As with all Free Agent Frenzies, Sunday was busy. We’ll recap it right below. Here are your links for today:
It was a pretty quiet day Sunday for the Devils, with Ray Shero completing three minor depth deals for the organization. Read John’s summary here: [All About the Jersey]
Eddie Lack is back. He’s signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $650,000. [NHL]
John Moore is headed to Boston on a ... five-year deal? OK, then.
Michael Grabner is off to Arizona on a three-year deal with an $3.35 million AAV. [ESPN]
No deal announced yet for Patrick Maroon:
Patrick Maroon still undecided, six teams still in the mix for the power forward...— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 1, 2018
The Devils have hired former Wild GM Chuck Fletcher as “Senior Advisor to the General Manager/Hockey Operations.” You may remember Chuck Fletcher as the guy who signed one Zach Parise. He was let go by the Wild in April after serving there since 2009. [NHL]
Update on Taylor Hall:
Spoke with #NJDevils Taylor Hall today who tells me his hand - which required off-season surgery - “feels 100%” and he’s already back on the ice preparing for next season.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) June 29, 2018
Here’s how the contract is structured:
Tavares contract breakdown: Year 1, $650k salary, $15.25M sb; Year 2, $910k salary, $15.25M sb; Year 3, $910k salary, $11.09M sb; Year 4, $910k salary, $8.44M sb; Years 5-7, $910k salary, $7.04M sb in each of those years— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 1, 2018
The Sabres traded Ryan O’Reilly to the Blues in exchange for a first-round pick, a second-round pick, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka and prospect Tage Thompson. The Blues also agreed to pay a $7.5 million contract bonus that O’Reilly was owed. [TSN]
The Flyers have signed James van Riemsdyk to a five-year, $35 million deal. [ESPN]
Lou and the Islanders have signed Leo Komarov:
Leo Komarov signs with the Islanders. Four years, $12M.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 1, 2018
Paul Stastny is headed to Las Vegas on a three-year deal with a $6.5 million AAV. [TSN]
Ryan McDonagh has signed a seven-year contract extension with the Lightning:
MAC’S BACK!— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July 1, 2018
We have signed Ryan McDonagh to a seven-year contract extension worth $6.75 million (AAV) per season. The extension will commence with the 2019-20 season.
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That Doughty deal is sure to inform the discussions the Senators are having with Erik Karlsson. Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion says he’s made a contract offer to his star defenseman. Where do things go from there? [TSN]
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