2011 Unrestricted NHL Free Agents


Here is a look at 2011 unrestricted NHL free agents, and the contracts they have signed. We’ll continue to update our NHL free agent page. Also check out our Top 25 UFAs and each teams restricted free agents.

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Centers – 2011 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

Player Team Age 2010-11 Cap # Notes
Brad Richards Dallas Stars 30 $7,800,000 Signed with the Rangers. 9 years, $60 million
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks 30 $7,200,000 Re-signed with the Sharks. 3 years, $21 million.
Chris Drury New York Rangers   $7,050,000  
Michael Nylander Washington Capitals 37 $4,875,000  
Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins 24 $4,750,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 3 years, $15 million.
Tim Connolly Buffalo Sabres 29 $4,500,000 Signed with the Maple Leafs. 2 years, $9.75 million
Jason Arnott Washington Capitals 35 $4,500,000 Signed with the Blues. 1 year, $2.5 million, cap hit of $2.875 million.
Michal Handzus Los Angeles Kings 33 $4,000,000 Signed with the Sharks. 2 years, $5 million
Tomas Fleischmann Colorado Avalanche 26 $2,600,000 Signed with the Panthers. 4 years, $18 million
David Backes St. Louis Blues 26 $2,500,000 Re-signed with the Blues, 5 years, $22.5 million.
Todd White New York Rangers 35 $2,375,000  
Vaclav Prospal New York Rangers 35 $2,100,000 Signed with the Blue Jackets. 1 year, $2.5 million
Brooks Laich Washington Capitals 27 $2,067,000 Re-signed with the Capitals. 6 years, $27 million.
Chad LaRose Carolina Hurricanes 28 $1,700,000 Re-signed with the Hurricanes. 2 years, $3.4 million
Chris Higgins Vancouver Canucks 27 $1,600,000 Re-signed with the Canucks. 2 years, $3.8 million
Kris Draper Detroit Red Wings 39 $1,583,000  
Rob Niedermayer Buffalo Sabres 35 $1,250,000  
Mike Modano Detroit Red Wings 40 $1,250,000  
John Madden Minnesota Wild 37 $1,250,000  
Tomas Kopecky Florida Panthers 28 $1,200,000 Re-signed with the Panthers. 4 years, $12 million
Marty Reasoner Florida Panthers 33 $1,150,000 Signed with the Islanders. 2 years, $2.7 million
Todd Marchant Anaheim Ducks 36 $1,125,000  
Vernon Fiddler Phoenix Coyotes 30 $1,100,000 Signed with the Stars. 3 years, $5.4 million
Petr Prucha Phoenix Coyotes 27 $1,100,000  
Patrick Rissmiller Florida Panthers 31 $1,000,000 Signed with the Avalanche. 1 year, $525,000
Brian Sutherby Dallas Stars 28 $812,000  
Marcel Goc Nashville Predators 26 $775,000 Signed with the Panthers. 3 years, $5.1 million
Scott Nichol San Jose Sharks 35 $760,000 Signed with the Blues. 1 year, $ 600,000
Jerred Smithson Nashville Predators 31 $738,000 Re-signed with the Predators. 2 years, $1.6 million
Chris Thorburn Winnipeg Jets 27 $660,000 Re-signed with the Thrashers. 3 year, $2.6 million.
Ryan Carter Florida Panthers 26 $625,000 Re-signed with the Panthers. 1 year, $750,000
Andrew Murray Columbus Blue Jackets 28 $625,000 Signed with the Sharks. 1 year, $525,000
Ryan Shannon Ottawa Senators 27 $625,000 Signed with the Lightning. 1 year, $625,000
Jamie Lundmark Nashville Predators 29 $600,000  
Zenon Konopka New York Islanders 29 $600,000 Signed with the Senators. 1 year, $700,000
Jason Krog Winnipeg Jets 34 $550,000  
Rick Rypien Vancouver Canucks 26 $550,000 Signed with the Jets. 1 year, $700,000
Cody McCormick Buffalo Sabres 27 $500,000 Re-signed with the Sabres. 3 years, $3.6 million
Alexandre Giroux Edmonton Oilers 29 $500,000 Signed with the Blue Jackets. 1 year, $825,000
Andrew Ebbett Phoenix Coyotes 27 $500,000 Signed with the Canucks. 1 year, $525,000
Ryan Craig Pittsburgh Penguins 28 $500,000 Re-signed with the Penguins. 1 year, $525,000.
Ryan Potulny Ottawa Senators     Signed with the Capitals
Eric Belanger Phoenix Coyotes     Signed with the Oilers. 3 years, $5.25 million
Max Talbot Pittsburgh Penguins     Signed with the Flyers. 5 years, $9 million
Tim Brent Toronto Maple Leafs     Signed with the Hurricanes. 2 years, $1.5 million
Jeff Halpren Montreal Canadiens     Signed with the Capitals. 1 year, $825,000
         

