Sometimes, NHL free company begins on July 1 every offseason: a cherished custom on Canada Day up north, and a pre-Independence Day competition of commerce for these of us in the US.
On July 1, 2021, the Stanley Cup had but to be awarded. However 27 days later, we’re prepared for the frenzy to start.
Though the important thing dates have shifted, the objective of free company has not: GMs across the NHL hope to land the game-changing veteran who can increase their rivalry standing or bolster their core with the glue that builds championships.
Here is our repeatedly up to date tracker, that includes an inventory of each participant signed, together with evaluation on the most important offers and buzz on what might occur subsequent. Be aware that the latest offers are on the high.
Restricted free-agent defenseman Travis Sanheim will probably be sticking round Philly for some time, inking a two-year, $9.35 million settlement with the Flyers.
Flames conform to a one-year, $3.75 million take care of restricted free-agent defenseman Nikita Zadorov.
Restricted free-agent ahead MacKenzie Entwistle indicators a two-year, $1.6 million take care of the Blackhawks.
Senators conform to phrases on a one-year, $700,000 contract with ahead Scott Sabourin.
Avalanche come to phrases with restricted free-agent defenseman Dennis Gilbert on a one-year, $750,000 deal.
Restricted free-agent ahead Kevin Fiala agrees to one-year, $5.1 million take care of the Wild.
Blackhawks attain settlement on a one-year, $847,000 take care of restricted free agent Alexander Nylander.
The Juuse Saros period will formally proceed, because the restricted free-agent goaltender reaches settlement on a four-year, $20 million take care of the Predators.
Restricted free-agent ahead Jason Dickinson inks a three-year, $7.95 million contract with the Canucks.
An growth draftee, restricted free-agent ahead Carsen Twarynski inks a one-year, $750,000 take care of the Kraken.
Sabres and restricted free-agent defenseman Casey Fitzgerald come to phrases on a two-year, $1.5 million pact.
Nonetheless looking for a Stanley Cup, veteran ahead Joe Thornton inks a one-year, $750,000 take care of the Panthers.
Jets come to phrases on a one-year, $3.64 million contract with ahead Andrew Copp.
Veteran defenseman Slater Koekkoek indicators with the Oilers for 2 years, $1.85 million.
The Jets averted arbitration, signing defenseman Neal Pionk to a four-year, $23.5 million deal.
After buying and selling for ahead Sam Reinhart, the Panthers come to phrases on a three-year take care of the restricted free agent.
Blackhawks conform to phrases on a two-year, $1.6 million contract with ahead Mike Hardman.
Crimson Wings keep away from arbitration, signal restricted free-agent ahead Jakub Vrana to a three-year, $15.75 million deal.
Lightning convey again restricted free-agent ahead Ross Colton by way of a two-year, $2.25 million deal.
Restricted free-agent ahead Janne Kuokkanen involves phrases with Devils on two-year, $3.65 million contract.
Goaltender Igor Shesterkin, Rangers conform to a four-year, $22.4 million pact.
Capitals attain settlement with goaltender Ilya Samsonov on a one-year, $2 million deal.
Blue Jackets come to phrases with restricted free-agent defenseman Andrew Peeke on a two-year, $1.575 million contract.
Flyers prolong their relationship with restricted free-agent goalie Carter Hart, agreeing to a three-year, $11.9 million deal.
Restricted free-agent goaltender Stuart Skinner indicators a two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Oilers.
Wild attain settlement on a one-year, $840,000 contract with restricted free-agent ahead Will Bitten.
Ahead Brendan Perlini finds a house with the Oilers, inking one-year, $750,000 contract.
Oilers open up the vault, ink defenseman Darnell Nurse to an eight-year, $74 million deal.
Canadiens increase their organizational goaltending depth, agreeing to phrases on one-year, $750,000 take care of Michael McNiven.
Restricted free-agent defenseman Kale Clague stays with the Kings by way of a one-year, $761,000 pact.
Veteran ahead Marcus Johansson is the most recent to hitch the NHL’s latest group, inking a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Kraken.
Islanders prolong their enterprise relationship with defenseman Adam Pelech, agreeing to an eight-year, $46 million contract.
Restricted free-agent ahead Brandon Hagel is again with the Blackhawks by way of a three-year, $4.5 million deal.
Penguins convey again restricted free-agent ahead Zach Aston-Reese by way of a one-year, $1.725 million contract.
RFA defenseman William Borgen agrees to phrases with the Kraken on a two-year, $1.8 million deal.
