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The definitive review of all 31 Reverse Retro jerseys

Adidas and the National Hockey League are trying something creative this season. It wouldn’t really be right to call it “new”, since most things are old anyway, but all 31 adidas Reverse Retro jerseys were revealed on Monday to mixed reviews by fans and jersey critics alike on social media.

In theory, “everything that’s old is new again” can be a reassuring nostalgic feeling, but it works best when you’re reuniting with friends you haven’t seen in a while and some of them haven’t changed one bit or something.

In reality, “everything that’s old is new again” is just a marketing ploy to sell jerseys and– to the dismay of my wallet– I’m sold. Somewhat.

Not every jersey is perfect, but some are unique, some are good looking and others are downright attractive.

Yes, it’s possible to be seduced by sweater threads. Ask any jersey collector.

Before we begin, there’s just one question left to ask– what, exactly, were the prerequisites for determining what could be considered “retro”?

There’s inconsistency across the board between all 31 teams, but that’s bound to happen since some have been around since before the league’s inception (see, Montreal Canadiens) and other teams are just entering their fourth season of existence (shoutout Vegas Golden Knights).

Alright, let’s grade some sweaters.

Editor’s note: Yes, adidas picked a single year that each jersey represents, but we’re going to present a more accurate timeline for when each original design was flying around the ice.

Anaheim Ducks (based on the 1995-96 alternate)

The Anaheim Ducks must have been browsing eBay one night, saw that the original “Wild Wing” (or “Mighty Wing”, if you prefer) jerseys often sell for double the price of a regular adidas authentic jersey these days and said to themselves “gee, we could make that money easily” without realizing that the sales on eBay do not– in any part– go to the Ducks themselves.

Nevertheless, this is a good plan B, but almost everything from the Mighty Ducks era is beloved except for one thing– whatever’s happening on this jersey.

For one season, it’s a good gimmick and a quick cash grab (especially for the drying up reserves due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic).

It’s standard for an NHL team to reach back in time, change a thing or two and sell a lot of “new” jerseys. Solid effort, Anaheim.

It shouldn’t come back out of the vault ever again.

Grade: C

Arizona Coyotes (based on the 1998-2003 alternate)

This is one of my favorite jerseys in the Reverse Retro bunch simply for the fact that the Arizona Coyotes took an already legendary concept from the 1990s and made it better.

Sure the original look wasn’t great (but also not as horrendous as you probably remember) back in the day, but this time around it looks much better with purple as the base color instead of green.

Why? Because the Coyotes’ moon logo is primarily purple and purple is featured more prominently in the crest logo on this jersey than the green ever was– plus is makes the saguaro inspired cacti design at the bottom pop.

Purple is the night sky of a desert sunset. It accentuates the mountains and rock formations in the lower third.

In simple terms, this jersey is art. It’s a masterpiece.

Grade: A

Boston Bruins (based on the 1981-95 design)

A simple remix of an iconic look that the Boston Bruins used for many years spanning the likenesses of Terry O’Reilly, Ray Bourque and Cam Neely in the “Big Bad Bruins”/”Lunchpail A.C.” era, this Reverse Retro redesign works well as a short-term implementation of the league’s fourth jersey rotation to Boston’s lineup.

Could it become something that sticks in the Hub for a while? Sure, but the franchise would be best to use this for a few seasons and work on an incredible new gold design.

Though it’s hard to argue not resurrecting the bear patch on the shoulders full-time. That bear has seen some things.

The Bruins last used a gold-based jersey in the 2010 Winter Classic and a gold-based third jersey in 1995-96 (the first year of the NHL’s official third jersey program). Prior to that, the B’s actually wore gold for select games from 1940-44, then again as a primary design from 1955-67, when the team was mostly irrelevant to the overall league standings.

It must be mentioned, however, that when Bobby Orr first laced up for Boston, he was wearing a gold uniform in his 1966-67 rookie season.

Simply put, the Bruins need a gold jersey in their rotation. This one works (for now).

Grade: A

Buffalo Sabres (based on the 2000-06 alternate)

The Buffa-goat is back. Kind of.

