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NHL Free Agency 2019 Live Tracker, Blog and Updates


The Stanley Cup has been handed out, the NHL Draft is complete. NHL Free Agency is about to begin!

As of noon EDT (9 am PDT), players are free to sign contracts with new teams. Because of the interview period, we already know where some players will sign. Stay tuned to this page for official signings, rumors, and analysis from our writers here at Overtime Heroics. Enjoy the day!


Toronto Maple Leafs trade Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round pick to the Colorado Avalanche for Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick in 2020


Below are the signings so far in NHL Free Agency

Saturday, July 6th

Marcus Johansson has signed a 2 year, $9M deal with the Buffalo Sabres.

Friday, July 5th

Nick Cousins agrees to a 1 year, $1M deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

Zemgus Girgensons signs a 1 year, $1.6M deal with the Buffalo Sabres

Josh Leivo signs a 1 year, $1.5M deal to stay in Vancouver

Cedric Paquette has agreed to a 2 year, $1.65 AAV deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Thursday, July 4th

Christian Wolanin signed a 2 year, $900K deal with the Ottawa Senators.

The Edmonton Oilers and rookie Philip Broberg have agreed to a standard 3 year ELC with a $925K cap hit.

Ben Chiarot has signed a 3 year, $10.5M deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

Cody Ceci agrees to a 1 year, $4.5M deal with the Maple Leafs

Alexander Kerfoot signs a 4 year, $14M deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday, July 3rd

Total Day 3 signings: 2 signings / 2 contract years / $1,550,000 cap hit / $1,550,000 contract dollars

Jani Hakanpää signs a 1 year, $850K contract with the Anaheim Ducks

Philip Varone signs a 1 year, $700K contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Tuesday, July 2nd

Total Day 2 signings: 16 signings / 26 contract years / $12,700,834 cap hit / $22,390,000 contract dollars

Tyler Motte stays in Vancouver on a 1 year, $975K contract.

2:30 PM

Nick Paul agrees to a 1 year, $750K AAV deal with the Ottawa Senators.

C.J. Smith signs with Buffalo. 2 years, $700K AAV.

San Jose signs a trio of prospects. Nikolai Knyzhov, Zachary Gallant, Artemi Kniazev are signed to 3 year ELC’s.

Lawson Crouse re-signs with the Arizona Coyotes for 3 years, $4.6M.

12:30 PM

Mark Letestu is heading to the ‘peg.

Johnny Brodzinski signs one year contract with Sharks.

Dalton Prout signs one year deal with San Jose.

Anthony Bitetto signs a 1 year, 2 way, $700K deal with Winnipeg.

BREAKING Hurricanes match the 5 year, $8.454 offer sheet. Sebastian Aho stays in Carolina.


Monday, July 1


Total Day 1 signings:122 signings / 235 contract years / $216,886,001 cap hit / $701,699,000 contract dollars

6:30 PM

Florida Panthers agree to terms with Tommy Cross and Ethan Prow on 2 year, $700K AAV deals.

Jake Dotchin signs a 1 year, $700K deal with St. Louis.

NJ Devils agree to terms with Ben Street and Dakota Mermis on 1 year, $700k deals. As well has Matt Tennyson for 2 years, $700k AAV.

6:15 PM

Petr Mrazek re-signs with the Hurricanes, two-year deal

5:55 PM

New York Islanders ink Semyon Varlamov to a four-year deal

Chicago Blackhawks ink Robin Lehner to a one-year deal

5:30 PM –

Brandon Pirri re-signs with the Vegas Golden Knights

4:30 PM –

Nathan Beaulieu signs a 1 year, $1M deal with Winnipeg.

Reece Scarlett has agreed to a 1 year, $700k deal to stay in Dallas.

Joakim Ryan has also signed with the LA Kings. 1 year, $725K deal.

Martin Frk has signed a 1 year, $700K deal with the LA Kings.

Derrick Pouliot and the St. Louis Blues agree on a 1 year, $700K contract.

Byron Froese agrees to a 1 year, $700K AAV deal with the Calgary Flames.

Brandon Davidson agrees to a 1 year, $700K AAV deal with the Calgary Flames

Anders Lee re-signs with the New York Islanders. 7 years, $7M AAV

3 PM –

Zane McIntyre is headed to Vancouver.

Par Lindholm is going to Bean town.

Brendan Leipsic is headed to Washington

Brendan Gaunce joins the Bruins

Connor Clifton re-ups with Boston.

Mike Smith is staying in Alberta.

2 PM –

Bruins sign Brett Ritchie.

Flyers Land Chris Bigras and Kyle Criscuolo

Juhjar Khaira is staying with the Oilers.

Breaking news! Montreal had signed Sebastian Aho to an offersheet!

Garnet Hathaway joins the Washington Capitals on a four-year deal

Matt Duchene officially joins the Nashville Predators

Luke Schenn officially joins the Tampa Bay Lightning on a one-year deal

Curtis McElhinney has signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, two-year contract, $1.3 million AAV

Anton Stralman officially signs with the Florida Panthers, three-year contract, $5.5 million AAV

Tomas Jurco headed to Edmonton on a one-year contract

1 PM

Markus Granlund has agreed to terms with the Edmonton Oilers on a one-year contract

Wayne Simmonds has agreed to terms with the New Jersey Devils, one-year, $5 million AAV

Corey Perry officially signs with the Dallas Stars

Richard Panik officially signs with the Washington Capitals, four-year deal

Joonas Donskoi to the Colorado Avalanche, four-year deal, $3.9 million AAV

Pierre Edouard Bellemarre to the Colorado Avalanche 2 year deal

Joe Pavelski to Dallas is official!

