NHL Expansion Draft

This NHL offseason is shaping up to be one of the busiest in years.

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Defenseman Dougie Hamilton, Carolina Hurricanes. Where he went: New Jersey Devils, seven years, $63 million
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Goaltender Philipp Grubauer, Colorado Avalanche. Where he went: Seattle Kraken, six years, $35.4 million
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Forward Blake Coleman, Tampa Bay Lightning. Where he went: Calgary Flames, six years, $29.4 million
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Forward David Krejci, Boston Bruins. Where he went: Retired from NHL to play in native Czech Republic
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Defenseman Alec Martinez, Vegas Golden Knights. Where he went: Stayed in Vegas for three years, $15.75 million
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Forward Phillip Danault, Montreal Canadiens. Where he went: Los Angeles Kings, six years, $33 million
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Defenseman Tyson Barrie, Edmonton Oilers. Where he went: Stayed in Edmonton, three years, $13.5 million
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Forward Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs. Where we went: Edmonton Oilers, seven years, $38.5 million
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Forward Kyle Palmieri, New York Islanders
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Forward Jaden Schwartz, St. Louis Blues. Where he went: Seattle Kraken, five years, $27.5 million
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Goaltender Petr Mrazek, Carolina Hurricanes. Where he went: Toronto Maple Leafs, three years, $11.4 million
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Defenseman Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild. Where he went: Dallas Stars, four years, $14.6 million
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Forward Mike Hoffman, St. Louis Blues. Where he went: Montreal Canadiens, three years, $13.5 million
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Goalie Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs. Where he went: Carolina Hurricanes, two years, $9 million
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Forward Brandon Saad, Colorado Avalanche. Where he went: St. Louis Blues, five years, $22.5 million
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Defenseman David Savard, Tampa Bay Lightning. Where he went: Montreal Canadiens, four years, $14 million
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Defenseman Mike Reilly, Boston Bruins. Where we went: Stayed in Boston, three years, $9 million
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Goaltender Jonathan Bernier, Carolina Hurricanes. Where he went: New Jersey Devils: Two years, $8.25 million
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Forward Nick Ritchie, Boston Bruins
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Forward Mikael Granlund, Nashville Predators. Where he went: Stayed in Nashville, four years, $20 million
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Forward Corey Perry, Montreal Canadiens. Where he went: Tampa Bay Lightning, two years, $2 million
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Defenseman Keith Yandle, Florida Panthers. Where he went: Philadelphia Flyers, one year, $900,000
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Ten days after the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched a repeat of the Stanley Cup championship, every team except the Vegas Golden Knights submitted a protected and available list for the expansion draft. The Seattle Kraken built their inaugural team from that list on July 21.

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The NHL draft was held July 23-24, with the Buffalo Sabres choosing Owen Power first and the Kraken making Matthew Beniers the franchise's first pick. Seth Jones, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Jakub Voracek were among the big names traded during draft weekend.

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Free agency began on July 28 amid a flat salary cap.

Tracking the big offseason news:

July 30: David Krejci returning home

The Boston Bruins free agent center says he'll finish his career in his native Czech Republic so his parents can watch him play and his children can experience the country. He finishes with 730 points in 962 games, won a Stanley Cup and reached the Final twice. He's a likely candidate for the 2022 Olympics.

A statement from David Krejci.#NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/M0djYuRAMb

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 30, 2021

SABRES: Jack Eichel's rift with Buffalo Sabres deepens

The question for the Bruins is whether they have a No. 2 center on the team. Charlie Coyle could be tried in that role or Boston, tight on cap space, could make a trade.

July 29: Plenty of moves

-Zach Werenski re-signs: His six-year, $57.5 million extension is important beyond locking in a key defenseman. It shows to the hockey world that players want to stay in Columbus. Seth Jones was dealt to Chicago after saying he wouldn't re-sign after next season. Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky left in free agency in 2019, Pierre-Luc Dubois was dealt last season, as were pending UFAs Nick Foligno and David Savard. But now Werenski and Boone Jenner have signed extensions.

-Corey Perry signs: His two-year, $2 million deal gives the Tampa Bay Lightning a refurbished fourth line with holdover Patrick Maroon and free agent signee Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Perry has reached the Stanley Cup Final the past two seasons with the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens. 

