NHL Free Agents 2013: Complete List of Friday's Signings

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NHL Free Agents 2013: Complete List of Friday's Signings
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The first day of NHL free agency is usually marked by plenty of movement as general managers across the league try to enhance their team's Stanley Cup chances. But the first day of 2013's free agency signing period was especially active. 

Friday marked the first day that deals could be made official and teams wasted no time in making additions to their roster. Nearly every team in the league made at least one signing and as TSN Research tells us, teams spent over $390 million on free agency's first day.

Keeping up with all of the first days signings can be a dizzying experience. Fortunately, we've got you covered. Here's a look at every signing from Friday's frenzy. 

 

Boston Bruins

Jarome Iginla, one year, $6 million, per Ryan Rishaug of TSN.

Chad Johnson, $600,000, per Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe.

Bobby Robins, 2-year, 2-way deal, per Joe Haggery of CSN New England

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Calgary Flames

Corban Knight, per James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail

Greg Nemisz, per Mirtle

Karri Ramo, two years, $2.75 million, per Mirtle

 

Carolina Hurricanes

Mike Komisarek, one year, $700,000, per Darren Dreger of TSN.

Anton Khudobin, one year, $800,000, per Aaron Ward of TSN.

 

Chicago Blackhawks

Bryan Bickell, four years, $16 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

Michal Handzus, one year, $1 million, per Bruce Garrioch.

Michael Rozsival, 2-year deal, per Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Nikolai Khabibulin, 1-year deal, per Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.

 

Colorado Avalanche

Andrew Benoit, one year, $900,000, per Aaron Ward of TSN.

Nick Holden, 2-year deal, per Avalanche official Twitter.

Nate Guenin, 1-year deal, per Avalanche tweet.

Guillaume Desbiens, 1-year deal, per Avalanche tweet.

J.T. Wyman, 1-year deal, per Avalanche tweet. 

David Van Der Gulik, 1-year deal, per Avalanche official Twitter.

Colin Smith, 3-year deal, per Avalanche tweet.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Nathan Horton, seven years, $37.1 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

Thomas Larkin, 2-year, 2-way deal, per team's official website

Cody Bass, 1-year, 2-way deal, per team's official website

Jeremy Smith, 1-year, 2-way deal, per team's official website. 

Ryan Craig, 1-year, 2-way deal, per team's official website. 

 

Dallas Stars

Dan Ellis, two years, $1.8 million, per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

 

Detroit Red Wings

Daniel Alfredsson, one year, $5.5 million, per Chris Peters of CBS Sports.

Stephen Weiss, five years, $24.5 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

 

Edmonton Oilers

Andrew Ference, four years, $13 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

Boyd Gordon, three years, $9 million, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Jason Labarbera, one year, $1 million, per McKenzie. 

Jesse Joensuu, 2-year deal, per Oilers official Twitter.

Will Acton, 2-year deal, per Oilers official Twitter.

Ryan Hamilton, 2-year deal, per Oilers official Twitter.

 

Florida Panthers

Shawn Matthias, two years, $3.5 million, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Joey Crabb, 2-year deal, per George Richards of the Miami Herald.

Mike Mottau, 1-year, 2-way, $700,000/$200,000 deal, per Andy Strickland.

Jesse Winchester, 1-year deal, per Panthers official Twitter.

 

Los Angeles Kings

Jeff Schultz, one year, $700,000, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

 

Minnesota Wild

Keith Ballard, two years, $3 million, per Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Niklas Backstrom, three years, $10.25 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

Jared Spurgeon, 3-year deal, per Wild official Twitter

 

Montreal Candadiens

Danny Briere, two years, $8 million, per Adam Gretz of CBS Sports.

 

Nashville Predators

Viktor Stalberg, four years, $12 million, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Matt Cullen, two years, $7 million, per Aaron Ward of TSN.

Matt Hendricks, four years, $7.4 million, per Craig Custance of ESPN.

Carter Hutton, 1-year, $550,00/$100,000 deal, per team's official website.

Eric Nystrom, four years, $10 million, per team's official website

 

New Jersey Devils

Patrik Elias, three years, $16.5 million, per Adam Gretz of CBS Sports.

Ryan Clowe, five years, $24.25 million, per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

Rostislav Olesz, 1-year deal, per James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail.

Michael Ryder, two years, $7 million, per Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger.