Amdrej Sekera agrees to one-year, 1.5M contract with Dallas.

Official! Bobrovsky is headed to Florida. 7 years, 10M AAV

Ryan Hartman joins the Wild. 2 years, 3.8M AAV.
12 pm –

Wedgewood headed to Tampa.

Colin Wilson is staying in the mile-high city!

Alex Chiasson signs with Oilers. 2 years, 2.15M AAV.

Done deal! Tyler Myers signs with Vancouver. 5 years, 6M AAV.

Gustav Nyqvist signs with Columbus. Four years, 5.5M AAV.

Tyler Graovac to Canucks, two-way contract

Valteri Flippula to Detroit.

Andrew Hammond to the Sabres. 1 year, 700,000.

Artemi Panarin signs with the NY Rangers. 7 years, $11.6M AAV

Oscar Fantenberg to Vancouver. 1 year, $850K contract.

Jason Spezza to Toronto on a 1 year, $700K deal.

Jordie Benn signs in Vancouver. 2 years, $2M AAV

Mats Zuccarello signs in Minnesota. 5 years, $30M contract.

Keith Kinkaid signs in Montreal. 1 year, $1.75M

Mike Smith signs with Edmonton. 1 year, $2M

Garnet Hathaway signs in Washington. 4 years, $1.5 AAV

Ryan Murray signs with Columbus. 2 years, $9.2M total.

Timo Meier to stay in San Jose. 4 years, $6M AAV

Brandon Tanev to Pittsburgh. 6 years, $3.5 AAV

Andrei Sekera to the Dallas Stars 1 year, $1.5M AAV

Noel Accari to Florida Panthers 3 years, $1.67M AAV

Rumor Mill

Here are all the rumors swirling around as we approach noon EDT

Artemi Panarin looks to have chosen the New York Rangers

Patrik Nemeth looks to be headed to the Detroit Red Wings on a 2-year deal.


Joonas Donskoi and the Colorado Avalanche are working on a 4-year deal, AAV still unknown.

Florida Panthers currently the front runners to land Anton Stralman

Brandon Tanev looks to be heading to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Curtis Lazar signing with the Buffalo Sabres

An offer sheet may be submitted on Sebastian Aho

Andrej Sekera expected to sign with the Dallas Stars, one-year deal

Cam Talbot’s 1 year deal with the Calgary Flames is looking to be around $2.75M AAV.

Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets have reportedly agreed to a 1 year extension.

Marcus Granlund looks to be headed to Edmonton on a 1 year deal.

Codi Ceci reported to be signing a new deal in Toronto. 1 year, $4.5 AAV.

Curtis McElhinney is rumored to be heading to Tampa Bay.

Ron Hainsey & Tyler Ennis are reported to be signing new deals in Ottawa.

Artemi Panarin is believed to have turned down the 8 year deal from CBJ and has his sites set on the NYR.

Jason Spezza is rumored to be signing a 1 year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Luke Schenn to sign a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning

Richard Panik is rumored to be signing a 4-year deal, $2.65M AAV with the Washington Capitals.

Sergei Bobrovsky is rumored to be signing a 7 year deal, $9.5AAV with the Florida Panthers.

Joe Pavelski is rumored to be signing with the Dallas Stars tomorrow for 3 years at a $7M AAV

Matt Duchene is rumored to be signing with the Nashville Predators at $8M AAV

Mats Zuccarello is rumored to be signing with the Minnesota Wild, 5 years at $6M AAV

Calvin Pickard to the Detroit Red Wings 2 year deal

Mike Smith to the Edmonton Oilers on a two-year deal, $2M AAV
Tyler Myers is rumored to be signing a 5-year deal, $6M AAV with the Vancouver Canucks.
Corey Perry is rumored to be signing a 1-year deal, $1.5M AAV with the Dallas Stars


Below are the trades that have occurred so far

July 1st:

Toronto trades Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and Michael Carcone to Ottawa for Cody Ceci, Ben Harpur, Aaron Luchuck and a 2020 3rd (CBJ)

June 30th:

Anaheim Ducks trade a 2020 4th (ANA) to Montreal Canadiens for Nicolas Deslauriers

Chicago Blackhawks trade a 2020 2nd(CHI), 2020 7th (CHI) and a 2021 3rd (CHI) to Montreal Canadiens for Andrew Shaw and a 2021 7th (MTL)

Carolina Hurricanes trade Scott Darling and a 2020 6th (BUF) to Florida Panthers for James Reimer

June 29th:

Arizona Coyotes trade Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph to Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel, Dane Birks and a 2021 4th (PIT)

Colorado trades Dominic Toninato to Florida Panthers for Jacob MacDonald

June 28th: 

Buffalo Sabers trade a 2021 2nd (STL) and a 2020 5th (BUF) to Vegas Golden Knights for Colin Miller

Colorado Avalanche trade a 2020 2nd (COL), 2020 3rd (ARI), Scott Kosmachuk to Washington Capitals for Andre Burakovsky

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