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Left Wingers – 2011 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

Player Team Age 2010-11 Cap # Notes
Alexander Semin Washington Capitals 26 $6,000,000 Re-signed with the Capitals. 1 year, $6.7 million.
Simon Gagne Tampa Bay Lightning 30 $5,250,000 Signed with the Kings. 2 years, $7 million
Cory Stillman Carolina Hurricanes 36 $3,533,000  
Marco Sturm Washington Capitals 31 $3,500,000 Signed with the Canucks. 1 year, $2.25 million
Alexei Ponikarovsky Los Angeles Kings 30 $3,200,000 Signed with the Hurricanes. 1 year, $1.5 million
Alexander Frolov New York Rangers 28 $3,000,000  
Erik Cole Carolina Hurricanes 31 $2,900,000 Signed with the Canadiens. 4 years, $18 million
Sergei Samsonov Florida Panthers 31 $2,533,000  
Matt Moulson New York Islanders 26 $2,450,000 Re-signed with the Islanders. 3 years, $9.4 million.
Antti Miettinen Minnesota Wild 29 $2,333,000 Signed with AK Bars of the KHL
Andrew Brunette Minnesota Wild 36 $2,333,000 Signed with the Blackhawks. 1 year, $2 million
Ethan Moreau Columbus Blue Jackets 34 $2,000,000  
Nikolai Zherdev Philadelphia Flyers 25 $2,000,000  
Jussi Jokinen Carolina Hurricanes 27 $1,700,000 Re-signed with the Hurricanes. 3 years, $9 million
Alex Tanguay Calgary Flames 30 $1,700,000 Re-signed with the Flames, 5 years, $17.5 million.
Donald Brashear Winnipeg Jets 38 $1,400,000  
Pascal Dupuis Pittsburgh Penguins 31 $1,400,000 Re-signed with the Penguins. 2 years, $3 million.
Jarkko Ruutu Anaheim Ducks 34 $1,300,000  
Curtis Glencross Calgary Flames 27 $1,200,000 Re-signed with the Flames. 4 years, $10.2 million.
Aaron Voros Toronto Maple Leafs 28 $1,000,000  
Ryan Jones Edmonton Oilers 26 $975,000 Re-signed with the Oilers. 2 years, $3 million.
Ben Eager San Jose Sharks 26 $965,000 Signed with the Oilers. 3 years, $3.3 million
Ville Leino Philadelphia Flyers 26 $800,000 Signed with the Sabres. 4 years, $18 million
Darcy Hordichuk Florida Panthers 29 $775,000 Signed with the Oilers. 1 year, $800,000
Brad Winchester Anaheim Ducks 29 $700,000  
Eric Boulton Winnipeg Jets 33 $650,000 Signed with the Devils. 2 years, $1.325 million.
Drew Miller Detroit Red Wings 26 $650,000 Re-signed with the Red Wings. 2 years, $1.65 million
Jon Sim New York Islanders 32 $650,000  
Tanner Glass Vancouver Canucks 26 $625,000 Signed with the Jets. 1 year, $750,000
David Koci Colorado Avalanche 29 $575,000  
Jeff Taffe Chicago Blackhawks 29 $550,000 Signed with the Wild. 1 year, $600,000
Chris Durno Tampa Bay Lightning 29 $550,000 Signed with the Hurricanes. 1 year, $525,000
Steve MacIntyre Edmonton Oilers 29 $500,000 Signed with the Penguins. 1 year, $600,000
Mathieu Darche Montreal Canadiens 33 $500,000 Re-signed with the Canadiens. 1 year, $700,000.
Jeff Tambellini Vancouver Canucks 26 $500,000 Re-signed with the Canucks
Sean Bergenheim Tampa Bay Lightning 26 $700,000 Signed with the Panthers. 4 years, $11 million
Raffi Torres Vancouver Canucks     Signed with the Coyotes. 2 years, $3.5 million
Josh Green Anaheim Ducks     Signed with the Oilers. 1 year
         

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Right Wingers – 2011 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

