The Maple Leafs have signed Andrew Campbell to a two-way contract.
Campbell, 27, had one assist in 33 games with the Coyotes last season. He was a third round pick (74th overall) in 2008 and plays a physical game, but doesn’t have much of and offensive game to speak of.
Over the weekend the Blackhawks signed Brent Seabrook to an eight-year extension worth $55M ($6.875M AAV).
Seabrook, 30, was drafted 14th overall in 2003 and is now signed through the 2023-24 season. The 6-foot-3, 218 lbs. defensemen is on of the steadiest blueliners in the NHL. He has only missed 10 games over the last nine seasons and has averaged eight goals and 27 assists (35 points) per 82 games throughout his career.
On Sunday, the Maple Leafs signed Brad Boyes to a one-year deal worth $700K.
Boyes, 33, spent the last two seasons in Florida, where he collected 35 goals and 39 assists (74 points) in 156 games. Boyes was one of a few players who were brought into Maple Leafs training camp on PTO’s but was the only one to receive a contract. Boyes will battle with Michael Grabner, P.A Parenteau and Richard Panik for playing time in the Leafs’ top six.
The Ducks have signed John Gibson to a three-year contract extension worth $6.9M ($2.3M AAV).
Gibson is expected to start this season in the AHL after the Ducks signed Anton Khudobin this offseason. Gibson was going to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season and Khudobin will become a UFA after this year. Which paves the way for Gibson to be a full-time NHLer next year. However, there is still a chance he is on the Ducks roster throughout this season.
The Islanders have signed Marek Zidlicky to a one-year deal worth $1.5M.
Zidlicky had seven goals and 27 assists (34 points) in 84 games between the Red Wings and Devils last season. The 38-year-old blueliner joined the Islanders in training camp on Friday and will likely bump Brian Strait from the mix for 2015-16.
The Blackhawks have signed Michal Rozsival to a one-year deal worth $600K.
Rozsival, 37, had 13 points (1G / 12A) in 65 regular season games and one assist in 10 playoff games before fracturing his ankle in Game 4 versus the Minnesota Wild. There was speculation that Rozsival might retire, but he will go for another Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015-16.
The Avalanche have re-signed Freddie Hamilton to a one-year, two-way deal worth $688K.
Hamilton, 23, had one goal in 17 games with the Avalanche last season. He was the 129th overall pick in 2010 and spent the first two and a half years of his career with the San Jose Sharks. Hamilton was acquired from San Jose last March for Karl Stollery.
The Panthers have signed Jonathan Huberdeau to a two-year deal worth $6.5M ($3.25 AAV).
Huberdeau was an unrestricted free agent, but is now signed through the 2016-17 season. Huberdeau is coming off of a season in which he tallied 15 goals and 39 assists (54 points) in 79 games. He should lead the Panthers in points again in 2015-16.
The Flames have signed Micheal Ferland to a two-year deal worth $1.65 million ($825K AAV).
Ferland, 23, had just five points (2G / 3A) in 26 games with the Flames last regular season, but played very well in the postseason racking up three goals and two assists in just nine games. His one-way deal paves the way for Ferland to make the 2015-16 opening day roster.
The Sabres have signed Cody Franson to a two-year deal worth $6.65M (3.325 AAV).
In 2014-15, Franson split time between the Maple Leafs and Predators—he amassed a total of seven goals and 29 assists (36 points) in 78 games between the two squads. His addition makes an already improved Sabres team that much better. Expect him to play a key role on Buffalo’s power play.
The Blue Jackets have signed David Savard to a five-year contract extension worth $21.25 million ($4.25M AAV).
Savard, 24, is coming off of an 11-goal, 25-assist (36 points) season with the Blue Jackets. Savard also led Columbus in hits (195) and was third in blocked shots (105). Savard is expected to be a top-pair defensemen alongside Jack Johnson in 2015-16 and is capable of posting double-digit goals and 30 assists.
The Flames have signed Mark Giordano to a six-year, $40.5M contract extension.
Giordano was already inked through the 2016-17 season, so his new deal will keep him with the Flames until 2022-23. He has missed a total of 39 games over the last two years, but has developped into one of the games best defensemen. With the addition of Dougie Hamilton and this signing, the Flames are going to have a stout blueline for years to come.
On Sunday, the Kings signed Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year deal worth $1.5M.
Ehrhoff registered three goals and 11 assists (14 points) in 49 games with the Penguins last season. Ehrhoff missed a lot of time in 2014-15 because of concussion issues, but is reportedly healthy heading into this season. If he is healthy in 2015-16 he should be able to get back to 30 points—he will likely find himself on the Kings’ second PP unit.