NHL Free Agents | Drouin, Perron, Chychrun, Montour: Summary of the day’s moves

Summary of the multiple hirings in the NHL, while the free agent market opened at noon.


Published at 12:21 p.m.

Updated at 2:22 p.m.



There is movement in Ottawa in this first off-season for new general manager Steve Staios.

The Senators acquired forward David Perron, minutes after trading defenseman Jakob Chychrun.

Perron has agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract with the Ottawa team.

The 36-year-old veteran will be joining his seventh NHL team. He had 17 goals and 30 assists for 47 points in 76 games last season.

Chychrun, for his part, is already leaving Ottawa. The Senators traded the defenseman to the Washington Capitals on Monday at noon for veteran defenseman Nick Jensen and a 3-round pick.e tour in 2026.

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Jakob Chychrun (6)

Chychrun had 41 points (14 goals, 27 assists) in 82 games last season while posting a -30 record. He has one year left on his contract, at $4.6 million.

The Senators acquired him in March 2023 at a high price, giving up a 1st overall pick.is tour (12e in total) in 2023, and two choices of 2e turn to the Coyotes. They are left with a longer pick and Jensen, a depth defenseman who played just over 19 minutes in Washington last season and is due to make $4.05 million over the next two seasons.

Drouin remains in Colorado

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Jonathan Drouin

It took a while to settle down, but Jonathan Drouin will ultimately stay with the Avalanche. The Quebec forward re-signed to a one-year contract with Colorado, but he will be entitled to a salary increase. From $825,000 last season, his salary will increase to $2.5 million, according to Pierre LeBrun. The 2023-24 season was Drouin’s first in Colorado. He took advantage of it to have the most productive campaign of his career, setting personal bests in points (56) and time used (18:11 per game), and spent a good part of the season on the first power play unit.

Bruins snatch Lindholm, Zadorov from Canucks

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Elias Lindholm (23)

Acquired by the Vancouver Canucks last season, forward Elias Lindholm and defenseman Nikita Zadorov will continue their careers with the Boston Bruins. Lindholm, a defensive center who was notably a candidate for the Selke Trophy in 2022, appears to be Patrice Bergeron’s successor. And he will be paid as such, as he will pocket a total of $54.25 million over the next seven years (average of $7.75 million). As for Zadorov, a powerhouse in the playoffs in Vancouver, he signed a 6-year, $30 million deal (average of $5 million). The Canucks wanted to retain his services, but his salary demands exceeded what the team was willing to pay, we learned in recent days. The two new members of the Bruins are 29 years old.

Tanev, Ekman-Larsson and Stolarz in Toronto

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Chris Tanev

In Toronto, the Maple Leafs took advantage of the 1is July to reshape their defense. They signed veterans Chris Tanev (6 years, $27 million) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (4 years, $14 million). Toronto acquired Tanev’s rights on Saturday before signing him. The Ontario native will turn 35 in December, which means he’ll be 40 when his contract expires. Ekman-Larsson turns 33 in two weeks. He just helped the Panthers win the Stanley Cup as a third-pair defenseman. The Leafs also signed goaltender Anthony Stolarz to a two-year, $4 million deal, or $2 million per season. Stolarz also just won the Stanley Cup, as the Panthers’ backup goalie.

Montour and Stephenson in Seattle

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Brandon Montour (62)

Stolarz and Ekman-Larsson, however, are not the Stanley Cup champions’ biggest losses. The Panthers lost Brandon Montour, a member of their ” top 3 » on defense. Montour signed with the Seattle Kraken for seven years and $50 million, for an annual average of $7.143 million. In 66 games, he had 33 points (8 goals, 25 assists). The previous season, however, he had 73 points in 80 games. The Kraken also acquired center Chandler Stephenson, under a seven-year contract and $43.75 million (average of $6.25 million). Stephenson has just crossed the 50-point mark for a third straight season. He has amassed 51 points (16 goals, 35 assists) in 75 games.

Bertuzzi, Teravainen, Martinez and Brossoit in Chicago

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Tyler Bertuzzi

We knew the Chicago Blackhawks were rebuilding. What we didn’t know is that they would rebuild in one day. In less than 90 minutes after the free-agent market opened, general manager Kyle Davidson signed no fewer than six players on Monday. On offense, Tyler Bertuzzi (4 x $5.5 million), Teuvo Teravainen (3 x $5.4 million), Patrick Maroon (1 x $1.3 million), Craig Smith (1 x $1 million) were added to the roster, as were defenseman Alec Martinez (1 x $4 million) and goaltender Laurent Brossoit (2 x $3.3 million). Teravainen returns to the team that drafted him in the first round in 2012, and with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2015. He was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in the summer of 2016, and spent the last eight seasons there. As for Bertuzzi, he has just amassed 43 points in 80 games in his only season in the Toronto Maple Leafs uniform.