-Brandon Saad joins Blues: He got $22.5 million over five years. He and Pavel Buchnevich are replacing the offense of departed free agent forwards Mike Hoffman and Jaden Schwartz. The Blues still could move Vladimir Tarasenko.

-Rangers acquire Ryan Reaves: General manager Chris Drury continues to add size and physical play in the bottom six and defense. Recent acquisition Jarred Tinordi and Reaves have fought Tom Wilson, the Washington Capitals forward who injured Artemi Panarin during a scrum.

July 29: Who's still out there?

Unsigned free agents include forwards David Krejci, Brandon Saad, Kyle Palmieri, Tomas Tatar, Nick Ritchie, Corey Perry and Zach Parise and defensemen Ryan Murray and Sami Vatanen.

July 28: Busy day in free agency

Top free agent Doug Hamilton went to the New Jersey Devils (seven years, $63 million). The massive goalie carousel included Philipp Grubauer going to the Kraken, Linus Ullmark going to the Boston Bruins and the Colorado Avalanche trading for Darcy Kuemper to replace Grubauer.

WINNERS AND LOSERS: Kraken strike with key additions, Devils add Hamilton

NHL FREE AGENCY: Breaking down the deals and rumors on July 28

July 27: Gabriel Landeskog re-signs

a hockey player on the field: The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed captain Gabriel Landeskog. © Isaiah J. Downing, USA TODAY Sports The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed captain Gabriel Landeskog.

The Colorado Avalanche and captain Gabriel Landeskog got it done with an eight-year deal worth $56 million. Even with that signing, the Avalanche have $12 million in cap space, which will help as Philipp Grubauer and Brandon Saad are pending unrestricted free agents.

July 27: Lightning gain more cap space

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded forward Tyler Johnson to the Chicago Blackhawks, along with a 2023 second-round pick, for the rights to defenseman Brent Seabrook. That gets Johnson's $5 million cap hit off their books. Seabrook is done playing, but the Lightning can put him on long-term injured reserve and exceed the cap.

July 27: Fleury traded to Chicago

The Vegas Golden Knights have traded goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks. © The Associated Press The Vegas Golden Knights have traded goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Marc-Andre Fleury, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, is debating his hockey future after the trade, his agent, Allan Walsh, tweeted. The Vegas Golden Knights stayed with Fleury and Robin Lehner last season and it paid off when Lehner was hurt and Fleury had an award-winning season. The move clears $7 million in cap space and could allow the team to make another acquisition. If Fleury reports, the Blackhawks improve their shot at making the playoffs. They added defenseman Seth Jones and will get captain Jonathan Toews back from a season-long ailment.  

Alex Ovechkin gets new deal

There was no chance that Ovechkin would sign anywhere but Washington, but the Capitals didn't announce the five-year, $47.5 million contract until after the expansion draft so they could protect Daniel Sprong. The five-year length of the deal should allow Ovechkin (730 goals) the time he needs to break Wayne Gretzky's goal-scoring record (894). The Capitals, who traded defenseman Brenden Dillon for draft picks on Monday, still need to sign goalie Ilya Samsonov.

July 27: More buyouts

The following players were put on waivers for purposes of buying out their contracts: Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby, San Jose Sharks' Martin Jones and Edmonton Oilers' James Neal. Holtby struggled in his first season in Vancouver and the net is ready to go to Thatcher Demko. The Canucks will need to find a backup goal in free agency. San Jose had acquired goalie Adin Hill before the expansion draft and Jones' play had dropped off the past two seasons. Neal's buyout will clear space for the Oilers' expected signing of Zach Hyman.

July 26: Free agency approaching

Teams are getting their rosters in shape with free agency two days away:

-The Winnipeg Jets re-sign center Paul Stastny. He took a pay cut to $3.75 million in his one-year deal. Stastny's return ensures that the Jets remains deep down the middle. Winnipeg also addressed its blue line by sending two second-round picks to the Washington Capitals for Brenden Dillon, a 6-4, 225-pound defenseman.  

-The Florida Panthers re-sign Sam Bennett. He had an impressive debut in Florida after arriving near the trade deadline. He agreed to a four-year, $17.6 million contract. The Panthers also need to re-sign restricted free agent Sam Reinhart, who was acquired during the second day of the draft.

