July 1st, Free Agents Column

Good morning my hockey friends. This will be an updated post throughout the day on signings and possible trades, much like we do on draft day.

Redden signs with the Rangers, six years $6.5m p/s

Devils sign Bobby Holik, $2.5M; 1 year.

NYR re-signs Michal Rozsival, $20M, 4 years. Toronto signs Niclas Hagman

Rolston signs back with the Devils: a four-year, $20 million contract

Columbus signs UFA defenceman Mike Commodore to a 5 year deal worth $18.75-million; Flyers bring back Ossi Vaananen

Campbell signs with Blackhawks, 8 years at $7.1M p/s

(Minor signings are updated in post, click “read more”).Vancouver Canucks sign UFA forward Darcy Hordichuk to a two-year deal

Philadelphia Flyers sign UFA forward Nate Raduns to a one-year

Philadelphia Flyers sign UFA forward Glen Metropolit to a two-year deal

Ossi Vaananen signed by Flyers, 1 year, $1M.

Ottawa signs UFA goaltender Alex Auld to a 2 year deal worth $1-million

Colorado signs UFA forward Darcy Tucker to a 2 year deal worth $4.5-million

Vancouver signs RFA forward David Backes to an offer sheet, 3 years $7.5-million. St. Louis has seven days to match or accept a 2nd round draft pick as compensation.

Cory Stillman signs with Florida, $10.6, three years.

Hawks signs with Chicago; $5.625 million Length of contract:
4 years

Jeff Finger signs with Toronto, four years $3.5M

Detroit Red Wings sign Ty Conklin, one year.

Fan 590 reported that Andy Raycroft signed 1-year with Colorado.

Kurt Sauer either signs with Coyotes (4 yrs, $1.75M p/s).

Jose Theodore has signed with the Capitals, two years $9M.

Olaf Kolzig signs with Tampa Bay according to Fan 590 (Toronto).

RDS.ca reports Flyers trade Denis Gauthier and a second round choice in 2010 to LA for Patrik Hersley and Ned Lukacevic.

NY Rangers sign UFA forward Aaron Voros (undisclosed)

Pittsburgh signs UFA forward Eric Godard (undisclosed)

Tampa Bay signs UFA forward Adam Hall to a 3 year deal worth $1.8-million

Montreal re-signs RFA forward Andrei Kostitsyn to a 3 year deal worth $3.25-million a season

Todd Fedoruk signs with Phoenix.

Kyle Wellwood signs with Canucks. Brunette signed with Minnesota and Minnesota acquires Marek Zidlicky from Nashville.

Radim Vrbata signs with Tampa Bay, $3M a season (Sportsnet.ca)

Rene Bourque traded to Calgary for a 2nd rounder.

Bryce Salvador re-signed with the Devils for four years, $2.9M p/s.

Brian Rolston will test the market, according to TSN.

Caps d-man Mike Green re-upped for four years worth $21M.

Corey Perry re-signed, $5.3M p/s, Dupuis re-signed $1.4M p/s.

Kukla’s Korner reports Curtis Joseph signs with Toronto.

Oilers traded Pitkanen to Carolina for Erik Cole.

Sportsnet.ca reports that Jay Pandolfo re-signed with New Jersey Devils.

As per TSN, the Oilers traded Raffi Torres to the Blue Jackets for Brulet.

Pittsburgh Penguins re-sign UFA D Mark Eaton to a 2 year deal worth $2-million