- C Tyler Johnson re-signs with Tampa Bay for 7 years with an AAV of $5 million
- Additional Details: Years 2-4 he has a full No Trade Clause; Years 5-7 it is a modified No Trade Clause where he has to submit a 20 team trade list.
- Previous Contract: 3 years, $10 million with an AAV of $3,333,333 signed with Tampa Bay.
- Original Projection: I predicted that Johnson would re-sign with Tampa Bay for 5 years with an AAV of $4 million.
- Thoughts: I definitely didn’t expect that Johnson would get seven years from the Lightning. I didn’t think it would work with their financial plan moving forward to do so. I do, however, think that this deal is somewhat of a reward for him taking such a team friendly deal on his last contract. I think that Johnson is worth this deal as he is one of the more consistent Lightning forwards and is also vital to their success moving forward.
- C Chris Tierney re-signs with San Jose for 1 year and $735,000
- Previous Contract: 3 years and $2.775 million with an AAV of $711,667 signed with San Jose.
- G Kristers Gudlevskis signs with the New York Islanders for 1 year and $650,000
- Previous Contract: 1 year and $575,000 signed with Tampa Bay.
- C Scott Laughton re-signs with Philadelphia for 2 years with an AAV of $962,500
- Previous Contract: 3 years, $3,412,500 with and AAV of $863,333 signed with Philadelphia.
- C Radek Faksa re-signs with Dallas for 3 years with an AAV of $2.2 million
- Previous Contract: 3 years, $4.2 million with an AAV of $1,338,333 signed with Dallas.
- Original Projection: I predicted that Faksa would re-sign with Dallas for 1 year and $1.5 million.
- Thoughts: I like this deal for both the Stars and Faksa. He is coming off his best season in the NHL and appears likely to only keep developing. It was smart for the Stars to sign him to a multi-year deal and lock him in at a lower AAV than if he has a 20 goal season this season.
*All stats and information came from tsn.ca, capfriendly.com, and hockey-reference.com