-Qualifying offers: Among players not qualified by Monday's deadline, making them unrestricted free agents: Boston Bruins' Nick Ritchie (15 goals), Chicago Blackhawks' Pius Suter (14 goals) and Edmonton Oilers' Dominik Kahun and Jujhar Khaira. The Seattle Kraken, as expected, qualified all of the restricted free agents they took in the expansion draft.

-Jake Virtanen clears waivers. The Vancouver Canucks will buy out the forward, who was placed on leave in May after being accused in a lawsuit that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2017.

July 24: Second day of draft

Rounds 2-7 were being conducted, but once again, other transactions also drew attention. The Buffalo Sabres dealt leading scorer Sam Reinhart to the Florida Panthers for a 2022 first-round pick (it could move to 2023 if it ends up in the top 10) and young goalie Devon Levi, who helped Canada win a silver medal at the world junior championship. Jakub Voracek returned to the Columbus Blue Jackets as the Philadelphia Flyers traded for Cam Atkinson. Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar got a six-year, $54 million contract, just short of the $9.5 million average agreed to by Seth Jones after his trade to the Chicago Blackhawks.

a hockey game in the snow: The Buffalo Sabres traded center Sam Reinhart to the Florida Panthers. © Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports The Buffalo Sabres traded center Sam Reinhart to the Florida Panthers.

July 23: Busy draft

University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power was the No. 1 pick as expected, but he had to share the spotlight with a handful of high-profile trades. Moving to new teams were Seth Jones, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Pavel Buchnevich and Rasmus Ristolainen. There also was some controversy with the 31st-overall pick.

FIRST-ROUND PICKS: Scouting reports of the players selected on Friday

July 23: NHL draft tonight

The Buffalo Sabres are on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick in Friday's first round, which begins at 8 ET. There already have been trades. Click on the links for our live draft blog, our draft primer and our mock draft.

July 22: NHL releases schedule

The NHL regular-season schedule is out, though it could change. The league built in a break from Feb 7-22 in case a deal is reached to send players to the 2022 Olympics. If talks fall through, a revised schedule will be released.

The season starts Oct. 12 and ends April 29. The New York Islanders have to open with 13 games on the road before their home opener at UBS Arena.

NHL SCHEDULE: Day-by-day schedule

NHL SCHEDULE: Highlights of the 2021-22 regular season

July 22: Transactions resume

The expansion draft roster freeze lifted at 1 p.m. ET and there quickly was activity, including the first trade by the Seattle Kraken.

They sent forward Tyler Pitlick, who was picked up from the Arizona Coyotes, to the Calgary Flames for a fourth-round 2022 pick.

The Philadelphia Flyers, in a cap-clearing move, sent defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to the Coyotes. They had to include a couple draft picks in the deal to get Arizona to take him. The money saved will give the Flyers room to re-sign Carter Hart and Travis Sanheim.

The New York Rangers signed recently acquired forward Barclay Goodrow to a six-year, $21.9 million deal.

The surprising move was the Carolina Hurricanes trading goalie Alex Nedelkjovic to the Detroit Red Wings. The Calder Trophy finalist was a restricted free agent and he agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with Detroit, his agent tweeted.

The Carolina Hurricanes traded Calder Trophy finalist Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings. © James Guillory, USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Hurricanes traded Calder Trophy finalist Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings get a 25-year-old goalie who led the league in goals-against average and save percentage. The Hurricanes got the rights to goalie Jonathan Bernier and a third-round pick. At this moment, Carolina has no goaltenders under contract. 

July 22: Weber out for the season

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin confirmed that defenseman Shea Weber will miss the season and his career could be over.

"He suffered many different injuries over the last few years, including injuries to his ankle, knee and thumb," Bergevin told reporters. "He's in a lot of pain. It even takes him a long time to prepare for practice."

The news is a blow to the Stanley Cup finalists. They'll be able to put Weber on long-term injured reserve, which will help their cap situation, but the defenseman was the team captain and second in ice time.

"We'll try our best, but I know deep down that you can never replace Shea Weber," Bergevin said.

July 21: Seattle Kraken expansion draft

The entire roster was figured out by reporters before the Seattle Kraken officially announced the members of the NHL's newest team.

But general manager Ron Francis assembled a team that's deep on defense, has flexibility on offense and includes rising goaltenders. He avoided big-name, big-contract players and might need to pursue more goal scoring with his approximately $29 million in cap space. 

