Welcome to your NHL Roundup, where we provide you with your Morning Links from around the NHL. The action on the ice may be over but there is never an off-season off the ice.
In case you were under a rock or slipped into a coma yesterday, it was the beginning of the Free Agent Frenzy. But bigger than any free agent signing was the trade between Anaheim and Ottawa for the services of Bobby Ryan:
In exchange for landing the four-time 30-goal scorer, the Senators dealt forwards Jakob Silfverbeg, Stefan Noesen and their first-round pick in next year’s draft to Anaheim.
The deal was completed hours into the start of the NHL’s free-agency period, and shortly after Alfredsson, the Senators longtime captain, signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
That took place partially because Senators fans were ready to burn down the capital when it was announced long time captain Daniel Alfredsson would be leaving for the Motor City:
Alfredsson chose to sign a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings, continuing his Stanley Cup pursuit wearing an unfamiliar jersey. He played all 1,178 games of his NHL career with the Senators, putting up 426 goals and 682 assists.
In perhaps the most unintentionally funny signing of the day, just months after refusing to go there in favor of going to Pittsburgh, Jarome Iginla signed with the Boston Bruins:
Jarome Iginla is finally a member of the Boston Bruins.
Three months after spurning the Bruins’ advances at the trade deadline to choose the Pittsburgh Penguins, the long-time Calgary Flames captain signed a one-year deal with Boston. It’s worth US$1.8 million and can reach $6 million with performance bonuses.
The Toronto Maple Leafs went back to acting like themselves again, re-sign Tyler Bozak and landed David Clarkson, tying up 15% of their cap on two guys who haven’t hit 50 points before:
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Clarkson to a seven-year contract Friday, and Bozak re-signed for five years and $21 million.
Clarkson is from Mimico, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. It’s the same hometown as Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland, who was acquired in a trade during the 2013 NHL Draft.
A total recap of Free Agent Frenzy Day 1.
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