Mathieu Perreault to a one-year, $950,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Hudson Fasching to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Michael Carcone to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Devils sign Robbie Russo to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Devils sign Joseph Gambardella to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Ducks sign Danny O’Regan to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Ducks sign Buddy Robinson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Ducks sign Greg Pateryn to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Andy Welinski to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Brendan Smith to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Jalen Chatfield to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Cal Foote to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Brett Seney to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Pavel Gogolev to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Penguins sign Michael Chaput to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Danton Heinen to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.
• Predators sign Mathieu Oliver to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Rangers sign Filip Chytil to a two-year, $4.6 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Daniel Renouf to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Ryan Murphy to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Luke Witkowski to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Sabres sign Ethan Prow to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign John Hayden to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Pontus Aberg to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Dillon Heatherington to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Kole Sherwood to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Michael Raffl to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.
• Stars sign Jani Hakanpää to a three-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Wild signs Kevin Czuczman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Jon Merrill to a one-year, $850,000 deal.
• Wild signs Brandon Duhaime to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

July 28

• Bruins sign Linus Ullmark to a four-year, $20 million deal. (Link)
• Canucks sign Jaroslav Halak to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. (Link)
• Devils sign Dougie Hamilton to a seven-year, $63 million deal. (Link)
• Golden Knights sign Alec Martinez to three-year, $15.74 million deal. (Link)
• Hurricanes sign Frederik Andersen to a two-year, $9 million deal. (Link)
• Hurricanes sign Tony DeAngelo to a one-year, $1 million deal.(Link)
• Kings sign Phillip Danault to a six-year, $33.5 million deal. (Link)
• Kings sign Alex Edler to a one-year, $3.5 million deal. (Link)
• Kraken signs Alexander Wennberg to a three-year, $13.5 million deal. (Link)
• Kraken signs Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4 million deal. (Link)
• Kraken signs Jaden Schwartz to a five-year, $27.5 million deal. (Link)
• Lightning signs Brayden Point to an eight-year, $76 million deal. (Link)
• Maple Leafs sign Petr Mrazek to a three-year, $11.4 million deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Zach Hyman to a seven-year, $38.5 million deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Tyson Barrie to a three-year, $13.5 million deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Cody Ceci to a four-year, $13 million deal. (Link)
• Stars sign Ryan Suter to a four-year, $14.6 million deal. (Link)
• Wild signs Alex Goligoski to a one-year, $5 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Roland McKeown to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blackhawks sign Jujhar Khaira to a two-year, $1.95 million deal.
• Blackhawks sign Jake McCabe to a four-year, $16 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Eric Robinson to a two-year, $3.2 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Boone Jenner to a four-year, $15 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Sean Kuraly to a four-year, $10 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Alexandre Texier to a two-year, $3.05 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Tyler Sikura to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Gavin Bayreuther to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Bruins sign Nick Foligno to a two-year, $3.8 million deal.
• Bruins sign Derek Forbort to a three-year, $9 million deal.
• Bruins sign Erik Haula to a two-year, $4.75 million deal.
• Bruins sign Tomas Nosek to a two-year, $3.5 million deal.
• Bruins sign Troy Grosenick to a one year, $750,000 deal.
• Bruins sign Samuel Asselin to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Bruins sign Steven Fogarty to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Bruins sign Tyler Lewington to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canadiens sign David Savard to a four-year, $14 million deal.
• Canadiens sign Mike Hoffman to three-year, $13.5 million deal.
• Canadiens sign Louie Belpedio to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canadiens sign Chris Wideman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canadiens sign Cedric Paquette to a one-year, $950,000 deal.
• Canadiens sign Jean-Sébastien Dea to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Brandon Sutter to a one-year, $1.125 million deal.
• Canucks sign Luke Schenn to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
• Canucks sign Kyle Burroughs to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Canucks sign Nic Petan to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Brad Hunt to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Devante Stephens to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Sheldon Dries to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign John Stevens to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Sheldon Rempal to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Justin Bailey to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Justin Dowling to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Canucks sign Travis Hamonic to a two-year, $6 million deal.
• Canucks sign Phil Di Giuseppe to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Tucker Poolman to a four-year, $10 million deal.
• Canucks sign Danila Klimovich to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Canucks sign Brady Keeper to a two-year, $1.525 million deal.
• Capitals sign Hunter Shepard to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Capitals sign Dylan McIlrath to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Capitals sign Lucas Johansen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Capitals sign Matt Irwin to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Liam O’Brien to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Ryan Dzingel to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Carter Hutton to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Dmitrij Jaškin to a one-year, $3.2 million deal.
• Ducks sign Ryan Getzlaf to a one-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Ducks sign Brogan Rafferty to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Devils sign Jonathan Bernier to a two-year, $8.25 million deal.
• Devils sign Chase DeLeo to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign Brian Flynn to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Blake Coleman to a six-year, $29.4 million deal.
• Flames sign Trevor Lewis to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Flames sign Kevin Gravel to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Nick DeSimone to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Adam Werner to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Nate Thompson to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Adam Clendening to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Nick Seeler to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Cooper Zech to a two-year, $1.75 million deal.
• Flyers sign Ryan Fitzgerald to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Gerald Mayhew to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Golden Knights sign Laurent Brossoit to a two-year, $4.65 million deal.
• Golden Knights sign Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $2 million deal.
• Golden Knights sign Sven Baertschi to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Golden Knights sign Patrick Brown to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Golden Knights sign Gage Quinney to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Antti Raanta to a two-year, $4 million deal.
• Hurricanes sign Josh Leivo to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign C.J. Smith to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Ian Cole to a one-year, $2.9 million deal.
• Hurricanes sign Jordan Martinook to a three-year, $5.4 million deal.
• Jets sign Luke Johnson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Jets sign Michael Eyssimont to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Kings sign Andreas Athanasiou to a one-year, $2.7 million deal.
• Kings sign T.J. Tynan to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Alex Edler to a one-year, $3.5 million deal.
• Kings sign Garret Sparks to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Remi Elie to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Charles Hudon to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Brian Elliott to a one-year, $900,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Zach Bogosian to a three-year, $2.55 deal.
• Lightning signs Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a two-year, $2 million deal.
• Lightning signs Andrej Sustr to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Darren Raddysh to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Maxim Legace to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Michael Bunting to a two-year, $1.9 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign David Kampf to a two-year, $3 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Michael Amadio to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Carl Dahlstrom to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Alex Biega to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Kurtis Gabriel to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Oilers sign Derek Ryan to a two-year, $2.5 million deal.
• Panthers sign Maxim Mamim to a one-year, $975,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Juho Lammikko to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Carter Verhaeghe to a three-year, $12.5 million deal.
• Panthers sign Christopher Gibson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Evan Rodrigues to a one-year, $1 million deal.
• Penguins sign Brock McGinn to a four-year, $11 million deal.
• Penguins sign Dominik Simon to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Taylor Fedun to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Filip Lindberg to a two-year, $1.85 deal.
• Predators sign Mikael Granlund to a four-year, $20 million deal.
• Predators sign David Rittich to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
• Predators sign Anthony Richard to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Matt Luff to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Zachary L’Heureux to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Predators sign Michael McCarron to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Predators sign Matt Tennyson to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Rangers sign Patrik Nemeth to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.
• Rangers sign Jarred Tinordi to a two-year, $1.8 million deal.
• Rangers sign Greg McKegg to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Rangers sign Dryden Hunt to a two-year, $1.525 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Sam Gagner to a one-year, $850,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Calvin Rickard to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Jordan Oesterle to a two-year, $2.7 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Pius Suter to a two-year, $6.25 million deal.
• Sabres sign Vinnie Hinostroza to a one-year, $1.05 million deal.
• Sabres sign Aaron Dell to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Brandon Davidson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Sean Malone to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Craig Anderson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Mark Pysyk to a one-year, $900,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Jimmy Schuldt to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Michael Del Zotto to a two-year, $4 million deal.
• Senators sign Andrew Agozzino to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sharks sign Andrew Cogliano to a one-year, $1 million deal.
• Sharks sign James Reimer to a two-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Sharks sign Lane Pederson to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Sharks sign Nick Bonino to a two-year, $4.1 million deal.
• Sharks sign Nick Merkley to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sharks sign Jaycob Megna to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Braden Holtby to a one-year, $2 million deal.
• Stars sign Luke Glendening to a two-year, $3 million deal.
• Stars sign Alex Petrovic to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Andreas Borgman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Frederick Gaudreau to a two-year, $2.4 million deal.
• Wild signs Dmitry Kulikov to a two-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Wild signs Joe Hicketts to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Wild signs Jon Lizotte  to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Dominic Turgeon to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 27