Predators prolong their time with RFA defenseman Dante Fabbro, by means of a two-year, $4.8 million contract.
RFA defenseman Austin Strand agrees to phrases on a one-year, $772,000 take care of the Kings.
Devils add some veteran assistance on the wing, signing ahead Tomas Tatar to a two-year, $9 million contract.
Unrestricted free-agent ahead Michael Vecchione inks a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Capitals.
RFA ahead Michael Pezzetta is again with the Canadiens, by means of a one-year, $750,000 pact.
Maple Leafs attain settlement on the phrases of a one-year, $750,000 take care of RFA defenseman Joseph Duszak.
Devils come to phrases on a two-year, $4 million take care of RFA ahead Yegor Sharangovich.
After buying and selling for goaltender Adin Hill this offseason, the Geese inked him to a two-year deal.
Defenseman Victor Mete agrees to phrases on a one-year, $1.2 million take care of the Senators.
Restricted free agent ahead Zach Sanford is again with the Blues by means of a one-year, $2 million contract.
The Jets prolong their time with restricted free agent defenseman Logan Stanley by way of a two-year, $1.8 million deal.
Coyotes conform to phrases with unrestricted free-agent ahead Travis Boyd on a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Restricted free-agent defenseman Joseph Cecconi agrees to a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Stars.
Penguins signal restricted free-agent ahead Radim Zohorna to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
Restricted free-agent ahead Jordan Kyrou will probably be again with the Blues, by way of a two-year, $5.6 million deal.
The Avalanche attain an settlement on a one-year, $2 million take care of veteran defenseman Ryan Murray.
Hurricanes come to phrases on a one-year, $750,000 contract with RFA ahead Stefan Noesen.
RFA defenseman Brennan Menell agrees to phrases on a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Maple Leafs.
Canadiens come to phrases with RFA ahead Artturi Lehkonen on a one-year, $2.3 million contract.
Ahead Riley Nash agrees to phrases on a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Jets.
After coming over to Edmonton by way of commerce, ahead Warren Foegele indicators a three-year, $8.25 million deal.
Stars come to phrases on a brand new deal for RFA ahead Joel Kiviranta: Two years, $2.1 million.
Free-agent ahead Nick Ritchie lands with the Maple Leafs by way of a two-year, $5 million contract.
After a stint with the Bruins, ahead Ondrej Kase has inked a one-year, $1.25 million take care of the Maple Leafs.
The Blues come to phrases with RFA defenseman Calle Rosen on a one-year, $700,000 contract.
Ahead Alex Barre-Boulet — who might even see an elevated position following the exodus of a number of forwards this summer season — re-ups with the Lightning on a three-year, $2.275 million deal.
The Canadiens keep busy, signing restricted free agent ahead Mathieu Perreault to a one-year, $950,000 deal.
Hurricanes ink one other defenseman, Brendan Smith, to a one-year, $800,000 contract.
The Blue Jackets acquired defenseman Jake Bean from the Hurricanes in trade for the No. 44 choose throughout the draft; on Thursday, they signed Bean to a three-year, $7 million contract.
Defenseman Jon Merrill has bounced round a bit just lately, and he’ll proceed his NHL profession with the Wild, inking a one-year, $850,000 deal.
Speedy ahead Andreas Athanasiou will proceed his tenure with the Kings, inking a one-year, $2.7 million deal.
A one-year, $1.1 million contract has lured Danton Heinen out of free company and onto the Penguins’ roster.
Our largest signing but for Thursday: The Blues have landed veteran ahead Brandon Saad on a five-year, $22.5 million contract.
Effectively, if you cannot beat ’em, be part of ’em, we suppose. Corey Perry — who misplaced within the Stanley Cup Ultimate to the Lightning for 2 straight postseasons — has inked a two-year, $2 million take care of Tampa Bay.
The Avs add to their ahead depth, inking veteran Darren Helm to a one-year, $1 million deal.
Ahead John Hayden reaches settlement on a one-year, $750,000 take care of the Sabres.
After a commerce over from the Devils, ahead Nicholas Merkley has signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Sharks.
One other defenseman indicators a contract with the Wild: Dmitry Kulikov‘s deal is for 2 years, $4.5 million.
Golden Knights land ahead Patrick Brown by way of a one-year, $750,000 contract.
The Devils and ahead Brian Flynn come to settlement on a one-year, $750,000 deal.
Defenseman Taylor Fedun lands with the Penguins on a one-year, $750,000 pact.
