NHL free agency live tracker: Signings, analysis, grades and buzz

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Typically, NHL free agency begins on July 1 each offseason: a cherished tradition on Canada Day up north, and a pre-Independence Day festival of commerce for those of us in the United States.

On July 1, 2021, the Stanley Cup had yet to be awarded. But 27 days later, we are ready for the frenzy to begin.

Although the key dates have shifted, the goal of free agency has not: GMs around the NHL hope to land the game-changing veteran who can boost their contention status or bolster their core with the glue that builds championships.

Here's our continuously updated tracker, featuring a list of every player signed, along with analysis on the biggest deals and buzz on what could happen next. Note that the newest deals are at the top.

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September 21

Blues reach agreement on a two-year, $5.6 million contract with restricted free-agent forward Robert Thomas.

Calder Trophy winner Kirill Kaprizov is heading back to the Wild on a five-year, $45 million pact.

Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins extends his tenure with the Blue Jackets via a five-year, $27 million deal.


September 20

Restricted free-agent forward Zach Senyshyn comes to terms with the Bruins on a one-year, $750,000 contract.


September 19

Following a trade this offseason, restricted free-agent forward Nolan Patrick signs a two-year, $2.4 million deal with the Golden Knights.


September 18

Islanders agree to terms on a one-year contract with veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara.

Restricted free-agent forward Kailer Yamamoto agrees to a one-year, $1.175 million contract with the Oilers.


September 14

Blues bring back veteran forward Tyler Bozak via a one-year, $750,000 deal.


September 13

Veteran forward Ryan Donato agrees to terms on a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Kraken.


September 11

Kraken sign unrestricted free-agent defenseman Dennis Cholowski to a one-year, $900,000 contract.


September 10

Flames add a pair of veteran defensemen: Michael Stone (one year, $750,000) and Erik Gudbranson (one year, $1.95 million).


September 8

Calgary makes it official with veteran forward Brad Richardson (one year, $800,000) and restricted free-agent defenseman Connor Mackey (two years, $1.825 million).


September 7

Restricted free-agent defenseman Libor Hajek returns to the Rangers via a one-year contract agreement.


September 4

Hurricanes sign Canadiens restricted free-agent forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million deal, sending two draft picks to Montreal as compensation.


September 3

Red Wings bring back restricted free-agent defenseman Filip Hronek via a three-year, $13.2 million contract.

Restricted free-agent forward Drake Batherson returns to the Senators by way of a six-year, $29.85 million deal.


September 2

Restricted free-agent goaltender Louis Domingue comes to terms on a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Penguins.

Sabres reach agreement on a three-year, $7.5 million deal with restricted free-agent defenseman Henri Jokiharju.

Restricted free-agent forward Joel Farabee is sticking in Philly for a while, signing a six-year, $30 million deal with the Flyers.

Sabres come to an agreement on a three-year, $7.5 million deal with restricted free-agent forward Casey Mittelstadt.


September 1

Defenseman Colton Parayko and the Blues agree to terms on an eight-year, $52 million contract.

Kraken agree to terms on a one-year, $850,000 deal with veteran forward Riley Sheahan.

Islanders announce deals with four players: Restricted free-agent forward Anthony Beauvillier (three years, $12.45 million), restricted free-agent goalie Ilya Sorokin (three years, $12 million), veteran forward Casey Cizikas (six years, $15 million) and veteran forward Kyle Palmieri (four years, $20 million).


August 31

Blackhawks ink veteran defenseman Connor Murphy to a four-year, $17.6 million contract.


August 29

Restricted free-agent goaltender Filip Gustavsson is sticking with the Senators, agreeing to a two-year, $1.575 million deal.


August 27

Veteran defenseman Jordie Benn heads to the Wild by way of a one-year, $900,000 contract.

Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year, $1.5 million deal with restricted free-agent forward Ryan Poehling.


August 26

Restricted free-agent forward Dillon Dube agrees with the Flames on a three-year, $6.9 million deal.

Hurricanes extend electrifying restricted free-agent winger Andrei Svechnikov for eight years, $62 million.

Kraken add another blueliner to their group, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $750,000 deal with Gustav Olofsson.


