Friday, July 1, 2011
Free Agency: Where we stand (5 p.m. ET)
Players who have signed as of 5 p.m. ET on the first day of free agency:
- Brian Boucher -- The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.9 million deal with the goaltender. The 34-year-old Boucher went 18-10-4 with a 2.42 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 34 games with Philadelphia this past season.
- Tim Brent -- Brent received a two-year, $1.5 million contract from the Hurricanes. Brent had eight goals and 12 assists with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 201-11.
- Mathieu Garon -- The Lightning signed Garon to a two-year, $2.6 million deal. The goaltender had a 10-14-6 record with the Blue Jackets last season, posting a 2.72 goals-against average and .901 save percentage.
- Ville Leino -- The Buffalo Sabres signed the unrestricted free agent to a six-year, $27 million deal. Leino was one of a handful of sought-after forwards entering the market this offseason. He had 19 goals and 34 assists in 81 games this past season with the Philadelphia Flyers.
- Sheldon Souray -- The Dallas Stars signed Souray to a one-year, $1.65 million contract after the Oilers bought out the remaining $4.5 million of the defenseman's contract. The Oilers not only sent Souray down to the AHL this past season, they sent him to Washington's farm team so he wouldn't be near their prospects. He has 262 points, including 96 goals, in 650 career NHL games.
- Jim Vandermeer -- The San Jose Sharks have signed the defenseman to a one-year contract. Vandermeer, 31, posted 14 points and 74 penalty minutes in 62 games with Edmonton this past season.