Veteran ahead Remi Elie lands with the Lightning on a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Flyers add veteran defenseman Adam Clendening by means of a one-year, $750,000 deal.
Defenseman Kyle Burroughs inks a two-year, $1.5 million take care of the Canucks.
Sabres come to phrases of an settlement with defenseman Jimmy Schuldt for one 12 months, $750,000.
Ahead Derek Ryan will be part of the Oilers by means of a two-year, $2.5 million deal.
Goaltender Troy Grosenick inks a one-year, $750,000 pact with the Bruins.
Defenseman Jaycob Megna lands with the Sharks on a one-year, $750,000 deal.
Sean Malone indicators on with the Sabres for one 12 months and $750,000.
Jets make it official with ahead Luke Johnson, who indicators a one-year, $750,000 deal.
Kings add to their goaltending depth by signing Garret Sparks to a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Hey, his title virtually appears like Tennessean! Defenseman Matt Tennyson joins the Predators on a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
Wild proceed their restock, including ahead Dominic Turgeon on a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Ahead Liam O’Brien joins up with the Coyotes by means of a one-year, $750,000 deal.
Defenseman Jordan Oesterle indicators a two-year, $2.7 million take care of the Crimson Wings.
Ahead Matt Luff lands in Nashville by means of a one-year, $750,000 take care of the Preds.
Former Rangers defenseman Phillip Di Giuseppe indicators a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Canucks.
It is a one-year, $800,000 contract for ahead Andrew Agozzino and the Senators.
Ahead Dominik Simon agrees to phrases with the Penguins on a one-year, $750,000 deal.
Veteran defenseman Mark Pysyk inks one-year, $900,000 contract with the Sabres.
A blockbuster commerce as day turned to nighttime for a lot of hockey followers: The Avalanche traded a 2022 first-round choose, a conditional 2024 third-round draft selection and defenseman Conor Timmins to the Coyotes in trade for goaltender Darcy Kuemper. Grades for the trade.
Defenseman Patrik Nemeth lands with the Rangers on a three-year, $7.5 million contract.
Effectively, Vitek Vanecek‘s time with the Kraken did not final lengthy. Seattle has traded the goalie (whom it chosen within the growth draft) again to the Capitals, in trade for Winnipeg’s 2023 second-round choose.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 28, 2021
An enormous domino has fallen: Defenseman Dougie Hamilton has signed a seven-year, $63 million deal with the Devils. New Jersey subsequently traded defenseman Will Butcher and a 2022 fifth-round choose to the Sabres in trade for future concerns. Grade for the deal.
Dougie in Devils Drip = 🔥 pic.twitter.com/465bvo03FI
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) July 28, 2021
After spending most of his NHL tenure with the Blue Jackets, and a stint with the Maple Leafs in 2021, Nick Foligno will proceed his profession with the Bruins, inking a two-year, $7.6 million contract.
🎥 New #NHLBruins ahead Nick Foligno on signing with Boston: “They seem to be a group that I’ve admired from afar – their tradition, their construction. They’re at all times within the thick of it. They’re at all times a group that appears to have an opportunity to win.” pic.twitter.com/0TOAsAkdJA
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 28, 2021
Restricted free-agent ahead Alexandre Texier re-signs with the Blue Jackets for 2 years, $3.05 million.
Pius Suter was surprisingly not given a qualifying supply by the Blackhawks, however his free-agent courtship didn’t final lengthy: The Crimson Wings have agreed to phrases with Suter on a two-year, $6.5 million contract.
Former Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark has moved to a different Atlantic Division group, signing a four-year, $20 million take care of the Bruins.
Veteran ahead Mike Hoffman has scored wherever he is performed, and he’ll convey that talent set to the Canadiens beginning in 2021-22, inking a three-year, $13.5 million deal.
He wasn’t going wherever else immediately, but it surely’s notable that Lightning Brayden Point has inked an eight-year, $76 million extension to stay with Tampa Bay.
Pierre LeBrun examines Tampa Bay’s hefty extension with Brayden Level.
After coming over on the commerce deadline, Mattias Janmark will prolong his time with the Golden Knights, inking a one-year, $2 million deal.
Veteran ahead Ryan Dzingel is headed to the desert, inking a one-year, $1.1 million take care of the Coyotes.
Defenseman Luke Schenn is off the market, because the veteran blueliner has signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract with the Canucks.