August 25

Veteran forward Derick Brassard inks a one-year, $825,000 contract with the Flyers.

Flames agree to terms on one-year deals with two restricted free-agent forwards: Justin Kirkland and Glenn Gawdin.


August 21

Restricted free-agent defenseman Travis Sanheim will be sticking around Philly for a while, inking a two-year, $9.35 million agreement with the Flyers.


August 20

Flames agree to a one-year, $3.75 million deal with restricted free-agent defenseman Nikita Zadorov.


August 18

Restricted free-agent forward MacKenzie Entwistle signs a two-year, $1.6 million deal with the Blackhawks.


August 17

Senators agree to terms on a one-year, $700,000 contract with forward Scott Sabourin.


August 16

Avalanche come to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Dennis Gilbert on a one-year, $750,000 deal.

Restricted free-agent forward Kevin Fiala agrees to one-year, $5.1 million deal with the Wild.

Blackhawks reach agreement on a one-year, $847,000 deal with restricted free agent Alexander Nylander.

The Juuse Saros era will officially continue, as the restricted free-agent goaltender reaches agreement on a four-year, $20 million deal with the Predators.


August 14

Restricted free-agent forward Jason Dickinson inks a three-year, $7.95 million contract with the Canucks.


August 13

An expansion draftee, restricted free-agent forward Carsen Twarynski inks a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Kraken.

Sabres and restricted free-agent defenseman Casey Fitzgerald come to terms on a two-year, $1.5 million pact.

Still searching for a Stanley Cup, veteran forward Joe Thornton inks a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Panthers.


August 12

Jets come to terms on a one-year, $3.64 million contract with forward Andrew Copp.

Veteran defenseman Slater Koekkoek signs with the Oilers for two years, $1.85 million.


August 11

The Jets avoided arbitration, signing defenseman Neal Pionk to a four-year, $23.5 million deal.

After trading for forward Sam Reinhart, the Panthers come to terms on a three-year deal with the restricted free agent.


August 10

Blackhawks agree to terms on a two-year, $1.6 million contract with forward Mike Hardman.

Red Wings avoid arbitration, sign restricted free-agent forward Jakub Vrana to a three-year, $15.75 million deal.


August 9

Lightning bring back restricted free-agent forward Ross Colton via a two-year, $2.25 million deal.

Restricted free-agent forward Janne Kuokkanen comes to terms with Devils on two-year, $3.65 million contract.

Goaltender Igor Shesterkin, Rangers agree to a four-year, $22.4 million pact.

Capitals reach agreement with goaltender Ilya Samsonov on a one-year, $2 million deal.

The Ducks re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Josh Mahura and left wings Max Comtois and Max Jones.

Blue Jackets come to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Andrew Peeke on a two-year, $1.575 million contract.

Flyers extend their relationship with restricted free-agent goalie Carter Hart, agreeing to a three-year, $11.9 million deal.


August 8

Restricted free-agent goaltender Stuart Skinner signs a two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Oilers.

Wild reach agreement on a one-year, $840,000 contract with restricted free-agent forward Will Bitten.


August 7

Forward Brendan Perlini finds a home with the Oilers, inking one-year, $750,000 contract.


August 6

Oilers open up the vault, ink defenseman Darnell Nurse to an eight-year, $74 million deal.

Canadiens boost their organizational goaltending depth, agreeing to terms on one-year, $750,000 deal with Michael McNiven.

Restricted free-agent defenseman Kale Clague remains with the Kings via a one-year, $761,000 pact.

Flames agree to one-year, $750,000 contracts with RFA forwards Luke Philp and Matthew Phillips.

Veteran forward Marcus Johansson is the latest to join the NHL's newest team, inking a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Kraken.

Islanders extend their business relationship with defenseman Adam Pelech, agreeing to an eight-year, $46 million contract.

Restricted free-agent forward Brandon Hagel is back with the Blackhawks via a three-year, $4.5 million deal.


August 5

Penguins bring back restricted free-agent forward Zach Aston-Reese via a one-year, $1.725 million contract.

RFA defenseman William Borgen agrees to terms with the Kraken on a two-year, $1.8 million deal.

