NHL’s free agency officially begins on October 9th but this morning we saw plenty of teams re-sign their goalies for the next few seasons before they could even hit the market.
First, Brian Elliott re-signed with the Philadelphia Flyers. His new contract is for 1 year and worth $1.5 million annually. Elliott has been in Philly for 3 seasons and he’s put up a record of 50-29-12 while he averaged a .906 SV% and 2.80 GAA in 100 games played there.
Then Robin Lehner got his bag from the Vegas Golden Knights. Lehner was traded to Vegas from the Blackhawks at the trade deadline and he had a 3-0-0 record this regular season with a .940 SV% and a 1.67 GAA. Then in the playoffs he went 6-7-0 in 16 GP while averaging a .917 SV% and a 1.99 GAA. Vegas had needed that steady goaltending for a while so locking up Lehner is a good bet.
Lastly, Tristan Jarry re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jarry’s contract is for 3 years and the breakdown is below. This season was the most Jarry has played in the NHL. He played in 33 games with a 20-12-1 record while averaging a .921 SV% and a 2.43 GAA. Jarry has been a good backup for Matt Murray but now Murray is up for UFA so it’s smart for the Penguins to have something solid in case Murray leaves.
There will be plenty of re-signings before the 9th, both with goalies and position players. Today, the Arizona Coyotes sent Michael Grabner on waivers with intent to terminate his contract.
Trades-wise, we’ll be seeing one within the coming days. Devan Dubnyk is probably on the move from Minnesota possibly to San Jose. Pierre LeBrun has been hinting heavily to that so within a day or two I suspect him (and/or Jones) will be packing up.
Only 6 more days to official free agency – hold onto your hats, everyone.
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