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Khudobin’s staying home, signs three-year extension with Dallas

After a miraculous run that ultimately led to defeat in the Stanley Cup Final, Anton Khudobin re-signed with the Dallas Stars on a three-year contract worth $10 million ($3.333 million per season) through the 2022-23 season.

The 34-year-old goaltender was originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft and made his league debut with Wild in the 2009-10 season and spent parts of two seasons with Minnesota.

On Feb. 28, 2011, Khudobin was traded to the Boston Bruins, where he played until he joined the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent on July 5, 2013.

After parts of two seasons with Carolina, the Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan native was dealt to the Anaheim Ducks on June 27, 2015, then appeared in nine games with the Ducks before he was sent down to the San Diego Gulls (AHL).

He returned to Boston on July 1, 2016, with a two-year deal, then left the Bruins again via free agency for Dallas on July 1, 2018, serving as the Stars’ backup goaltender in a 1A/1B tandem with Ben Bishop for the last two seasons.

Khudobin made his first NHL postseason start and earned his first career Stanley Cup Playoff shutout in the 2020 postseason and had a 16-8-4 record with a 2.22 goals against average and a .930 save percentage in 30 games played in the 2019-20 regular season for Dallas.

He has a career 99-76-25 record in 218 NHL games spanning 11 seasons for the Wild, Bruins, Hurricanes, Ducks and Stars with a career 2.46 GAA and a career .919 SV%, as well as eight shutouts in that time.

In 27 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, Khudobin has a 14-10 record with a 2.63 GAA, as well as a .919 SV% and one shutout.

Wild sign Talbot to three-year deal

Minnesota Wild General Manager, Bill Guerin, added depth to his crease by signing veteran goaltender, Cam Talbot, to a three-year contract worth $11.000 million ($3.667 million per season) on Friday.

The Wild have to negotiate a new contract with their current-restricted free agent goaltender, Kaapo Kähkönen, but once Guerin locks up the 24-year-old young goalie Minnesota will have some healthy competition for the starting and backup jobs in St. Paul between Talbot, Kähkönen and Alex Stalock.

Talbot was originally signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers on March 30, 2010, and broke into the league in the 2013-14 season as the backup to the now new Washington Capitals goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, and spent parts of two seasons as a Ranger before he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers on June 27, 2015.

After parts of four seasons with the Oilers, Talbot was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers leading up to the 2019 trade deadline, then signed a one-year deal with the Calgary Flames prior to last season on July 1st.

The 33-year-old native of Caledonia, Ontario went 12-10-1 with a 2.63 goals against average, a .919 save percentage and two shutouts in 26 games (22 starts) with the Flames in 2019-20.

He recorded a 5-4 record with a 2.42 GAA and a .924 SV%, as well as two shutouts for Calgary in all 10 postseason games this summer and has a career record of 150-122-25 in 314 regular season NHL games with a 2.61 GAA, a .915 SV% and 22 shutouts in that span with the Rangers, Oilers, Flyers and Flames.

Talbot played three seasons of college hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville from 2007-10 and helped save the independent program in the offseason.

Motte re-signs with Canucks

Vancouver Canucks forward, Tyler Motte, re-signed with the club on a two-year deal worth $1.225 million per season on Friday as the NHL’s free agency period began.

The 25-year-old native of St. Clair, Michigan was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round (121st overall) in 2013, and made his league debut with Chicago in the 2016-17 season.

He was later dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets with Artemi Panarin and Chicago’s 6th round pick (Jonathan Davidsson) in the 2017 NHL Draft (previously acquired from the N.Y. Islanders) for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and Columbus’ 2018 5th round pick (later traded to Arizona, Coyotes selected Michael Callahan) on June 23, 2017.

On Feb. 26, 2018, Motte was traded with Jussi Jokinen by the Blue Jackets to the Canucks for Thomas Vanek.

In parts of four seasons in the NHL, Motte has 22-16–38 totals in 187 career games for the Blackhawks, Blue Jackets and Canucks.

He had eight points (four goals, four assists) in 34 games with Vancouver last season and plays a vital role on head coach, Travis Green’s fourth line.

Report: Gudas on his way to Florida Panthers via free agency

Known for his on-the-edge play, Radko Gudas is taking his talents to the Florida Panthers defense on a three-year contract worth a reported $2.500 million per season.

