Free agent frenzy starts at noon!!!!
The Bruins have signed someone!
My sources tell me Boston Bruins have signed AHL MVP Kenny Agostino to 1-year free-agent contract. Worth $850k
— Adrian Dater (@adater) July 1, 2017
Kenny Agostino's one-year, $850,000 contract is a one-way deal
— Adrian Dater (@adater) July 1, 2017
Kenny Agostino is a 6-0, 202 lb., 25-year-old left winger who was drafted out of Yale by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 5th round (#140) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He never played a game in the Penguins’ system as he was traded to Calgary as part of the Jarome Iginla trade. He spent a couple of years in the Flames’ system but signed a one-year contract with the Blues after the Flames didn’t tender him a qualifying offer. In the 2016-2017 season for the Chicago Wolves (AHL, Blues’ affiliate), Agostino won the AHL’s MVP award and led the league in scoring with 24 goals and 59 assists. He hasn’t had much success at the NHL level, with only 5 points in 17 games. In addition, the Bruins are now his fourth NHL team. My guess is that he continues being a career AHLer, but I’m also known around here for not putting a lot of stock into AHL scoring leaders given their track record at the NHL level. However, he might surprise – perhaps he’s a late bloomer. There’ve been some AHL scoring leaders who’ve done well in the NHL, such as Jason Spezza.
As for the rest of the league…
Is Karl Alzner going to the Habs? What happens to Markov?
We know the talk of Shattenkirk signing with the Bruins is bunk, so is he going the Rangers?
Duchene to the Blue Jackets? To the Pens? To the Habs?
What do the Pens do about their defense? They have to sign three defensemen!
What do the Sharks do about Marleau and Thornton? Is Thornton going to the Kings?
What are the Bruins going to do? What defenseman should they get to prevent us from having a Quaider-Killer bottom pair? Is there a top-6 forward we should sign to a one-year contract?
My crazy prediction: the Habs offer-sheet Leon Draisaitl. It makes too much sense. The Habs are desperate for a 1C. They have the cap space and the draft picks to make a big offer (like $9.8 million/yr). With the rumored $13.5 million/yr contract to Connor McDavid – and $10 million/yr locked up in NMC contracts to Lucic and Russell – the Oilers will be in a serious salary cap bind.
UPDATE: Looks like Alzner to the Habs.
Unofficially hearing Alzner and Montreal Canadiens have agreed on a 5 year deal at roughly $4.5M per. #TSN
— Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) July 1, 2017
CapFriendly’s list of free agents is here.
|Date||Player||New Team||Former Team||Salary (AAV)||Term|
|7/1/17||Trevor Daley (D)||$3+ million||3 years|
|7/1/17||Steve Mason (G)||$4.1 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Brian Elliott (G)||$2.75 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Karl Alzner (D)||$4.5 million||5 years|
|7/1/17||Justin Williams (RW)||$4.5 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Patrick Sharp (F)||$1 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Tommy Wingels (LW)||Terms undisclosed||1 year|
|7/1/17||Sam Gagner (RW)||$3.15 million||3 years|
|7/1/17||Jonathan Bernier (G)||$2.75 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Anders Nilsson (G)||$2.5 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Chad Johnson (G||$2.5 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Martin Hanzal (C)||$4.75 million||3 years|
|7/1/17||Matt Hunwick (D)||$2,.25 million||3 years|
|7/1/17||Nick Bonino (C)||$4,.1 million||4 years|
|7/1/17||Brian Boyle (LW)||$2.55 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Antti Niemi (G)||(buyout)||$700,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Dan Girardi (D)||(buyout)||$3 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Benoit Pouliot (LW)||(buyout)||$1.15 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Paul Postma (D)||$725,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Kenny Agostino (LW)||$875,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Scott Hartnell (LW)||(buyout)||$1 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Evgeni Dadonov (F)||KHL||$4 million||3 years|
|7/1/17||Anders Lindback (G)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Ryan Miller (G)||$2 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Ron Hainsey (D)||$3 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Josh Jooris (F)||$775,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||JF Berube (G)||$750,000||2 years|
|7/1/17||Mike Cammalleri (F)||(buyout)||$1 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Michael Del Zotto (D)||$3 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Kevin Shattenkirk (D)||$6.65 million||4 years|
|7/1/17||Adam Clendening (D)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Nick Cousins (F)||$1 million||2 years|
|7/1/17||Jordan Szwarz (F)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Matt Tennyson (D)||$650,000||2 years|
|7/1/17||Seth Griffith (F)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Luke Gazdic (LW)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Lance Bouma (F)||(buyout)||$1 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Patrik Nemeth (D)||$945,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Christian Folin (D)||$850,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Darcy Kuemper (G)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Niklas Svedberg (G)||KHL||$700,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Kyle Quincey (D)||$1.25 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Peter Holland (F)||$675,000||2 years|
|7/1/17||Ondrej Pavelec (G)||$1.3 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Justin Schultz (D)||$5.5 million||3 years|
|7/1/17||Joe Thornton (C)||$8 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Chris Thorburn (F)||$900,000||2 years|
|7/1/17||Beau Bennett (F)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Oskar Sundqvist (C)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Chris Kunitz (LW)||$2 million||1 year|
|7/1/17||Curtis McElhinney||$850,000||2 years|
|7/1/17||Dominic Moore (C)||$1 million||1 year|
|7/2/17||Patrick Marleau (F)||$6.25 million||3 years|
|7/1/17||Alexander Burmistrov (F)||$900,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Patrick Wiercioch (D)||$650,000||1 year|
|7/1/17||Anton Rodin (RW)||$700,000||1 Year|
|7/1/17||Brett Connolly (LW)||$1.5 million||2 years|
|7/2/17||Evgeny Kuznetsov (F)||$7.8 million||8 years|
|7/1/17||Dmitry Kulikov (D)||$4.333 million||3 years|
|7/3/17||Alexander Radulov (F)||$6.25 million||5 years|
|7/3/17||Ales Hemsky (RW)||$1 million||1 year|