It’s on the shoulders and modernized with the current color scheme (so… Buffalo’s original colors), but the Sabres opted to cancel out one of their positive changes made in the offseason with a negative resurrection.

No, the two swords logo on the front isn’t bad, but one thing that never made me feel anything special for the original 2000-06 alternates was the fact that the city’s name appears in the lower striping pattern.

It’s neat, but is it necessary?

At least it looks better in traditional Sabres colors and the number font is just like “the good old days” when Buffalo dominated the league with players like Miroslav Satan, Maxim Afinogenov, Daniel Brière and others.

If the Sabres make the playoffs for the first time since 2011, then we’ll know the real reason why the franchise has been awful for about a decade. It all comes down to style points.

Grade: A

Calgary Flames (based on the 1998-2006 alternate)

Yes, folks, as the Calgary Flames’ tweet mentions– “Blasty” is back.

Now get off your high horse if you think this is truly a “Reverse Retro” jersey and not just an updated alternate/fourth sweater.

There was just one minor change to the eye in this design– aside from the white flaming “C” instead of how it looked originally on the shoulders in red– and it’s the striping pattern on the bottom.

There’s significantly less red to this jersey. It isn’t bad, but just… …not great. It doesn’t really “reverse” anything major, which discredits the basic foundation and understanding of the Reverse Retro ideology.

Had adidas gone in a different direction and made a white reversed version of the iconic “Blasty” look, then Calgary would be getting a better grade.

Grade: C

Carolina Hurricanes (based on the Hartford Whalers 1979-82, 1983-85 design)

Prior to the 2018-19 season, the Carolina Hurricanes introduced a Hartford Whalers Throwback jersey that they wore three times between 2018-20 (twice against the Boston Bruins in 2018-19 and once against the Los Angeles Kings in 2019-20).

Despite not playing in Hartford since relocating to North Carolina ahead of the 1997-98 season, Carolina made every effort to get into character– even dressing up PNC Arena in Whalers colors on the inside of the barn, but there was one thing missing from the look.

This time around the Canes have added “Pucky” to the shoulders of this second iteration of a throwback sweater.

It’s grey though, which isn’t so much of an inversion of the 1979 color scheme so much as it is a reversal of the 1992-97 final design before leaving Hartford.

At the very least the Hurricanes deserve credit for going all-in on the retro requirement and not coming up with any “fauxback” shenanigans using Whalers colors on a Carolina logo.

Grade: B+

Chicago Blackhawks (based on the 1940-41 design)

Well, this is… something.

Back in 1940, the Chicago Blackhawks only had the crest on their dark jersey with the white jersey simply having numbers on the front and back a la American football teams.

This is, in fact, a Reverse Retro with the overall design of the white jersey from the 1940-41 season now done in black, but the logo was understandably modified to make it… less racist than it was back then?

Sure the Blackhawks name itself was done in honor of both a military division and a prominent Sauk nation member, Black Hawk, and the club does (at best) more than other professional teams that have recently changed their name (see, Washington Football Team) to honor indigenous people, but the logo isn’t great.

The overall aesthetic is simplistic, but sharp. Why ruin it with a caricature?

Grade: D+

Colorado Avalanche (based on the Québec Nordiques 1991-95 design)

It’s hard to imagine what the Québec Nordiques would look like today– especially since they were rebranding for the 1995-96 season anyway had they not relocated to Denver, Colorado, but the Avalanche have provided a clear look at what wouldn’t have been a terrible idea if the Nordiques had decided to go with the rebrand in the ’90s, then settle back down from a period of throwing caution to the wind.

There’s nothing wrong with bringing something out of the closet once in a while, but someone might cry “jersey foul” if it’s exactly as things used to look before relocating.

That makes things difficult for Carolina and Colorado to do a Reverse Retro sweater without leaving someone feeling like they’ve had their team “stolen” once again.

But whatever, these are meant to make a profit off of nostalgic feelings and jersey collectors. Buy one or not, it doesn’t affect the feelings of the overall brand.

