The Maple Leafs have signed Morgan Rielly to a six-year extension worth $30 million ($5.0M AAV).
Rielly appeared in all 82 games this season, picking up nine goals and 27 assists (36 points). In his first three NHL seasons, Rielly has collected 19 goals and 73 assists (92 points) and a minus-46 rating in 236 career games. Rielly will be the backbone of the Maple Leafs' blueline for years to come.
The Maple Leafs have signed Nazem Kadri to a six-year deal worth $27 million ($4.5M AAV).
Statistically Kadri didn’t have the greatest season but the Maple Leafs were impressed with his development and have inked him to a very reasonable six-year extension. Kadri will look to build off of his 2015-16 season where he had 17 goals and 28 assists (45 points) in 76 games. This raise should also help him pay for all those fines that seem to be adding up.
The Jets have signed Kyle Connor to a three-year, two-way deal worth $5.325M ($1.775M AAV).
Connor, 19, was a Hobey Baker Finalist this season after scoring 35 goals and 36 assists (71 points) in 38 games with the University of Michigan. Connor was the 17th overall pick in 2015 and had a massive Freshman season in Ann Arbor and will turn pro with the Jets next season.
The Flyers have signed Ray Emery for the remainder of the season.
The Flyers have six games left in the regular season and Emery will likely be with the team as Steve Mason’s backup goalie, as long as he clears waivers. Emery is not eligible to play in the playoffs, but he is goaltending insurance with Michal Neuvirth still sidelined.
The Canadiens have signed Charlie Lindgren to a two-year contract.
Lindgren, 22, just finished up his season with St. Cloud State, where he went 30-9-1 with a 2.13 GAA and .925 SV%. Ben Scrivens will be placed on waivers to clear a roster spot for Lindgren to finish the season with the Canadiens.
The Blue Jackets have signed Zach Werenski to an AHL amateur tryout contract.
Werenski, 18, was the eighth overall pick in 2015 and will report to Lake Erie (AHL) on a “tryout” while the Blue Jackets work on an entry-level deal for him. Werenski just finished up his second season at the University of Michigan, where he had 36 points (11G / 25A) in 36 games.
The Red Wings have signed Eric Tangradi to a two-year contract extension.
Tangradi has only appeared in one game with the Red Wings, but has impressed at the AHL level, picking up 49 points (24G / 25A) in 60 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins. He has 15 career points (5G / 10A) in 144 NHL games.
The Blues have signed Carl Gunnarsson to a three-year extension worth $8.7 million.
Gunnarsson, 29, has dressed in 62 games for the Blues this season, tallying seven points (2G / 5A), 27 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating. Across 427 career regular season games between the Blues and Maple Leafs, Gunnarsson has registered 105 points (19G / 86A), 121 penalty minutes and a plus-30 rating.
The Blue Jackets have signed Boone Jenner to a two-year contract extension worth $5.8 million ($2.9M AAV).
Jenner is having a career-year, posting 22 goals and 13 assists (35 points) in 63 games with the Blue Jackets this season. Jenner was a pending free agent at the end of the season, but now become an RFA in 2018-19.
The Oilers have signed goaltender Laurent Brossoit to a two-year contract extension.
Brossoit, 22, will get a shot with the Oilers for the rest of the season after they traded Anders Nilsson to the Blues. He has gone 15-9-3 with a 2.69 GAA, .919 SV% and three shutouts with Bakersfield (AHL) this season. He gets two more years with the Oilers before becoming a restricted free agent in 2018-19.
The Oilers have signed Brandon Davidson to a two-year deal worth $2.85 million.
Davidson, 24, has picked up 10 points (4G /6A) in 47 games with the Oilers this season after picking up just one goal in his first 12 NHL games last season. Davidson was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of this season but will now be with the Oilers through the 2017-18 season.
The Predators have signed Anthony BItetto to a two-year, $1.225M ($612.5K AAV) contract extension.
Bitetto, 25, has appeared in the Predators last 11 games and has one assist in 17 games for the club in 2015-16. Paired with seven games during three recalls a season ago, the Island Park, New York, native has one point (1A) in 24 career NHL games, all with Nashville.