EXPANSION DRAFT: All 30 picks that the Seattle Kraken made

WINNERS AND LOSERS: Who made out best, worst in Seattle Kraken expansion draft

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The Seattle Kraken unveiled the names of the players they chose in the expansion draft, plus the team's jerseys. Here's who was taken:
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Forwards - Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde
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New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle
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Colorado Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi
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Toronto Maple Leafs' Jared McCann
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Nashville Predators' Calle Jarnkrok
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Arizona Coyotes' Tyler Pitlick. He was traded the next day to the Caglary Flames for a fourth-round 2022 pick.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Tanev
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Winnipeg Jets' Mason Appleton
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Carolina Hurricanes' Morgan Geekie
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New York Rangers' Colin Blackwell
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San Jose Sharks' Alexander True
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New Jersey Devils' Nathan Bastian
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Chicago Blackhawks' John Quenneville
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Philadelphia Flyers' Carsen Twarynski
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Vancouver Canucks' Kole Lind
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Defensemen - Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano
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Edmonton Oilers' Adam Larsson
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St. Louis Blues' Vince Dunn
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Minnesota Wild's Carson Soucy
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Anaheim Ducks' Haydn Fleury
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Dallas Stars' Jamie Oleksiak, right
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Boston Bruins' Jeremy Lauzon
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Los Angeles Kings' Kurtis MacDermid, right. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round 2023 draft pick.
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Buffalo Sabres' Will Borgen, left
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Detroit Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Gavin Bayreuther
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Montreal Canadiens' Cale Fleury
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Goaltenders - Florida Panthers' Chris Driedger
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Washington Capitals' Vitek Vanecek
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Ottawa Senators' Joey Daccord
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July 21: Expansion draft tonight

Here's a primer for the expansion draft announcement. In the meantime, names submitted at the 10 a.m. ET deadline are being leaked out, including Flames defenseman Mark Giordano, Panthers goalie Chris Driedger and Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson.

July 19: Expansion mock draft

USA TODAY's NHL desk takes a crack at picking the Seattle Kraken roster.

July 18: The expansion draft lists are out

The NHL released the list of players who are protected and players who are available to be taken by the Kraken in the expansion draft. 

Some surprises on the available list: Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, fresh off a trip to the Stanley Cup Final; Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano, and St. Louis forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who has requested a trade and could bring the Blues assets if dealt. But all make significant money, which could deter the Kraken from taking them.

The defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning chose to protect four defensemen, so forwards Alex Killorn, Yanni Gourde and Tyler Johnson are among those available. Gourde is likely to be the one to be picked, though the Lightning might try to work a side deal for them to take Washington State native Johnson instead.

The Nashville Predators protected five defensemen.

July 17: Flurry of moves made before NHL roster freeze

The NHL roster freeze ahead of the Seattle Kraken expansion draft went into effect Saturday. It was a busy afternoon before the transaction pause, as teams made moves as they finalized their protection lists, which were due Saturday and will be revealed Sunday.  

The biggest move of the day was the Philadelphia Flyers' acquisition of veteran defenseman Ryan Ellis from the Nashville Predators. In return, Nashville received defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick, who the Preds flipped to Vegas for forward Cody Glass. Ellis should be a huge boon on defense for the Flyers, who were never quite able to replace the retired Matt Niskanen and finished last in the NHL in goals against in 2021. — Jace Evans

a person wearing a helmet holding a baseball bat: Ryan Ellis has been traded to the Philadelphia Flyers after 10 seasons with the Nashville Predators. © Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports Ryan Ellis has been traded to the Philadelphia Flyers after 10 seasons with the Nashville Predators.

Other moves made Saturday: 

  • The Dallas Stars inked cornerstone defenseman Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year, $67.6 million deal.
  • The Stars also traded forward Jason Dickinson to the Vancouver Canucks for a third-round pick. 
  • The Arizona Coyotes traded goalie Adin Hill to the San Jose Sharks for fellow goalie Josef Korenar and a 2022 second-round pick. 
  • The Coyotes also acquired forward Andrew Ladd, a second-round pick and conditional picks in the 2022 and 2023 NHL drafts from the New York Islanders, who received nothing in return as they sought to dump Ladd's contract. 
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins traded forward Jared McCann to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Filip Hallander and a 2023 seventh-round pick. 
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning moved a member of their back-to-back championship squads, shipping pending free agent Barclay Goodrow to the New York Rangers for a 2022 seventh-round pick. 