Predators extend their time with RFA defenseman Dante Fabbro, by way of a two-year, $4.8 million contract.

RFA defenseman Austin Strand agrees to terms on a one-year, $772,000 deal with the Kings.

Devils add some veteran help on the wing, signing forward Tomas Tatar to a two-year, $9 million contract.

Unrestricted free-agent forward Michael Vecchione inks a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Capitals.

RFA forward Michael Pezzetta is back with the Canadiens, by way of a one-year, $750,000 pact.

Maple Leafs reach agreement on the terms of a one-year, $750,000 deal with RFA defenseman Joseph Duszak.

Devils come to terms on a two-year, $4 million deal with RFA forward Yegor Sharangovich.


August 4

After trading for goaltender Adin Hill this offseason, the Ducks inked him to a two-year deal.

The Kraken ink a pair of RFAs: forward Alex True (one year, $750,000) and defenseman Connor Carrick (one year, $800,000).

Defenseman Victor Mete agrees to terms on a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Senators.

Restricted free agent forward Zach Sanford is back with the Blues by way of a one-year, $2 million contract.

The Jets extend their time with restricted free agent defenseman Logan Stanley via a two-year, $1.8 million deal.

August 3

Coyotes agree to terms with unrestricted free-agent forward 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 sign restricted free-agent forward Radim Zohorna to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

Restricted free-agent forward Jordan Kyrou will be back with the Blues, via a two-year, $5.6 million deal.


August 2

The Avalanche reach an agreement on a one-year, $2 million deal with veteran defenseman Ryan Murray.


August 1

Hurricanes come to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract with RFA forward Stefan Noesen.

RFA defenseman Brennan Menell agrees to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Maple Leafs.


July 31

Canadiens come to terms with RFA forward Artturi Lehkonen on a one-year, $2.3 million contract.

Lightning ink a pair of RFA forwards to new deals: Boris Katchouk (three years, $2.275 million) and Taylor Raddysh (three years, $2.275 million).

Forward Riley Nash agrees to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Jets.

After coming over to Edmonton via trade, forward Warren Foegele signs a three-year, $8.25 million deal.

Stars come to terms on a new deal for RFA forward Joel Kiviranta: Two years, $2.1 million.

Free-agent forward Nick Ritchie lands with the Maple Leafs via a two-year, $5 million contract.


July 30

After a stint with the Bruins, forward Ondrej Kase has inked a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Maple Leafs.

Sabres sign a pair of forwards: Ryan MacInnis (one year, $750,000) and Rasmus Asplund (two years, $1.65 million).

The Blues come to terms with RFA defenseman Calle Rosen on a one-year, $700,000 contract.

Forward Alex Barre-Boulet -- who may see an increased role following the exodus of several forwards this summer -- re-ups with the Lightning on a three-year, $2.275 million deal.


July 29

The Blue Jackets come to terms on a six-year, $57.5 million contract extension with defenseman Zach Werenski.

The Canadiens stay busy, signing restricted free agent forward Mathieu Perreault to a one-year, $950,000 deal.

Hurricanes ink another defenseman, Brendan Smith, to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

The Blue Jackets acquired defenseman Jake Bean from the Hurricanes in exchange for the No. 44 pick during the draft; on Thursday, they signed Bean to a three-year, $7 million contract.

Defenseman Jon Merrill has bounced around a bit recently, and he'll continue his NHL career with the Wild, inking a one-year, $850,000 deal.

Speedy forward Andreas Athanasiou will continue 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 agency and onto the Penguins' roster.

Our biggest signing yet for Thursday: The Blues have landed veteran forward Brandon Saad on a five-year, $22.5 million contract.

Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, we suppose. Corey Perry -- who lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the Lightning for two straight postseasons -- has inked a two-year, $2 million deal with Tampa Bay.

The Avs add to their forward depth, inking veteran Darren Helm to a one-year, $1 million deal.

Forward John Hayden reaches agreement on a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Sabres.

Dallas inks forward Michael Raffl to a one-year, $1.1 million deal and defenseman Jani Hakanpaa to a three-year, $4.5 million pact.