The fact that the Avs and Canes lay claim to the old logos helps them make it out alive in the grueling course of Reverse Retro critics, unlike the Minnesota Wild’s attempt at being the Minnesota North Stars without stepping on the Dallas Stars’ history too much.

Now the only question I have left for the Avalanche is should I get this in Nathan MacKinnon or Mikko Rantanen?

Grade: A

Columbus Blue Jackets (based on the 2000-01 design)

The Columbus Blue Jackets read the directions for the assignment and nearly got a 100% on the final exam. These jerseys are incredible– even if they remind you of the early days of the Washington Capitals (and Washington’s current alternate jersey).

Sure the original Blue Jackets logo is a bit out there, but Columbus set the bar in terms of doing something different and giving the fans in the heart of Ohio a red jersey for the first time in franchise history.

It shouldn’t become commonplace, since– you know– they’re the Blue Jackets– “blue” is literally in their name, but for an “outlandish” marketing standpoint, this jersey has everything.

Except for one thing. Stinger’s not on the shoulder patch.

For whatever reason, adidas decided to include Columbus’ current cannon shoulder patch/alternate logo on this jersey instead of following the guidelines of simply reversing their original look.

That’s why they almost got a “100” on their exam. Just a few points off for not including the most iconic thing about the franchise’s early years and current mascot.

Grade: A

Dallas Stars (based on their 1997-2006 design)

Adidas claims this jersey is based on Dallas’ 1999 Stanley Cup champion look, but the star based design for the Stars began as a third jersey in 1997, before making its way to the full-time grounds for the home and road uniforms from 1999-2006.

Since rebranding ahead of the 2013-14 season, Dallas has put an emphasis on one thing– being Dallas. Gone are the days of the Minnesota North Stars. By removing any semblance of gold from their jersey, the Stars fully completed their transition from pre-relocation to post-relocation.

As a result, this monstrosity happened.

It’s not that the star-shaped design isn’t appreciated– it’s that it shouldn’t be matched with white pants, white gloves, white socks and drained of any color or originality to begin with, since the crest is rather muted as a result of the change from gold to silver on a white background.

Had the jersey been black with a white bottom star-striping pattern then it’d be a different story.

Grade: D

Detroit Red Wings (based on their 1987-2007 design)

Once more, adidas claims that this Reverse Retro jersey harkens back to a championship winning year for the Detroit Red Wings back in 1998. In reality, the Red Wings wore the same look from 1987-2007, with the only difference being that since the 2003-04 season, the NHL deemed white jerseys to be the road set instead of the home uniform.

This jersey seems to borrow the silver from Detroit’s 2017 Centennial Classic jersey to give it a little more definition than a long-sleeved plain white shirt with a logo slapped on the front and red numbers with a nameplate on the sides and back.

If only they would’ve picked something from Detroit’s days as the Detroit Cougars or even the Detroit Falcons.

The Cougars had some designs unlike any other in franchise history, while the Falcons used yellow with the usual red and white format for the club– marking the only time the team has ever used more than just red and white on a regular sweater.

Reversing the Falcons colors would’ve been a hard sell, sure, but the Cougars, man. There was potential and it was left untapped.

Grade: F

Edmonton Oilers (based on the 1979-80 design)

It’s simple, clean and a nod to the team’s inaugural NHL season, while subtly paying homage to their pre-Edmonton Oilers days as the Alberta Oilers in the World Hockey Association (WHA).

Orange is more prominent in what would otherwise likely be a better companion to their home uniform as a road jersey than their current road set, but that’s just probably one of the reasons why the entire jersey wasn’t done in orange instead of white as the base design– because it already exists (sure, with the more modern shade of blue and traffic cone orange, but you get the point).

These aren’t bad, but the Oilers never really stray far from the formula.

Todd McFarlane at least had fun with the brand and nudged it towards the future with his 2001-07 alternate jersey– love it or hate it.

There are just… …fine. The logo wasn’t reversed like some had hoped, but whatever.

Grade: B-

Florida Panthers (based on the 1993-98 design)

The Florida Panthers have long had an identity crisis.

For some, the leaping panther is a better looking logo than today’s spitting image of current head coach, Joel Quenneville, despite the modern logo dating back to the 2016-17 season, which was prior to Quenneville’s arrival behind the bench last season.

