In the two days prior to the start of the NHL lockout, a number of teams made last-minute deals to sign players before the CBA expired.
Most were restricted free agents who were re-signed by their current team. Others, like Shane Doan, were unrestricted free agents who ended months of speculation by signing contracts.
However, there are still a number of players who remain unsigned, such as restricted free agent P.K. Subban and veteran unrestricted free agents Pavel Kubina and Jaroslav Spacek.
Those players may be waiting for months before they have another opportunity to sign an NHL contract.
With that in mind, here are important signings that did take place.