• Avalanche signs Gabriel Landeskog to eight-year, $56 million deal. (Link)
• Blues sign Pavel Buchnevich to four-year, $23.2 million deal. (Link)
• Blue Jackets sign Patrik Laine to one-year, $7.5 million deal. (Link)
• Bruins sign Mike Reilly to three-year, $9M deal. (Link)
• Canadiens sign Joel Armia to a four-year, $13.6 million deal. (Link)
• Canucks sign Conor Garland to five-year, $24.75 million deal. (Link)
• Capitals sign Alex Ovechkin to five-year, $47.5 million deal. (Link)
• Flyers sign Keith Yandle to one-year, $900,000 deal.
• Jets sign Eric Comrie to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Otto Somppi to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Brandon Montour to three-year, $10.5 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Taro Hirose to one-year, $850,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Kyle Criscuolo to two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Sabres sign Drake Caggiula to one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Kyle Rau to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Dakota Mermis to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

July 26

• Panthers sign Sam Bennett to a four-year, $17.6 million deal. (Link)
• Blackhawks sign Adam Gaudette to a one-year, $997,500 deal.
• Bruins sign Nick Wolff to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign Christian Jaros to a one-year $800,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Samuel Morin to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Jets sign Paul Stastny to a one-year, $3.75 million deal.
• Panthers sign Lucas Carlsson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Noah Juulsen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Frédéric Allard to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Ben Harpur to a one-year $800,000 deal.
• Predators sign Jeremy Davies to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Gustav Lindström to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
• Wild signs Andrew Hammond to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 25

• Red Wings sign Marc Staal to a one-year, $2 million deal.

July 24

• Avalanche signs Cale Makar to a six-year, $54 million deal. (Link)
• Blues sign Nathan Walker to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Kings sign Trevor Moore to a two-year, $3.75 million deal.
• Penguins sign Kasper Björkqvist to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 23

• Blackhawks sign Seth Jones to an eight-year, $76 million deal. (Link)
• Bruins sign Taylor Hall to a four-year, $24 million deal. (Link)
• Hurricanes sign Spencer Smallman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

Welcome to the 2021-22 NHL season

The 2021-22 NHL season begins Tuesday night with a doubleheader. Before they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Tampa Bay Lightning will raise another Stanley Cup banner to the AMALIE Arena rafters. Following that game the expansion Seattle Kraken will make their debut on the road against the Vegas Golden Knights.

As we wait for puck drop, here’s what you might have missed during a short, but busy NHL offseason.

NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES

A whole slew of players changed teams in one night with the Kraken selecting their first roster during the NHL Expansion Draft in July.

When Free Agent Frenzy opened, so too did the wallets of many teams. The Lightning lost their entire third line with Blake Coleman signing in Calgary, Yanni Gourde going to Seattle in the expansion draft, and Barclay Goodrow being dealt and signing with the Rangers. The defending champions also watched defenseman David Savard, who was acquired at the trade deadline, sign in Montreal.

As the Bruins wait for Tuukka Rask to heal up, they’ll go with the goalie tandem of Jeremy Swayman, who got a cameo at the end of last season, and Linus Ullmark, who they lured from Buffalo.

Frederik Andersen and Petr Mrazek swapped places with Andersen heading to Carolina and Mrazek pairing up with Jack Campbell in goal in Toronto. The Hurricanes brought in Tony DeAngelo, who was bought out by the Rangers, and watched as Dougie Hamilton cashed in with a long-term deal in New Jersey.

St. Louis brought in Brandon Saad as a scoring winger, while Mike Hoffman left for greener pastures in Montreal.

Keith Yandle will attempt to set the NHL Ironman record in Philadelphia on a blue line that will also see Ryan Ellis, who spent the last decade in Nashville.

The Wild bit the bullet and bought out the contracts of both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Parise landed with the Islanders, where he dad played parts of four seasons in the 1970s, and Suter inked a deal with the Stars.

After losing to the Lightning in the last two Stanley Cup Finals with two different teams, Corey Perry decided to join them on a one-year deal.

