Saturday, July 2, 2011
Free Agency: Where we stand (6 p.m. ET)
Players who have signed as of 6 p.m. ET on the secondday of free agency:
- Chris Bourque -- The Washington Capitals have signed free-agent left winger Bourque to a one-year contract. Bourque returns to the Capitals organization after spending last season splitting time between leagues in Switzerland and Russia. The 25-year-old son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque was drafted by Washington in 2004.
- Matt Bradley -- After six seasons with the Capitals, Bradley signed a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers. The forward had 11 points in 61 games this past season.
- Tim Connolly -- After missing out on the Brad Richards sweepstakes, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed the center to a two-year deal. The deal is worth $9.5 million, with a salary-cap hit of $4.75 million, NHL.com reported. In 627 career games, Connolly has 118 goals and 277 assists.
- Simon Gagne -- The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Gagne, who will be reunited with former Flyers teammate Mike Richards. Gagne, 31, spent the 2010-11 season with Tampa Bay after playing in Philadelphia for the previous 10 seasons. He collected 40 points in 67 games for the Lightning.
- Matt Gilroy -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed thefree-agent defenseman to a one-year contract. Gilroy had three goals and 11 points in 58 games with the New York Rangers this past season.
- Brad Richards -- The biggest prize on the free-agent market decided to go the New York Rangers for a nine-year, $60 million contract. He also gets a chance to reunite with coach John Tortorella. The 31-year-old center posted a career-high 28 goals and 49 assists this past season.
- Anthony Stewart -- The forward signed a two-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes worth $1.8 million. Stewart at 14 goals and 39 points in 80 games this past season for the Atlanta Thrashers.
- Tomas Vokoun -- The Capitals signed the veteran netminder to a one-year $1.5 million deal on Saturday, one day after shipping an unhappy Semyon Varlamov to Colorado. Vokoun, 34, is 262-267-35-41 in 632 career games with the Canadiens, Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers.
- Ian White -- The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the defenseman on Saturday. White played for the San Jose Sharks this past season, posting 10 points and a plus-9 rating in 23 games.