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Minnesota Wild | 2011 Free Agency Tracker

Track all of the free agency moves around the NHL at Wild.com

Friday, 07.01.2011 / 10:00 AM / News
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This page will be updated periodically throughout the first week of Free Agency.


July 7

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PLAYEr INSTANT ANALYSIS
d alexander sulzer after splitting last season between nashville and florida, the defenseman gets a one-year contract with the canucks.
lw brian mcgrattan the 29-year-old who played in the ahl last season decides to stay with the ducks with a one-year deal.
RW Brian willsie the winger heads to montreal after skating in the ahl last season and being called up for one game with the caps.
G matt climie
the 28-year-old netminder heads north after splitting last season between phoenix and the ahl.
G drew macintyre the 28-year-old played in the ahl last season and agrees to a one-year contract with buffalo.
lw colin stuart the rochester native signs a one-year deal to stay with the sabres.



July 6

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PLAYEr INSTANT ANALYSIS
D Dean Arsene the blueliner agrees to a one-year deal with phoenix after playing in the ahl last season.
D nathan oystrick the 28-year-old signs a one-year contract with the coyotes.
c philippe dupuis after 74 games with the avs last season, the 26-year-old agrees to a one-year contract with toronto.
lw jean-francois jacques the winger agrees to a one-year deal with the ducks.
d radek martinek after nine seasons with the islanders, the blueliner leaves for a one-year deal in columbus.
c tom pyatt
the 24-year-old centerman heads south to the lightning.
c jason arnott
st. louis gets another free agent off the charts, signing the 36-year-old veteran to a one-year agreement.
RW Jamie Langenbrunner
the cloquet native agrees to a one-year deal with the blues after splitting last season between new jersey and dallas



July 5

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PLAYEr INSTANT ANALYSIS
G Nathan lawson the netminder, who split last season between the NHL and AHL, inks a one year deal with montreal.
d tomas kaberle one of the most sought after defenseman is off the board as carolina grabs him with a big, three-year deal.
d alexandre picard after skating in 43 games with the canadiens, the defenseman agrees to a one-year deal with the pens on his 26th birthday.
d aaron johnson the blueliner gets a one-year deal after playing last season with milwaukee in the ahl.
c zenon konopka the sens sign the centerman who is not afraid of dropping the gloves to a one-year deal.
C Scott nichol the 36-year-old ends two seasons with the sharks after agreeing to a one-year contract in st. louis.



July 4

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PLAYEr INSTANT ANALYSIS
D Anton Babchuck after a few days on the open market, the ukranian blueliner decides to stick with the flames, who he played 65 games with last season after being acquired from carolina.
D Danny richmond the 26-year-old chicago native agrees to a one-year contract with the caps.
LW Brett Sterling After splitting last season between the nhl and ahl, the winger inks a one-year deal with the blues.
G curtis mcelhinney the 28-year-old who totaled 28 games with anaheim and ottawa last season agrees to a one-year deal with phoenix.



July 3

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rw steve pinizzotto after five years in the capitals system, the 27-year-old ahl player signs with the canucks.
rw niclas bergfors the 24-year-old swede signs a one-year deal with the preds after totaling 36 points with atlanta and florida last season.
lw josh green
the 33-year-old agrees to a one-year contract after splitting last season between the nhl and ahl.



July 2

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PLAYEr INSTANT ANALYSIS
winnipeg rw rick rypien after dealing with on- and off-ice issues this past year, the winger moves on to winnipeg after six seasons in the vancouver organization.
D kent huskins the 32-year-old's two-year stint in san jose ends after he agrees to a one-year contract with st. louis.
winnipeg d randy jones the 29-year-old agrees to a one-year deal with the jets after playing in 61 games with the lightning last season.
G tomas vokoun after four seasons in florida, the czech netminder moves to d.c. with a one-year agreement.
d ian white the 27-year-old heads to the motor city with a two-year deal after totaling 26 points with calgary, carolina and san jose last season.
c alex bolduc the coyotes ink a one-year deal with the 26-year-old who has split time between the nhl and ahl over the past three seasons.
lw simon gagne the kings lose the richards sweepstakes but do sign the talented 31-year-old to a two-year agreement.
winnipeg lw anthony stewart a two-year contract will keep the 26-year-old in the south after notching 39 points with atlanta last season.
C Tim Connolly the long-time sabre signs a hefty, two-year contract that will move him north of the border.
d nolan baumgartner the 35-year-old blueliner remains with the canucks organization after spending the past four seasons in the team's ahl system.
europe lw chris bourque the 25-year-old played in both the khl and swiss leagues last season but will return to north america after agreeing to a one-year deal with the caps, an organization he previously played with for five years.
d matt gilroy the 26-year-old heads south with a one-year contract after spending his first two years in the league within the rangers organization.
C brad richards the wait is over as the summer's most coveted free agent chooses the big apple. multiple teams made in-person pitches the 31-year-old on the first day of free agency, but he doesn't waste much time deciding on a nine-year deal with the rangers.