July 16: Red Wings acquire veteran defenseman from Islanders

The Detroit Red Wings landed veteran defenseman Nick Leddy from the New York Islanders on Friday in exchange for forward Richard Panik and a 2021 second-round pick that originally belonged to Edmonton. The 30-year-old Leddy, who spent the last seven seasons on the Islanders after breaking into the league – and winning a Stanley Cup – with the Chicago Blackhawks, has one more year on his deal with a cap hit of $5.5 million. Panik, who the Red Wings acquired from the Washington Capitals in the Anthony Mantha-Jakub Vrana trade, has two more years left on his deal. Detroit is reportedly retaining 50% of Panik's salary in the deal. Leddy figures to be a work-horse for a Detroit team with a bunch of question marks on defense. As for the Islanders, Leddy could have been a player they lost in the expansion draft. — Jace Evans 

July 15: Panthers buy out Keith Yandle

Yandle, 34, another casualty of the flat cap, becomes a free agent after five seasons with the Panthers. The defenseman, who had 27 points last season and averaged more than 17 minutes a game, will want to find a new team quickly because he's 43 games away from breaking Doug Jarvis' record ironman streak of 964 games. Florida also re-sign defenseman Gustav Forsling and forward Anthony Duclair to three-year deals on Thursday.

From GM Bill Zito on today’s announcement ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/bEijSLTPie

— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) July 15, 2021

July 15: Avalanche trade Ryan Graves

The Colorado Avalanche shipped 26-year-old defenseman Ryan Graves to the New Jersey Devils for forward Mikhail Maltsev and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL draft. Graves, who led the NHL with a plus-40 rating in 2019-20, was a potential candidate to be selected by the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft with the Avs likely to protect Norris Trophy runner-up Cale Makar, Samuel Girard and Devon Toews on defense. Instead of risk losing him for nothing, Avs GM Joe Sakic ensured a small return for the blue-line regular.  — Jace Evans  

July 14: NHL draft order released

The league released the order for all seven rounds of the July 23-24 entry draft. The draft will be conducted virtually for the second consecutive year. The Buffalo Sabres are drafting No. 1 overall.

July 14: Skinner waives no-movement clause

The Sabres got Jeff Skinner to waive his no-movement clause, The Athletic reported. Skinner, who scored seven goals last season and has a $9 million cap, won't be taken, but it frees up Buffalo to protect another player in the expansion draft.

BRUINS: Brandon Carlo gets lengthy deal. Kevan Miller retires.

July 13: Wild buy out Parise and Suter

Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signed front-loaded 13-year, $98 million contracts with much fanfare in July 2012, but the Wild are building around younger players. The buyouts will save money in the short run, but cost the team in cap recapture penalties for the three seasons after next one. Each becomes a free agent and should find a role on another team.

CANADIENS: Dominique Ducharme named head coach after playoff run

July 13: Pekka Rinne retires

He had an award-winning career with the Nashville Predators, earning a Vezina Trophy, a King Clancy Trophy and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Plus he scored a goal. The Predators need to re-sign restricted free agent Juuse Saros, who had supplanted Rinne as No. 1, and will need to find a backup goalie.

July 12: Duncan Keith traded to Oilers

Edmonton gets 16-year veteran Keith and minor league forward Tim Soderlund and the Chicago Blackhawks get back defenseman Caleb Jones and a conditional third-round draft pick that can become a second depending on how the Oilers and Keith fare in the playoffs. Keith, who played his entire career with the Blackhawks, wanted to be closer to his family in western Canada. Keith, who will be 38 next season, is no longer the player who won three Stanley Cups, two Olympic gold medals and two Norris trophies, but he plays more than 23 minutes a game and has championship experience. Jones is the younger brother of Seth Jones. Does that give the Blackhawks a leg up in acquiring the Blue Jackets defenseman? The money works after the Keith trade.