The 30-year-old native of Prague, Czech Republic was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (66th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft and spent last season with the Washington Capitals after he was traded by the Philadelphia Flyers for Matt Niskanen on June 14, 2019.

Gudas had 2-13–15 totals in 63 games with the Capitals before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shortened the regular season and only had 40 penalty minutes without recording a single suspension last season.

A right-shot defender, he made his NHL debut with the Lightning in the 2012-13 season and spent parts of three seasons with Tampa before being traded to the Flyers on March 2, 2015, where he spent the next four years before being dealt to Washington prior to the 2019-20 season.

In eight NHL seasons, Gudas has 120 points (26 goals, 94 assists) in 479 career games for the Capitals, Lightning and Flyers.

He’ll bring some necessary upgrades in toughness and versatility to Florida’s changing landscape on defense in the wake of new General Manager, Bill Zito’s hiring and acquisition of Markus Nutivaara from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Ryan signs one-year deal with Red Wings

Bobby Ryan signed a one-year contract worth $1.000 million with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday as the National Hockey League’s free agency market kicked things off after noon Eastern Time.

The reigning Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner and native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey joins the Red Wings as his third NHL club after amassing 555 points (254 goals, 301 assists) in 833 career games with the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators since making his league debut in the 2007-08 season with Anaheim.

Ryan was originally drafted by Anaheim in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft and had 5-3–8 totals in 24 games for the Senators in 2019-20 after missing most of the year due to a four-month leave of absence from Ottawa to enter the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.

He scored a hat trick in his first game back with the Sens in his first home game since returning to the lineup on Feb. 27th.

Detroit is in the midst of rebuilding and setting themselves up for returning to playoff contention in the near future, so signing Ryan to a short “prove it” deal is beneficial for both sides.

The Red Wings can focus on improving in general, while Ryan can focus on finding his game as a bottom-six forward– unless he’s able to turn back the clock and regain his scoring touch as a four-time 30-goal scorer from 2008-12.

Mr. Lundqvist goes to Washington

Longtime New York Ranger, Henrik Lundqvist, has a new home in Washington, D.C. with the Washington Capitals after signing a one-year contract worth $1.500 million on Friday.

The 38-year-old goaltender was bought out by the Rangers on Sept. 30th after he was originally drafted by New York in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2000 NHL Draft.

Lundqvist made his NHL debut with the Rangers in the 2005-06 season and amassed a 459-310-96 record in 887 career games (871 starts) with New York over 15 seasons and has recorded 64 shutouts in that span.

He had a 2.43 career goals against average and a career .918 save percentage with the Rangers and had a 10-12-3 record in 30 games played (26 starts) lasts season.

A native of Are, Sweden, Lundqvist had a 3.16 GAA and a .905 SV%, as well as one shutout in a more diminished role in 2019-20 as Igor Shesterkin and Alexanar Georgiev took over the starting and backup jobs, respectively, in the crease until New York’s Qualifier matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Lundqvist started in Games 1 and 2 of the Qualifier series against the Hurricanes, posting a 0-2 record, as well as a 3.52 GAA and a .901 SV% in two games before Carolina finished off New York in three games while Shesterkin took over the reigns in the crease for Game 3 of the best-of-five game series.

Washington won the Cup in 2018, and is looking to get back into Stanley Cup contention with Lundqvist likely backing up Ilya Samsonov in net and new head coach, Peter Laviolette, leading behind the bench.

Meanwhile, Lundqvist is looking to fulfill a lifelong dream and win his first Stanley Cup ring in his career.

Simmonds signs with Toronto

Wayne Simmonds is heading home to the Toronto Maple Leafs on a one-year, $1.500 million contract– as reported by Sportsnet 590’s Anthony Stewart– that he signed on Friday as the free agent market opened in the National Hockey League.

The deal carries a no-trade clause.

The 32-year-old native of Scarborough, Ontario was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (61st overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and spent last season split between the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres.

In 909 career NHL games, Simmonds has 251-248–499 totals, including eight goals and 17 assists (25 points) in 68 games last season for the Devils and Sabres.

He’s reached the 60-point plateau twice in his career in 2013-14 and 2015-16 with the Philadelphia Flyers and has since become more of an energy player fit for a third line role.

