NHL Transactions 7/24-29

LW Austin Watson re-signs with Nashville for 3 years with an AAV of $1.1 million. Previous Contract: 2 years, $1.15 million with an AAV of $575,000 signed with Nashville. Original Projection: I predicted that Watson would re-sign with Nashville for 6 years with an AAV of $2 million. Thoughts: I initially thought that Watson was…

NHL Transactions 7/17-23

D Brian Campbell retired C Jean-Gabriel Pageau re-signs with Ottawa for 3 years with an AAV of $3.1 million Previous Contract: 2 years, $1.8 million with an AAV of $900,000 signed with Ottawa. Original Projection: I predicted that Pageau would re-sign with Ottawa for 5 years with an AAV of $3.5 million. Thoughts: Pageau earned…

NHL Transactions 7/12-7/17

Carolina Hurricanes extended D Jaccob Slavin to a 7 year deal with an AAV of $5.3 million Previous Contract: 3 years, $2,497,500 with an AAV of $925,000 signed with Carolina. Thoughts: I think it was incredibly smart for the Hurricanes to sign Slavin to this extension.  They likely would have preferred to get an eighth…

NHL Transactions 7/8-7/12

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…

NHL Transactions 7/7

F Jussi Jokinen signed with Edmonton for 1 year and $1.1 million Additional Details: Contract has a Modified NTC where he must submit a 3 team no trade list Previous Contract: 4 years, $16 million with an AAV of $4 million signed with Florida. Was bought out on 7/1. Thoughts: After Jokinen was bought out…

NHL Transactions 7/6

C Alex Galchenyuk re-signs with Montreal for 3 years with an AAV of $4.9 million Previous Contract: 2 years, $5.6 million with an AAV of $2.8 million signed with Montreal. Original Projection: I thought that Galchenyuk was going to be traded this offseason, and still may be, and then would re-sign with that for 2 years…

Connor McDavid Signs Contract Extension

Earlier today, as was reported by TSN and Sportsnet, Connor McDavid signed an eight year extension with the Edmonton Oilers.  The 20 year old captain’s deal is worth $100 million with an AAV of $12.5 million with a large percentage of this deal reportedly being a signing bonus.  This deal will give McDavid the highest…

NHL Trades Since the End of the Playoffs

The time of the year following the end of the Stanley Cup Final until unrestricted free agency starts on July 1 is one of the busiest times of the year for NHL GMs.  In a normal year, it is the time when teams are able to make their biggest trades in terms of salary, ones…

Additional NHL Transactions

Signings LW Patrick Marleau signed with Toronto for 3 years with an AAV of $6.25 million Additional Details: No Movement Clause all 3 years Previous Contract: 3 years, $20 million with an AAV of $6,666,667 signed with San Jose. Original Projection: I predicted that Marleau was going to re-sign with San Jose for 2 years…

Winners and Losers from the First Day of NHL Free Agency

Winners Anaheim Ducks Signings: G Ryan Miller, extended D Cam Fowler Reasoning: The Ducks had a few key needs this offseason.  One was scoring, which they attempted to remedy by re-signing Patrick Eaves.  Another was the backup goaltending position, which they addressed by signing Ryan Miller to a two year, very manageable contract.  They also…

July 1 Free Agency Recap

C Martin Hanzal signs with Dallas for 3 years with an AAV of $4.75 million Previous Contract: 5 years, $15.5 million with an AAV of $3.1 million signed with Arizona Original Projection: I predicted that Hanzal would sign with Dallas for 5 years with an AAV of $4.5 million Thoughts: I initially thought that Dallas…

NHL Players Eligible to be Extended July 1

Restricted Free Agents Next Offseason Forwards OTT Mark Stone SJ Tomas Hertl CBJ Boone Jenner NYR J.T. Miller CAR Elias Lindholm NYI Brock Nelson ARI Tobias Rieder WSH Tom Wilson MIN Jason Zucker TB Vladislav Namestnikov VGK William Karlsson STL Dmitrij Jaskin DET Dylan Larkin BUF Jack Eichel EDM Connor McDavid EDM Drake Caggiula NYR…