Confused? That’s exactly how Florida feels.

This team has probably flipped from red to blue and back again as many times as the state has in U.S. Presidential elections in the last few decades.

Florida’s first dark based uniform was red, then added a blue alternate jersey to their rotation from 1998-2003, before swapping the red with the blue as their new home look from 2003-06, prior to de-arching the nameplates on the back of the jersey on an otherwise untouched design in 2006-07– which was prior to Reebok’s demands that the Panthers use a template with vertical piping centered between the underarms and crest from 2007-11.

Anyway, the Panthers need a blue uniform in their set and this one utilizes the current colors of the franchise (red, blue, tan and white) well in the inverted aesthetic of how the club looked when the team first hit the ice in South Florida after almost being named the Florida Block Busters upon expansion in 1993.

At this point anything else is just filler material to describe a masterpiece that doesn’t really need words to be observed.

Grade: A

Los Angeles Kings (based on the 1988-91 design)

Purple “Forum Blue” is back and the Los Angeles Kings have never felt more royal– except for that time they won the Cup twice in a three-year span in 2012 and 2014.

The timeless look of the Wayne Gretzky era jerseys were given a fresh paint job with old leftover colors, which begs the question “is this really a Reverse Retro look or something new entirely from recycled parts?”

Has marketing gone too far?

Probably not, since there’s no burgers involved this time around.

While the Kings could’ve come up with something different, Los Angeles played it safe and went with something that encapsulates the spirit of the city– trying to be the Los Angeles Lakers.

You might not know some of the struggling actors in Hollywood or if that really was just Anze Kopitar that walked by, but everyone can identity a favorite (or hated, if you’re a Boston Celtics fan) Laker.

Grade: C+

Minnesota Wild (based on the Minnesota North Stars 1978-79 design)

Whereas the Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche own and used some form of their old logo from prior to relocation for their Reverse Retro jerseys, the Minnesota Wild have no ties to the Minnesota North Stars because the North Stars moved to Dallas in 1993, so we’re left with the Wild logo as the crest on the front in 3-D and in North Stars colors.

By default, these jerseys should’ve been what the Stars used, but with the North Stars stylized “N” on the front of the jersey or Dallas could’ve just let Minnesota buy back that old logo or whatever, but instead we get this jersey that looks more appropriate for a local beer league team sponsored by Subway.

Some say the Wild should switch to these colors full time– especially with Dallas relinquishing gold from their palette ahead of the 2013-14 season, but those people should just move on like the North Stars did.

The Wild are here to stay and could’ve been really creative with a red or tan based primary color in a true Reverse Retro design based on their original look from 2000-03.

Besides, Minnesota could use a red jersey as an alternate, whether you like it or not. It is one of their team colors and it could go well with their more uniform approach to their jerseys since adidas took over ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Otherwise these are just fine. The yellow on green number font gives off a “Da Beauty League” vibe, which just isn’t very like the NHL to have fun.

Grade: C

Montreal Canadiens (based on the 1974-2007 design with 1909 elements, etc.)

While the Montreal Canadiens played it rather conservative with regards to their Reverse Retro look, the designers over at adidas really came up with something crisp, clean and hit it out of the park.

Montreal last had a third sweater in 2006-07, and it was really well done for being the one and only regular alternate jersey in franchise history.

Though the Habs have a timeless look that isn’t one to be messed with in any matter, there’s always an exception to every rule and this is it if the Canadiens are planning on using this blue jersey as an alternate in the long-term.

Then again, people from Montreal might feel weird about wearing what would otherwise be considered the Nordiques’ primary color, so there’s the “Battle of Québec” to consider.

If you’re a Habs diehard, maybe you don’t like this jersey. If you’re from Québec City and begrudgingly became a Habs fan after the Nordiques relocated to Colorado instead of joining the Boston Bruins fanbase north of the border or simply following the Avalanche, then perhaps this is the jersey for you.

