Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
The lockout is over, and although most of free agency is done until summer, there are still some players lingering on the market.
The NHL lockout is over, and now the league's 30 teams are ready to get back to regular business. Free agency was mostly completed prior to the lockout, but some teams still have some unfinished business to wrap up.
For teams like the Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers, one of the first things they need to take care of is re-signing a few stars that are still out on the market as restricted free agents.
Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban remains without a new contract, as does Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto. Dallas signed veteran winger Jaromir Jagr prior to the expiration of the previous CBA with the hopes that he could help groom Jamie Benn in a similar way as he did last season with Philadelphia Flyers' burgeoning star, Claude Giroux. In order to do so, the Stars will need to sign Benn to a new deal.
In addition, several clubs still have a need at defense and could look to improve their depth with some of the remaining unrestricted free agents on the market. Chris Campoli, Kurt Sauer, Kurtis Foster and Brett Clark are all still available. Teams in need of a veteran presence could look to add forwards like Brian Rolston, Daymond Langkow or Jason Arnott.
Free agency will not open until the new CBA is ratified. There will only be a short period of time -- no more than two weeks -- between that date and the beginning of the season.
Listed below is a list of available unrestricted and restricted free agents. The pickin's are slim.
|Jesse Winchester||Ottawa Senators||Center||29|
|Dominic Moore||San Jose Sharks||Center||32|
|Blair Betts||Philadelphia Flyers||Center||32|
|Jochen Hecht||Buffalo Sabres||Center||35|
|Daymond Langkow||Phoenix Coyotes||Center||36|
|Jason Arnott||St. Louis Blues||Center||38|
|Brad Winchester||San Jose Sharks||Left wing||31|
|Marco Strum||Florida Panthers||Left wing||34|
|Kristian Huselius||Columbus Blue Jackets||Left wing||34|
|Mathieu Darche||Montreal Canadiens||Left wing||36|
|Brian Rolston||Boston Bruins||Left wing||39|
|Andrew Brunette||Chicago Blackhawks||Left wing||39|
|Tomas Holmstrom||Detroit Red Wings||Left wing||39|
|Jason Blake||Anaheim Ducks||Left wing||39|
|Jonathon Cheechoo||St. Louis Blues||Right wing||32|
|Eric Godard||Dallas Stars||Right wing||32|
|Matt Bradley||Florida Panthers||Right wing||34|
|Radek Dvorak||Dallas Stars||Right wing||35|
|Petr Sykora||New Jersey Devils||Right wing||36|
|Mike Knuble||Washington Capitals||Right wing||40|
|Chris Campoli||Montreal Canadiens||Defense||28|
|Kurtis Foster||Minnesota Wild||Defense||31|
|Kurt Sauer||Phoenix Coyotes||Defense||31|
|Randy Jones||Winnipeg Jets||Defense||31|
|Jim Vandermeer||San Jose Sharks||Defense||32|
|Jeff Finger||Toronto Maple Leafs||Defense||32|
|Kent Huskins||St. Louis Blues||Defense||33|
|Mike Commodore||Tampa Bay Lightning||Defense||33|
|Colin White||San Jose Sharks||Defense||34|
|Brett Clark||Tampa Bay Lightning||Defense||35|
|Mark Eaton||New York Islanders||Defense||35|
|Sean O'Donnell||Chicago Blackhawks||Defense||41|
|Brent Johnson||Pittsburgh Penguins||Goalie||35|
|Ty Conklin||Detroit Red Wings||Goalie||36|
|Marty Turco||Boston Bruins||Goalie||37|
|Dwayne Roloson||Tampa Bay Lightning||Goalie||43|
|Ryan O'Reilly||Colorado Avalanche||Center||21|
|Jamie Benn||Dallas Stars||Center||23|
|James Sheppard||San Jose Sharks||Center||24|
|Michael Del Zotto||New York Rangers||Defense||22|
|Dmitry Kulikov||Florida Panthers||Defense||22|
|P.K. Subban||Montreal Canadiens||Defense||23|
|Nick Petrecki||San Jose Sharks||Defense||23|
|Cody Franson||Toronto Maple Leafs||Defense||25|
|Brett MacLean||Phoenix Coyotes||Left wing||23|
|Nick Palmieri||Minnesota Wild||Right wing||23|