Simmonds looks to bolster Toronto’s forward depth on a cheap deal as the Maple Leafs face a tight salary cap– both because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and due to their own past dealings with re-signing key members of their core and since bringing John Tavares to the fold.

He made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in the 2008-09 season and previously spent time with the Kings, Flyers, Nashville Predators, Devils and Sabres.

DTFR’s Best Available Free Agnet List 2020

The National Hockey League’s free agency signing period begins at 12:01 p.m. ET on Friday. Here’s our official ranking of some of the best players available on the market. All cap hits are noted prior to any retained salary transactions.

1. D Alex Pietrangelo, 30, $6,500,000 cap hit in 2019-20

2. D Torey Krug, 29, $5,250,000 cap hit in 2019-20

3. LW Taylor Hall, 29, $6,000,000 cap hit in 2019-20

4. LW Mike Hoffman, 31, $5,187,500 cap hit in 2019-20

5. G Jacob Markstrom, 30, $3,666,667 cap hit in 2019-20

6. RW Tyler Toffoli, 28, $4,600,000 cap hit in 2019-20

7. D T.J. Brodie, 30, $4,650,400 cap hit in 2019-20

8. RW Evgenii Dadonov, 31, $4,000,000 cap hit in 2019-20

9. D Tyson Barrie, 29, $5,500,000 cap hit in 2019-20

10. G Braden Holtby, 31, $6,100,000 cap hit in 2019-20

11. LW Mikael Granlund, 28, $5,750,000 cap hit in 2019-20

12. D Kevin Shattenkirk, 31, $1,750,000 cap hit in 2019-20

13. LW Anthony Duclair, 25, $1,650,000 cap hit in 2019-20

14. D Erik Gustafsson, 28, $1,200,000 cap hit in 2019-20

15. D Sami Vatanen, 29, $4,875,000 cap hit in 2019-20

16. G Anton Khudobin, 34, $2,500,000 cap hit in 2019-20

17. LW Vladislav Namestnikov, 28, $4,000,000 cap hit in 2019-20

18. D Travis Hamonic, 30, $3,857,143 cap hit in 2019-20

19. RW Corey Perry, 35, $3,250,000 cap hit in 2019-20

20. C Carl Soderberg, 35, $4,750,000 cap hit in 2019-20

21. C Erik Haula, 29, $2,750,000 cap hit in 2019-20

22. G Cam Talbot, 33, $2,750,000 cap hit in 2019-20

23. D Troy Stecher, 26, $2,325,000 cap hit in 2019-20

24. LW Ilya Kovalchuk, 37, $700,000 cap hit in 2019-20

25. G Corey Crawford, 36, $6,000,000 cap hit in 2019-20

2020 NHL Free Agency- Signings Recap

This post will be updated as signings are officially announced. Be sure to check our Twitter account (@DtFrozenRiver) for all of the latest signings, news, and analysis.

Free agency begins at noon (technically 12:01 PM ET) on October 9th.

Why? Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that’s shifted the NHL’s calendar for the time being.

All that is known is shown and will be updated throughout the day. More analysis will come as we play catch-up.

Reported free agent signings

These are reported agreements in place that are yet to be confirmed and/or announced by a playing club.

F Pat Maroon reportedly re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season.

The Lightning also reportedly re-signed D Luke Schenn to a one-year deal worth $800,000.

G Cory Schneider is reportedly close on a deal with the New York Islanders.

Announced free agent signings

These are confirmed/announced signings by playing clubs.

The Chicago Blackhawks re-signed F Dominik Kubalik to a two-year contract worth $3.700 million per season. MORE

Chicago also re-signed G Malcolm Subban to a two-year deal worth $850,000 per season. MORE

F Wayne Simmonds signed a one-year contract worth $1.500 million with the Toronto Maple Leafs. MORE

The Detroit Red Wings reportedly signed F Bobby Ryan to a one-year, $1.000 million deal. MORE

G Henrik Lundqvist has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.500 million with the Washington Capitals. MORE

D Jon Merrill signed a one-year, $925,000 contract with the Detroit Red Wings. MORE

F Kyle Turris signed a two-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers. MORE

F Alan Quine signed a one-year deal worth $750,000 with the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers also signed G Anton Forsberg to a one-year contract. MORE

F Seth Griffith signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Edmonton Oilers. MORE