After a trade over from the Devils, forward Nicholas Merkley has signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Sharks.

Another defenseman signs a contract with the Wild: Dmitry Kulikov's deal is for two years, $4.5 million.

Bruins add a pair on one-year, $750,000 pacts: Defenseman Tyler Lewington and forward Steven Fogarty.


July 28

Golden Knights land forward Patrick Brown via a one-year, $750,000 contract.

The Devils and forward Brian Flynn come to agreement on a one-year, $750,000 deal.

Defenseman Taylor Fedun lands with the Penguins on a one-year, $750,000 pact.

Calgary inks a trio of players to one-year, $750,000 deals: Goalie Adam Werner, along with defensemen Kevin Gravel and Nick DeSimone.

Veteran forward Remi Elie lands with the Lightning on a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Flyers add veteran defenseman Adam Clendening by way of a one-year, $750,000 deal.

Defenseman Kyle Burroughs inks a two-year, $1.5 million deal with the Canucks.

Flyers add a trio of forwards: Ryan Fitzgerald (one year, $750,000), Nick Seeler (one year, $750,000) and Gerald Mayhew (one year, $800,000).

Sabres come to terms of an agreement with defenseman Jimmy Schuldt for one year, $750,000.

Forward Derek Ryan will join the Oilers by way 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 signs on with the Sabres for one year and $750,000.

Capitals make a pair of signings: Defenseman Dylan McIlrath (two years, $1.5 million) and goaltender Hunter Shepard (one year, $750,000).

Jets make it official with forward Luke Johnson, who signs a one-year, $750,000 deal.

Kings add to their goaltending depth by signing Garret Sparks to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

The Panthers are down Chris Driedger this offseason, but they are up Christopher Gibson, who inked a one-year, $750,000 pact.

Hey, his name almost sounds like Tennessean! Defenseman Matt Tennyson joins the Predators on a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

Wild continue their restock, adding forward Dominic Turgeon on a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Forward Liam O'Brien joins up with the Coyotes by way of a one-year, $750,000 deal.

Defenseman Jordan Oesterle signs a two-year, $2.7 million deal with the Red Wings.

Canucks sign a pair to one-year, $750,000 deals: Defenseman Devante Stephens and forward Sheldon Dries.

Forward Matt Luff lands in Nashville by way of a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Preds.

Former Rangers defenseman Phillip Di Giuseppe signs a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Canucks.

It's a one-year, $800,000 contract for forward Andrew Agozzino and the Senators.

Forward Dominik Simon agrees to terms with the Penguins on a one-year, $750,000 deal.

Ducks land a pair of defensemen via one-year, $750,000 deals: Andrej Sustr and Brogan Rafferty.

Veteran defenseman Mark Pysyk inks one-year, $900,000 contract with the Sabres.

The Sabres make an investment in goaltending, inking veterans Craig Anderson and Aaron Dell to one-year, $750,000 contracts.

A blockbuster trade as day turned to night for many hockey fans: The Avalanche traded a 2022 first-round pick, a conditional 2024 third-round draft choice and defenseman Conor Timmins to the Coyotes in exchange for goaltender Darcy Kuemper. Grades for the trade.

Defenseman Patrik Nemeth lands with the Rangers on a three-year, $7.5 million contract.

Well, Vitek Vanecek's time with the Kraken didn't last long. Seattle has traded the goalie (whom it selected in the expansion draft) back to the Capitals, in exchange for Winnipeg's 2023 second-round pick.

Another trade! In the wake of signing Linus Ullmark, the Bruins have traded goalie Dan Vladar to the Flames in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick.

A massive 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 pick to the Sabres in exchange for future considerations. Grade for the deal.

After spending most of his NHL tenure with the Blue Jackets, and a stint with the Maple Leafs in 2021, Nick Foligno will continue his career with the Bruins, inking a two-year, $7.6 million contract.

Restricted free-agent forward Alexandre Texier re-signs with the Blue Jackets for two years, $3.05 million.

Canucks have a busy afternoon, signing forward Justin Dowling (two years, $1.5 million), along with defensemen Brad Hunt (one year, $700,000) and Brady Keeper (two years, $1.525 million).