Zach Hyman cashed in with a rich deal in Edmonton and will be further rewarded playing on a line with either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl.

Two future Hall of Famers and long-time NHL veterans were on the move this summer. Joe Thornton took his big, scruffy beard south to join the Panthers, while Zdeno Chara signed with the Islanders, the team that drafted him 56th overall in 1996.

Late in August, we had our first successful offer sheet since Dustin Penner in 2007. Two years after the Hurricanes matched the Canadiens’ offer sheet for Sebastian Aho, Montreal let Jesperi Kotkaniemi go to Carolina on a one-year, $6.1 million contract.

Summer time was also trading season for GMs. Rasmus Ristolainen went from Buffalo to Philadelphia; Pavel Buchnevich was dealt from the Rangers to the Blues; Seth Jones joins brother Caleb in Chicago after years in Columbus; Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland were shipped to Vancouver from the rebuilding Coyotes for a packae that included Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson, and Antoine Roussel; Jakub Voracek heads back to Columbus with Cam Atkinson moving on to the Flyers; Robin Lehner is the unquestioned No. 1 in Vegas now that Marc-Andre Fleury is in Chicago; Tyler Johnson is also in Chicago after the Lightning moved him on to take Brent Seabrook’s cap hit; Darcy Kuemper takes over from Phillip Grubauer in the Colorado net; and the Rangers feel they’ve helped their Tom Wilsom problem by adding Ryan Reaves.

2021-22 DIVISIONAL ALIGNMENT

This season will see the return of an 82-game schedule and the divisional alignment we’re used to. There are two small changes, however. The expansion Seattle Kraken will begin their NHL experience in the Pacific Division while the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central.

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs will go back to its usual format with the top three teams in each of the four divisions qualifying plus two Wild Card spots per conference to fill out the bracket.

RETIREMENTS

There were a number of NHLers who played their final games last season, including Henrik Lundqvist, Pekka Rinne, and Ryan Miller. Joining them in hanging up their skates included Matt Calvert, Andrew Shaw, Niklas Hjalmarsson, David Backes, Carl Gunnarsson, J.T. Brown, and Stephen Johns.

Patrick Marleau, Brayden Coburn, and Eric Staal remain unsigned and may potentially join that list of retired players.

OUTDOOR GAMES, ALL-STAR WEEKEND RETURN

Outdoor hockey is back this season with three games outside once the calendar flips over to 2022.

Winter Classic – Jan. 1, 2022: Blues vs. Wild (Target Field, Minnesota)
Stadium Series – Feb. 26, 2022: Lightning vs. Predators (Nissan Stadium, Tennessee)
Heritage Classic – March 13, 2022: Sabres vs. Maple Leafs (Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton)

When the Maple Leafs and Sabres drop the puck in March the NHL will have played a total of 35 regular-season outdoor games in its history.

Along with outdoor hockey, All-Star Weekend is also coming back. T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host this season’s festivities. The weekend will also serve as a send-off for NHL players participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

Feb. 4 – NHL All-Star Skills
Feb. 5 – NHL All-Star Game

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NHL BACK AT THE OLYMPICS

A year after promising the NHLPA that it would try its hardest to broker a deal for Olympic participation in 2022, the NHL finalized an agreement with the IOC and IIHF in September that will see players head to Beijing in February. It will be the first time NHL players take part in the Games since Sochi 2014.

The U.S. will be coached by Mike Sullivan of the Penguins, while Canada will see Jon Cooper of the Lightning behind their bench. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is leading the management team of the Americans and Doug Armstrong of the Blues is heading up the Canadian group.

Here is how the 12 teams are grouped:

Group A: United States, Canada, Germany China
Group B: Russian Athletes, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Denmark
Group C: Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Latvia

You can see the full round-robin schedules here.

There are two parts of the agreement that deals with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The first is all players participating in the Olympic tournament must be fully vaccinated. Also, if conditions worsen as February approaches, the NHL and NHLPA have the ability to opt-out of the tournament without financial penalty by January 10, 2022.

National teams will submit their “long lists” of players by Oct. 15 with final 25-man rosters announced in January. USA Hockey has previously announced its Olympic teams on the day of the NHL Winter Classic.

CRITICAL DATES

Oct. 12: Opening Night doubleheader with the Lightning raising their Stanley Cup banner vs. the Penguins and the Kraken playing their first regular-season game on the road against the Golden Knights.

Oct. 14: Blue Jackets to honor the late Matīss Kivlenieks. Rangers to honor the late Rod Gilbert.

Oct. 23: Kraken play first home game  at Climate Pledge Arena against the Canucks.

Nov. 12-15: Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend (Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, Kim St-Pierre, Ken Holland)

Nov. 20: Islanders host Flames in first game at UBS Arena

Dec. 7: Lightning vs. Canadiens in 2021 Stanley Cup Final rematch

Dec. 20-27: NHL holiday roster freeze

Dec. 26-Jan. 5: IIHF men’s World Junior Championship

Jan. 8-15: IIHF women’s U-18 World Championship

Jan. 17: Chris Pronger’s No. 44 jersey retired by Blues

Jan. 18: Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 jersey retired by Bruins

Jan. 28: Serge Zubov’s No. 56 jersey retired by Stars and Henrik Lundqvist’s No. 30 retired by Rangers

Feb. 7-22: NHL Olympic break

March 21: 2022 NHL Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

April 29: Last day of 2021-22 NHL regular season

May 2: 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin

June 30: Last possible day of 2022 Stanley Cup Final

July 7-8: 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal

July 13: Free agent frenzy begins (12 p.m. ET)

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MILESTONES

• Joel Quenneville: 39 games away from 1,800 for his NHL head coaching career. 38 wins away from reaching 1,000.

• Barry Trotz: 70 games away from 1,800 for his NHL head coaching career. 23 wins away from reaching 900.

• Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton: 1 game away from becoming seventh and eighth players in NHL history to play at least one game in 24 different regular seasons. The others: Chris Chelios (26), Gordie Howe (26), Mark Messier (25), Tim Horton (24), Alex Delvecchio (24), Jaromir Jagr (24).

• Joe Thornton: 76 games away from passing Mark Messier (1,756) for third all-time

Sidney Crosby: 14 goals away from reaching 500 for his career.

• Keith Yandle: 43 games away from passing Doug Jarvis for the NHL’s Ironman record (964).