F Kevin Rooney signed a two-year deal with the New York Rangers. MORE

G Braden Holtby signed a two-year deal worth $4.300 million per season with the Vancouver Canucks. The deal includes a four-team no-trade clause. MORE

F Carter Verhaeghe reportedly signed a two-year contract worth $1.000 million per season with the Florida Panthers. MORE

The Arizona Coyotes signed F Tyler Pitlick to a two-year contract worth $1.750 million per season and signed F John Hayden to a one-year, $750,000 deal. MORE

G Anton Khudobin signed a three-year extension with the Dallas Stars worth $10 million ($3.333 million per season). MORE

The Minnesota Wild agreed to a three-year deal with G Cam Talbot worth $11 million ($3.667 million per season). MORE

D Radko Gudas reportedly signed a three-year deal with the Florida Panthers worth $2.500 million per season. MORE

F Mark Jankowski signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. MORE

Pittsburgh also signed F Evan Rodrigues to a league minimum, one-year, $700,000 contract. MORE

The Nashville Predators signed D Mark Borowiecki to a two-year, $4.000 million ($2.000 million per season) contract.

The Vancouver Canucks reportedly re-signed F Tyler Motte to a two-year contract worth $1.225 million per season. MORE

D Jack Johnson reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.

The Washington Capitals signed D Justin Schultz to a two-year contract worth $4.000 million per season.

G Jacob Markstrom agreed to terms on a six-year contract worth $36 million ($6.000 million per season) with the Calgary Flames. MORE

F Tyler Ennis re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers on a one-year, $1.000 million deal. MORE

D Alexander Petrovic reportedly signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames. MORE

D Nathan Bealieu signed a two-year extension with the Winnipeg Jets worth $1.250 million per season. MORE

F Joseph Cramarossa signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild worth $700,000.

D Dakota Mermis also signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $700.000 with the Wild.

The Nashville Predators signed D Matt Benning to a two-year contract worth $1.000 million per season.

F Buddy Robinson signed a one-year deal worth $700,000 with the Calgary Flames.

F Zac Rinaldo signed a one-year extension worth $700,000 with Calgary.

The Philadelphia Flyers signed D Derrick Pouliot to a one-year, $700,000 contract.

F Alexander Wennberg signed a one-year deal with the Florida Panthers worth $2.250 million.

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed D Andreas Borgman to a one-year, two-way contract and G Chris Gibson to a one-year, two-way contract.

D Anthony Bitteto signed a two-year, two-way, contract worth $737,500 with the New York Rangers.

The Rangers also signed G Keith Kinkaid to a two-year contract and agreed to terms with F Colin Blackwell, F Anthony Greco and F Jonny Brodzinski.

F Gavin Bayreuther signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with F Riley Barber on a two-year contract.

F Sheldon Dries re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche on a one-year, $771,750 deal.

G Jon Gillies signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.

The San Jose Sharks re-signed F Stefan Noesen to a one-year contract worth $925,000. MORE

D Luca Sbisa signed a one-year, $800,000, contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

F Mason Appleton signed a two-year deal worth $900,000 per season with the Winnipeg Jets.

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed D T.J. Brodie to a four-year, $20 million ($5.000 million per season) deal.

F Tobias Rieder signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

F Kyle Criscuolo signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $700,000 with the Detroit Red Wings.

The Montreal Canadiens re-signed D Xavier Ouellet to a two-year contract worth $737,500 per season.

The Sabres also signed D Brandon Davidson to a one-year, $700,000 contract.

F Vinnie Hinostroza signed a one-year deal with the Florida Panthers.

The Ottawa Senators signed newly acquired G Matt Murray to a four-year, $25 million ($6.250 million per season) contract.

D Kevin Shattenkirk signed a three-year contract worth $3.900 million per season with the Anaheim Ducks.

D Matt Irwin signed a one-year deal worth $700,000 with the Buffalo Sabres.

Restricted free agent D Brandon Crawley re-signed with the New York Rangers.

The Colorado Avalanche signed F Miikka Salomaki to a two-way contract.

F Kiefer Sherwood reached an agreement with the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avs also signed F Mike Vecchione to a contract.

D Kevan Miller re-signed with the Boston Bruins on a one-year, $1.250 million deal.