Pius Suter was surprisingly not given a qualifying offer by the Blackhawks, but his free-agent courtship did not last long: The Red Wings have agreed to terms with Suter on a two-year, $6.5 million contract.

Former Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark has moved to another Atlantic Division team, signing a four-year, $20 million deal with the Bruins.

Veteran forward Mike Hoffman has scored wherever he's played, and he'll bring that skill set to the Canadiens starting in 2021-22, inking a three-year, $13.5 million deal.

Maple Leafs bolster their blue-line depth with a pair of one-year, $750,000 deals for Carl Dahlstrom and Alex Biega.

He wasn't going anywhere else today, but it's notable that Lightning Brayden Point has inked an eight-year, $76 million extension to remain with Tampa Bay.

After coming over at the trade deadline, Mattias Janmark will extend his time with the Golden Knights, inking a one-year, $2 million deal.

Veteran forward Ryan Dzingel is headed to the desert, inking a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Coyotes.

Defenseman Luke Schenn is off the market, as the veteran blueliner has signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract with the Canucks.

There may be big news coming on the trade front for the Sabres, but for now we'll settle for a free-agent signing: One year, $1.05 million for forward Vinnie Hinostroza.

After six seasons with the Hurricanes, forward Brock McGinn moves on to Pittsburgh, signing a four-year, $11 million deal.

Veteran forward Trevor Lewis is off to the Flames, signing a one-year, $800,000 deal.

It's off to Toronto for forward David Kampf, by way of a two-year, $3 million contract.

The Lightning have said goodbye to a number of players this offseason, but make a wise add in inking veteran center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a two-year, $2 million deal.

Veteran forward Kurtis Gabriel will be joining the Leafs in 2021-22, signing a one-year, $750,000 pact.

Following his buyout by the Rangers earlier this week, defenseman Tony DeAngelo has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Hurricanes. Grade for the deal.

Well, he's not going to Seattle after all. After being selected in the expansion draft, Gavin Bayreuther did not sign with the Kraken, and has instead returned to the Blue Jackets, via a two-year deal.

The Kings add another veteran voice to their dressing room, inking defenseman Alexander Edler to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Minnesota adds another blueliner to its group, signing Joe Hicketts to a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

The Bruins and veteran forward Erik Haula come to terms on a two-year, $4.75 million contract.

Restricted free agent forward Tomas Nosek signs a two-year, $3.5 million pact with the Bruins.

The Blue Jackets are bringing an Ohio native home: Forward Sean Kuraly (from Dublin) has signed a four-year, $10 million contract.

The Kraken are aggressively pursuing their goals in free agency, adding former Blues forward Jaden Schwartz on a five-year, $27.5 million deal. Grade for the deal.

From a reigning Stanley Cup Finalist to a team looking to get back there: Center Phillip Danault has agreed to terms on a six-year, $33 million deal with the Kings. Grade for the deal.

One of the major free-agent dominoes has fallen: Goaltender Philipp Grubauer has reached agreement on a six-year, $35.4 million deal with the Kraken. Grade for the deal.

Veteran center Nick Bonino has moved on to the Bay Area, signing a two-year, $4.1 million deal with the Sharks.

Restricted free agent defenseman Jake McCabe has agreed to terms with the Blackhawks on a four-year, $16 million contract.

The Blackhawks are on the board, inking a two-year, $1.9 million deal with forward Jujhar Khaira.

After franchise stalwart Pekka Rinne announced his retirement this offseason, the Predators needed some goaltending help behind young starter Juuse Saros. They got some of it on Wednesday, inking David Rittich to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.

Veteran offensive defenseman Michael Del Zotto won't be waiting for a deal this year, inking a two-year, $4 million contract with the Senators.

The Hurricanes make another veteran addition on defense, inking Ian Cole to a one-year, $2.9 million pact.

With many moving parts on the Coyotes' goaltending depth chart, the team has agreed to a one-year, $750,000 deal with Carter Hutton.

After skating for three different Canadian teams in his NHL tenure, veteran forward Josh Leivo joins the Hurricanes on a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Restricted free agent forward Frederick Gaudreau comes to terms with the Wild on a two-year, $2.4 million contract.