There could also be huge information approaching the commerce entrance for the Sabres, however for now we’ll accept a free-agent signing: One 12 months, $1.05 million for ahead Vinnie Hinostroza.
After six seasons with the Hurricanes, ahead Brock McGinn strikes on to Pittsburgh, signing a four-year, $11 million deal.
Veteran ahead Trevor Lewis is off to the Flames, signing a one-year, $800,000 deal.
It is off to Toronto for ahead David Kampf, by means of a two-year, $3 million contract.
The Lightning have stated goodbye to numerous gamers this offseason, however make a clever add in inking veteran middle Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a two-year, $2 million deal.
Veteran ahead Kurtis Gabriel will probably be becoming a member of the Leafs in 2021-22, signing a one-year, $750,000 pact.
Effectively, he isn’t going to Seattle in spite of everything. After being chosen within the growth draft, Gavin Bayreuther didn’t signal with the Kraken, and has as an alternative returned to the Blue Jackets, by way of a two-year deal.
The Kings add one other veteran voice to their dressing room, inking defenseman Alexander Edler to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.
Minnesota provides one other blueliner to its group, signing Joe Hicketts to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
The Bruins and veteran ahead Erik Haula come to phrases on a two-year, $4.75 million contract.
Restricted free agent ahead Tomas Nosek indicators a two-year, $3.5 million pact with the Bruins.
The Blue Jackets are bringing an Ohio native house: Ahead Sean Kuraly (from Dublin) has signed a four-year, $10 million contract.
Philipp Grubauer shares what went into his determination to signal with the Kraken.
Veteran middle Nick Bonino has moved on to the Bay Space, signing a two-year, $4.1 million take care of the Sharks.
Restricted free agent defenseman Jake McCabe has agreed to phrases with the Blackhawks on a four-year, $16 million contract.
The Blackhawks are on the board, inking a two-year, $1.9 million take care of ahead Jujhar Khaira.
After franchise stalwart Pekka Rinne introduced his retirement this offseason, the Predators wanted some goaltending assist behind younger starter Juuse Saros. They received a few of it on Wednesday, inking David Rittich to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
Veteran offensive defenseman Michael Del Zotto will not be ready for a deal this 12 months, inking a two-year, $4 million contract with the Senators.
The Hurricanes make one other veteran addition on protection, inking Ian Cole to a one-year, $2.9 million pact.
With many transferring components on the Coyotes’ goaltending depth chart, the group has agreed to a one-year, $750,000 take care of Carter Hutton.
After skating for 3 totally different Canadian groups in his NHL tenure, veteran ahead Josh Leivo joins the Hurricanes on a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Restricted free agent ahead Frederick Gaudreau involves phrases with the Wild on a two-year, $2.4 million contract.
The Canucks’ construct on the again finish will embrace Tucker Poolman, who has signed a four-year, $10 million deal.
Whereas the Flyers have made many offers on protection, they have not forgotten in regards to the forwards, signing Nate Thompson to a one-year, $800,000 pact.
Veteran defenseman Chris Wideman will proceed his profession with the Canadiens, inking a one-year, $750,000 contract.
The Philadelphia blue-line refresh continues, because it agrees to phrases with veteran defenseman Keith Yandle on a one-year, $950,000 deal.
One of the crucial sturdy gamers in current NHL historical past, ahead Andrew Cogliano will proceed his profession with the Sharks, inking a one-year, $1 million contract.
Veteran ahead Luke Glendening strikes on from the Crimson Wings, inking a two-year, $3 million take care of the Stars.
The Rangers proceed to spice up their blue line, inking veteran defenseman Jarred Tinordi to a two-year, $1.8 million contract.
The Sharks’ re-working of their goaltending group continues, as they signal former Hurricane James Reimer to a two-year, $4.5 million deal.
Following an enormous season with the Penguins, defenseman Cody Ceci strikes on to the Oilers by way of a four-year, $13 million contract.
Michael Bunting elects to take his skills north of the border, signing a two-year, $1.9 million pact with the Maple Leafs.
After skating for the Lightning and Hurricanes in current seasons, ahead Cedric Paquette strikes on to the Canadiens, signing a one-year, $950,000 deal.
After a season of separation, veteran defenseman Zach Bogosian is again with the Lightning by way of a three-year, $2.55 million contract.
It did not take Braden Holtby lengthy to discover a new house after his buyout, inking a one-year, $2 million take care of the Stars.
Jeff O’Neill and Ray Ferraro element the Canadiens’ addition of David Savard to their blue line.
