The Central Division, arguably the best in the NHL last season, made some of the more notable moves as free agency opened on Tuesday. With two more big-name centers being added to the group, and another changing teams within the division, there is no question that the Central is now home of the deepest group in the league.
Darren Dreger was the first to report the Chicago Blackhawks have signed veteran center Brad Richards to a one-year, $2M deal.
The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed veteran center Peter Regin.
The Colorado Avalanche have reportedly signed forward Jarome Iginla to a three-year deal.
The Minnesota Wild have reportedly signed forward Thomas Vanek to a three-year deal worth $6.5M per.
The St. Louis Blues have signed center Paul Stastny to a four-year deal worth $7M per.
As free agency gets set to officially open, the Ottawa Senators made the first big splash of the day. Jason Spezza has been dealt to Dallas for Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill and Nick Paul and a second round pick in 2015.
UPDATE: Dallas has also signed backup goaltender Anders Lindback and forward Ales Hemsky.
On Monday afternoon, the Anaheim Ducks may have made a player available that could be an intriguing name for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mathieu Perreault did not receive a qualifying offer from Anaheim, and could become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Monday that their annual Prospect Camp will be held from July 13-18 at Johnny’s IceHouse West.
Rosters will be announced at a later date.
The Chicago Blackhawks will have 13 drafted players competing in the NCAA in the coming season.
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