July 1
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PLAYEr INSTANT ANALYSIS
lw ruslan fedotenko the winger decides to stay with the rangers after agreeing to a one-year contract.
c michal handzus the 34-year-old czech inks a two-year deal with the sharks to remain in cali.
lw sean bergenheim the 27-year-old is rewarded for a stellar playoff performance with a hefty, four-year contract from the panthers.
c andrew ebbett the former member of the wild heads to vancouver after splitting the year between the nhl and ahl.
winnipeg lw tanner glass for a team below the salary cap ceiling, winnipeg has been fairly quite during free agency. the jets grab glass for a one-year deal after two seasons in vancouver.
lw dan carcillo the blackhawks add to their toughness factor by signing the winger, who won't be afraid to stand up for his more-skilled teammates, to a one-year contract.
d corey potter the 27-year-old blueliner has spent the large majority of his career in the ahl and signs a one-year deal with edmonton.
C ryan potulny the former gopher has bounced around over the past few seasons but will try to find a home in the caps organization.
RW Francis lessard the 32-year-old who split last season between the nhl and ahl remains with the sens after agreeing to a one-year deal.
G Brian elliotT right after the avs lock up a new netminder, the 26-year-old who ended the season in colorado heads to st. louis with a two-year contract.
G Jean-Sebastien Giguere the former cup winner inks a two-year deal with the avs after appearing in 33 games with toronto last season.
rw chuck kobasew after two seasons with minnesota, the 29-year-old heads to the rocky mountains, where he'll still see plenty of the wild, facing the team six times next season.
C Eric Belanger the former wild centerman heads to oil country after agreeing to a three-year contract with Edmonton.
G curtis sanford the veteran, who has spent the past two seasons in the ahl, signs a one-year contract with columbus.
c tomas fleischmann Florida keeps on spending, this time agreeing to a four-year deal with the 27-year-old who spent his career with washington before playing 22 games with the avs last year.
D jim vandeRmeer after posting 14 points with the oilers last season, the 31-year-old signs a one-year contract with the sharks.
D sheldon souray the souray oilers saga ends as the blueliner agrees to a one-year deal with dallas.
lw alexei ponikarovsky perhaps filling the winger spot of cole, the canes sign the 31-year-old to a one-year contract,
lw marco sturm the 32-year-old german inks a one-year deal in vancouver after splitting last season between los angeles and washington.
LW Ville leino one of the top ufa's is off the board as the 27-year-old finn inks a huge, six-year deal with the sabres.
lw benoit pouliot the former wild first-round draft pick switches sides of one of the oldest NHL rivalries and signs a one-year contract with the bruins.
rw michael ryder the 31-year-old's impressive playoff performance and stanley cup win is rewarded with a two-year contract in dallas.
G johan hedberg are there even any goalies left? maybe the devils realize netminders are the day's hot commodity and lock up hedberg for the backup role for one more year.
G alex auld the 30-year-old netminder returns to the senators after spending the 2008-09 season with the team.
D Cam Barker barker's time in minnesota ends after the blueliner signs a one-year contract with edmonton.
LW Darcy hordichuk the oilers get a new bodyguard for their many young and talented forwards.
rw erik cole it seemed as though cole might end up with the team that he had spent his entire nine-year career with, but he ends up taking a big, four-year deal from montreal.
D roman hamrlik the 37-year-old gets a two-year deal with the caps after posting 34 points last season.
RW Joel Ward the former member of the wild gets rewarded for impressive play in nashville, getting a four-year contract from the capitals.
C Marty reasoner the panthers find themselves on the other end of free agency as the 34-year-old leaves for a two-year deal on long island.
lw steve sullivan pittsburgh makes its first ufa grab of the day by agreeing to a one-year deal with the 36-year-old forward.
D mike commodore the blueliner who split time between the NHL and ahl last season gets a one-year deal with the red wings.
C Mike Rupp the rangers lock up the 31-year-old ohio native on a three-year deal after he played 81 games with the pens in each of the past two seasons.
C Jiri Tlusty the 23-year-old forward is the latest ufa to stick with his former team, signing a one-year contract.
g peter budaj day one of free agency continues to be the day of backup goaltenders. the 28-year-old slovakian is the latest to move, heading to the habs on a two-year deal.