Anthony Duclair joins Patrick Roy on Long Island

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Anthony Duclair

The New York Islanders have signed forward Anthony Duclair to a four-year, $14 million contract. He joins head coach Patrick Roy, who coached him for two seasons with the Quebec Remparts, from 2011 to 2013. Last season, the Quebec native amassed 42 points, including 24 goals, in 73 games with the San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning. Duclair, who will turn 29 in August, joins his ninth career team, having so far played in New York (Rangers), Arizona, Chicago, Columbus, Ottawa, Florida, San Jose and Tampa.

Edmundson and Foegele in Los Angeles for four years

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Warren Foegele

The Los Angeles Kings caused a surprise by signing defenseman Joel Edmundson to a four-year contract that will pay him an average of $3.85 million per season. The former Canadiens player thus gets a salary increase compared to the previous agreement (4 x $3.5 million) that was granted to him by general manager Marc Bergevin… who has since become a senior advisor to GM Rob Blake in Los Angeles. The Manitoban has been slowed by injuries over the last three campaigns, missing a total of 108 games in the meantime. He finished last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing in all seven games for the club in the first round of the playoffs. The Kings, moreover, have agreed to a three-year contract with forward Warren Foegele, who just reached the Stanley Cup Final with the Edmonton Oilers. He will pocket an average of about $3 million, according to Sportsnet.

Anthony Mantha à Calgary

After trading big contracts in recent weeks, the Calgary Flames have added a big forward to their roster in Anthony Mantha. The 29-year-old Quebecer will spend next season in Alberta, where he will earn $3.5 million. The 6-foot-5, 234-pound colossus was traded from the Washington Capitals to the Vegas Golden Knights last March. Overall, he has 44 points in 74 games this season. However, he has played little in the playoffs, and the Knights have told him they will not retain his services. Mantha was drafted in the first round (20e overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in 2013. He spent just under six seasons with that organization before being traded to the Capitals.

Pesce and Dillon: Devils strengthen their defense

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Brett Pesce

The New Jersey Devils will certainly have one of the best defensive squads in the Eastern Conference, if not the NHL, now that they’ve added Brett Pesce and Brendan Dillon to their roster. Pesce, who spent his entire career with the Carolina Hurricanes, will make $33 million over the next six years (average of $5.5 million). Dillon, a former Jets player, is getting $12 million over three years (average of $4 million). These two big guys join a defense already loaded with Luke Hughes, Simon Nemec, Dougie Hamilton and Jonas Siegenthaler. The Devils also added Stefan Noesen to their offense. The other former Hurricane will make $8.25 million over the next three years (average of $2.75 million).

Other signatures

Blue Jackets de Columbus

  • Sean Monahan – 5 ans/27,5 millions

Blues de St. Louis

  • Kasperi Kapanen – 1 an/1 million au total

Flames de Calgary

  • Yegor Sharangovich – 5 years/28.75 million total
  • Jake Bean – 2 ans/3,5 millions au total

Oilers d’Edmonton

  • Viktor Arvidsson – 2 ans/8 million au total
  • Josh Brown – 3 ans/3 millions au total
  • Colin Delia – 1 an/0,775
  • Corey Perry 1 an/1,4 million

Carolina Hurricanes

  • Jaccob Slavin – 8 years/$51.69 million total
  • Tyson Jost – 1 an/0,775 million
  • Eric Robinson – 1 an/0,95 million
  • Jordan Martinook – 3 ans/9,15 millions au total

Los Angeles Kings

  • Joel Edmundson – 4 ans/15,2 millions au total
  • Warren Foegele – 3 ans/10,5 millions au total

Canucks de Vancouver

  • Jake DeBrusk – 7 ans/38,5 millions au total
  • Danton Heinen – 2 years/$4.5 million total
  • Derek Forbort – 1 an/1.5 million
  • Jiri Patera – 2 years old

Penguins de Pittsburgh

  • Matt Grzelcyk – 1 an/2,75 millions
  • Mac Hollowell – 1 an/0,775 million
  • Jimmy Huntington – 1 an/0,775 million
  • Anthony Beauvillier – 1 an/1,25 million

Utah HC

Florida Panthers

  • Tomas Nosek – 1 an/0,775 million
  • AJ Greer – 2 years/1.55 ​​million total

Red Wings de Detroit

  • Cam Talbot – 2 ans/5 millions
  • Jack Campbll – 1 an/0,775 million

Wild you Minnesota

  • Yakov Trenin – 4 years/14 million total

Islanders de New York

Buffalo Sabres

  • Nicolas Aubé-Kubel – 1 an/1.5 million
  • Sam Lafferty – 2 ans/4 millions au total
  • Jason Zucker – 1 an/5 millions

Dallas Stars

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Garnet Hathaway – 2 ans/4,8 millions au total

Capitals de Washington

  • Brandon Duhaime – 2 years/3.7 million total
  • Taylor Raddysh – 1 an/1 million

Rangers de New York

New Jersey Devils

  • Brett Pesce – 6 ans/33 millions au total
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