NHL Free Agents 2013: Complete List of Saturday's Signings
Day 1 of NHL free agency provided a whirlwind of player movement, sparked by the first official day that players could sign on the dotted line.
Heading into Day 2 of free agency, there are still plenty of difference-makers left on the market, and teams will be making a concerted effort to improve their team beyond the first day.
There wasn't nearly as much player movement on Saturday as most of the action took place on Friday. However, every move a team makes could win up being significant, so it's important to stay all caught up on the action.
Here's a complete list of all of the signings that went down on a modest day of free agency.
Richard Bachman, 1-year deal, per the team's official site.
Mike Santorelli, terms undisclosed, per team's official site.
St. Louis Blues
Derek Roy, one year, $4 million, per Adam Gretz of CBS Sports.
Top Talents Still Available
Jaromir Jagr, RW
Even at 41 years old Jaromir Jagr is still a talent that could take an NHL franchise to the next level.
After all, the veteran winger played an important role in the Boston Bruins' impressive run through the playoffs that resulted in a Stanley Cup Final appearance. Playing for both the Dallas Stars and Bruins last season, Jagr found the net 16 times and tallied 35 total points in 45 games.
Jagr isn't likely to be the answer for a team needing offense in the long term. He can't have too many years left. But as far as a one-year stopgap goes, there are few better options than the five-time Art Ross Trophy winner.
Mikhail Grabovski, C
Yes, the former Toronto Maple Leafs is coming off of a disappointing season in which he only netted nine goals and seven assists. However, it's important to note that one season of poor production doesn't define a player.
This is still a guy that scored 23 goals in the 2011-12 season and 29 in the 2010-11 season.
At 29 years old, the German still has plenty of time left in his prime to get his groove back as a talented goal scorer. A change of scenery could be just what he needs to get back on track, and some team will likely get a great deal on a high-ceiling player for a cheap price thanks to his struggles this season.
Damien Brunner, RW
Teams looking to add a relatively young winger with a ton of upside need to look no further than Damien Brunner.
The 27-year-old made his NHL debut last season with the Detroit Red Wings and immediately showed that he deserves to play in the league. He scored 12 goals with 14 assists during the regular season, but really showed his worth by leading Detroit in goals during the postseason with five in 14 games.
Brunner isn't on the same tier as the more elite free-agent signings, but he's certainly one of the best available after most of the stars have been picked up.
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