D Torey Krug has agreed to a seven-year, $45.500 million deal with the St. Louis Blues worth $6.500 million per season.

The Anaheim Ducks announced that they’ve signed F Derek Grant to a three-year contract through the 2022-23 season.

D Chris Tanev signed a four-year contract with $4.500 million per season with the Calgary Flames.

G Corey Crawford signed a two-year deal worth $3.900 million per season with the New Jersey Devils.

F Nick Cousins signed a two-year deal worth $1.500 million per season with the Nashville Predators.

F Andre Burakovsky signed a two-year extension worth $4.900 million per season with the Colorado Avalanche.

The Boston Bruins signed F Craig Smith to a three-year contract worth $3.100 million per season.

The Detroit Red Wings signed G Thomas Greiss to a two-year contract worth $3.600 million per season.

F Frederick Gaudreau and G Maxime Lagace signed one-year, two-way deals with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Each contract is worth $700,000.

F Jordan Greenway agreed to terms on a two-year extension worth $2.100 million per season with the Minnesota Wild.

The Detroit Red Wings signed D Troy Stecher to a two-year contract worth $1.700 million per season.

D Tyson Barrie signed a one-year contract worth $3.750 million with the Edmonton Oilers.

G Mike Smith re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers, agreeing to a one-year, $2.000 million contract.

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed F Mikko Koivu to a one-year, $1.500 million contract.

D Mark Pysyk signed a one-year contract worth $750,000 with the Dallas Stars.

F Johan Larsson signed a two-year deal worth $1.400 million per season with the Arizona Coyotes.

The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with F Nate Thompson on a one-year contract worth $750,000.

The St. Louis Blues signed D Steve Santini and F Curtis McKenzie to one-year, two-way, contracts.

The Anaheim Ducks signed F Vinni Lettieri, F Chase De Leo and F Andrew Poturalski to one-year, two-way contracts, as well as D Andy Welinski to a one-year, one-way deal.

F Sam Anas signed a two-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.

F Kevin Labanc signed a four-year extension with the San Jose Sharks worth $4.725 million per season.

The Arizona Coyotes reached an agreement on a one-year extension with D Jordan Gross worth $750,000 at the NHL level ($145,000 at the AHL level).

G Louis Domingue signed a one-year, two-way contract, worth $700,000 with the Calgary Flames.

F Jesper Fast signed a three-year deal worth $2.000 million per season with the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed F Travis Boyd to a one-year contract worth $700,000.

F Valeri Nichushkin reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension worth $2.500 million with the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avalanche also signed F Jayson Megna to a one-year, $700,000 contract.

The Buffalo Sabres re-signed D Brandon Montour to a one-year contract worth $3.850 million.

D Mark Alt signed a one-year contract worth $700,000 with the Los Angeles Kings.

Los Angeles also signed G Troy Grosenick to a one-year deal worth $700,000.

The Washington Capitals signed D Trevor van Riemsdyk to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

D Zach Bogosian signed a one-year, $1.000 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

D Paul LaDue signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Washington Capitals.

Washington also signed D Cameron Schilling to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.

The Vegas Golden Knights re-signed F Tomas Nosek to a one-year, $1.250 million contract.

F Vladislav Namestnikov signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings worth $2.000 million per season.

D Derek Forbort signed a one-year, $1.000 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

F Radek Faksa re-signed with the Dallas Stars after agreeing to a five-year contract worth $16.250 million ($3.250 million per season).

The Winnipeg Jets signed F Dominic Toninato to a one-year, $700,000 contract.

F Joel L’Esperance signed a two-year extension with the Dallas Stars worth $725,000 per season.

The Vegas Golden Knights agreed to terms on one-year deals with F Tomas Jurco and F Danny O’Regan.

G Scott Wedgewood signed a one-year, two-way, contract with the New Jersey Devils.

F Cody Eakin signed a two-year contract worth $2.250 million per season with the Buffalo Sabres.

The St. Louis Blues signed F Kyle Clifford to a two-year deal worth $1.000 million per season.

F Taylor Hall signed a one-year deal worth $8.000 million with the Buffalo Sabres. His contract includes a no-movement and no-trade clause.

F Jimmy Vesey signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

F Mattias Janmark signed a one-year deal worth $2.250 million with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Colorado Avalanche re-signed restricted free agent D Ryan Graves to a three-year contract worth $3.160 million per season.