Player Team Age 2010-11 Cap # Notes
Alexei Kovalev Pittsburgh Penguins 37 $5,000,000 Signed a 2 year deal with Atlant of the KHL
Teemu Selanne Anaheim Ducks 40 $4,500,000  
Michael Ryder Boston Bruins 30 $4,000,000 Signed with the Stars. 2 years, $7 million
Steve Sullivan Nashville Predators 35 $3,750,000 Signed with the Penguins. 1 year, $1.5 million
Justin Williams Los Angeles Kings 28 $3,500,000 Re-signed with the Kings. 4 years, $14.6 million.
Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche 34 $3,000,000 Re-signed with the Avalanche. 1 year, $2.6 million. Up to $3 million with bonuses.
Radim Vrbata Phoenix Coyotes 29 $3,000,000 Re-signed with the Coyotes. 3 years, $9 million
Jamie Langenbrunner Dallas Stars 34 $2,800,000 Signed with the Blues. 1 year, $2.5 million
Mike Knuble Washington Capitals 37 $2,800,000 Signed with the Capitals. 1 year, $2 million
Chris Clark Columbus Blue Jackets 34 $2,633,000  
Chuck Kobasew Minnesota Wild 28 $2,333,000 Signed with the Avalanche. 2 years, $2.5 million
Scottie Upshall Columbus Blue Jackets 26 $2,250,000 Signed with the Panthers. 4 years, $14 million
Mark Recchi Boston Bruins 42 $1,950,000 Retired
Radek Dvorak Winnipeg Jets 33 $1,700,000 Signed with the Stars. 1 year, $1.5 million
Mike Grier Buffalo Sabres 35 $1,500,000  
Joel Ward Nashville Predators 29 $1,500,000 Signed with the Capitals. 4 years, $12 million
Matt Bradley Washington Capitals 32 $1,000,000 Signed with the Panthers. 2 years, $1.9 million
Michael Rupp Pittsburgh Penguins 30 $825,000 Signed with the Rangers. 3 years, $4.5 million
Boyd Gordon Washington Capitals 26 $800,000 Signed with the Coyotes. 2 years, $2.65 million
Patrick Eaves Detroit Red Wings 26 $750,000 Re-signed with the Red Wings. 3 years, $3.6 million
Eric Godard Pittsburgh Penguins 30 $750,000 Signed with the Stars. 2 years, $1.45 million
Fredrik Sjostrom Toronto Maple Leafs 27 $750,000  
Jonas Andersson Nashville Predators 29 $675,000  
Jamal Mayers San Jose Sharks 35 $600,000 Signed with the Blackhawks. 1 year, $550,000
Cam Janssen St. Louis Blues 26 $600,000 Signed with the Devils. 1 year, $525,000
Adam Hall Tampa Bay Lightning 29 $600,000 Re-signed with the Lightning. 1 year, $600,000.
Wade Belak Nashville Predators 33 $575,000  
Brandon Segal Dallas Stars 26 $550,000  
Craig Adams Pittsburgh Penguins 33 $550,000 Re-signed with the Penguins. 2 years, $1.35 million.
Tyler Kennedy Pittsburgh Penguins   $550,000 Re-signed with the Penguins. 2 years, $4 million
Pat Dwyer Carolina Hurricanes 27 $500,000 Re-signed with the Hurricanes. 2 years, $1.25 million
Chris Bourque       Signed with the Capitals. 1 year, $1 million
Ruslan Fedotenko New York Rangers     Re-signed with the Rangers. 1 year, $1.4 million
Matt D’Agostini St. Louis Blues     Re-signed with the Blues. 2 years, $2.3 million
Jaromir Jagr KHL     Signed with the Flyers. 1 year, $3.3 million
Matt Mancari Buffalo Sabres     Signed with the Canucks. 1 year, $525,000
Nicklas Bergfors Floria Panthers 24 900,000 Signed with the Predators. 1 year, $575,000
Steve Pinizzotto Washington Capitals     Signed with the Canucks. 1 year, $600,000
Jason Williams Dallas Stars 30 500,000 Signed with the Penguins. 1 year, $600,000
         

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Defenseman – 2011 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