• Marc-Andre Fleury: 8 wins away from becoming the third goalie in NHL history to win 500 games.

Alex Ovechkin: 2 goals away from passing Marcel Dionne (5th); 12 goals away from passing Brett Hull (4th); 37 goals away from passing Jaromir Jagr (3rd). He enters this season 164 goals behind Wayne Gretzky’s record.

Ovechkin also needs 6 power play goals to pass Dave Andreychuk for the NHL record (274).

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

NHL Free Agency 2021: Every signing by all 32 teams

It’s time for NHL Free Agency! The offseason is under way and with the market opening July 28 there will be plenty of action this summer. Some teams have already been busy getting their 2021-22 rosters in order. Check back here for all of the signings that teams will be making in hopes of improving their chances at winning the 2022 Stanley Cup.

NHL Free Agency Signings

October 10

• Rangers sign Mika Zibanejad to an eight-year, $68 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Jack Johnson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

October 9

• Blues sign James Neal to a one-year, $750,000 deal. (Link)

October 8

• Panthers sign Aleksander Barkov to an eight-year, $10 million deal. (Link)
• Devils sign Frédérik Gauthier to a one-year, $800,000 dea.

October 7

• Senators sign Tyler Ennis to a one-year, $900,000 deal.

October 6

• Coyotes sign Alex Galchenyuk to a one-year, $750,000 million deal.

October 5

• Stars sign Artem Grushnikov to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

October 4

• Canadiens sign Arber Xhekaj to a three-year, $2.485 million deal.
• Capitals sign Vincent Iorio to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

October 3

• Canadiens sign Jake Evans to a three-year, $5.1 million deal.

October 2

• Maple Leafs sign Braeden Kressler to a three-year, $2.505 million deal.

October 1

• Blackhawks sign Colton Dach to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Canucks sign Quinn Hughes to a six-year, $47.1 million deal.
• Canucks sign Elias Pettersson to a three-year, $22.05 million deal.

September 30

• Blue Jackets sign J.F. Berube to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Martin Chromiak to a three-year, $2.515 million deal.

September 29

• Kraken signs Max McCormick to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Zach Ostapchuk to a three-year, $3.093 million deal.

September 28

• Stars sign Logan Stankoven to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Stars sign Wyatt Johnston to a three-year, $3.093 million deal.

September 26

• Golden Knights sign Daniil Chayka to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

September 25

• Maple Leafs sign William Villeneuve to a three-year, $2.505 million deal.

September 24

• Canadiens sign Sami Niku to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 22

• Sabres sign Rasmus Dahlin to a three-year, $18 million deal. (Link)
Avalanche signs Logan O’Connor to a three-year, $3.15 million deal
Kings sign Cal Petersen to a three-year, $15 million deal.

September 21

• Blue Jackets sign Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million deal. (Link)
• Wild signs Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $5 million deal. (Link)
• Blues sign Robert Thomas to a two-year, $5.6 million deal.

September 20

• Bruins sign Zach Senyshyn to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 19

• Golden Knights sign Nolan Patrick to a two-year, $2.4 million deal.

September 18

• Islanders sign Zdeno Chara to a one-year deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Kailer Yamamoto to a one-year, $1.175 million deal.
• Senators sign Logan Brown to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 16

• Blackhawks sign Nolan Allen to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Golden Knights sign Dylan Coghlan to a two-year, $1.525 million deal.
• Islanders sign Andy Andreyoff to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Islanders sign Dmytro Timashov to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Islanders sign Paul LaDue to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Islanders sign Otto Koivula to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Islanders sign Cole Bardreau to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

September 14

• Blues sign Tyler Bozak to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Givani Smith to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

September 13

• Sharks sign Noah Gregor to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 12

• Kraken signs Ryan Donato to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 11

• Oilers sign Cooper Marody to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 10

• Flames sign Erik Gudbranson to a one-year, $1.95 million deal.
• Flames sign Michael Stone to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

September 8

• Flames sign Connor Mackey to a two-year, $1.825 million deal.
• Flames sign Brad Richardson to a one-year, $800,000 deal.

September 7

• Kraken signs Dennis Cholowski to a one-year, $900,000 deal.

September 6

• Oilers sign Tyler Tullio to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

September 4

• Hurricanes sign Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million deal after Montreal declines to match offer sheet. (Link)
• Rangers sign Libor Hajek to a one-year, $874,125 deal.

September 3

• Senators sign Drake Batherson to a six-year, $29.85 million deal (Link).
• Red Wings sign Filip Hronek to a three-year. $13.2 million deal.

September 2

• Flyers sign Joel Farabee to a six-year, $30 million deal. (Link)
• Sabres sign Casey Mittelstadt to a three-year, $7.5 million deal. (Link)
• Penguins sign Louis Domingue to one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Carter Rowney to a one-year, $825,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Henri Joikharju to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.

September 1

• Blues sign Colton Parayko to a eight-year, $52 million deal. (Link)
• Islanders sign Anthony Beauvillier to a three-year, $12.45 million deal. (Link)
• Islanders sign Casey Cizikas to a six-year, $15 million deal. (Link)
• Islanders sign Kyle Palmieri to a four-year, $20 million deal. (Link)
• Islanders sign Ilya Sorokin to a three-year, $12 million deal. (Link)
• Kraken signs Riley Sheahan to a one-year, $850,000 deal.

August 31

• Blackhawks sign Connor Murphy to a four-year, $17.6 million deal. (Link)
• Blues sign Tanner Dickinson to a three-year, $2.7 million deal.

August 30

• Predators sign Eeli Tolvanen to a three-year, $4.35 million deal. (Link)
• Coyotes sign Dylan Guenther to a three-year, $5.325 million deal.

August 29

• Senators sign Filip Gustavsson to a two-year, $1.575 million deal.

August 28

• Hurricanes sign Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet. (Link)

August 27

• Canadiens sign Ryan Poehling to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Wild sign Jordie Benn to a one-year, $900,000 deal.

August 26

• Flyers sign Sean Couturier to an eight-year, $62 million deal. (link)
• Hurricanes sign Andrei Svechnikov to an eight-year, $62 million deal. (link)
• Flames sign Dillon Dube to a three-year, $6.9 million deal.

August 25

• Flames sign Justin Kirkland to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Glenn Gawdin to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Derick Brassard to a one-year, $825,000 deal.
• Wild signs Carson Lambos to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Kraken sign Gustav Olofsson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 24

• Blues sign Zachary Bolduc to a three-year, $4.05 million deal.
• Sharks sign Jasper Weatherby to a two-year, $1.85 million deal.

