The New York Islanders on Friday re-signed defenseman Travis Hamonic to a seven-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released, but multiple media outlets reported the total value to be $27 million.
Hamonic, 22, was a restricted free agent. He had 10 points in 48 regular-season games, averaging 22:48 per game of ice time. He had one assist in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.
In 39 games with the Panthers in 2012-13, Parros had one goal, two points and 57 penalty minutes. He has accrued 1,007 PIM in 452 career regular-season games spanning eight seasons with four different teams. He has 18 goals and 35 points in his career.
Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford on Friday signed the 31-year-old defenseman to a one-year contract worth $700,000. Not long after signing Komisarek, Rutherford signed goalie Anton Khudobin to a one-year deal $800,000.
Komisarek sustained several injuries during his most recent tenure with the Toronto Maples Leafs while failing to live up to lofty expectations after signing a deal with the team prior to the 2009-10 season.
The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Dan Ellis to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released, but Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com is reporting that Ellis will earn $900,000 per season.
"Dan is a proven goaltender in this League and he will be a great complement to Kari Lehtonen," Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. "He's a true professional that will compete hard each and every day."
Ellis, originally drafted by the Stars in the second round (No. 60) of the 2000 NHL Draft, went 6-8-2 with a 3.13 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in 19 games with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2012-13 season.
Nashville Predators general manager David Poille said Sunday at the 2013 NHL Draft he was satisfied with his team's goaltenders and defensemen, but wanted to add to his forward corps.
Poile didn't waste a lot of time Friday on the first day of free agency before doing just that. The Predators have agreed to a four-year contracts with wings Viktor Stalberg and Eric Nystrom, a two-year deal with center Matt Cullen and a four-year contract with center Matt Hendricks. The Predators also added a potential backup goaltender in Carter Hutton on a one-year, two-way deal.
Ramo, who turned 27 years old on Monday, has not played in the NHL since 2008-09 when he split time between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Norfolk Admirals in the American Hockey League.
He has spent the past four seasons with Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. Ramo has had a goals-against average or 2.00 or lower and a save percentage of .925 or high in each of the past three seasons. Ramo will have a chance to replace Miikka Kiprusoff, who retired last month, as the starting goalie in Calgary.
The Chicago Blackhawks are keeping two veterans who contributed on their Stanley Cup championship team in the fold.
Chicago announced Friday that it has re-signed defenseman Michal Rozsival to a two-year contract and center Michal Handzus to a one-year contract. Dollar amounts were not disclosed.
Rozsival, who signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks last September, played most of the regular season in a platoon role as the sixth defenseman with Sheldon Brookbank, but he appeared in every game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and his ice time increased as he moved into the No. 5 role, in front of Nick Leddy.
I don't think today was my most solid game that I've had, some rebounds here and there. I know there's a lot of work to do, not every game is going to go as good as these last few. I've just got to make sure I keep working and keep trying to get better.
— Los Angeles Kings goaltender Martin Jones after stopping 38 of 39 shots in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs