2011 NHL Free Agency Tracker: Team-by-Team Transactions Index

Mark Jones@@CanesReportSenior Analyst IJune 30, 2011

As the sun beats down to scorching levels around most of the continent, 30 NHL GMs from Philadelphia to Winnipeg are watching something else heat up quite quickly, too: free agency.

The 2011 NHL free agency period opens Friday, July 1, at noon (E.T.), with hundreds and hundreds of UFAs (Unrestricted Free Agents) hitting the market and looking for new contracts. While a few players may be slightly bigger targets than others this month, there's sure to be a frenzy of activity involving everyone from Anton Babchuk to Zenon Konopka.

Here are Bleacher Report's lists of the best forwards, defensemen and goaltenders available.

While the headlines of new signings will likely be popping up all across the hockey world, often, for us fans, the harder part of following up free agency is simply keeping all the new deals organized. To solve that issue, we'll be keeping track of all of the signings—large or small—in a team-by-team transactions index, so you can see exactly which players are going where and monitor how all of the movement will affect each franchise as a whole.

Our transactions index will feature three categories: "Acquired", out-of-town players signed and/or traded for (previous team in parenthesis); "Lost", players from the previous season signed and/or traded elsewhere (destination team in parenthesis); and "Re-Signed", players from the previous year given new contracts.

The index will be continually updated over the next week and longer, even as the flood of signings slows to a trickle as we inch towards mid-July. It will be functional as a complete and up-to-the-second guide to follow your favorite NHL team's (and the other 29's, as well) trades and signings (not including entry-level contracts) from last weekend's draft all the way through the heat of free agency.

Note: Our 2010 NHL Free Agency Team-by-Team Transactions Index has been archived and can be found here. On a separate note, we will not be including UFA rights and draft picks involved in trades in the acquired/lost categories.

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 6th, 1:42 PM ET 

Anaheim Ducks

Acquired: Kurtis Foster (trade from Edmonton), Andrew Gordon (Capitals), Bryan Rodney (Carolina)

Lost: Todd Marchant (retired), Andreas Lilja (Philadelphia), Andy Sutton (trade to Edmonton), Trevor Smith (Tampa Bay)

Re-Signed: Nate Guenin, Sean Zimmerman

Boston Bruins

Acquired: Benoit Pouliot (Montreal), Anton Khudobin (Minnesota), Joe Corvo (trade from Carolina)

Lost: Mark Recchi (retired), Michael Ryder (Dallas), Tomas Kaberle (Carolina)

Re-Signed: Trent Whitfield

Buffalo Sabres

Acquired: Christian Ehrhoff (trade from NY Islanders from Vancouver, signed), Ales Kotalik (trade from Calgary), Robyn Regehr (trade from Calgary), Ville Leino (Philadelphia)

Lost: Steve Montador (trade to Chicago, signed), Chris Butler (trade to Calgary), Paul Byron (trade to Calgary), Mark Mancari (Vancouver), Mike Kostka (Florida), Tim Connolly (Toronto)

Re-Signed: Nathan Gerbe, Drew Stafford, David Leggio, Cody McCormick, Mike Weber

Calgary Flames

Acquired: Joe Piskula (Los Angeles), Chris Butler (trade from Buffalo, signed), Paul Byron (trade from Buffalo), Clay Wilson (Florida), Guillaume Desbiens (Vancouver)

Lost: Fredrik Modin (retired), Adam Pardy (Dallas), Robyn Regehr (trade to Buffalo), Ales Kotalik (trade to Buffalo)

Re-Signed: Brett Carson, Henrik Karlsson, Alex Tanguay, Curtis Glencross, Ben Walter, Anton Babchuk

Carolina Hurricanes

Acquired: Tim Brent (Toronto), Brian Boucher (Philadelphia), Alexei Ponikarovsky (Los Angeles), Justin Soryal (NY Rangers), Anthony Stewart (Winnipeg), Tomas Kaberle (Boston)

Lost: Erik Cole (Montreal), Joe Corvo (trade to Boston), Bryan Rodney (Anaheim)

Re-Signed: Chad LaRose, Joni Pitkanen, Patrick Dwyer, Jay Harrison, Jussi Jokinen, Jiri Tlusty

Chicago Blackhawks

Acquired: Rotislav Olesz (trade from Florida), Steve Montador (trade from Buffalo, signed), Jamal Mayers (San Jose), Sean O'Donnell (Philadelphia), Andrew Brunette (Minnesota), Daniel Carcillo (Philadelphia), Brett McLean (Europe)

Lost: Troy Brouwer (trade to Washington, signed), Brian Campbell (trade to Florida), Jake Dowell (Dallas)

Re-Signed: Cory Crawford


Colorado Avalanche

Acquired: Jan Hejda (Columbus), Semyon Varlamov (trade with Washington, signed), Jean-Sebastian Giguere (Toronto), Chuck Kobasew (Minnesota)

Lost: Adam Foote (retired), John-Michael Liles (trade to Toronto), Peter Budaj (Montreal), Tomas Fleischmann (Florida), Brian Elliot (St. Louis), Matt Ford (Washington)

Re-Signed: David Jones, Greg Mauldin, Matt Hunwick, Justin Mercier, Patrick Bordeleau, Devin Van Der Gulik, David Liffiton, Ryan Stoa, Joakim Lindstrom, Ryan O'Byrne, Milan Hejduk

Columbus Blue Jackets

Acquired: Jeff Carter (trade from Philadelphia), James Wisniewski (trade from Montreal, signed), Curtis Sanford (Montreal), Mark Dekanich (Nashville), Nicholas Drazenov (St. Louis), Andrew Joudrey (Washington), Aaron Johnson (Edmonton), Alexandre Giroux (Edmonton)

Lost: Nikita Filatov (trade to Ottawa), Jakub Voracek (traded RFA rights to Philadelphia), Mathieu Garon (Tampa Bay), Mike Commodore (buyout), Scottie Upshall (Florida), Jan Hejda (Colorado)

Re-Signed: Grant Clitsome, Mike Blunden, Nick Holden, Michael Blunden

Dallas Stars

Acquired: Adam Pardy (Calgary), Radek Dvorak (Winnipeg), Vernon Fiddler (Phoenix), Marco Sturm (Washington), Sheldon Souray (Edmonton), Michael Ryder (Boston), Jake Dowell (Chicago)

Lost: Karlis Skrastins (signed in Europe), Brad Richards (NY Rangers), Aaron Gagnon (Winnipeg)

Re-Signed: Dan Spang, Richard Bachman, Colton Sceviour, Travis Morin, Brad Lukowich

Detroit Red Wings

Acquired: Mike Commodore (Columbus), Ian White (San Jose)

Lost: Brian Rafalski (retired), Derek Meech (Winnipeg)

Re-Signed: Nicklas Lidstrom, Jonathan Ericsson, Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller, Logan Pyett

Edmonton Oilers

Acquired: Ryan Smyth (trade from Los Angeles), Ben Eager (San Jose), Eric Belanger (Phoenix), Cam Barker (Minnesota), Darcy Hordichuk (Florida), Andy Sutton (trade from Anaheim), Cory Potter (Pittsburgh), Yann Danis (Europe)

Lost: Colin Fraser (trade to Los Angeles), Liam Reddox (signed in Europe), Sheldon Souray (buyout, signed by Dallas), Jim Vandermeer (San Jose), Kurtis Foster (trade to Anaheim), Aaron Johnson (Columbus), Alexandre Giroux (Columbus), Richard Petiot, Tampa Bay), Zack Stortini (Nashville)

Re-Signed: Ladislav Smid, Theo Peckham

Florida Panthers

Acquired: Brian Campbell (trade from Chicago), Tomas Kopecky (trade from Chicago, signed), Jose Theodore (Minnesota), Scottie Upshall (Columbus), Ed Jovanovski (Phoenix), Marcel Goc (Nashville), Kris Versteeg (trade from Philadelphia), Tomas Fleischmann (Colorado), Sean Bergenheim (Tampa Bay), Mike Kostka (Buffalo), Nolan Yonkman (Phoenix), Matt Bradley (Washington)

Lost: Rotislav Olesz (trade to Chicago), Darcy Hordichuk (Edmonton), Marty Reasoner (NY Islanders), Tomas Vokoun (Washington), Clay Wilson (Calgary), Niclas Bergfors (Nashville)

Re-Signed: Jack Skille, Mark Cullen, Keaton Ellerby, Tim Kennedy

Los Angeles Kings

Acquired: Colin Fraser (trade from Edmonton), Mike Richards (trade from Philadelphia), Simon Gagne (Tampa Bay)

Lost: Ryan Smyth (trade to Edmonton), Wayne Simmonds (traded RFA rights to Philadelphia), Brayden Shenn (trade to Philadelphia), Alexei Ponikarovsky (Carolina), Michal Handzus (San Jose), Joe Piskula (Calgary)


Minnesota Wild

Acquired: Devin Setoguchi (trade from San Jose, signed), Charlie Coyle (trade from San Jose), David McIntyre (trade from New Jersey), Dany Heatley (trade from San Jose), Darroll Powe (trade from Philadelphia, signed)