August 21

• Flyers sign Travis Sanheim to a two-year, $9.35 million deal.

NHL Free Agency Offer Sheet Compensation Scale

August 20

• Flames sign Nikita Zadorov to a one-year, $3.75 million deal.
• Flames sign Juuso Välimäki to a two-year, $3.1 million deal.
• Flyers sign Connor Bunnaman to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Kraken sign Antoine Bibeau to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 19

• Devils sign Chase Stillman to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.

August 18

• Blackhawks sign MacKenzie Entwistle to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Cole Sillinger to a three-year, $4.9 million deal.

August 17

• Senators sign Scott Sabourin to a one-year, $700,000 deal.
• Wild signs Mason Shaw to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

August 16

• Predators sign Juuse Saros to a four-year, $20 million deal. (Link)
• Wild signs Kevin Fiala to a one-year, $5.1 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Dennis Gilbert to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blackhawks sign Alex Nylander to a one-year, $874,125 deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Ole Julian Bjørgvik Holm to a three-year, $2.753 million deal.

August 15

• Hurricanes sign Aleksi Heimosalmi to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Hurricanes sign Ville Koivunen to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Jets sign Dmitri Kuzmin to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Adam Erne to a two-year, $4.2 million deal.

August 14

• Canucks sign Jason Dickinson to a three-year, $7.95 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Janis Moser to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Flyers sign Samu Tuomaala to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Islanders sign Aatu Räty to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Sebastian Cossa to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Sharks sign William Eklund to a three-year, $5.325 million deal.

August 13

• Panthers sign Joe Thornton to a one-year, $750,000 deal. (Link)
• Blue Jackets sign Zac Rinaldo to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Stanislav Svozil to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Ducks sign Sasha Pastujov to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Ducks sign Mason MacTavish to a three-year, $10.275 million deal.
• Ducks sign Olen Zellweger to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Kings sign Jacob Moverare to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kraken signs Carsen Twarynski to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kraken signs Cale Fleury to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Casey Fitzgerald to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

August 12

• Jets sign Andrew Copp to a one-year, $3.64 million deal. (Link)
• Canucks sign Guillaume Brisebois to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Tyler Parsons to a one-year, $771,750 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Maxime Lajoie to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Jets sign Johnny Kovacevic to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Samuel Helenius to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Oilers sign Slater Koekkoek to a two-year, $1.85 million deal.
• Rangers sign Brennan Othmann to a three-year, $4.125 million deal.

August 11

• Jets sign Neal Pionk to a four-year, $23.5 million deal. (Link)
• Panthers sign Sam Reinhart to a three-year, $19.5 million deal. (Link)
• Hurricanes sign Andrew Poturalski to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Oilers sign Tyler Benson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 10

• Blackhawks sign Mike Hardman to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.
• Kings sign Brandt Clarke to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Jakub Vrana to a three-year, $15.75 million deal.

August 9

• Capitals sign Ilya Samsonov to a one-year, $2 million deal. (Link)
• Flyers sign Carter Hart to a three-year, $11.94 million deal. (Link)
• Rangers sign Igor Shesterkin to a four-year, $22.67 million deal. (Link)
• Blue Jackets sign Andrew Peeke to a two-year, $1.575 million deal.
• Bruins sign Fabian Lysell to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Canucks sign Olli Juolevi to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign Janne Kuokkanen to a two-year, $3.65 million deal.
• Ducks sign Max Jones to a three-year, $3.885 million deal.
• Ducks sign Maxime Comtois to a two-year, $4.075 million deal.
• Ducks sign Josh Mahura to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Oliver Kylington to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Ross Colton to a two-year, $2.25 million deal.

August 8

• Oilers sign Stuart Skinner to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

August 7

• Oilers sign Brendan Perlini to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Will Bitten to a one-year, $840,000 deal.

August 6

• Islanders sign Adam Pelech to an eight-year, $46 million deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Darnell Nurse to an eight-year, $74 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Oskar Olausson to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Blackhawks sign Brandon Hagel to a three-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Canadiens sign Michael McNiven to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Connor Timmins to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Bokondji Imama to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Ducks sign Isac Lundeström to a one-year, $874,125 deal.
• Ducks sign Sam Steel to a one-year, $874,125 deal.
• Flames sign Luke Philp to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Matthew Phillips to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Cale Clague to a one-year, $761,250 deal.
• Kraken signs Marcus Johansen to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Kraken signs Vince Dunn to a one-year, $8 million deal.
• Kraken signs Kole Lind to a one-year, $874,125 deal.
• Rangers sign Ty Ronning to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 5

• Devils sign Tomas Tatar to a two-year, $9 million deal. (Link)
• Canadiens sign Michael Pezzetta to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Capitals sign Michael Vecchione to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign Yegor Sharangovich to a two-year, $4 million deal.
• Kings sign Austin Strand to a one-year, $771,750 deal.
• Kraken signs Will Borgen to a two-year, $1.8 million deal.
• Panthers sign Chase Priskie to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Zach Aston-Reese to a one-year, $1.725 million deal.
• Predators sign Dante Fabbro to a two-year, $4.8 million deal.
• Rangers sign Tim Gettinger to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Chase Pearson to a one-year, $874,125 deal.

August 4

• Blues sign Zach Sanford to a one-year, $2 million deal.
• Devils sign Marian Studenic to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign A.J. Greer to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Josh Jacobs to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Jets sign Logan Stanley to a two-year, $1.8 million deal.
• Kraken signs Alexander True to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kraken signs Connor Carrick to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Joseph Duszak to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Rem Pitlick to a one-year, $917,831 deal.
• Senators sign Victor Mete to a one-year, $1.2 million deal.
• Sharks sign Adin Hill to a two-year, $4.35 million deal.