F Alexis Lafrenière signed a three-year entry-level contract worth $925,000 with the New York Rangers.

The Minnesota Wild re-signed restricted free agent G Kaapo Kähkönen to a two-year deal worth $725,000 per season.

The Montreal Canadiens signed F Tyler Toffoli to a four-year contract worth $4.250 million per season.

D Joakim Ryan signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level ($150,000 at the AHL level) with the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Philadelphia Flyers signed F Zayde Wisdom to a three-year entry-level contract worth $825,833 per season.

Philadelphia also signed D Erik Gustafsson to a one-year, $3.000 million contract.

F Brad Richardson signed a one-year, $1.000 million deal with the Nashville Predators.

F Lucas Wallmark signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

D Alex Pietrangelo signed a seven-year contract worth $8.800 million per season with the Vegas Golden Knights.

F Austin Czarnik and D Grant Hutton each signed a two-year contract worth $725,000 per season with the New York Islanders.

The Carolina Hurricanes re-signed F Clark Bishop to a one-year deal worth $700,000.

Carolina also signed F Vasili Ponomarev to a three-year entry-level contract worth $818,333 per season.

F Patrick Marleau signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose also signed F Matt Nieto to a one-year, $700,000 deal.

D Tyler Lewington signed a one-year, two-way, $700,000 contract with the Nashville Predators.

The Predators also signed G Kasimir Kaskisuo to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.

G Aaron Dell signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Washington Capitals re-signed F Shane Gersich to a one-year, two-way, deal worth $700,000.

F Tyson Foerster signed a three-year, entry-level, contract worth $925,000 per season with the Philadelphia Flyers.

F Glenn Gawdin signed a one-year, two-way, $700,000 extension with the Calgary Flames.

The Boston Bruins signed F Greg McKegg and G Callum Booth to one-year, two-way deals worth $700,000 each.

Boston re-signed their RFA D Jakub Zboril to a two-year contract worth $725,000 per season.

The Winnipeg Jets re-signed D Nelson Nogier to a two-year, two-way, contract worth $725,000 per season.

G Philippe Desrosiers agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way, extension worth $700,000 with the Florida Panthers.

F Nick Paul re-signed with the Ottawa Senators agreeing to a two-year deal worth $1.350 million per season.

F Steven Lorentz re-signed with the Carolina Hurricanes on a two-year contract worth $725,000 per season.

The Ottawa Senators signed F Evgenii Dadonov to a three-year deal worth $5.000 million per season.

G Alexandar Georgiev re-signed with the New York Rangers, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $2.425 million per season.

The Calgary Flames re-signed RFA G Tyler Parsons on a one-year, two-way contract worth $735,000.

RFA D Tony DeAngelo re-signed with the New York Rangers, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $4.800 million per season.

F Bokondji Imama re-signed with the Los Angeles Kings, agreeing to a one-year, $735,000, two-way contract.

F Jeremy Bracco, F Sheldon Rempal and F David Gust each signed one-year, two-way contracts worth $700,000 with the Carolina Hurricanes.

F Ozzy Wiesblatt signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks worth $925,000 per season.

The Calgary Flames re-signed F Andrew Mangiapane to a two-year contract worth $2.425 million per season.

The Ottawa Senators re-signed F Rudolfs Balcers to a one-year, two-way contract worth $735,000 at the NHL level ($70,000 at the AHL level).

D Gabriel Carlsson re-signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets on a two-year contract worth $725,000 per season.

The New York Rangers re-signed RFAs F Gabriel Fontaine and D Darren Raddysh to one-year, two-way contracts each worth $700,000 at the NHL level.

F Quinton Byfield signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings worth $925,000 per season.

F Nolan Patrick signed his qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Flyers, earning a one-year, two-way extension worth $874,125.

F Joe Thornton signed a one-year deal worth $700,000 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Vancouver Canucks re-signed G Jake Kielly to a one-year, two-way, contract worth $700,000.

D Parker Wotherspoon re-signed with the New York Islanders to a two-year, two-way, contract worth $725,000 per season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed D Cody Ceci to a one-year, $1.250 million contract.

Pittsburgh also re-signed their RFA F Sam Miletic to a one-year, $700,000 deal.

