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Humpday happenings you may have missed

NHL (Day 1 of free-agency)

  1. Johnny Gaudreau has signed a 7-year deal with an average annual value of $9.75 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Gaudreau left ~$15.75M on the table compared to his last offer from Calgary. Before taxes, anyway. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 13, 2022

  1. The New Jersey Devils have added Ondrej Palat on a 5-year contract that carries a cap hit of $6 million.

Palat 5x$6M in NJ — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 14, 2022

  1. Winger Max Pacioretty and defenseman Dylan Coghlan from the Vegas Golden Knights have made their way to the Carolina Hurricanes in return for future considerations. This trade helping the Golden Knights find their way into cap compliancy. Carolina also added forward Ondrej Kase on a 1-year deal worth $1.5 million.

The Vegas Golden Knights have traded star winger Max Paciorietty and defenseman Dylan Coghlan to the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday for future considerations. — ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2022

Ondrej Kase has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. — TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 13, 2022

  1. The Calgary Flames have re-signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a 2-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.

2 more years with the big man 💥 — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 14, 2022

  1. Winger Riley Smith has re-signed a 3-year contract to stay in Vegas. The deal carries a $5 million cap hit for the Golden Knights.

🍏 THREE MORE YEARS OF SMITTY 🍏 The Golden Knights have signed Reilly Smith to a three-year contract extension!!! #VegasBorn — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) July 14, 2022

  1. The Anaheim Ducks have signed center Ryan Strome to a 5-year contract that has an average annual value of $5 million.

OFFICIAL: We have signed Ryan Strome to a five-year contract. #FlyTogether — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) July 14, 2022

  1. The Ottawa Senators have sent winger Connor Brown to the Washington Capitals in return for a 2nd round draft pick in 2024.

Connor Brown, acquired by WSH, is a useful top six winger who's strong at carrying and passing the puck. He's also dangerous short-handed, although his team does tend to give up extra chances against as a result. #AllCaps — JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 13, 2022

  1.  Goaltender Martin Jones will make his way from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Seattle Kraken on a 1-year $2 million contract. While Justin Shultz has been brought to Seattle from the Washington Capitals on a 2-year deal with an average annual value of $3 million. Seattle 3rd round draft pick from 2021 Ryan Winterton and 5th round pick Jacob Melanson both sign entry level deals.

With day one of #NHLFreeAgency officially in the books, General Manager @RonFrancis10 discussed the new additions to the #SeaKraken organization. Watch his full avail → — Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) July 14, 2022

  1. The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Nicolas Deslauriers and defenseman Justin Braun. Deslauriers was brought in on a 4-year deal with an average annual value of $1.75 million and Braun on a 1-year deal with the same AAV.

Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher meets with the media from @FlyersTCenter to discuss free agency and the acquisitions of Justin Braun and Nicolas Deslauriers. — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 13, 2022