Grade: A

Nashville Predators (based on the 1998-2001 design)

If the Nashville Predators had walked out onto the ice wearing these in 1998, it would’ve explained their evolution to the modern marigold jerseys a lot better than the simple reversal of the colors that they originally made ahead of the 2011-12 season before Reverse Retro became a thing for 2020-21 (and beyond?).

That said, Nashville’s original look inverted to a gold based jersey with the blue stripe separating the silver yoke that runs down the sleeves still looks fantastic– and with the old number and nameplate fonts too!

The one thing that’s not true to the original 1998 design (other than the slightly modified original crest), however, is the shoulder patch that originally debuted on the mustard yellow alternate sweater from 2001-07, but made its way to the home and road uniform’s shoulders from 2005-07.

Does that actually mean this look is really just based on the 2005-07 design and adidas doesn’t think that something as old as 15 years ago isn’t, you know, actually kind of old?

No big deal though, these jerseys are still great, since the Predators went with the better shoulder patch from their early days.

The guitar pick that’s been on their right shoulder of their regular jerseys since 2011 shouldn’t be afraid of going extinct.

Grade: A

New Jersey Devils (based on the 1982-92 design)

Italy! Great to see they finally got an NHL team.

The New Jersey Devils are paying homage to The Sopranos with these Italian flag inspired jerseys.

Actually, it’s just the inverted color scheme of their original road jersey and the Devils have a quality Reverse Retro jersey on their hands. If they plan on keeping the Heritage Jersey long-term, then this brings a fine balance to The Force.

If not, New Jersey should really design a black alternate jersey and roll with red, white, black and green as their main color scheme among the club’s four jersey options.

Now why do I have a craving for Sbarro?

Grade: A

New York Islanders (based on the 1978-84 design)

Was the Gorton’s Fisherman unavailable?

It doesn’t really look like the New York Islanders even tried at all, but upon further inspection you’ll notice that the orange and white are reversed on this jersey– and that’s besides the fact that the blue is a darker shade than how it looked back in the day (and nowadays too).

To the Isles’ credit, this jersey isn’t outlandish like most of their other attempts at creating a contemporary image for their club.

It’s uninspiring and, frankly, not that original, but it works. It just doesn’t offer much for the Reverse Retro vibes, however, which takes major points off overall.

At the very least it wasn’t oversimplified like their neighbors’ new threads in Manhattan.

Grade: D

New York Rangers (based on the 1996-98, 1999-2007 alternate)

Want to know how to kill a good thing? Make it a practice jersey.

These Statue of Liberty jerseys don’t scream “[g]ive me your tired “, but rather “I’m tired and I shouldn’t have been awoken. Now let me go back to sleep.”

The striping pattern on the sleeves would look better on a New England Patriots pro-shop sweater, which should probably unnerve New York Giants and New York Jets fans that are also New York Rangers fans.

It should’ve been red with blue, silver and white inverted stripes to truly make it “Reverse Retro”.

Instead, New York gave us this. Whatever this is.

Grade: F

Ottawa Senators (based on the 1992-93 design with the 1997-2007 crest)

Are you upset about the Ottawa Senators going back and modernizing an early version of their 2-D logo while casting off the red based home jerseys into the sunset? Well then here’s a red jersey for you!

It’s the reverse of the original black jersey, which is sort of back (there’s some minor differences in number font, striping, etc.) and it’s fine, but it just feels like something Sens fans have come to know and despise in recent years– it feels cheap.

Sure, Brady Tkachuk, Thomas Chabot, Matt Murray and Co. will look good in it, but introducing this jersey alongside the resurrected homage to the days of yore that the team currently has as home and road sweaters just makes this whole thing feel off.

That said, Ottawa does need a red jersey to complete their otherwise timeless set and it wasn’t like we’re going to get a reversed barber pole jersey anytime soon.

Usually something a little different is preferred, though, to make it feel like an alternate or at least a throwback to the original Senators franchise. This will work for now, however.

Grade: B+

Philadelphia Flyers (based on the 1984-97 design)

The inside of the neck of the jersey says it’s inspired by Philadelphia’s look in 1995, but the Flyers wore this design for much longer before, during and after the mid-90s.