G Joey Daccord re-signed with the Ottawa Senators, agreeing to a three-year contract worth $750,000 per season.

The Boston Bruins re-signed D Matt Grzelcyk to a four-year contract worth $3.6875 million per season.

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Round 1 Recap

Round 1 of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft was held virtually Tuesday night after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic changed plans from hosting the draft at Bell Centre in Montreal to a properly socially distanced from home event.

Coverage of this year’s first round begins Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the United States, as well as SN and TVAS in Canada. Rounds 2-7 will be televised at 11:30 a.m. ET on NHLN in the U.S. and SN1 in Canada.

As always, there were plenty of surprises and (possibly) a lack of trades. Here’s how it all went down.

2020 NHL Entry Draft Round 1

1. New York Rangers–> LW Alexis Lafrenière, Rimouski Océanic, (QMJHL)

2. Los Angeles Kings–> C Quinton Byfield, Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

3. Ottawa Senators (from San Jose Sharks)–> C/LW Tim Stützle, Adler Mannheim (DEL)

4. Detroit Red Wings–> RW Lucas Raymond, Frölunda HC (SHL)

5. Ottawa Senators–> D Jake Sanderson, USA U-18 (USHL)

6. Anaheim Ducks–> D Jamie Drysdale, Erie Otters (OHL)

7. New Jersey Devils–> RW Alexander Holtz, Djurgårdens IF (SHL)

8. Buffalo Sabres–> RW Jack Quinn, Ottawa 67s (OHL)

9. Minnesota Wild–> C Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67s (OHL)

10. Winnipeg Jets–> C/LW Cole Perfetti, Saginaw Spirit (OHL)

11. Nashville Predators–> G Yaroslav Askarov, SKA-Neva St. Petersburg (VHL)

12. Florida Panthers–> C Anton Lundell, HFIK (Liiga)

13. Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto Maple Leafs)–> C/RW Seth Jarvis, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

14. Edmonton Oilers–> C/LW Dylan Holloway, Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA)

15. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Pittsburgh Penguins)–> LW Rodion Amirov, Tolpar Ufa (MHL)

16. Montreal Canadiens–> D Kaiden Guhle, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)

17. Chicago Blackhawks–> LW Lukas Reichel, Eisbären Berlin (DEL)

18. New Jersey Devils (from Arizona Coyotes)–> C/RW Dawson Mercer, Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)

19. New York Rangers (from Calgary Flames)–> D Braden Schneider, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

20. New Jersey Devils (from Vancouver Canucks via Tampa Bay Lightning)–> D Shakir Mukhamadullin, Tolpar Ufa (MHL)

21. Columbus Blue Jackets–> RW Yegor Chinakhov, Avangard Omsk (KHL)

22. Washington Capitals (from Carolina Hurricanes via New York Rangers and Calgary Flames)–> C Hendrix Lapierre, Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)

23. Philadelphia Flyers–> RW Tyson Foerster, Barrie Colts (OHL)

24. Calgary Flames (from Washington Capitals)–> C Connor Zary, Kamloops Blazers (WHL)

25. Colorado Avalanche–> D Justin Barron, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

26. St. Louis Blues–> LW Jake Neighbours, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

27. Anaheim Ducks (from Boston Bruins)–> RW Jacob Perreault, Sarnia Sting (OHL)

28. Ottawa Senators (from New York Islanders)–> C Ridly Greig, Brandon Wheat Kings (OHL)

29. Vegas Golden Knights–> C Brendan Brisson, Chicago Steel (USHL)

30. Dallas Stars–> C Mavrik Bourque, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

31. San Jose Sharks (from Tampa Bay Lightning)–> RW Ozzy Wiesblatt, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)

Trades made on Day 1 of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft:

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets traded F Josh Anderson to the Montreal Canadiens for F Max Domi and a 2020 3rd round pick (78th overall).
  • The Calgary Flames traded their 2020 1st round pick (19th overall) to the New York Rangers for a 2020 1st round pick (22nd overall from Carolina via NYR) and a 2020 3rd round pick (72nd overall).
  • Calgary later flipped their 2020 1st round pick (22nd overall from Carolina via NYR) to the Washington Capitals for a 2020 1st round pick (24th overall) and a 2020 3rd round pick (80th overall).