Player Team Age 2010-11 Cap # Notes
Ed Jovanovski Phoenix Coyotes 34 $6,500,000 Signed with the Panthers. 4 years, $16.5 million
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings 40 $6,200,000 Re-signed with the Red Wings. 1 year, $6.2 million.
Bryan McCabe New York Rangers 35 $5,750,000  
Andrei Markov Montreal Canadiens 31 $5,750,000 Re-signed with the Canadiens. 3 years, $17.25 million.
Roman Hamrlik Montreal Canadiens 36 $5,500,000 Signed with the Capitals. 2 years, $7 million
Sheldon Souray Edmonton Oilers   $5,200,000 Signed with the Stars. 1 year, $1.65 million
Scott Hannan Washington Capitals 31 $4,500,000  
Eric Brewer Tampa Bay Lightning 31 $4,250,000 Re-signed with the Lightning. 4 years, $15.4 million.
Tomas Kaberle Boston Bruins 32 $4,250,000 Signed with the Hurricanes. 3 years, $12.75 million.
Joni Pitkanen Carolina Hurricanes 26 $4,000,000 Re-signed with the Hurricanes. 3 years, $13.5 million
Kevin Bieksa Vancouver Canucks 29 $3,750,000 Re-signed with the Canucks. 5 years, $23 million.
Craig Rivet Columbus Blue Jackets 35 $3,500,000  
Chris Phillips Ottawa Senators 32 $3,500,000 Re-signed with the Senators. 3 years, $9.25 million.
Sami Salo Vancouver Canucks 35 $3,500,000 Re-signed with the Canucks. 1 year, $2 million
James Wisniewski Montreal Canadiens 26 $3,250,000 Signed with the Blue Jackets. 6 years, $33 million.
Christian Ehrhoff Vancouver Canucks 27 $3,100,000 Signed with the Sabres. 10 years, $40 million.
Cam Barker Minnesota Wild     Signed with the Oilers. 1 year, $2.25 million
Ian White San Jose Sharks 26 $3,000,000 Signed with the Red Wings. 2 years, $5.75 million
Tom Preissing Colorado Avalanche 31 $2,750,000 Signed to play in the Swiss Natrional League.
Steve Staios Calgary Flames 36 $2,700,000  
Niclas Wallin San Jose Sharks 35 $2,500,000 Signs with Lulea of the Swedish Elite League
Brent Sopel Winnipeg Jets 33 $2,333,000 Signed in KHL
Trevor Daley Dallas Stars 26 $2,300,000 Re-signed with the Stars. 6 years, $19.8 million.
Jim Vandermeer Edmonton Oilers 30 $2,300,000 Signed with the Sharks. 1 year, $1 million
Hal Gill Montreal Canadiens 35 $2,250,000 Re-signed with the Canadiens. 1 year, $2.25 million.
Jan Hejda Columbus Blue Jackets 32 $2,000,000 Signed with the Avalanche. 4 years, $13 million
Kent Huskins San Jose Sharks 31 $1,700,000 Signed with the Blues. 1 year, $1 million
Mark Stuart Winnipeg Jets 26 $1,675,000 Re-signed with the Thrashers. 3 years, $5.1 million.
Shane O’Brien Nashville Predators 26 $1,600,000 Signed with the Avalanche. 1 year, $1.1 million
Steve Montador Chicago Blackhawks 30 $1,550,000 Re-signed with the Blackhawks. 4 years, $11 million
Radek Martinek New York Islanders 33 $1,500,000 Signed with the Blue Jackets
Anton Babchuk Calgary Flames 26 $1,400,000 Re-signed with the Flames. 2 years, $5 million
Chris Campoli Chicago Blackhawks 26 1,400,000  
Karlis Skrastins Dallas Stars 35 $1,375,000 Signed with Lokomotiv of the KHL. 1 year, $2,178,900
Adam Foote Colorado Avalanche 38 $1,250,000 Retired
John Erskine Washington Capitals 30 $1,250,000  
Steve Eminger New York Rangers 26 $1,125,000 Signed with the Rangers.
Andrew Alberts Vancouver Canucks 28 $1,050,000 Re-signed with the Canucks. 2 years, $2.45 million
Brad Lukowich Dallas Stars 33 $1,000,000 Re-signed with the Stars. 1 year, $1 million
Milan Jurcina New York Islanders 27 $1,000,000 Re-signed with the Islanders. 1 year, $1.6 million.
Sean O’Donnell Philadelphia Flyers 38 $1,000,000 Signed with the Blackhawks. 1 year, $850,000
Jonathan Ericsson Detroit Red Wings 26 $900,000 Re-signed with the Red Wings. 3 years, $9.75 million
Ruslan Salei Detroit Red Wings 35 $750,000  
Andy Greene New Jersey Devils 27 $738,000 Re-signed with the Devils. 4 years, $12 million
Jason Strudwick Edmonton Oilers 34 $725,000  
Adam Pardy Calgary Flames 26 $700,000 Signed with the Stars. 2 years, $4 million
David Hale Ottawa Senators 29 $675,000  
Jeff Woywitka Dallas Stars 26 $650,000  
Alexander Sulzer Florida Panthers 26 $650,000 Signed with the Canucks
Jordan Hendry Chicago Blackhawks 26 $600,000  
Peter Harrold Los Angeles Kings 27 $583,000  
Nathan Paetsch Florida Panthers 27 $525,000 Signed with EHC Wolfsburg of the German DEL
Jay Harrison Carolina Hurricanes 27 $500,000 Re-signs with the Hurricanes. 2 years
Staffan Kronwall Calgary Flames 27 $500,000  
Derek Meech Detroit Red Wings 26 $500,000 Signed with the Jets. 1 year, $700,000
Clay Wilson Florida Panthers 27 $500,000  
Rob Davison New Jersey Devils 30 $500,000  
Jay Leach New Jersey Devils 30 $500,000 Re-signed with the Devils. 1 year, $525,000
Randy Jones San Jose Sharks     Signed with the Jets. 1 year, $1.15 million
Corey Potter Pittsburgh Penguins     Signed with the Oilers. 1 year
Mike Commodore Columbus Blue Jackets     Signed with the Wings. 1 year, $1 million
Andreas Lilja Anaheim Ducks     Signed with the Flyers. 1 year, $750,000
Marc-Andre Bergeron Tampa Bay Lightning     Re-signed with the Lightning. 2 years, $2 million
Sami Lepisto Columbus Blue Jackets     Signed with the Blackhawks. 1 year, $750,000