Lost: Brent Burns (trade to San Jose), Maxim Noreau (traded RFA rights to New Jersey), Jose Theodore (Florida), Andrew Brunette (Chicago), Cam Barker (buyout, signed by Edmonton), Chuck Kobasew (Colorado), Anton Khudobin (Boston), Martin Havlat (trade to San Jose)

Re-Signed: Nate Prosser, Drew Bagnall, Josh Harding, Jed Ortmeyer

Montreal Canadiens

Acquired: Peter Budaj (Colorado), Erik Cole (Carolina),

Lost: Nigel Dawes (signed in Europe), Dustin Boyd (signed in Europe), James Wisniewski (trade to Columbus, signed), Jeff Halpern (Washington), Alex Auld (Ottawa), Roman Hamrlik (Washington), Benoit Pouliot (Boston), Curtis Sanford (Columbus)

Re-Signed: Yannick Weber, Andrei Markov, Matheiu Darche, Andrei Kostitsyn, Hal Gill, Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Brock Trotter


Nashville Predators

Acquired: Brodie Dupont (trade from NY Rangers), Brett Ledba (trade from Toronto), Robert Slaney (trade from Toronto), Niclas Bergfors (Florida), Zack Stortini (Edmonton)

Lost: Taylor Stefishen (trade to Washington), Marcel Goc (Florida), Joel Ward (Washington), Steve Sullivan (Pittsburgh), Mark Dekanich (Columbus), Andreas Thuresson (trade to NY Rangers), Mathew Lombardi (trade to Toronto), Cody Franson (trade to Toronto)

Re-Signed: Shea Weber, Teemu Laakso 

New Jersey Devils


Lost: Alexander Vasyonov (signed in Europe), Tyler Eckford (Phoenix)

Re-Signed: Jay Leach, Andy Greene, Johan Hedburg, Matt Anderson

New York Rangers

Acquired: Tim Erixon (trade from Calgary), Oscar Lindberg (trade from Phoenix), Mike Rupp (Pittsburgh), Brad Richards (Dallas), Andreas Thuresson (trade from Nashville)

Lost: Chris Drury (buyout), Roman Horak (trade to Calgary), Evgeny Grachev (trade to St. Louis), Ethan Werek (trade to Phoenix), Justin Soryal (Carolina), Matt Gilroy (Tampa Bay), Brodie Dupont (trade to Nashville)

Re-Signed: Dale Weise, John Mitchell, Chad Kolarik, Ruslan Fedotenko

New York Islanders

Acquired: Marty Reasoner (Florida)

Lost: Doug Weight (retired), Zenon Konopka (Ottawa)

Re-Signed: Trevor Gillies, Tomas Marcinko, Michael Grabner, Kyle Okposo

Ottawa Senators

Acquired: Nikita Filatov (trade from Columbus), Alex Auld (Montreal), Zenon Konopka (NY Islanders)

Lost: Ryan Potulny (Washington), Curtis McElhinney (Phoenix)

Re-Signed: Zack Smith, Colin Greening, Francis Lessard


Philadelphia Flyers

Acquired: Brayden Shenn (trade from Los Angeles), Ilya Bryzgalov (trade from Phoenix, signed), Jaromir Jagr (from KHL), Andreas Lilja (Anaheim), Jakub Voracek (trade from Columbus, signed), Max Talbot (Pittsburgh)

Lost: Jeff Carter (trade to Columbus), Mike Richards (trade to Los Angeles), Matt Clarkson (trade to Phoenix), Darrol Powe (trade to Minnesota, signed), Sean O'Donnell (Chicago), Brian Boucher (Carolina), Kris Versteeg (trade to Florida), Ville Leino (Buffalo), Daniel Carcillo (Chicago)

Re-Signed: Tom Sestito, Andreas Nodl

Phoenix Coyotes

Acquired: Matt Clarkson (trade from Philadelphia), Ethan Werek (trade from NY Rangers), Raffi Torres (Vancouver), Mike Smith (Tampa Bay), Boyd Gordon (Washington), Alexandre Bolduc (Vancouver), Curtis McElhinney (Ottawa), Tyler Eckford (New Jersey)

Lost: Ilya Bryzgalov (trade to Philadelphia), Oscar Lindberg (trade to NY Rangers), Ed Jovanovski (Florida), Vernon Fiddler (Dallas), Eric Belanger (Edmonton), Andrew Ebbett (Vancouver), Nolan Yonkman (Florida)

Re-Signed: Jason LaBarbera, Matt Beaudoin, Radim Vrbata, Keith Yandle, Matt Watkins

