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.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 1, 2014
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.
With the 98th overall selection in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks select Frederik Olofsson.
With the 88th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks select center Beau Starrett.
With the 83rd overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks select forward Matheson Iacopelli. Chicago received this pick from Calgary for Brandon Bollig moments before the selection.