 

New York Islanders

Evgeni Nabokov, one year, $3.25 million, per Adam Gretz of CBS Sports.

Peter Regin, one year, $750,000, per Aaron Ward of TSN.

Pierre Marc-Bouchard, one year, $2 million, per Arthur Staple of Newsday.

Travis Harmonic, seven years, $27 million, per Ward.

 

New York Rangers

Dominic Moore, one year, $1 million, per Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

Aaron Johnson, one year, $600,000, per Darren Dreger of TSN.

 

Ottawa Senators

Clarke MacArthur, two years, $6.5 million, per Adam Gretz of CBS Sports.

 

Philadelphia Flyers

Vincent Lecavalier, five years, $22.5 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

Claude Giroux, eight years, $66.2 million, per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN

Ray Emery, one year, $1.65 million, per LeBrun.

Yann Danis, 1-year deal, per Flyers official Twitter.

 

Phoenix Coyotes

Mike Smith, six years, $34 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

Lauri Korpikoski, four years, $10 million, per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

Kyle Chipchura, multi-year, $875,000/year deal, per the team's official site and Chris Johnston of NHL Network.

Thomas Greiss, one year, $750,000, per Darren Dreger of TSN.

Mike Ribeiro, four years, $22 million, per Adam Gretz of CBS Sports.

Michael Stone, 3-year deal, per Dreger.

Chris Summers, 1-year deal, per Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pascal Dupuis, four years, $15 million, per Adam Gretz of CBS Sports.

Rob Scuderi, four years, $13.5 million, per Gretz.

 

San Jose Sharks

Tyler Kennedy, two years, $4.6 million, per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

Scott Hannan, one year, $1 million, per LeBrun.

 

St. Louis Blues

Jordan Leopold, two years, $4.5 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

Keith Aucoin, one year, $625,000, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Mark Mancari, 2-way deal, per Andy Strickland

Alexandre Bolduc, 1-year, $550,000, 2-way deal, per Renaud Lavoie.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

 Geoff Walker, 1-year, 2-way deal, per Mike Corcoran of NBC Sportstalk.

Valtteri Filppula, five years, $25 million, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Jonathan Drouin, 3-year entry-level deal, per Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Frazer McLaren, two years, $1.4 million, per Chris Johnston of NHL Network.

Tyler Bozak, five years, $21 million, per Adam Gretz of CBS Sports.

David Clarkson, seven years, $37.1 million, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports.

T.J. Brennan, one year, $600,000, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Jonathan Bernier, two years, $5.8 million, per McKenzie of TSN.

 

Vancouver Canucks

Yannick Weber, one year, $650,000, per Aaron Ward of TSN.

Brad Richardson, two years, $2.3 million, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

 

Winnipeg Jets

Al Montoya, one year, $600,000, per team's official site.

 

Notable Deals

Jarome Iginla Becomes a Bruin

 

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It was a lack of offensive depth that cost the Bruins a razor-sharp Stanley Cup Finals last season. A lack it appears the defending Eastern Conference champions will look to fill with the addition of Jarome Iginla to the roster. 

At 36 years old, he isn't the elite scoring option that he once was. But, as ESPN Stats & Info points out, he's third among active players in goals scored in his career. 

Bringing on a proven veteran like Iginla for $6 million is a fairly good value for a Bruins team that figures to compete for the Cup again next season. 

 

Mike Smith Gets Paid

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Smith has to be considered one of the biggest winners of the early offseason. The 31-year-old netminder scored a huge contract extension from the Coyotes that will pay close to $6 million per season, according to CBS Sports. 

The veteran goalie regressed in nearly every statistical category last season, but will apparently be paid like an elite stopper. 

Whether or not the Coyotes are a big winner for making such a deal is yet to be seen. 

 

Flyers Double Up on High-Priced Centers

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If the Philadelphia Flyers fail to make the playoffs again next season, it won't be for a lack of spending. 

The Flyers went all-in on free agency by inking captain Claude Giroux to a lucrative eight-year extension and signing former Tampa Bay Lightning star Vincent Lecavalier to five-year deal. 

The pairing obviously gives them two great centers to lead their respective shifts, but it's also a lot of money to commit to two players. Flyers fans have to love the aggressiveness, but it's a risky strategy for a rebounding Philadelphia team. 

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