August 3

• Blues sign Jordan Kyrou to a two-year, $5.6 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Travis Boyd to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Radim Zohorna to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Rangers sign Adam Huska to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Joseph Cecconi to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

August 2

• Avalanche signs Ryan Murray to a one-year, $2 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Cam Dineen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Blake Speers to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Dysin Mayo to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Jerad Rosburg to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

August 1

• Hurricanes sign Stefan Noesen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Brayden Burke to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Sean Day to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Samuel Montembeault to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 31

• Maple Leafs sign Nick Ritchie to two-year, $5 million deal. (Link)
• Maple Leafs sign Ondrej Kase to one-year, $1.25 million deal. (Link)
• Red Wings sign Tyler Bertuzzi to two-year, $9.5 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Jordan Gross to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Blues sign Dakota Joshua to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Brendan Gaunce to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Canadiens sign Arturri Lehkonen to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.
• Jets sign Riley Nash to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Jets sign Austin Poganski to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Lightning signs Boris Katchouk to a three-year, $2.275 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Brennan Menell to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Oilers sign Warren Foegele to a three-year, $8.25 million deal.
• Rangers sign Ryan Reaves to one-year, $1.75 million deal.
• Hurricanes sign Derek Stepan to a one-year, $1.35 million deal.
• Stars sign Joel Kiviranta to a two-year, $2.1 million deal.
• Jets sign Benjamin Gleason to a one-year, $750K deal.

July 30

• Avalanche signs Tyson Jost to a two-year, $4 million deal.
• Blues sign Calle Rosen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Tommy Cross to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Ivan Barbashev to a two-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Mikko Lehtonen to a one-year, $900,000 deal.
• Flames sign Colton Poolman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Maxim Letunov to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Alex Lyon to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Sam Miletic to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Lias Andersson to a one-year, $874,125 deal
• Lightning signs Alex Barré-Boulet to a three-year, $2.275 million deal.
• Lightning signs Taylor Raddysh to a three-year, $2.275 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Ondrej Kase to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
• Panthers sign Zac Dalpe to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Predators sign Tanner Jeannot to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Brian Lashoff to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Rasmus Asplund to a two-year, $1.65 million deal.
• Sabres sign Ryan MacInnis to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Nicholas Caamano to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Colton Point to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 29

• Blues sign Brandon Saad to a five-year, $22.5 million deal. (Link)
Blue Jackets sign Zach Werenski to a six-year, $57.5 million deal. (Link)
• Lightning signs Corey Perry to a two-year, $2 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Darren Helm to a one-year, $1 million deal.
• Avalanche signs Dylan Sikura to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Avalanche signs Stefan Matteau to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Matthew Peca to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Charlie Lindgren to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blues sign Nathan Todd to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Jake Bean to a three-year, $7 million deal.
• Canadiens sign Mathieu Perreault to a one-year, $950,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Hudson Fasching to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Michael Carcone to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Devils sign Robbie Russo to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Devils sign Joseph Gambardella to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Ducks sign Danny O’Regan to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Ducks sign Buddy Robinson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Ducks sign Greg Pateryn to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Andy Welinski to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Brendan Smith to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Jalen Chatfield to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Cal Foote to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Brett Seney to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Pavel Gogolev to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Penguins sign Michael Chaput to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Danton Heinen to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.
• Predators sign Mathieu Oliver to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Rangers sign Filip Chytil to a two-year, $4.6 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Daniel Renouf to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Ryan Murphy to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Luke Witkowski to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Sabres sign Ethan Prow to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign John Hayden to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Pontus Aberg to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Dillon Heatherington to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Kole Sherwood to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Michael Raffl to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.
• Stars sign Jani Hakanpää to a three-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Wild signs Kevin Czuczman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Jon Merrill to a one-year, $850,000 deal.
• Wild signs Brandon Duhaime to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

