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Minnesota Wild | 2012 Free Agency Tracker

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

Saturday, 06.30.2012 / 4:14 PM / Minnesota Wild | Features
By Mike Doyle  - Managing Editor
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Minnesota Wild | 2012 Free Agency Tracker
This page will be updated periodically throughout the first week of Free Agency.


July 6

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PLAYEr INSTANT ANALYSIS
Matt Taormina The blueliner has agreed to terms with the Lightning on a one-year deal. The 25-year-old has skated in 47 career NHL games and produced 12 points (4-8=12).
Kevin Porter The former Hobey Baker winner played in 35 games with the Avs last season, totaling 7 points (4-3=7). The terms of his contract with Buffalo are undisclosed.

July 5


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Derek Joslin The checking line forward has skated in 114 career NHL games totaling 16 points (4-12=16). He joins Vancouver on a one-year contract.
Patrick Mullen The former Denver Pioneer defenseman has skated three years as a pro, all in the AHL. He joins Vancouver on a one-year deal.
Bruno Gervais The 27-year-old defenseman signs with the Flyers for two years. Last season in Tampa Bay, he tallied 13 points (6-7=13) in 50 games.
Ruslan Fedotenko The 33-year-old winger joins Philadelphia on a one-year deal. The forward returns to the team that he broke into the league with and skated for in parts of three seasons.

July 4

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Philippe Dupuis The 27-year-old spent time between the NHL and AHL last season and joins Pittsburgh on a one-year deal. He had no points last year, but in 2010-11, had 17 points (6-11=17) in Colorado.
Matt Carle The defenseman joins the Lightning on a six-year deal. The Hobey Baker winner brings a good first pass out of the D-zone and solid positioning play to Tampa Bay.
Al Montoya The goaltender signs with Winnipeg for one season. The former Michigan Wolverine split time between the AHL and NHL until last season, appearing in 31 games for the Islanders.
Zach Parise The Minnesota native joins the Wild on a 13-year contract. The forward has uses speed and tenacity in the offensive zone, and has racked up 194-career goals in 502 games.
Ryan Suter The most sought-after blueliner on the free agent market comes to Minnesota with a 13-year deal. He is the type of two-way defender that can immediately impact a franchise. Last season, he set a career-high in points with 46 (7-39=46). 
Steve Sullivan The 37-year-old comes to Phoenix for one season. The 5-foot-8 forward has been a consistent scorer throughout his 15 year career putting up 730 points (283-447=730) in 969 games.


July 3

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JAKE DOWELL The 27-year-old signs with Minnesota for two years. He is the third free agent forward signed by the Wild and adds character and depth to the lineup.
Taylor Pyatt The Thunder Bay, Ont., native is a solid third line wing and joins the Rangers for two years. The 30-year-old has played 755 career games during his 11 year career, racking up 264 points (130-134=264).
Jaromir Jagr The 40-year-old future Hall of Famer is heading to Dallas on a one-year deal. After spending three seasons in the KHL, the forward returned to the NHL and played well for the Flyers, racking up 54 points (19-35=54).
Danny Syvret The 27-year-old defenseman has agreed to terms with the Flyers for one year. He has spent the majority of the last five season in the AHL, playing in 59 NHL games during that span.
Rob Klinkhammer The 25-year-old goes to Phoenix on a one-year deal. The 6-foot-3 forward has played in 16 NHL games, 15 of those coming last season in Ottawa.
Mike Moore The 27-year-old defenseman heads to Nashville on a one-year deal. The former Princeton standout has only cracked the NHL for six games, back in 2010-11.
Bryce Salvador The veteran defenseman returns to New Jersey on a three-year agreement. Salvador had an outstanding Stanley Cup Playoffs, scoring 14 points (4-10=14) in 24 games.
Jack Hillen The Minnetonka native signs a one-year deal to join Washington. The 26-year-old blueliner has skated in 230 NHL games over five seasons. 

July 2

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Olli Jokinen The 33-year-old signs a two-year deal with Winnipeg. The centerman is still productive offensively, totaling 61 points (23-38=61) with the Flames last season.
Matt Smaby The Minneapolis native is set to return to Anaheim on a one-year deal. The blueliner missed several games last season with a thumb injury, and played 30 games in Syracuse of the AHL.
Chris Conner The former Michigan Tech Husky is heading to Phoenix on a one-year deal. The 5-foot-8 forward has skated for three different NHL teams, playing 147 games and putting up 43 points (17-26=43).
Alexandre Bolduc The 27-year-old forward has split time between the NHL and AHL for parts of the last four seasons. He returns to Phoenix on a one-year deal. 
Bracken Kearns The 31-year-old has played in five-career NHL games, all coming last year with Florida. He goes to San Jose on a one-year deal.
Jiri Hudler The 28-year-old winger set a career high in goals last season with 25 and has scored 58 goals over the last three seasons. He signs with Calgary for four years.
Toby Petersen The Minneapolis native re-ups with Dallas for two years. The 33-year-old is a veteran depth player who can line up at wing or center.
Jeff Woywitka The 6-foot-3 defenseman returns to St. Louis for his second stint on a one year deal. The blueliner played with the blues for parts of four seasons before stops in Dallas and New York.
Johan Hedberg The Devils took care of its backup shortly after re-signing Brodeur. The 39-year-old goaltender re-signs for two years with the team he won 17 games for last season.
Martin Brodeur The future Hall of Famer re-signs for two years with the only team he has ever played for. The 40-year-old netminder led the Devils to the Stanley Cup Finals, but fell short of winning his fourth Cup.
Andrew Ebbett Missed the majority of last season due to injury, and re-signs with Vancouver for one year. The 29-year-old forward played 49 games with the Wild during the 2009-10 season. 
July 1