Pittsburgh Penguins

Acquired: Steve Sullivan (Nashville), Boris Valabik (Winnipeg)

Lost: John Curry (signed in Europe), Max Talbot (Philadelphia), Mike Rupp (NY Rangers), Cory Potter (Edmonton), Brett Sterling (St. Louis)

Re-Signed: Arron Asham, Pascal Dupuis, Craig Adams, Craig Ryan, Nick Johnson, Tyler Kennedy, Colin McDonald

San Jose Sharks

Acquired: Brent Burns (trade from Minnesota), Jim Vandermeer (Edmonton), Michal Handzus (Los Angeles), Martin Havlat (trade from Minnesota)

Lost: Devin Setoguchi (trade to Minnesota, signed), Charlie Coyle (trade to Minnesota), Niclas Wallin (signed in Europe), Jamal Mayers (Chicago), Ben Eager (Edmonton), Kent Huskins (St. Louis), Ian White (Detroit), Dany Heatley (trade to Minnesota), Scott Nichol (St. Louis)

Re-Signed: Andrew Desjardins, Alex Stalock, Jamie McGinn, Sean Sullivan, Frazer McLaren, Thomas Greiss


St. Louis Blues

Acquired: Evgeny Grachev (trade from NY Rangers), Brian Elliot (Colorado), Kent Huskins (San Jose), Brett Sterling (Pittsburgh), Scott Nichol (San Jose)

Lost: Nicholas Drazenovic (Columbus)

Re-Signed: T.J. Oshie, B.J. Crombeen, Vladimir Sabotka, Nikita Nikitin, Roman Polak, Patrik Berglund, Chris Porter, T.J. Hensik, Adam Cracknell, Chris Porter, Matt D'Agostini, Ben Bishop

Tampa Bay Lightning

Acquired: Mathieu Garon (Columbus), Matt Gilroy (NY Rangers), Trevor Smith (Anaheim), Richard Petiot (Edmonton), Michel Ouellet (Europe)

Lost: Marc-Antoine Pouliot (traded RFA rights to Phoenix), Mike Smith (Phoenix), Sean Bergenheim (Florida), Randy Jones (Winnipeg), Simon Gagne (Los Angeles)

Re-Signed: Dwayne Roloson, Adam Hall, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Bruno Gervais, Eric Brewer, Blair Jones, Mike Angelidis, Mike Vernace, James Wyman

Toronto Maple Leafs

Acquired: John-Michael Liles (trade from Colorado), Tim Connolly (Buffalo), Mathew Lombardi (trade from Nashville), Cody Franson (trade from Nashville)

Lost: Tim Brent (Carolina), Jean-Sebastian Giguere (Colorado), Brett Lebda (trade to Nashville), Robert Slaney (trade to Nashville), Danny Richmond (Washington)

Re-Signed: James Reimer, Carl Gunnarsson, Jay Rosehill, Luca Caputi, Ben Scrivens, Greg Scott, Ryan Hamilton, Clarke MacArthur, Tyler Bozak

Vancouver Canucks

Acquired: Mark Mancari (Buffalo), Andrew Ebbett (Phoenix)

Lost: Christian Ehrhoff (trade to NY Islanders, signed by Buffalo), Raffi Torres (Phoenix), Tanner Glass (Winnipeg), Rick Rypien (Winnipeg), Alexandrew Bolduc (Phoenix), Guillaume Desbiens (Calgary)

Re-Signed: Andrew Alberts, Maxim Laperriere, Kevin Bieksa, Chris Higgins, Nolan Baumgartner, Steve Pinizzotto

Washington Capitals

Acquired: Taylor Stefishen (trade from Nashville), Jeff Halpern (Montreal), Joel Ward (Nashville), Roman Hamrlik (Montreal), Ryan Polutny (Ottawa), Tomas Vokoun (Florida), Danny Richmond (Toronto), Matt Ford (Colorado), Troy Brouwer (trade from Chicago, signed)

Lost: Boyd Gordon (Phoenix), Semyon Varlamov (trade with Colorado), Marco Sturm (Dallas), Andrew Joudrey (Columbus), Andrew Gordon (Anaheim), Matt Bradley (Florida)

Re-Signed: Brooks Laich, Dany Sabourin, Patrick McNeill, Sean Collins, Chris Bourque

Winnipeg Jets

Acquired: Derek Meech (Detroit), Tanner Glass (Vancouver), Rick Rypien (Vancouver), Randy Jones (Tampa Bay), Aaron Gagnon (Dallas)

Lost: Radek Dvorak (Dallas), Anthony Stewart (Carolina), Boris Valabik (Pittsburgh)

Re-Signed: Mark Flood, Andrew Ladd

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