The Canucks' build on the back end will include Tucker Poolman, who has signed a four-year, $10 million deal.

While the Flyers have made many deals on defense, they haven't forgotten about the forwards, signing Nate Thompson to a one-year, $800,000 pact.

Veteran defenseman Chris Wideman will continue his career with the Canadiens, inking a one-year, $750,000 contract.

The Devils have found their goaltending partner for Mackenzie Blackwood, signing Jonathan Bernier to a two-year, $8.25 million deal.

The Philadelphia blue-line refresh continues, as it agrees to terms with veteran defenseman Keith Yandle on a one-year, $950,000 deal.

The veteran goalie carousel continues, as former Flyer Brian Elliott signs on with the Ducks to back up John Gibson.

After moving on from the Hurricanes, goalie Petr Mrazek elects to join Jack Campbell with the Maple Leafs, signing a three-year, $11.4 million deal. Grade for the deal.

One of the most durable players in recent NHL history, forward Andrew Cogliano will continue his career with the Sharks, inking a one-year, $1 million contract.

Veteran forward Luke Glendening moves on from the Red Wings, inking a two-year, $3 million deal with the Stars.

The Rangers continue to boost 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 sign former Hurricane James Reimer to a two-year, $4.5 million deal.

Following a big season with the Penguins, defenseman Cody Ceci moves on to the Oilers via a four-year, $13 million contract.

The Golden Knights land their backup to Robin Lehner in goal, inking Laurent Brossoit to a two-year, $2.65 million deal.

Michael Bunting elects to take his talents north of the border, signing a two-year, $1.9 million pact with the Maple Leafs.

After skating for the Lightning and Hurricanes in recent seasons, forward Cedric Paquette moves on to the Canadiens, signing a one-year, $950,000 deal.

After a season of separation, veteran defenseman Zach Bogosian is back with the Lightning via a three-year, $2.55 million contract.

It didn't take Braden Holtby long to find a new home after his buyout, inking a one-year, $2 million deal with the Stars.

If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em! The Canadiens have signed former Lightning defenseman David Savard to a four-year, $14 million deal.

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The Boone Jenner era of Blue Jackets hockey will continue, as the team re-signs the center to a four-year, $15 million deal.

Thatcher Demko has a new veteran crease-mate in Vancouver. After the Canucks bought out Braden Holtby this week, they've signed Jaroslav Halak to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.

The Predators strike in the veteran forward market, inking Mikael Granlund to a four-year, $20 million deal.

The Flyers have inked a backup to young goaltender Carter Hart, agreeing to a one-year, $2 million deal with Martin Jones.

Defenseman Travis Hamonic agrees to terms on a two-year, $6 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

The Minnesota Wild continue to build out their defense, agreeing to a one-year, $5 million deal with Alex Goligoski.

After moving on from their three goalies from 2020-21, the Hurricanes have inked a two-year, $9 million deal with Frederik Andersen. Grade for the deal.

Following his buyout by the Wild this offseason, veteran defenseman Ryan Suter finds a new home with the Stars via a four-year, $14.6 million contract. Grade for the deal.

Forward Blake Coleman -- a key part of the Lightning's back-to-back Cups -- signs a six-year, $29.4 million contract with the Flames. Grade for the deal.

The Kraken continue to build out their roster, signing winger Alex Wennberg to a three-year, $13.5 million deal.

Moving on from the Maple Leafs, forward Zach Hyman signs a seven-year, $38.5 million deal with the Oilers. Grade for the deal.

The Golden Knights bring in another scoring threat, acquiring winger Evgenii Dadonov from the Senators in exchange for Nick Holden and the Canucks' 2022 third-round pick.

Restricted free-agent forward Evan Rodrigues is back with the Penguins, via a one-year, $1 million contract.

Canucks will continue their business relationship with forward Brandon Sutter, inking him to a one-year, $1.125 million deal.

The Hurricanes take care of some additional internal business before the official start of free agency, re-signing forward Jordan Martinook to a three-year, $5.4 million deal.

The trade market has also been active this week. Continuing the trend, the Oilers traded defenseman Ethan Bear to the Hurricanes, in exchange for forward Warren Foegele.

