NHL free agents: 2009 class

Yahoo! Sports Staff

The following NHL players became free agents July 1:


F Todd Marchant(notes) SIGNED Signs a two-year, $2.25M deal to remain with the Ducks. Story

F Rob Niedermayer(notes)

D Francois Beauchemin(notes) SIGNED Former Ducks GM Brian Burke lures the defenseman to Toronto for $11.4M over three years. Story

D Bret Hedican(notes)

D Scott Niedermayer(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year at $6M to remain a Duck and defer retirement for at least another summer. Story



F PJ Axelsson(notes)

F Mark Recchi(notes) SIGNED Back for at least one more season ($1M) at age 41. Story

F Peter Schaefer(notes)

F Stephane Yelle(notes)

D Shane Hnidy(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year deal to remain with the Bruins.

D Steve Montador(notes) SIGNED Signs a two-year, $3.1M contract to patrol Buffalo's blue line. Story

G Manny Fernandez(notes)



F Todd Bertuzzi(notes)

F Michael Cammalleri(notes) SIGNED Scores big with a five-year, $30M deal with the aggressively moving Canadiens. Story

F Jamie Lundmark(notes)

F Andre Roy(notes)

D Adrian Aucoin(notes) SIGNED Headed to the desert, assuming that's where the Coyotes remain, for one year at $2.5M. Story

D Adam Pardy(notes) SIGNED Remains with the Flames by signing a two-year, $1.4M deal.

D Rhett Warrener(notes)


F Ryan Bayda(notes)

F Erik Cole(notes) SIGNED Signs a two-year deal for $5.8M to remain with the Hurricanes. Story

F Chad LaRose(notes) SIGNED Signs a two-year deal worth $3.4M to remain with the Hurricanes. Story

D Dennis Seidenberg(notes)

D David Tanabe(notes)


F Martin Havlat(notes) SIGNED Takes six-year, $30M deal from Minnesota, but reportedly isn't happy about having to move on. Story

F Samuel Pahlsson(notes) SIGNED One of the game's best checking-line centers gets a three-year, $7.95M deal from Columbus. Story

D Matt Walker(notes) SIGNED Signs a four-year deal with Tampa Bay.

G Nikolai Khabibulin(notes) SIGNED Signs a four-year, $15-million deal with Edmonton, which lost Dwayne Roloson on the same day. Story


F Tyler Arnason(notes) SIGNED Signs an undisclosed, two-way contract with the Rangers.

F Ben Guite(notes)

F Ian Laperriere(notes) SIGNED Signs a three-year, $3.5M deal to be a pesky player in Philadelphia, which never can have enough of those. Story

F Joe Sakic(notes) RETIRED Calls it quits after 20 seasons. Story

D Daniel Tjarnqvist(notes)

G Andrew Raycroft(notes) SIGNED Signs for one year and $500,000 to back up Roberto Luongo in Vancouver. Story



F Steve Begin(notes) SIGNED Moves on to Boston after signing a one-year deal worth $850,000.

F Brendan Morrison(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year, $1.5M deal with Washington, who hopes to fill a need at second-line center. Story

F Mark Parrish(notes)

D Darryl Sydor(notes)

D Sergei Zubov(notes) SIGNED Signs an undisclosed contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, thus ending an outstanding 16-year NHL career. Story


F Marian Hossa(notes) SIGNED Chicago gives a whopping 12-year deal ($62.4M) to chase the Cup. Story

F Darren McCarty(notes)

F Mikael Samuelsson(notes) SIGNED Swedish forward spreads his wings and leaves the Wings' coup for three years and $7.5M with Vancouver. Story

D Chris Chelios(notes)

G Ty Conklin(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year deal with St. Louis. Story


F Ales Kotalik(notes) SIGNED Signs a three-year, $9M deal with the Rangers. Story

G Dwayne Roloson(notes) SIGNED Gets $5M over two years as "insurance" for Rick DiPietro. Story


F Radek Dvorak(notes) SIGNED Staying put after signing a two-year, $3.4M contract extension. Story

F Ville Peltonen(notes)

F Richard Zednik(notes)

D Nick Boynton(notes) SIGNED Signs one-year deal for $1.5M with Anaheim.

D Jassen Cullimore(notes)

D Jordan Leopold(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year, $1.75M contact days after getting dealt by Calgary. Story

D Karlis Skrastins(notes) SIGNED Signs a two-year deal worth $2.75M with Dallas. Story

G Craig Anderson(notes) SIGNED Moves on to Colorado with a two-year deal. Story



F Marian Gaborik(notes) SIGNED Off to the bright lights of Broadway to the tune of $37.5M over five years. Story

F Stephane Veilleux(notes) SIGNED Leaving for Tampa Bay after agreeing to a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Lightning. Story

D Marc-Andre Bergeron(notes)

D Kurtis Foster(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year deal to move from Minnesota to Tampa Bay.

