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2012 NHL Free Agents – unrestricted Centermen

Here is an early look at 2012 NHL free agents – unrestricted centermen. It doesn’t look like a strong free agent crop again this year.

I’ve broken the NHL free agent list by position, and ranked free agents by their 2011-12 salary cap number.

Centers | Left Wingers | Right Wingers | Defenseman | Goalies
 

Player 2011-12 Team 11-12 Cap Hit Contract Notes
Daymond Langkow Phoenix Coyotes $4,500,000  
Tuomo Ruutu Carolina Hurricanes $3,800,000 Re-signed with the Hurricanes. 4 years, $19 million.
Jarret Stoll Los Angeles Kings $3,600,000 Re-signed with the Kings. 3 years, $9.75 million.
Jochen Hecht Buffalo Sabres $3,525,000  
Olli Jokinen Calgary Flames $3,000,000 Signed with the Jets. 2 years, $9 million
Mikhail Grabovski Toronto Maple Leafs $2,900,000 Re-signed with the Leafs. 5 years, $27.5 million
Jiri Hudler Detroit Red Wings $2,875,000 Signed with the Flames. 4 years, $16 million
Jason Arnott St. Louis Blues $2,800,000  
Samuel Pahlsson Vancouver Canucks $2,650,000 Signed with Modo (Swe)
Saku Koivu Anaheim Ducks $2,500,000 Re-signed with the Ducks. 1 year, $3 million plus bonuses.
Paul Gaustad Nashville Predators $2,300,000 Re-signed with the Predators. 4 years, $13 million
Chris Kelly Boston Bruins $2,125,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 4 years, $12 million.
Steven Reinprecht Vancouver Canucks $2,050,000  
Jay McClement Colorado Avalanche $1,450,000 Signed with the Maple Leafs. 2 years, $3 million
Torrey Mitchell San Jose Sharks $1,366,667 Signed with the Wild. 3 years, $5.7 million
Zach Hamill Boston Bruins $1,316,667 Re-signed with the Bruins
Brendan Morrison Chicago Blackhawks $1,250,000  
Kyle Brodziak Minnesota Wild $1,150,000  
Gregory Campbell Boston Bruins $1,100,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 3 years, $4.8 million.
Dominic Moore San Jose Sharks $1,100,000  
Jim Slater Winnipeg Jets $1,000,000  
Daniel Winnik Colorado Avalanche $950,000  
Erik Christensen Minesota Wild $925,000  
Lennart Petrell Edmonton Oilers $900,000  
Alexandre Giroux Columbus Blue Jackets $825,000  
Colin Fraser Los Angeles Kings $825,000  
Jeff Halpern Washington Capitals $825,000 Signed with the Rangers. 1 year, $700,000
Jake Dowell Dallas Stars $800,000 Signed with the Wild. 2 years, $1.4 million
Brandon Prust New York Rangers $800,000 Signed with the Canadiens. 4 years, $10 million
Toby Petersen Dallas Stars $775,000 Re-signed with the Stars. 2 years, $1.35 million
Ryan Carter New Jersey Devils $750,000 Re-signed with the Devils. 2 years, $1.55 million
Jesse Winchester Ottawa Senators $750,000  
Tim Wallace New York Islanders $700,000  
Zenon Konopka Ottawa Senators $700,000 Signed with the Wild. 2 years , $1.5 million
Blair Betts Philadelphia Flyers $700,000  
Scott Nichol St. Louis Blues $700,000 Re-signed with the Blues. 1 year, $650,000 up to $700,000
Kyle Wellwood Winnipeg Jets $700,000  
Jean-Francois Jacques Anaheim Ducks $650,000 Signed with the Panthers. 1 year, 2 way
John Mitchell New York Rangers $650,000 Signed with the Avalanche. 2 years , $2.2 million
Mike Zigomanis Toronto Maple Leafs $650,000  
Patrick O’Sullivan Phoenix Coyotes $625,000  
Trevor Frischmon New York Islanders $615,000  
Yannick Riendeau Boston Bruins $613,333  
Aaron Volpotti Vancouver Canucks $612,500  
Marc-Antoine Pouliot Phoenix Coyotes $605,000  
Josh Hennessy Boston Bruins $600,000  
Derek MacKenzie Columbus Blue Jackets $600,000  
Jeff Taffe Minnesota Wild $600,000  
Chris Porter St. Louis Blues $600,000  
Alexandre Picard Tampa Bay Lightning $600,000 C
Riley Holzapfel Anaheim Ducks $575,000 Signed with the Penguins. 1 year , $525,000
Josh Green Edmonton Oilers $575,000  
Alexandre Bolduc Phoenix Coyotes $575,000 Re-signed with the Coyotes. 1 year, $650,000
Andrew Murray Detroit Red Wings $575,000 Signed with the Blues. 1 year, 2 way
Igor Makarov Chicago Blackhawks $552,500  
Brodie Dupont Nashville Predators $550,000  
Chris Conner Detroit Red Wings $550,000 Signed with the Coyotes. 1 year, $650,000
Greg Rallo Florida Panthers $550,000 Re-signed with the Panthers. 1 year, 2 way
Rod Pelley New Jersey Devils $550,000  
Corey Locke Ottawa Senators $550,000  
Richard Park Pittsburgh Penguins $550,000  
Brandon Dollig Chicago Blackhawks $545,000  
Warren Petters Minnesota Wild $537,500  
Brett Sutter Carolina Hurricanes $525,000 Re-signed with the Hurricanes. 1 year, $550,000
Colin Stuart Buffalo Sabres $525,000  
Michael Ryan Buffalo Sabres $525,000  
Guillame Desbiens Calgary Flames $525,000  
Greg Mauldin Colorado Avalanche $525,000  
Christian Hanson Washtington Capitals $525,000 Signed with the Bruins. 1 year, $600,000.
Travis Turnbull Buffalo Sabres $525,000  
Frans Nielsen New York Islanders $525,000 Re-signed with the Islanders . 4 years, $11 million.
Andre Deveaux New York Rangers $525,000 Signed with the Panthers. 1 year, $700,000
Colin McDonald Pittsburgh Penguins $525,000 Signed with the Islanders. 1 year, $700,000, 2 way
Ryan Craig Pittsburgh Penguins $525,000  
Robert Klinkhammer Ottawa Senators $525,000 Signed with the Coyotes. 1 year, $650,000
Trevor Smith Tampa Bay Lightning $525,000  
Andrew Ebbett Vancouver Canucks $525,000 Re-signed with the Canucks. 1 year, $600,000 2 way
Tim Stapleton Winnipeg Jets $525,000  
Jamie Johnson Detroit Red Wings $512,500  
Jon Matsumoto Florida Panthers $512,500 Signed with the Sharks. 1 year, $632,500
Stefan Meyer Calgary Flames $512,500  
Kris Newbury New York Rangers $512,500 Re-signed with the Rangers. 2 years, 2 way
Keith Aucoin Washington Capitals $512,500  


Centers | Left Wingers | Right Wingers | Defenseman | Goalies
Sources used: CapGeek.com and NHLnumbers.com