In this article, we will provide updates on the NHL free agency signings that will take place 25 days from today. The Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights have already made a big move, signing Ivan Barbashev to a five-year, $25 million contract. Let’s take a look at some of the other key players who have recently signed with new teams.

NHL Free Agent Signings

1. Dmitry Orlov – Defenseman

Orlov has shown impressive performance both defensively and offensively, and he’s now joining the Hurricanes on a two-year, $15.5 million deal. Last season, he recorded 17 points in 23 games and added eight points in seven playoff games.

2. Tyler Bertuzzi – Forward

Bertuzzi, known for his gritty playing style, has been signed by the Maple Leafs on a one-year, $5.5 million contract. With three 20-goal seasons, he’s expected to bring offensive firepower to his new team.

3. Alex Killorn – Forward

Leading all free agents with 64 points, Killorn brings his championship experience to the Ducks with a four-year, $27 million deal. His two Stanley Cup rings and multiple Final appearances make him a valuable asset.

4. Ryan O’Reilly – Forward

The Predators have signed O’Reilly to a four-year, $18 million contract. He previously won the Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues and earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Additionally, he is a former Selke Trophy winner.

5. Vladimir Tarasenko – Forward

The Senators have signed Tarasenko to a one-year, $5 million contract. Despite some injury-filled seasons, he’s shown remarkable goal-scoring abilities, making him an intriguing addition to his new team.

6. Patrick Kane – Forward

Kane is expected to return to action in the upcoming season after hip-resurfacing surgery. If he can perform at his vintage level, he will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to the Rangers.

7. Jason Zucker – Forward

Zucker had a solid season with the Penguins, scoring 27 goals. The Coyotes have signed him to a one-year, $5.3 million contract, hoping he can continue his scoring prowess.

8. J.T. Compher – Forward

Compher had an impressive season with the Avalanche, scoring a career-best 52 points. The Red Wings signed him to a five-year, $25.5 million contract, expecting him to be a significant contributor.

9. Michael Bunting – Forward

The Hurricanes signed Bunting to a two-year, $13.5 million contract. He’s proven to be a reliable top-six forward during his time in Toronto, averaging 23 goals and 56 points in two seasons.

10. Frederik Andersen – Goalie

Andersen will continue to be a part of the Hurricanes with a two-year, $6.8 million deal. With his history of winning the William Jennings Trophy, he’s a valuable asset in front of the net.

11. Max Pacioretty – Forward

The Capitals signed Pacioretty to a one-year, $2 million deal, hoping to benefit from his goal-scoring abilities once he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon.

12. Max Domi – Forward

Domi had a strong season with the Stars, recording 13 points in 19 games during the playoffs. The Maple Leafs signed him to a one-year, $3 million contract.

13. Shayne Gostisbehere – Defenseman

Gostisbehere has joined the Red Wings on a one-year, $4.125 million deal. He is known for his offensive abilities, ranking first among free agent defensemen with 13 goals and second with 41 points.

14. Matt Duchene – Forward

After being bought out by the Predators, Duchene signed with the Stars on a one-year, $3 million contract. He had 43 goals two seasons ago and 22 goals last season.

15. Blake Wheeler – Forward

Wheeler also faced a buyout from the Jets, and he’s now with the Rangers on a one-year, $800,000 contract. Despite his age, his 55 points last season make him a valuable addition to his new team.

16. Tristan Jarry – Goaltender

The Penguins retained Jarry with a five-year, $26.875 million contract. As a two-time All-Star, he’s expected to provide stability between the pipes.

17. Evan Rodrigues – Forward

Rodrigues joins the Panthers on a four-year, $12 million contract. He’s known for his secondary scoring abilities and flexibility in moving up the lineup when needed.

18. Garnet Hathaway – Forward

The Flyers signed Hathaway to a two-year, $4.75 million contract. His physicality and goal-scoring abilities make him a valuable asset on the ice.

19. Luke Schenn – Defenseman

Schenn has joined the Predators on a three-year, $8.25 million deal. With his league-leading 318 hits, he’s a force to be reckoned with on the blue line.

20. Radko Gudas – Defenseman

Gudas is now with the Ducks on a three-year, $12 million contract. He’s known for his solid defensive game and physical play.

21. Jonathan Toews – Forward

The Blackhawks’ longtime captain has been valued for his leadership, two-way play, and three championships. However, his health concerns may determine whether he returns for another season.

22. Tomas Tatar – Forward

Tatar is now with the Devils, aiming to bounce back after an ineffective playoff performance despite reaching the 20-goal mark last season.

23. John Klingberg – Defenseman

Klingberg scored 10 goals last season on a one-year deal and has now joined the Maple Leafs on a one-year, $4.15 million contract.

24. Matt Dumba – Defenseman

Dumba’s defensive abilities make him an appealing option for teams in need of a right-shot defenseman.

25. Joonas Korpisalo – Goaltender

Korpisalo has joined the Senators on a five-year, $20 million contract. His solid performance behind a better defense will be a valuable asset for his new team.


With the NHL free agency signing period opening in 25 days, teams are making strategic moves to strengthen their rosters. From established veterans to promising talents, these signings will shape the upcoming season’s landscape. Keep an eye on these players as they embark on new journeys with their respective teams.