A trade! The Blackhawks are sending defenseman Nikita Zadorov to the Flames in exchange for Toronto's 2022 third-round pick (acquired in the David Rittich trade).

The Red Wings continue to build out their 2021-22 roster, re-signing forward Sam Gagner and goaltender Calvin Pickard to one-year deals.

One of the top offensive defensemen is off the market, as the Oilers have re-signed Tyson Barrie to a three-year, $13.5 million contract.

The Golden Knights will bring back a key piece to the blue-line group, inking Alec Martinez to a three-year, $15.75 million deal.


July 27

The Avalanche and captain Gabriel Landeskog come to terms on an eight-year, $56 million contract extension.

After coming over at the trade deadline last season, Brandon Montour will continue his employment with the Panthers, signing for three years, $10.5 million.

Restricted free-agent goaltender Eric Comrie signs on for one more year at $850,000 with the Jets.

Defenseman Mike Reilly was a popular name for many teams looking for blue-line help, but the Bruins took him off the market with a three-year, $9 million deal.

Restricted free-agent forward Drake Caggiula will be back with the Sabres, thanks to a one-year, $750,000 pact.

The Stanley Cup runner-up Canadiens have elected to bring back forward Joel Armia on a four-year, $13.6 million deal.

Forward Taro Hirose will be a Detroit Red Wing for the 2021-22 season, courtesy of a one-year contract.

The suspense is over: Alex Ovechkin will be returning to the Capitals on a five-year, $47.5 million contract extension.

Following being traded to the Blues, RFA forward Pavel Buchnevich signs a four-year, $23.2 million contract.

After being dealt to the Canucks last week, forward Conor Garland inks a five-year, $24.75 million contract with Vancouver.

Unrestricted free-agent forward Kyle Rau inks a deal with the Wild for one year and $750,000.

The Red Wings come to an agreement with forward Kyle Criscuolo, for two years and an undisclosed salary.


July 26

Paul Stastny will continue on with the Winnipeg Jets for at least one more season, inking a one-year, $3.75 million extension.

The Flyers have been busy reworking their blue line, but will continue their business relationship with Sam Morin via a one-year, $750,000 pact.

Center Sam Bennett was quite effective for the Panthers following his trade there at the 2021 deadline, and he'll stick around for four more years and $17.6 million.

Restricted free-agent forward Nathan Walker sticks with the Blues by way of a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

Restricted free-agent defenseman Frederic Allard returns to the Predators via a one-year, $750,000 pact.

Florida elects to re-up with two restricted free-agent defensemen: Lucas Carlsson and Noah Juulsen. Both received one-year contracts.


July 25

Veteran blueliner Marc Staal will continue his stead with the Red Wings, inking a one-year, $2 million deal.

The Kings will continue to work with restricted free-agent forward Trevor Moore, signing him to a two-year, $3.75 million contract.


July 24

One of the NHL's best young defenders will not be changing sweaters for a while. Cale Makar and the Avalanche agree on a six-year, $54 million contract.


July 23

Following his trade from the Blue Jackets, defenseman Seth Jones signs an eight-year, $76 million deal with the Blackhawks.

Taylor Hall's plan worked. After coming over via trade from the Sabres at the deadline -- and impressing during the regular season and playoffs -- he re-ups with the Bruins for four years, $24 million.


July 22

Barclay Goodrow was a key part of the Lightning's repeat Cup championships, and after his trade to the Rangers, he signs a six-year, $21.85 million deal.

Former first-round pick Michael Rasmussen inks a three-year, $4.38 million deal to continue his development with the Red Wings.

After his trade from the Hurricanes, 2021 Calder Trophy finalist Alex Nedeljkovic signs a two-year, $6 million deal with the Red Wings.

Veteran netminder Mike Smith, who had a bit of a renaissance in 2021, signs on for two more years with the Oilers, and will earn $4.4 million for that tenure.


July 21

The Kraken begin their tenure as a franchise with a trio of veteran free-agent deals: Goaltender Chris Driedger (three years, $10.5 million), defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (five years, $23 million) and defenseman Adam Larsson (four years, $16 million).