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Hart Trophy (NHL MVP) winner: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers (1,000 points)
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Hart Trophy finalist: Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs (600 points)
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Hart Trophy finalist: Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche (313 points)
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Norris Trophy (defenseman) winner: Adam Fox, New York Rangers (743 points)
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Norris Trophy finalist Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche (655 points)
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Norris Trophy finalist: Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning (433 points)
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Vezina Trophy (goaltender) winner: Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights (108 points)
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Vezina Trophy finalist: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning (99 points)
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Vezina Trophy finalist: Philipp Grubauer, Colorado Avalanche (36 points)
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Calder Trophy (rookie) finalist: Kirill Kaprizov, Minnesota Wild (997 points)
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Calder Trophy finalist: Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars (689 points)
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Calder Trophy finalist: Alex Nedeljkovic, Carolina Hurricanes (386 points)
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Jack Adams Award (coach) winner: Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina Hurricanes (433 points)
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Jack Adams Award finalist: Dean Evason, Minnesota Wild (235 points)
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Jack Adams Award finalist: Joel Quenneville, Florida Panthers (225 points)
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Selke Trophy (defensive forward) winner: Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers (780 points)
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Selke Trophy finalist: Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins (522 points)
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Selke Trophy finalist: Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights (463 points)
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Lady Byng Trophy (sportsmanship) winner: Jaccob Slavin, Carolina Hurricanes (827 points)
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Lady Byng Trophy finalist: Jared Spurgeon, Minnesota Wild (223 points)
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Lady Byng Trophy finalist: Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs (188 points)
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Ted Lindsay Award (MVP, voted by players) winner: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
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Ted Lindsay Award finalist: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
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Ted Lindsay Award finalist: Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award: Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
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Jim Gregory general manager of the year winner: Lou Lamoriello, New York Islanders (104 points)
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GM of the year finalist: Marc Bergevin, Montreal Canadiens (79 points)
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King Clancy Trophy (humanitarian) winner: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators
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Masterton Trophy (perseverance) winner: Oskar Lindblom, Philadelphia Flyers
30/58 SLIDES © Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton Trophy finalist: Matt Dumba, Minnesota Wild
31/58 SLIDES © John Locher, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton Trophy finalist: Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks
32/58 SLIDES © Joe Puetz, AP
Masterton nominee: Anaheim Ducks' David Backes
33/58 SLIDES © Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Arizona Coyotes' Phil Kessel
34/58 SLIDES © Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Boston Bruins' Kevan Miller
35/58 SLIDES © Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Buffalo Sabres' Dustin Tokarski
36/58 SLIDES © Sergei Belski, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Calgary Flames' Milan Lucic
37/58 SLIDES © James Guillory, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal
38/58 SLIDES © Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw
39/58 SLIDES © Isaiah J. Downing, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Colorado Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin
40/58 SLIDES © Russell LaBounty, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton Trophy: Columbus Blue Jackets' Zac Dalpe
41/58 SLIDES © Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz
42/58 SLIDES © Tim Fuller, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Detroit Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser
43/58 SLIDES © Perry Nelson, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Edmonton Oilers' Mike Smith
44/58 SLIDES © Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Florida Panthers' Chris Driedger
45/58 SLIDES © Jean-Yves Ahern, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Montreal Canadiens' Corey Perry
46/58 SLIDES © Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne
47/58 SLIDES © Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: New Jersey Devils' Scott Wedgewood
48/58 SLIDES © Dennis Schneidler, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: New York Islanders' Casey Cizikas
49/58 SLIDES © Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: New York Rangers' Colin Blackwell
50/58 SLIDES © Sergei Belski, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Ottawa Senators' Nick Paul
51/58 SLIDES © Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Pittsburgh Penguins' Casey DeSmith
52/58 SLIDES © David Berding, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko
53/58 SLIDES © Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos
54/58 SLIDES © Dan Hamilton, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Toronto Maple Leafs' Jack Campbell
55/58 SLIDES © Bob Frid, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton Trophy: Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Motte
56/58 SLIDES © Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Vegas Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury
57/58 SLIDES © Scott Taetsch, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Washington Capitals' Zdeno Chara
58/58 SLIDES © James Carey Lauder, USA TODAY Sports
Masterton nominee: Winnipeg Jets' Eric Comrie
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2021 NHL expansion draft: Every teams protected player lists

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2021 NHL expansion draft: Every teams protected player lists

Seattle Kraken prepare for expansion draft as NHL clubs leave players unprotected

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