NHL Free Agent Tracker 2015

By The Hockey News

The NHL's free-agent spend-a-thon is upon us, and though the big names are few and far between, there's still plenty of talent out there that can help a club get over the hump. Which team will land the big fish? We've got you covered all day July 1 with details and instant analysis of each signing as it happens. More

  • Dougie Hamilton (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

    Dougie Hamilton signs six-year deal with Calgary Flames

    Four days after acquiring 22-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins, the Calgary Flames have signed him to a six-year, $34.5 million contract. Hamilton is coming off of his best season, racking up 10 goals and 42 points.

  • Martin Jones (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    San Jose gets Martin Jones from Boston for a steep price

    The Sharks desperately needed a goaltender and found one in Jones, but will he be a bona fide starter in San Jose? The return to Boston indicates that expectations are high.

  • Alexander Semin. (Getty Images)

    Hurricanes’ Semin, Panthers’ Boyes on waivers for buyout purposes

    The Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers both made surprising waiver moves Tuesday. The Hurricanes placed Alexander Semin on waivers with the intention to buy him out and the Panthers have done the same with Brad Boyes. Semin’s buyout will be the largest buyout cap hit in NHL history.

  • Brenden Dillon (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

    Sharks, Brenden Dillon agree to five-year, $16.35 million deal

    According to reports, defenseman Brenden Dillon has signed a five-year, $16.35 million deal with the San Jose Sharks. Dillon, 24, was acquired by the Sharks in November in a trade with the Dallas Stars. Dillon scored two goals and nine points in 60 games for San Jose in 2014-15.

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    Rumor Roundup: Bieksa drawing interest, Sharp still on the market

    The free agency period opens in one day, but the lack of all-star talent available has teams turning to the trade market to improve their rosters. As such, players like the Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa and the Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell could be prime trade targets. In addition, the Montreal Canadiens buyout of P-A Parenteau could open the door for a free agent signing.

  • Ian Cole (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

    Penguins ink Ian Cole to three-year, $6.3 million deal

    The Pittsburgh Penguins made a savvy deal Monday, re-signing blueliner Ian Cole to a three-year deal that carries a cap hit of $2.1 million per season. Cole came over to the Penguins from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline and registered one goal and eight points in 20 games, adding another two points in five post-season outings.

  • Maxime Talbot (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

    Bruins’ Maxime Talbot takes to Twitter to squash trade rumor

    Following the Bruins’ acquisition of Zac Rinaldo from the Flyers, a rumor began that Maxime Talbot had requested a trade out of Boston. Talbot heard the rumor and made sure to squash it personally, taking to Twitter to deny the report just hours after it surfaced.

  • Zac Rinaldo (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Bruins continue to baffle hockey world with Zac Rinaldo trade

    The agitator with a history of suspensions will not make up for the loss of Milan Lucic, but the Bruins have taken him on nonetheless. What exactly is the master plan in Boston right now?

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