July 28

• Bruins sign Linus Ullmark to a four-year, $20 million deal. (Link)
• Canucks sign Jaroslav Halak to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. (Link)
• Devils sign Dougie Hamilton to a seven-year, $63 million deal. (Link)
• Golden Knights sign Alec Martinez to three-year, $15.74 million deal. (Link)
• Hurricanes sign Frederik Andersen to a two-year, $9 million deal. (Link)
• Hurricanes sign Tony DeAngelo to a one-year, $1 million deal.(Link)
• Kings sign Phillip Danault to a six-year, $33.5 million deal. (Link)
• Kings sign Alex Edler to a one-year, $3.5 million deal. (Link)
• Kraken signs Alexander Wennberg to a three-year, $13.5 million deal. (Link)
• Kraken signs Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4 million deal. (Link)
• Kraken signs Jaden Schwartz to a five-year, $27.5 million deal. (Link)
• Lightning signs Brayden Point to an eight-year, $76 million deal. (Link)
• Maple Leafs sign Petr Mrazek to a three-year, $11.4 million deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Zach Hyman to a seven-year, $38.5 million deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Tyson Barrie to a three-year, $13.5 million deal. (Link)
• Oilers sign Cody Ceci to a four-year, $13 million deal. (Link)
• Stars sign Ryan Suter to a four-year, $14.6 million deal. (Link)
• Wild signs Alex Goligoski to a one-year, $5 million deal. (Link)
• Avalanche signs Roland McKeown to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blackhawks sign Jujhar Khaira to a two-year, $1.95 million deal.
• Blackhawks sign Jake McCabe to a four-year, $16 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Eric Robinson to a two-year, $3.2 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Boone Jenner to a four-year, $15 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Sean Kuraly to a four-year, $10 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Alexandre Texier to a two-year, $3.05 million deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Tyler Sikura to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Blue Jackets sign Gavin Bayreuther to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Bruins sign Nick Foligno to a two-year, $3.8 million deal.
• Bruins sign Derek Forbort to a three-year, $9 million deal.
• Bruins sign Erik Haula to a two-year, $4.75 million deal.
• Bruins sign Tomas Nosek to a two-year, $3.5 million deal.
• Bruins sign Troy Grosenick to a one year, $750,000 deal.
• Bruins sign Samuel Asselin to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Bruins sign Steven Fogarty to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Bruins sign Tyler Lewington to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canadiens sign David Savard to a four-year, $14 million deal.
• Canadiens sign Mike Hoffman to three-year, $13.5 million deal.
• Canadiens sign Louie Belpedio to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canadiens sign Chris Wideman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canadiens sign Cedric Paquette to a one-year, $950,000 deal.
• Canadiens sign Jean-Sébastien Dea to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Brandon Sutter to a one-year, $1.125 million deal.
• Canucks sign Luke Schenn to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
• Canucks sign Kyle Burroughs to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Canucks sign Nic Petan to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Brad Hunt to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Devante Stephens to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Sheldon Dries to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign John Stevens to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Sheldon Rempal to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Justin Bailey to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Justin Dowling to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Canucks sign Travis Hamonic to a two-year, $6 million deal.
• Canucks sign Phil Di Giuseppe to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Canucks sign Tucker Poolman to a four-year, $10 million deal.
• Canucks sign Danila Klimovich to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Canucks sign Brady Keeper to a two-year, $1.525 million deal.
• Capitals sign Hunter Shepard to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Capitals sign Dylan McIlrath to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Capitals sign Lucas Johansen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Capitals sign Matt Irwin to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Liam O’Brien to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Ryan Dzingel to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.
• Coyotes sign Carter Hutton to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Coyotes sign Dmitrij Jaškin to a one-year, $3.2 million deal.
• Ducks sign Ryan Getzlaf to a one-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Ducks sign Brogan Rafferty to a one-year, $750K deal.
• Devils sign Jonathan Bernier to a two-year, $8.25 million deal.
• Devils sign Chase DeLeo to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign Brian Flynn to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Blake Coleman to a six-year, $29.4 million deal.
• Flames sign Trevor Lewis to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Flames sign Kevin Gravel to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Nick DeSimone to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flames sign Adam Werner to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Nate Thompson to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Adam Clendening to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Nick Seeler to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Cooper Zech to a two-year, $1.75 million deal.
• Flyers sign Ryan Fitzgerald to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Gerald Mayhew to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Golden Knights sign Laurent Brossoit to a two-year, $4.65 million deal.
• Golden Knights sign Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $2 million deal.
• Golden Knights sign Sven Baertschi to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Golden Knights sign Patrick Brown to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Golden Knights sign Gage Quinney to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Antti Raanta to a two-year, $4 million deal.
• Hurricanes sign Josh Leivo to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign C.J. Smith to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Hurricanes sign Ian Cole to a one-year, $2.9 million deal.
• Hurricanes sign Jordan Martinook to a three-year, $5.4 million deal.
• Jets sign Luke Johnson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Jets sign Michael Eyssimont to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Kings sign Andreas Athanasiou to a one-year, $2.7 million deal.
• Kings sign T.J. Tynan to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Kings sign Alex Edler to a one-year, $3.5 million deal.
• Kings sign Garret Sparks to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Remi Elie to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Charles Hudon to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Brian Elliott to a one-year, $900,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Zach Bogosian to a three-year, $2.55 deal.
• Lightning signs Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a two-year, $2 million deal.
• Lightning signs Andrej Sustr to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Darren Raddysh to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Maxim Legace to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Michael Bunting to a two-year, $1.9 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign David Kampf to a two-year, $3 million deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Michael Amadio to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Carl Dahlstrom to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Alex Biega to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Maple Leafs sign Kurtis Gabriel to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Oilers sign Derek Ryan to a two-year, $2.5 million deal.
• Panthers sign Maxim Mamim to a one-year, $975,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Juho Lammikko to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Carter Verhaeghe to a three-year, $12.5 million deal.
• Panthers sign Christopher Gibson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Evan Rodrigues to a one-year, $1 million deal.
• Penguins sign Brock McGinn to a four-year, $11 million deal.
• Penguins sign Dominik Simon to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Taylor Fedun to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Penguins sign Filip Lindberg to a two-year, $1.85 deal.
• Predators sign Mikael Granlund to a four-year, $20 million deal.
• Predators sign David Rittich to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
• Predators sign Anthony Richard to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Matt Luff to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Zachary L’Heureux to a three-year, $2.775 million deal.
• Predators sign Michael McCarron to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Predators sign Matt Tennyson to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Rangers sign Patrik Nemeth to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.
• Rangers sign Jarred Tinordi to a two-year, $1.8 million deal.
• Rangers sign Greg McKegg to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Rangers sign Dryden Hunt to a two-year, $1.525 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Sam Gagner to a one-year, $850,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Calvin Rickard to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Jordan Oesterle to a two-year, $2.7 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Pius Suter to a two-year, $6.25 million deal.
• Sabres sign Vinnie Hinostroza to a one-year, $1.05 million deal.
• Sabres sign Aaron Dell to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Brandon Davidson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Sean Malone to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Craig Anderson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Mark Pysyk to a one-year, $900,000 deal.
• Sabres sign Jimmy Schuldt to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Senators sign Michael Del Zotto to a two-year, $4 million deal.
• Senators sign Andrew Agozzino to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sharks sign Andrew Cogliano to a one-year, $1 million deal.
• Sharks sign James Reimer to a two-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Sharks sign Lane Pederson to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Sharks sign Nick Bonino to a two-year, $4.1 million deal.
• Sharks sign Nick Merkley to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Sharks sign Jaycob Megna to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Braden Holtby to a one-year, $2 million deal.
• Stars sign Luke Glendening to a two-year, $3 million deal.
• Stars sign Alex Petrovic to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Stars sign Andreas Borgman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Frederick Gaudreau to a two-year, $2.4 million deal.
• Wild signs Dmitry Kulikov to a two-year, $4.5 million deal.
• Wild signs Joe Hicketts to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Wild signs Jon Lizotte  to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Dominic Turgeon to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 27

• Avalanche signs Gabriel Landeskog to eight-year, $56 million deal. (Link)
• Blues sign Pavel Buchnevich to four-year, $23.2 million deal. (Link)
• Blue Jackets sign Patrik Laine to one-year, $7.5 million deal. (Link)
• Bruins sign Mike Reilly to three-year, $9M deal. (Link)
• Canadiens sign Joel Armia to a four-year, $13.6 million deal. (Link)
• Canucks sign Conor Garland to five-year, $24.75 million deal. (Link)
• Capitals sign Alex Ovechkin to five-year, $47.5 million deal. (Link)
• Flyers sign Keith Yandle to one-year, $900,000 deal.
• Jets sign Eric Comrie to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Lightning signs Otto Somppi to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Brandon Montour to three-year, $10.5 million deal.
• Red Wings sign Taro Hirose to one-year, $850,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Kyle Criscuolo to two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Sabres sign Drake Caggiula to one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Kyle Rau to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Wild signs Dakota Mermis to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

July 26

• Panthers sign Sam Bennett to a four-year, $17.6 million deal. (Link)
• Blackhawks sign Adam Gaudette to a one-year, $997,500 deal.
• Bruins sign Nick Wolff to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Devils sign Christian Jaros to a one-year $800,000 deal.
• Flyers sign Samuel Morin to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Jets sign Paul Stastny to a one-year, $3.75 million deal.
• Panthers sign Lucas Carlsson to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Panthers sign Noah Juulsen to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Frédéric Allard to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Predators sign Ben Harpur to a one-year $800,000 deal.
• Predators sign Jeremy Davies to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
• Red Wings sign Gustav Lindström to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
• Wild signs Andrew Hammond to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 25

• Red Wings sign Marc Staal to a one-year, $2 million deal.