Hell, the base of this design first emerged when “Cooperalls” were adorned, then promptly banned by the NHL because after two seasons they were found to be too much of a safety hazard (sliding on ice without any brakes became an issue because of the nature of the pants’ ability to act like a broom in curling and clear a path to the boards).

Anyway, the Flyers already have a solid set of jerseys to the extent that this one isn’t really necessary.

It might conjure images of Halloween, nightmares of Gritty or reminders of being sent down to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) if you don’t perform well in them, but they’re fine, I guess.

Unnecessary, but fine.

Grade: C

Pittsburgh Penguins (based on the 1992-97 design)

The Pittsburgh Penguins became bold in the 1990s after winning their first Stanley Cup ring in franchise history.

First, in 1992, they introduced the “Robo-Penguin” crest to the world, then they made a jersey with diagonal lettering on the front as their road uniform.

Neither decision was very smart and only one of them was corrected on this Reverse Retro jersey, which– all things considered– doesn’t look that bad.

Sure the Penguin on the shoulders is free from his triangle like on their current alternate jerseys (former 2017 Stadium Series look), but the “Pittsburgh” letting seems to standout better on the white edition of this timeless classic (for better or worse).

More teams should experiment with diagonal alternates, but that’s not to say that every team can succeed– let alone barely get away with an acceptable look with just words on the front of their jersey.

There’s a lot of rich jersey history for the Pens though and some of that potential went untapped. It’s a shame, really.

Grade: C+

St. Louis Blues (based on the 1995-98 design)

Aside from the music, the St. Louis Blues are blue for a reason. Sure red is in the St. Louis city flag, but they’re the Blues. The BLUES.

This is almost as bad as the trumpet jerseys that were rightfully spited to the gates of the underworld.

It’d almost make sense to put the shoulder patch as the main crest on these, since then it’d at least make sense as an homage to what was almost the worst alternate jersey in the history of the league, but thankfully avoided due to Mike Keenan’s keen eye.

Some things are just better in concept, but in reality they’re not. As a fashion jersey, this is probably fine. As something the team has to wear on the ice for a game, well… …that’s different.

At least the team didn’t end up moving to Saskatoon back in 1983, right?

Grade: D

San Jose Sharks (based on the 1997-2007 design)

Adidas stipulates that this jersey harkens back to 1998, but the San Jose Sharks originally used this template as an alternate jersey back in 1997-98– the final season that San Jose wore their original uniforms since joining the league in 1991 as an expansion team.

The original Sharks logo is a timeless classic from the ’90s, while the fact that San Jose has already reached back and utilized their original setup to mark their 25th anniversary back in the 2015-16 season, it’s only fitting that they’d naturally move onto their second ever look for the subsequent nod to their franchise history.

In other words, ten years from now, you can probably expect an orange Reverse Retro jersey based on the 2007-13 design, because that’d keep the pattern going.

Anyway, these are fine. They’re nothing spectacular, since grey is a hard sell on a home uniform, but reviving an iconic look without murdering it by reversing it is exactly what the Reverse Retro jerseys are all about.

Grade: B

Tampa Bay Lightning (based on the 2001-07 design)

They really like pointing out when teams won Cups years ago with these jerseys, huh? Once again, adidas points out that this is from “2004” (as in “the year the Tampa Bay Lightning won their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history”), but the Bolts used this template from 2001-07 after originally debuting the frameworks of this jersey when they first hit the ice in 1992 as an expansion team.

Tampa refined the look over the years by changing the number and nameplate font to italics, changing the font altogether and finally landing on the look that they wore the last time they won the Cup before 2020.

As such, these Reverse Retro jerseys are a great nod to the Lightning’s history as a hockey market.

Though their current uniforms might be a bit plain, a blue version of what is essentially their original design adds a spark of life to their complete jersey set.

Teams sometimes go back to old motifs after a while and if these are popular enough, the Lightning would be smart to find a way to mix their current logo with this jersey template or something.

Grade: A

Toronto Maple Leafs (based on the 1967-70 design and 1970-72, 1973-75 design, etc.)

What were they thinking? Seriously, what were they thinking?

