The NHL Free Agency Period officially begins on July 1st at Noon Eastern. We here at The Athletes Hub have all the news and rumors covered for you here. Refresh for all the latest updates. This will not include rumors reported before the publication of this post.
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July 1, 12:30pm: Michael Grabner signs a three year deal
July 1, 12:18pm: The Coyotes officially announce that they have signed Oliver Ekman-Larsson to an eight year deal
July 1, 1:23pm: John Moore signs a five year deal
July 1, 12:14pm: Joakim Nordstrom signs a two year deal
July 1, 12:06pm: Jaro Halak signs a two year deal
July 1, 12:10pm: Derek Ryan signs a three year deal
July 1, 12:32pm: Petr Mrazek signs a one year deal
July 1, 12:39pm: Adam Boqvist signs his three year entry level contract
July 1, 12:05pm: The Blackhawks announce that they have signed Chris Kunitz and Cam Ward to one year deals, and Brandon Manning to a two year deal
July 1, 12:03pm: Ian Cole signs a three year contract
Columbus Blue Jackets
July 1, 1:51pm: Adam Clendenning signs with the Jackets
July 1, 12:43pm: Tommy Cross signs a one year deal
July 1, 12:20pm: Blake Comeau signs a three year deal
July 1, 12:15pm: Valeri Nichushkin signs a two year deal
July 1, 12:08pm: Roman Polak signs a one year deal
Detroit Red Wings
July 1, 12:10pm: Johnathan Bernier signs a three year deal
July 1, 12:04pm: Thomas Vanek signs a one year deal
June 29, 4:23pm: The Red Wings are close to retaining defenceman Mike Green on a two year deal
July 1, 1:02pm: Kyle Brodziak has signed with the Oilers
July 1, 12:40pm: Kevin Gravel signs a one year deal
June 29, 11:37am: UFA centre Kyle Brodziak is expected to sign with the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers drafted him in 2003
June 29, 2:10pm: The Panthers re-sign forward Frank Vatrano to a one year, $925K deal.
Los Angeles Kings
June 29, 10:43am: There is still work to be done, but it is expected that the Kings and defenceman Drew Doughty will agree to an eight year contract extension.
July 1, 12:51pm: Mike Liambas signed a two year deal
July 1, 12:38pm: Jesperi Kotkaniemi signs his three year entry level contract
July 1, 12:12pm: Xavier Ouellett signs a one year deal.
New Jersey Devils
June 29, 4:10pm: The Devils have hired Chuck Fletcher to an advisory role.
June 29, 2:02pm: The Devils are one of the teams most interested in UFA forward Patrick Maroon.
New York Islanders
June 29, 2:08pm: John Tavares will inform the Islanders of his decision on whether to stay or leave tonight.
New York Rangers
June 29, 1:19pm: The Senators are likely to trade defenceman Erik Karlsson and forward Bobby Ryan to the Golden Knights “sooner rather than later”.
July 1, 12:24pm: James van Riemsdyk signs a five year deal
July 1, 1:49pm: Jack Johnson signs a five year deal
July 1, 1:27pm: Matt Cullen signs a one year deal
June 29, 9:31am: The Penguins are reportedly working on a big “hockey trade”. They want more “jam with scoring up front”.
St. Louis Blues
July 1, 12:21pm: Tyler Bozak signs a three year deal
June 29, 2:02pm: The Blues are one of the most interested teams in UFA forward Patrick Maroon.
San Jose Sharks
July 1, 2:03pm: Logan Couture has signed an eight year extension
Tampa Bay Lightning
July 1, 12:11pm: The Lightning have signed Ryan McDonagh to a seven-year extension
Toronto Maple Leafs
July 1, 12:56pm: John Tavares has agreed to terms with the Maple Leafs
June 29, 2:46pm: The Canucks are the front runners for UFA centre Jay Beagle
Vegas Golden Knights
July 1, 12:54pm: Zach Fucale signs with the Knights
July 1, 12:26pm: Paul Stastny signs a five year deal, Nick Holden signs a two year deal, and Ryan Reaves to a two year deal
June 29, 4:52pm: Ryan Reaves is likely to return to the Knights
June 29, 1:19pm: The Knights are likely to acquire defenceman Erik Karlsson and forward Bobby Ryan from the Senators “sooner rather than later”.
June 29, 11:35am: Luca Sbisa’s agent says his client never received an offer from the Knights, and will now hit the free agent market.
July 1, 12:41pm: Nic Down signs a one year deal
June 29, 1:34pm: Not a free agent transaction, but the Capitals have officially announced the hiring of Todd Reirden as head coach
June 29, 9:46am: The Capitals and defenceman Michal Kempny agree to a four year, $10M contract