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Goaltenders – 2011 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

Player Team Age 2010-11 Cap # Notes
Jean-Sebastien Giguere Toronto Maple Leafs 33 $6,000,000 Signed with the Avalanche. 2 years, $2.5 million
Tomas Vokoun Florida Panthers 33 $5,700,000 Signed with the Capitals. 1 year, $1.5 million
Ilya Bryzgalov Phoenix Coyotes 30 $4,250,000 Signed with the Flyers. 9 years, $51.5 million.
Pascal Leclaire Ottawa Senators 27 $3,800,000  
Dwayne Roloson Tampa Bay Lightning 40 $2,500,000 Re-signed with the Lightning. 1 year, $3 million
Mike Smith Tampa Bay Lightning 28 $2,200,000 Signed with the Coyotes. 2 years, $4 million
Craig Anderson Ottawa Senators 29 $1,812,000 Re-signed with the Senators. 4 years, $12.75 million.
Johan Hedberg New Jersey Devils 37 $1,500,000 Re-signed with the Devils. 1 year, $1.25 million
Chris Osgood Detroit Red Wings 37 $1,417,000 Retired
Marty Turco Chicago Blackhawks 34 $1,300,000  
Ty Conklin St. Louis Blues 34 $1,300,000 Signed with the Red Wings. 1 year, $750,000
Peter Budaj Colorado Avalanche 27 $1,250,000 Signed with the Canadiens.2 years, $2.3 million
Mathieu Garon Columbus Blue Jackets 32 $1,200,000 Signed with the Lightning. 2 years, $2.6 million
Josh Harding Minnesota Wild 26 $1,200,000 Re-signed with the Wild. 1 year, $750,000
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers Edmonton Oilers 26 $1,050,000  
Alex Auld Montreal Canadiens 29 $1,000,000 Signed with the Senators. 1 year, $1 million
Jason Labarbera Phoenix Coyotes 30 $1,000,000 Re-signed with the Coyotes. 2 years, $2.5 million.
Brian Elliott Colorado Avalanche     Signed with the Blues. 2 years, $1.2 million
Brian Boucher Philadelphia Flyers 33 $925,000 Signed with the Hurricanes. 2 years, $1.9 million
Erik Ersberg Los Angeles Kings 28 $750,000 Playing in the KHL
Jimmy Howard Detroit Red Wings 26 $717,000 Re-signed with the Red Wings. 2 years, $4.5 million.
Patrick Lalime Buffalo Sabres 35 $600,000 Retired
Curtis McElhinney Ottawa Senators 27 $535,000 Signed with the Coyotes. 1 year, $625,000
Henrik Karlsson Calgary Flames 26 $500,000 Re-signs with the Flames. 2 years, $1.725 million.
Curtis Sanford Montreal Canadiens     Signed with the Blue Jackets. 1 year, $600,000
Jose Theodore Minnesota Wild     Signed with the Coyotes. 2 years, $3 million
Ray Emery Anaheim Ducks 28 $500,000 Signed a tryout deal with the Blackhawks

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