It’s one thing to pull out the old alternate Leaf logo on the shoulders from “the bad Leaf era” or whatever, but it’s another thing to use elements from the 1960s Toronto Maple Leafs jersey and slap it on the 1970s and 1980s jersey design.

Toronto introduced new jerseys for the 1967 Stanley Cup Playoffs and went on to win the Cup wearing the Leafs logo that was brought back for its appearance on this Reverse Retro jersey, but again, it’s a sin according to Leafs fans and historians to put it on the base design of some of the worst Maple Leafs hockey in franchise history.

Also, it’s a crime to put a blue maple leaf on a blue Maple Leafs jersey– and with blue numbers on the sides and back too!

There’s so much adidas could’ve done with Toronto’s lengthy history of jerseys and instead they went for the most bland design.

If they hadn’t used up the throwbacks to the Toronto Arenas and Toronto St. Pats over the last few years, then that would’ve been a great opportunity for a Reverse Retro look that was truly something special.

Even still, they could’ve gone with anything from 1927-67 or 1992-2011 for a better retro feel.

These are just insulting to the Leafs’ legacy.

Grade: F

Vancouver Canucks (based on the 2001-06 alternate)

Gradients aren’t usually something that look great in sports– especially on a hockey jersey. Yet, this time around the Vancouver Canucks have made significant strides in gradient technology.

When this template first hit the ice in 2001, Vancouver utilized a slow change from blue to maroon which– while being a little bit out there– didn’t look completely out of place for Canucks standards.

It wasn’t the greatest thing ever seen, but it also wasn’t the worst, since Vancouver’s previous gradient design was a horizontal change as opposed to the almost symmetrical vertical approach.

Plus, the Canucks had those “V” jerseys before, so it can’t possibly get any worse, right?

This time around, instead of maroon, the Canucks are using green and a sharper looking number font. Sometimes progress takes time, but when it’s allowed the time to grow, the end result is something pretty special.

These Reverse Retro threads get a seal of approval as one of the better nods to an organization’s more recent past.

Grade: A

Vegas Golden Knights (based on the Las Vegas Thunder 1993-98 design)

The Vegas Golden Knights were born in 2017, therefore making it pretty difficult to reverse something retro that hadn’t even been born yet.

If you were thinking “well, they could at least reverse the colors of their jerseys” then you must not have noticed the introduction of their gold alternate uniform this offseason, so that limits you further.

Unless you get creative.

“Sin City” used to have an International Hockey League (IHL) team known as the Las Vegas Thunder.

The Thunder had a primarily a 1990s looking teal, silver, black and white color scheme and used the template that Vegas based their Reverse Retro jersey on to design this red edition with the Golden Knights’ alternate logo on the front of it.

It works, but at what cost?

Vegas could use a red jersey in their overall selection of jerseys to choose from, but this one probably won’t be getting too much time in the spotlight.

Even for a place where “a bit much” is the standard, this jersey seems a bit too much.

Grade: C

Washington Capitals (based on the 1995-2000 road design)

The Washington Capitals hit a home run by digging out the eagle and updating it with their current colors. The only thing that should change if these become part of their jersey rotation is the name and number font.

It’s nice to see something from the past brought into the future, but it’d also be nice to see it get cleaned up a bit more than just the occasional dusting.

It’s an iconic look from the days of a questionable change in the direction of the franchise’s branding, but in the end it made the team that much better.

Or maybe this all just the nostalgia talking. Either way, it gets them an “A”.

Grade: A

Winnipeg Jets (based on the old 1979-80 Winnipeg Jets)

Like the Minnesota Wild and their relation to the Minnesota North Stars, the current Winnipeg Jets have nothing to do with the old Winnipeg Jets, but at least the Jets have the ability to use the old Jets logo.

They also have the ability to use the old Jets’ colors, which could’ve led to a unique red based Reverse Retro jersey, but we got something that looks like it was designed by Snow Miser instead.

Did it really have to be grey?

The Aviator Jersey is at least more colorful than this and did a better job inverting the color scheme than whatever’s going on here.

The logo is fine, the rest of the jersey is, well, it leaves something to be desired.

Grade: D-

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.