D Martin Skoula(notes)


F Saku Koivu(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year, $3.25M deal to join his buddy Teemu Selanne in Anaheim for the Finnish Flash's final season. Story

F Tom Kostopoulos(notes) SIGNED Signs a $2.7M deal to play three seasons with Carolina. Story

F Alexei Kovalev(notes) SIGNED No longer wanted in Montreal, the All-Star Game MVP takes his game to Ottawa for two years and $10M. Story

F Robert Lang(notes)

F Alex Tanguay(notes)

F/D Mathieu Dandenault(notes)

D Francis Bouillon(notes)

D Patrice Brisebois(notes)

D Mike Komisarek(notes) SIGNED Signs a five-year, $22.5M deal with the Maple Leafs. Story

D Mathieu Schneider(notes)


F Radek Bonk(notes)

F Vernon Fiddler(notes) SIGNED Signs a two-year, $2.2M deal with the Predators. Story

F Scott Nichol(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year, $750,000 deal to center the fourth line in San Jose. Story

F Steve Sullivan(notes) SIGNED All that rehab and patience during a long injury pays off in the form of two years and $7.5M. Now it's a question of just staying healthy.

F Joel Ward(notes) SIGNED Staying in Nashville for three years and $3M. Story

D Greg de Vries(notes)

D Ville Koistinen(notes) SIGNED Departs for the Panthers to the tune of two years and $2.4M.

D Greg Zanon(notes) SIGNED Signs a three-year, $5.2M deal with the Wild.


F Brian Gionta(notes) SIGNED Gets a five-year deal worth $25M from Montreal. Story

F Bobby Holik(notes)

F John Madden(notes) SIGNED Chicago replaces Pahlsson with another top third-line center, paying him $2.25M for one season. Story

F Michael Rupp(notes) SIGNED Moving on to Pittsburgh with a two-year deal that averages $825,000 per season. Story

F Brendan Shanahan(notes)

D Niclas Havelid(notes)

G Scott Clemmensen(notes) SIGNED That successful four-month stretch while filling in for Martin Brodeur is parlayed into a three-year, $3.6M deal with Florida. Story

G Kevin Weekes(notes)


F Andy Hilbert(notes)

F Dean McAmmond(notes)

F Mike Sillinger(notes)

G Yann Danis(notes) SIGNED Signs an undisclosed deal to move from the Islanders to the Devils. Story

G Joey MacDonald(notes)


F Nik Antropov(notes) SIGNED Signs a four-year, $16M deal with the Thrashers. Blog

F Blair Betts(notes)

F Colton Orr(notes) SIGNED Signs a four-year, $4M deal with the Maple Leafs. Story

D Paul Mara(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year deal with Montreal. Story

D Derek Morris(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year deal with Boston for $3.3M. Story


F Mike Comrie(notes)

F Chris Neil(notes) SIGNED Re-signs with the Senators, a four-year, 8M deal.


F Mike Knuble(notes) SIGNED Signs with Washington for two years at $5.8M. Story

D Andrew Alberts(notes) SIGNED Signs a two-year, $2.1M deal to move on to Carolina.

G Martin Biron(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year, $1.4M deal to join a crowded goal crease with the New York Islanders. Story

G Antero Niittymaki(notes) SIGNED Signs an undisclosed contract to move from the Flyers to the Lightning. Story


F Brian McGrattan(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year, $500,000 to stir the pot in Calgary.

D Dmitri Kalinin(notes)

D Ken Klee(notes)


F Ruslan Fedotenko(notes) SIGNED Agrees to $1.8M for one year to remain with the Stanley Cup champs. Story

F Miroslav Satan(notes)

F Petr Sykora(notes)

D Philippe Boucher(notes)

D Hal Gill(notes) SIGNED Signs with Montreal, a two-year, $4.5-million deal for the veteran. Story

D Rob Scuderi(notes) SIGNED Expected to provide veteran leadership on a young Los Angeles blue line after signing for four years for $13.6M. Story

G Mathieu Garon(notes) SIGNED Columbus throws $2.4M at the Penguins' backup on a two-year deal.


F Dan Hinote(notes)

D Jay McKee(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year deal for just less than $1 million with Pittsburgh. Story

G Manny Legace(notes)


F Marcel Goc(notes)

F Mike Grier(notes)

F Travis Moen(notes) SIGNED Signs a three-year deal to provide some grit along with all that newly acquired talent in Montreal. Story

F Jeremy Roenick(notes)

D Kent Huskins(notes) SIGNED Despite not appearing in any games after acquired at the trade deadline, the defenseman convinced the Sharks to grant a two-year deal worth $3.4M. Story

G Brian Boucher(notes) SIGNED Will provide backup in Philadelphia, which will pay him $1.8M for two years of service. Story



F Boyd Devereaux(notes)

F Brad May(notes)

G Martin Gerber(notes) SIGNED Signs an undisclosed deal with Atlant Mytischy of the KHL.

G Curtis Joseph(notes)

G Olaf Kolzig(notes)


F Mattias Ohlund(notes) SIGNED Seven years at $24.5M to try to fix an ailing Tampa Bay blue line. Story

F Taylor Pyatt(notes)

F Daniel Sedin(notes) SIGNED He signs a five-year, $30.5M contract extension one hour before the free-agent market opened. Story

F Henrik Sedin(notes) SIGNED Ditto. Story

F Mats Sundin(notes)

D Ossi Vaananen(notes)

G Jason LaBarbera(notes) SIGNED Gets a two-year, $1.6M deal from Phoenix. Story

G Curtis Sanford(notes) SIGNED Signs a one-year deal to compete for the backup spot in Montreal.


F Donald Brashear(notes) SIGNED Two years at $2.8M to police the ice for the Rangers. Story

G Brent Johnson(notes) SIGNED Signs an undisclosed contract to move from the Caps to the Cup champion Penguins.