July 24

• Avalanche signs Cale Makar to a six-year, $54 million deal. (Link)
• Blues sign Nathan Walker to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
• Kings sign Trevor Moore to a two-year, $3.75 million deal.
• Penguins sign Kasper Björkqvist to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

July 23

• Blackhawks sign Seth Jones to an eight-year, $76 million deal. (Link)
• Bruins sign Taylor Hall to a four-year, $24 million deal. (Link)
• Hurricanes sign Spencer Smallman to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

2021-22 NHL offseason trade tracker

The offseason has arrived and there are plenty of NHL trades that will go down before the 2021-22 season. Check back here for all of the trades that teams will be making in hopes of improving their chances at winning the 2022 Stanley Cup.

2021 NHL offseason trades

October 10

Florida Panthers: Olli Juolevi
Vancouver Canucks: Juho Lammikko, Noah Juulsen

September 25

St. Louis Blues: Logan Brown, conditional 2022 fourth-round pick
Ottawa Senators: Zach Sanford

September 4 (Link)

Arizona Coyotes: 2022 first-round pick, 2024 second-round pick (*ARZ will receive the better or worse of MTL’s two first-round picks in the 2022 draft, and a second-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft. However, if either of the first-round picks is in the top 10 of the draft, then ARZ will receive the lower of the selection)
Montreal Canadiens: Christian Dvorak

July 31

Tampa Bay Lightning: Future considerations
Vancouver Canucks: Spencer Martin

July 30

Tampa Bay Lightning: 2022 sixth-round pick
Detroit Red Wings: Mitchell Stephens

July 29 (Link)

New York Rangers: Ryan Reaves
Vegas Golden Knights: 2022 third-round pick

July 28 (Link)

Arizona Coyotes: Conor Timmins, 2022 first-round pick, 2024 conditional third-round pick (ARZ gets 2024 third-round pick if COL wins 2022 Cup and Kuemper plays in 50% of playoff games)
Colorado Avalanche: Darcy Kuemper

July 28 

Washington Capitals: Vitek Vanecek
Seattle Kraken: 2023 second-round pick

July 28 

Calgary Flames: Daniel Vladar
Boston Bruins: 2022 third-round pick

July 28 

Buffalo Sabres: Will Butcher, 2022 fifth-round pick
New Jersey Devils: Future considerations

July 28 

San Jose Sharks: Lane Pederson
Arizona Coyotes: 2024 fourth-round pick

July 28 

Ottawa Senators: Nick Holden, 2022 third-round pick
Vegas Golden Knights: Evgenii Dadonov

July 28 

Minnesota Wild: Conditional 2022 seventh-round pick (Wild get pick if Menell plays 30 games for TOR in 2021-22)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Brennan Menell

July 28 

Edmonton Oilers: Warren Foegele
Carolina Hurricanes: Ethan Bear

July 28 

Chicago Blackhawks: 2022 third-round pick
Calgary Flames: Nikita Zadorov

July 27 (Link)

Chicago Blackhawks: Tyler Johnson, 2023 second-round pick
Tampa Bay Lightning: Brent Seabrook

July 27 (Link)

Winnipeg Jets: Nate Schmidt
Vancouver Canucks: 2022 second-round pick

July 27

Colorado Avalanche: Kurtis MacDermid
Seattle Kraken: 2023 fourth-round pick

July 27 (Link)

Vegas Golden Knights: Mikael Hakkarainen
Chicago Blackhawks: Marc-Andre Fleury

July 26

Washington Capitals: 2022 second-round pick, 2023 second-round pick
Winnipeg Jets: Brenden Dillon

July 26

Florida Panthers: 2023 seventh-round pick.
Arizona Coyotes: Anton Stralman, Vladislav Kolyachonok, 2024 second-round pick

July 26

Boston Bruins: James Greenway
Toronto Maple Leafs: Future considerations

July 26

New Jersey Devils: Christian Jaros
San Jose Sharks: Nick Merkley

July 24 (Link)

Buffalo Sabres: Devon Levi, 2022 conditional first-round pick (If the pick is in the top 10, the pick will be exchanged with FLA’s 2023 first-round pick)
Florida Panthers: Sam Reinhart

July 24 (Link)

Philadelphia Flyers: Cam Atkinson
Columbus Blue Jackets: Jakub Voracek

July 24

Arizona Coyotes: Bokondji Imama, Cole Hults
Los Angeles Kings: Brayden Burke, Tyler Steenbergen

July 23

Carolina Hurricanes: 2021 second-round pick
Columbus Blue Jackets: Jake Bean

July 23 (Link)

Chicago Blackhawks: Seth Jones, 2021 first-round pick, 2022 sixth-round pick
Columbus Blue Jackets: Adam Boqvist, 2021 first-round pick, 2021 second-round pick, 2022 conditional first-round pick (If CHI wins one of the the 2022 draft lotteries, the pick becomes their 2023 first-round pick)

July 23 (Link)

Arizona Coyotes: Antoine Roussel, Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson, 2021 first-round pick, 2022 second-round pick, 2023 seventh-round pick
Vancouver Canucks: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Conor Garland (signing rights)

July 23 (Link)

St. Louis Blues: Pavel Buchnevich
New York Rangers: 2022 second-round pick

July 23 (Link)

Philadelphia Flyers: Rasmus Ristolainen
Buffalo Sabres: Robert Hagg, 2021 first-round pick, 2023 second-round pick

2021 NHL offseason trades

July 22

Calgary Flames: Tyler Pitlick
Seattle Kraken: 2022 fourth-round pick

July 22 (Link)

Detroit Red Wings: Alex Nedeljkovic
Carolina Hurricanes: Jonathan Bernier (signing rights), 2021 third-round pick

July 22 (Link)

Philadelphia Flyers: Future considerations
Arizona Coyotes: Shayne Gostisbehere, 2022 second-round pick, 2022 seventh-round pick