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John Scott The 6-foot-8 defenseman moves to Buffalo on a one-year deal. Scott skated for the Wild for parts of two seasons and has played in 146 career NHL games.
Joey Crabb The 29-year-old winger set a career high for games played, goals and assists. He can chip in offensively as a third or fourth liner.
Brian McGrattan Nashville retains the the 6-foot-4 checking-line winger. The 30-year-old forward is one of the heavyweights of the league when he's in the lineup.
Jordan Hendry Attended Wild training camp last season and played 10 games in Houston. The blueliner won a Stanley Cup in 2010 with Chicago.
Jason Garrison Coming off of a career year, the 27-year-old blueliner signs with Vancouver for six years. He was a power play force last year scoring nine goals on the man advantage.
Cedrick Desjardins The 26-year-old goaltender has only played in two NHL games, but won them both in 2010-11 with Tampa Bay.
Michael Blunden Re-signs with Montreal for a one year deal. The 25-year-old winger played in 39 games with the Habs and had two goals and two assists. 
Sheldon Souray After being relegated to the AHL during the 2010-11 season, the defenseman revived his career in Dallas last year. He will bring his big shot to Anaheim with a three year deal.
Aaron Rome The blueliner has been plagued by injuries, but has signed with Dallas for three years. Rome is steady on the backend, but won't put up big offensive numbers.
Jordin Tootoo The 5-foot-9 spark plug has signed with Detroit for three years. He is a relentless forechecker and scored a career-best 30 points (6-24=30) last season.
Ryan Hamilton The left winger has appeared in two NHL games with Toronto last season and will get a chance to play there again this season, signing a one-year deal. He played for Houston for parts of four seasons.
Bryan Allen At 6-foot-5, Allen plays a physical game and is a stay-at-home defenseman. He won't score many goals but he'll help prevent them. He signed with the Ducks for three years.
Sami Salo The defenseman has a heavy shot from the point and will bring it to the power play in Tampa, signing for two years. At 6-foot-3 the blueliner is not a physical force, but is a good decision maker in the D-Zone.  
Mikael Samuelsson The 35-year-old winger returns to Detroit for his second stint after signing for one year. The Mariefred, Sweden native has good offensive skills, reaching the 50-point marker twice in his NHL career.
Jay McClement The centerman will bring his two-way play to Toronto, signing with the Leafs for two years. The 29 year old is a lunch bucket-type player who plays hard.
Adrian Aucoin Columbus signs a defenseman with more than 1,000 NHL games played for one year. The 38-year-old blueliner is steady and responsible in his own end, with a plus-58 career rating.
Chris Mason The Predators add a backup goaltender with more than 300 NHL games under his belt in Mason. The 36-year-old netminder has signed for one year in Nashville.
PA Parenteau The 29-year-old winger cashes in on a career year and signs a four-year deal with Colorado. The 6-foot, 193 pound forward is a pass-first right wing, and put up 67 points (18-49=67) last year.  
Darcy Hordichuk The Oilers retain its checking line agitator, Hordichuk. The left wing has a penchant for mixing things up when he is on the ice. Edmonton and the 31 year old agreed to a one-year deal. 
Eric Boulton The 35-year-old has inked a one-year deal with the Islanders. A physical player who likes to mixes it up, Boulton has more than 1,200-career penalty minutes.
George Parros One of the League's true heavyweights, Parros will fly south to Florida for two years. In his career, Parros has appeared in 413 games and has 950 PIMs.
Greg Zanon The 32-year-old defenseman skated with the Wild this season before going to Boston on the trade deadline. He'll bring his shot blocking skills to Colorado for two years.
Sheldon Brookbank The 31-year-old blueliner has agreed to terms sixth Chicago for two years. He's a reliable defender who is solid in his own end.
Brandon Prust The Canadiens add another character player, signing Prust to a four-year contract. The 28-year-old plays a tough game and adds grittiness to Montreal's lineup.
Kris Newbury The 30-year-old forward has skated in 66 NHL games scattered over six seasons. The Rangers retain Newbury with a two-year deal.
Micheal Haley In parts of three seasons, Haley has skated in 43 NHL games with the Islanders. The forward goes to Rangers, signing a two-year contract.
Francis Bouillon The 36-year-old blueliner goes back to Montreal for the third time in his career on a one-year deal. A 12-year NHL veteran, Bouillon has played in 676 career games with Montreal and Nashville.
Dustin Penner The Kings re-sign one of its Stanley Cup Playoff heroes. Penner only had 17 points (7-10=17) during the regular season, but totaled 11 points (3-8=11) in 20 playoff games. 
Chad Johnson The 26-year-old netminder has only appeared in six career games with the Rangers. He signs with Phoenix for one year. Johnson played college hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks prior to turning pro.
