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Official 2012 available free agents list

Monday, 01.28.2013 / 7:30 PM / NHL Free Agency 2012

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Official 2012 available free agents list
Official free agents as of July 1 at noon ET. Complete list of players on the free agent market

NOTE: Below is a list of players, who, effective July 1, became free agents.

2012 Free Agent Signings Tracker

Names will be removed from this list as the players sign with their respective Clubs.

Some players whose names appear on this list may recently have signed with their respective Clubs; however, their contracts had not yet been filed with the League.

For complete explanation of Free Agents (by category), see legend at bottom of this page.

  Anaheim Ducks

Group 2 FAs: Luca Caputi, Mathieu Carle, Kyle Cumiskey.
Group 3 UFAs:
Mark Bell, Jason Blake, Dan Ellis, Niklas Hagman, Petri Kontiola, Rod Pelley.
Group 6 UFAs: Ryan O'Marra, Sean Zimmerman.
UFAs: Dale Mitchell, Richard Schofield, Iiro Tarkki.


  Boston Bruins

Group 2 FAs: None.
Group 3 UFAs: Josh Hennessy, Zach McKelvie, Michel Ouellet, Brian Rolston, Marty Turco.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Jamie Arniel, Stefan Chaput, Adam Courchaine.


  Buffalo Sabres

Group 2 FAs: Dennis Persson, Paul Szczechura.
Group 3 UFAs: Ales Kotalik, Drew MacIntyre, Shaone Morrisonn, Michael Ryan, Colin Stuart, Derek Whitmore.
Group 6 UFAs: Travis Turnbull.
UFAs: None.


  Calgary Flames

Group 3 UFAs: Raitis Ivanans, Tom Kostopoulos, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond.
Group 6 UFAs: Stefan Meyer.
UFAs: Ryley Grantham, Logan MacMillan.


  Carolina Hurricanes

Group 2 FAs: Evgeni Dadonov, Mike Murphy.
Group 3 UFAs: Chris Durno, Mathieu Roy, Jaroslav Spacek.
Group 6 UFAs: Justin Soryal.
UFAs: Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll, Kyle Lawson, Matthew Pistilli.


  Chicago Blackhawks

Group 2 FAs: None.
Group 3 UFAs: Andrew Brunette, Cristobal Huet, Sami Lepisto, Brendan Morrison, Sean O'Donnell.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Simon Danis-Pepin, Christopher DiDomenico.


  Colorado Avalanche

Group 2 FAs: Jonas Holos, Ryan O'Reilly.
Group 3 UFAs: David Liffiton, Joakim Lindstrom, Greg Mauldin, Danny Richmond, Patrick Rissmiller.
Group 6 UFAs: Evan Brophey, Justin Mercier.
UFAs: Trevor Cann, Zach Cohen, Jake Newton.


  Columbus Blue Jackets

Group 2 FAs: Maksim Mayorov.
Group 3 UFAs: Darryl Boyce, Alexandre Giroux, Kristian Huselius, Brett Lebda, Curtis Sanford.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Taylor Ellington, Shawn Hunwick, Brent Regner.


  Dallas Stars

Group 2 FAs:
Jamie Benn.
Group 3 UFAs: Radek Dvorak, Brad Lukowich, Vojtech Polak, Andrew Raycroft, Raymond Sawada, Dan Spang.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Angelo Esposito, Jake Hauswirth, Michael Neal, Mikhail Stefanovich.


  Detroit Red Wings

Group 2 FAs: None.
Group 3 UFAs: Fabian Brunnstrom, Ty Conklin, Tomas Holmstrom, Doug Janik, Jamie Johnson, Chris Minard.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Travis Ehrhardt, Logan Pyett.


  Edmonton Oilers

Group 2 FAs: Linus Omark.
Group 3 UFAs: Josh Green, Ryan Keller, Bryan Rodney.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Milan Kytnar, Johan Motin, Hunter Tremblay.


  Florida Panthers

Group 2 FAs: Roman Derlyuk, Dmitry Kulikov, Michal Repik, Eric Selleck.
Group 3 UFAs: Mark Cullen, John Madden, Greg Rallo, Marco Sturm, Sean Sullivan, Bill Thomas.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Justin Bernhardt, Ondrej Roman, Keith Seabrook.


  Los Angeles Kings

Group 2 FAs: Justin Azevedo.
Group 3 UFAs: Corey Elkins, Johan Fransson, Trent Hunter, Ethan Moreau, Brady Murray, Scott Parse.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Ray Kaunisto.


  Minnesota Wild

Group 2 FAs: Cody Almond, Dennis Endras, David McIntyre, Carson McMillan, Jarod Palmer.
Group 3 UFAs: Erik Christensen, Jon DiSalvatore, Mike Lundin, Jed Ortmeyer, Jeff Taffe.
Group 6 UFAs: Jeff Penner.
UFAs: Kris Fredheim.


  Montreal Canadiens

Group 2 FAs: Andreas Engqvist.
Group 3 UFAs: Joe Callahan, Chris Campoli, Mathieu Darche, Alex Henry, Brad Staubitz, Brian Willsie.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Hunter Bishop, Andrew Conboy, Olivier Fortier, Dany Masse, Mark Mitera, Robert Slaney.