G Brian Boucher the 34-year-old ends two seasons in philadelphia by inking a two-year contract to man the net in carolina.
winnipeg D Derek Meech the jets' first free agent signing is a one-year, two-way deal with the hometown 27-year-old.
C max talbot the flyers continue to grab pittsburgh fan-favorites by giving the 27-year-old forward a five-year contract.
RW Radim Vrbata the 30-year-old czech winger had the right to shop around but instead opts to re-sign with the coyotes on a three-year contract.
C marcel goc the panthers continue to spend away towards the salary cap floor, signing the 27-year-old forward to a three-year deal.
D jan hejda the avs had been quiet so far but make a big deal with a four-year contract for the 33-year-old czech defenseman.
D Andreas Lilja the 35-year-old swedish blueliner joins the flyers on a one-year contract.
lw andrew brunette bruno's second stint with the wild is officially over after he agrees to a one-year deal with chicago.
LW Vernon fidler after two seasons with the coyotes, the eight-year veteran inks a three-year contract with the stars.
D Ed Jovanovski the 35-year-old blueliner ends his five-year run in phoenix by signing a huge, four-year contract with the panthers. florida is giving plenty of effort in trying to reach next season's salary cap floor.
RW Matt D'Agostini the 24-year old becomes an unrestricted free agent but winds up signing with the same team he scored 46 points for last season.
Winnipeg jets RW Radek Dvorak the 34-year old won't be part of the new franchise in winnipeg as the winger inks a one-year deal with dallas instead of venturing to canada.
C Tim Brent after spending most of his career back and forth between the NHL and AHL, the 27-year-old stuck with the maple leafs this past season and contributed 20 points. his output is rewarded with a two-year deal in carolina.
C Boyd Gordon the former first-round pick had spent his entire career in the capitals organization, but will move west after a two-year deal with the coyotes.
KHL RW Jaromir Jagr the 39-year-old legend returns to the nhl after playing in the KHL for the past three seasons with a one-year contract from the flyers.
RW MarK ManCari after four seasons with buffalo, the 25-year-old heads to vancouver with a one-year contract.
lw raffi torres minnesota fans might be happy to see the 29-year-old less each season as he leaves the northwest division by signing a two-year deal in phoenix.
D Sean O'DonnelL the first captain in the history of the Wild signs a one-year deal with the blackhawks after skating in all but one game for philly last season.
G Mike Smith after tampa signed a new backup goalie, last year's no. 2 inks a two-year contract with the coyotes.
RW Scottie upshall the 27-year-old winger gets a four-year contract from the panthers, which should settle him for a while after having already played for four teams in his young career.
D ADAM PARDY after three seasons with the flames, the blueliner who only playeD in 30 games last season heads to dallas in a two-year deal.
G Jose Theodore the writing was on the wall when harding re-signed with the wild this morning, but the jose theodore era in minnesota is now officially over. last year's wild backup goalie signs a two-year contract with florida.
LW Ben eager the 27-year-old inks a three-year contract with edmonton after spliTting last season between atlanta and san jose.
rw jamal mayers the 36-year old veteran leaves the left coast to sign a one-year deal with the blackhawks.
G mathieu garon the first ufa to switch teams after the deadline is the 33-year-old veteran. after two seasons in columbus, garon signs a two-year deal with tampa to back up former wild goalie dwayne roloson.
D kyle medvec minnesota signs the 23-year-old colorado native to an entry-level deal, even though he wouldn't have been an unrestricted free agent today.
G josh harding harding will remain in a wild jersey, as the wild locks him up just a few hours before free agency begins with a one-year deal. the re-signing seems to signal that last year's no. 2 goalie, jose theodore, will move to another team, and harding will resume the backup role behind backstrom.
D drew bagnall bagnall made his NHL debut with the wild last season and minnesota keeps him within the organization by signing him to a two-year, two-year contract hours before he would've become an unrestricted free agent
RW jed ortmeyer
the nhl veteran saw time with the wild this season and played an important role in houston. minnesota keeps him in the system by re-signing him to a one-year, two-way contract hours before he would've become an unrestricted free agent.

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