Filip Kuba The 35-year-old defenseman signs with the Panthers for two seasons. The blueliner is a power play contributor and a big body at 6-foot-4. Kuba skated in Minnesota for five seasons.
Arron Asham The 34-year-old veteran plays with an edge and will bring is rough and tumble style to the Rangers, signing for two years. Asham has played 13 seasons in the NHL, racking up 206 points (92-114=206) and 940 PIMS.
Tanner Glass The Pens add a solid checking winger to its sable of offensive forwards. The 28 year old signed for two years. Pittsburgh will be the fourth stop of his career.
Curtis McElhinney Columbus retains McElhinney with a one year deal. The goaltender played in two games in Phoenix before being dealt to the Blue Jackets last year.
Matt Carkner The 31-year-old blueliner is solid in his own end. The Islanders sign the 6-foot-4 defenseman for three years.
Brad Boyes The Islanders grab a veteran forward, who can help contribute offensively in Boyes. At 30 years of age, he will help the Isles young forwards.
Steve MacIntyre The Pens retain size and grit with MacIntyre signing him for two years. The 6-foot-5 forward is a heavyweight, who has totaled 163 PIMs in 90 NHL games.
Adam Burish The Sharks ink the agitator for four years. Burish is a forward who likes to get under the skin of opponents and plays a hard, two-way game.
Brad Staubitz The Ducks agree to terms with the big winger for two years. Staubitz skated in Minnesota before being claimed by the Canadiens off waivers last season.
Ray Whitney The Stars signed the 40 year old for two years. Last season, Whitney scored 77 points (24-53=77) and was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team.
Guillaume Latendresse Latendresse has only played in 27 games during the past two seasons with the Wild. He has size and skill, and despite injury problems the Senators have signed him for one season.
Colby Armstrong The 29 year old forward signs with Montreal for One year. Armstrong plays a hard-nosed game, but was out for much of last season due to injury.
Torrey Mitchell The Wild agrees to terms with the 27-year-old forward. He is a smooth-skating winger who will add depth to the Minnesota frontline.
Zenon Konopka One of the toughest players on the free-agent market, the forward has totaled 887 PIMs in his NHL career. The Wild agreed to terms with Konopka for two years.
Jeff Zatkoff The goaltender has yet to appear in an NHL Game. The 25 year old skated at Miami University (Ohio) for three seasons before Turning pro. He signed for two season with the pens.
Mike Lundin The Burnsville native had a tough season with the Wild last year, appearing in only 17 games - missing many due to injury. Ottawa signed the blueliner for one year.
Stu Bickel The Rangers retain the Chanhassen native for two seasons. Bickel uses his 6-foot-4 frame effectively, racking up 108 PIMs in his rookie season last year.
Joe Corvo The Hurricanes ink the puck-moving blueliner for one season. The 35 year old adds experience to the 'Canes backend and will contribute on the man advantage.
Justin Peters Carolina retains depth in goal, signing the netminder to a two-year deal. He played seven games with the Hurricanes last season.
John Mitchell The 27 year old signs with the Avs for two years, giving Colorado a forward that can skate at either center or wing.
Jonas Gustavsson The Red Wings pick up a backup with NHL experience, as Gustavsson has played 105 career games with Toronto. He was acquired by Winnipeg earlier this summer before signing with the Wings for two years.
David Moss The 6-foot-4 forward struggled with injuries last season, playing in 32 games. He signs with the Coyotes for two years, adding experience and size up front to the lineup.
Greg Rallo The 30-year-old centerman played in one game with Florida last season, but scored 42 points (22-20=42) with San Antonio of the AHL. He signs with the panthers for one year.
Derek Meech The defenseman missed most of last season with an injury and winnipeg signed the 28 year old to a one-year, two-way contract.
Brett Suter Carolina retains the forward, signing suter to a one-year deal. He played most of last season in the AHL.
Michael Leighton Two years ago, it looked like the goaltender would challenge for the Flyers' number one spot, but Leighton spent last season in Adirondack in the AHL. He signed for one year. 
Benoit Pouliot The lightning acquired Pouliot from the bruins in june and have re-signed him for one season.
Scott Clemmensen The goaltender appeared in 30 games last season with the Panthers, winning 14. He played well when called upon and the Panthers retain depth in the crease. 
Yann Danis The journeyman netminder played in one game with the Oilers last season, but was awarded the Baz Bastien Trophy for best goaltender in the AHL with Oklahoma City. He Re-signs for one year.
Ryan Smyth The veteran forward re-signs for two years with the Oilers, before the start of free agency. Edmonton retains the 36-year-old winger, who brings leadership to a very young Oilers lineup.








 























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