  Nashville Predators

Group 2 FAs: Atte Engren, Teemu Laakso, Alexander Radulov, Ryan Thang.
Group 3 UFAs: Sebastien Caron, Andrei Kostitsyn, Antti Pihlstrom.
Group 6 UFAs: Ryan Flynn, Zack Stortini.
UFAs: Brodie Dupont.


  New Jersey Devils

Group 2 FAs: Vladimir Zharkov.
Group 3 UFAs: Jay Leach, Brad Mills, Tim Sestito, Petr Sykora, Petr Vrana.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Kory Nagy, Timo Pielmeier.


  New York Islanders

Group 2 FAs: Sean Backman, Justin DiBenedetto, Mark Katic, Mikko Koskinen, Tomas Marcinko, Rhett Rakhshani.
Group 3 UFAs: Jeremy Colliton, Mark Eaton, Trevor Frischmon, Trevor Gillies, John Grahame, Milan Jurcina, Jay Pandolfo, Steve Staios.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Yuri Alexandrov, Tyler McNeely, Yannick Riendeau, Tony Romano.


  New York Rangers

Group 2 FAs: Cameron Talbot, Pavel Valentenko, Casey Wellman, Mats Zuccarello.
Group 3 UFAs: Sean Avery, Ivan Baranka, Brendan Bell, Andre Deveaux, Ilkka Heikkinen.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Lee Baldwin, Francois Bouchard, Chris Chappell, Sam Klassen, Andreas Thuresson.


  Ottawa Senators

Group 2 FAs: Nikita Filatov.
Group 3 UFAs: Alex Auld, Tim Conboy, Mattias Karlsson, Francis Lessard, Corey Locke, Mark Parrish, Jesse Winchester.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Craig Schira.


  Philadelphia Flyers

Group 2 FAs: Ben Holmstrom, Tom Sestito, Harry Zolnierczyk.
Group 3 UFAs: Jason Bacashihua, Johan Backlund, Blair Betts, Dan Jancevski, Pavel Kubina, Ian Laperriere, Stefan Ruzicka.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Andrew Rowe.


  Phoenix Coyotes

Group 2 FAs: Brett MacLean, Viktor Tikhonov.
Group 3 UFAs: Dean Arsene, Matt Beaudoin, Daymond Langkow, Patrick O'Sullivan, Nathan Oystrick, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Kurt Sauer.
Group 6 UFAs: Justin Pogge, Brock Trotter, Matt Watkins.
UFAs: Gilbert Brule, Colin Long, Nick Ross.


  Pittsburgh Penguins

Group 2 FAs: Carl Sneep.
Group 3 UFAs: Ryan Craig, Brent Johnson, Colin McDonald, Scott Munroe, Richard Park, Jason Williams.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Marc Cheverie, Mattias Modig, Cal O'Reilly, Alexandre Picard, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Boris Valabik.


  St. Louis Blues

Group 2 FAs: Jay Barriball, Jori Lehtera.
Group 3 UFAs: Jason Arnott, Jonathan Cheechoo, Brennan Evans, Jonathan Filewich, Kyle Hagel, Kent Huskins, Brett Sterling.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: None.


  San Jose Sharks

Group 2 FAs: Tim Kennedy.
Group 3 UFAs: Ben Guite, Dominic Moore, Antero Niittymaki, Colin White, Brad Winchester.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Tony Lucia, Cameron MacIntyre, James Marcou, Tyson Sexsmith.


  Tampa Bay Lightning

Group 2 FAs: Jaroslav Janus, Evan Oberg.
Group 3 UFAs: Brett Clark, Mike Commodore, Richard Petiot, Paul Ranger, Dwayne Roloson, Ryan Shannon.
Group 6 UFAs: Scott Jackson, Jon Kalinski, Alexandre Picard.
UFAs: Sebastien Piche.


  Toronto Maple Leafs

Group 2 FAs: Korbinian Holzer, Juraj Mikus, Marcel Mueller.
Group 3 UFAs: Jeff Finger, Mike Zigomanis.
Group 6 UFAs: Matt Lashoff.
UFAs: Richard Greenop.


  Vancouver Canucks

Group 2 FAs: None.
Group 3 UFAs: Byron Bitz, Matt Climie, Samuel Pahlsson, Steven Reinprecht, Eric Walsky.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Mike Duco, Victor Oreskovich.


  Washington Capitals

Group 2 FAs: None.
Group 3 UFAs: Sean Collins, Kyle Greentree, D.J. King, Mike Knuble, Jacob Micflikier, Zach Miskovic.
Group 6 UFAs: Jordan Henry.
UFAs: None.


  Winnipeg Jets

Group 2 FAs: Brett Festerling, Arturs Kulda.
Group 3 UFAs: Mark Flood, Randy Jones, Peter Mannino, Tim Stapleton.
Group 6 UFAs: Kenndal McArdle.
UFAs: Michael Forney, John Negrin, Fredrik Pettersson.


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FREE AGENTS SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION AND RIGHT TO MATCH - GROUP 2

Players have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:

OFFER                                           COMPENSATION
$1,110,249 or below                     None
Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194    Third-round choice
Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391    Second-round choice
Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585    First-round and third-round choice
Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781    First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $6,728,781 to $8,410,976    Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
Over $8,410,976                           Four first-round choices

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 3

Players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 27 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 6

Players qualify for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. These players, whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff).

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

Players were not tendered a qualifying offer and are therefore Unrestricted Free Agents not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.



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