The Boone Jenner period of Blue Jackets hockey will proceed, because the group re-signs the middle to a four-year, $15 million deal.
The Predators strike within the veteran ahead market, inking Mikael Granlund to a four-year, $20 million deal.
The Kraken proceed to construct out their roster, signing winger Alex Wennberg to a three-year, $13.5 million deal.
Restricted free-agent ahead Evan Rodrigues is again with the Penguins, by way of a one-year, $1 million contract.
Canucks will proceed their enterprise relationship with ahead Brandon Sutter, inking him to a one-year, $1.125 million deal.
The Hurricanes handle some extra inner enterprise earlier than the official begin of free company, re-signing ahead Jordan Martinook to a three-year, $5.4 million deal.
One of many high offensive defensemen is off the market, because the Oilers have re-signed Tyson Barrie to a three-year, $13.5 million contract.
The Golden Knights will convey again a key piece to the blue-line group, inking Alec Martinez to a three-year, $15.75 million deal.
The Avalanche and captain Gabriel Landeskog come to phrases on an eight-year, $56 million contract extension.
After coming over on the commerce deadline final season, Brandon Montour will proceed his employment with the Panthers, signing for 3 years, $10.5 million.
Restricted free-agent goaltender Eric Comrie indicators on for yet another 12 months at $850,000 with the Jets.
Defenseman Mike Reilly was a well-liked title for a lot of groups in search of blue-line assist, however the Bruins took him off the market with a three-year, $9 million deal.
Restricted free-agent ahead Drake Caggiula will probably be again with the Sabres, due to a one-year, $750,000 pact.
The Stanley Cup runner-up Canadiens have elected to convey again ahead Joel Armia on a four-year, $13.6 million deal.
Ahead Taro Hirose will probably be a Detroit Crimson Wing for the 2021-22 season, courtesy of a one-year contract.
The suspense is over: Alex Ovechkin will probably be returning to the Capitals on a five-year, $47.5 million contract extension.
Following being traded to the Blues, RFA ahead Pavel Buchnevich indicators a four-year, $23.2 million contract.
After being dealt to the Canucks final week, ahead Conor Garland inks a five-year, $24.75 million contract with Vancouver.
Unrestricted free-agent ahead Kyle Rau inks a take care of the Wild for one 12 months and $750,000.
The Crimson Wings come to an settlement with ahead Kyle Criscuolo, for 2 years and an undisclosed wage.
The Flyers have been busy remodeling their blue line, however will proceed their enterprise relationship with Sam Morin by way of a one-year, $750,000 pact.
Middle Sam Bennett was fairly efficient for the Panthers following his commerce there on the 2021 deadline, and he’ll stick round for 4 extra years and $17.6 million.
Restricted free-agent ahead Nathan Walker sticks with the Blues by means of a two-year, $1.5 million deal.
Restricted free-agent defenseman Frederic Allard returns to the Predators by way of a one-year, $750,000 pact.
Veteran blueliner Marc Staal will proceed his stead with the Crimson Wings, inking a one-year, $2 million deal.
The Kings will proceed to work with restricted free-agent ahead Trevor Moore, signing him to a two-year, $3.75 million contract.
One of many NHL’s greatest younger defenders is not going to be altering sweaters for some time. Cale Makar and the Avalanche agree on a six-year, $54 million contract.
Following his commerce from the Blue Jackets, defenseman Seth Jones indicators an eight-year, $76 million take care of the Blackhawks.
Taylor Hall‘s plan labored. After coming over by way of commerce from the Sabres on the deadline — and impressing throughout the common season and playoffs — he re-ups with the Bruins for 4 years, $24 million.
Barclay Goodrow was a key a part of the Lightning’s repeat Cup championships, and after his commerce to the Rangers, he indicators a six-year, $21.85 million deal.
Former first-round choose Michael Rasmussen inks a three-year, $4.38 million deal to proceed his improvement with the Crimson Wings.
After his commerce from the Hurricanes, 2021 Calder Trophy finalist Alex Nedeljkovic indicators a two-year, $6 million take care of the Crimson Wings.
Veteran netminder Mike Smith, who had a little bit of a renaissance in 2021, indicators on for 2 extra years with the Oilers, and can earn $4.4 million for that tenure.
The Kraken start their tenure as a franchise with a trio of veteran free-agent offers: Goaltender Chris Driedger (three years, $10.5 million), defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (5 years, $23 million) and defenseman Adam Larsson (4 years, $16 million).