NHL Free Agents 2018

Recent free agent signings…NOT NAMED TAVARES

JT Miller: Got PAID. Miller was sent to Tampa Bay at the deadline with the McDonagh package and since going there enjoyed a quite successful run with the Lightning super stars. Miller tallied 18 points in 19 games and 8 points in 16 playoff games. Miller was drafted in the 1st round, 15th overall in 2011, emerging in the league around the 2015-16 season. Miller did play some time on the Rangers roster during 2012-14 but did not play full time. From 2015 to the present Miller has collected 157 points in 246 games, being around the 50 point mark per season. Miller signed a 5-year $5.25 AAV deal (26.25 cap hit).

John Carlson: We all thought Carlson was going to be the John Tavares 2.0 this offseason but luckily Washington fans can relax unlike Islanders fans. Carlson lead all defenseman in points and tallied 68 points in 82 games (53 assists) this year marking his best year since coming into the league. Carlson drafted in 2008, 27th overall by the Capitals has spent the last 9 years in Washington. Playing under the shadow of Mike Green and then Kevin Shattenkirk, Carlson was finally able to take over the ranks on the power play and number one d-man role and earned himself a 8-year $8 mil per year deal. Carlson has tallied 327 points in 586 games since 2010.

Michael Kempny: Recently signed with Washington for a 4-year 2.5 mil AAV contract($10 million cap hit). Kempny was sent over to Washington at the trade deadline. He spent 81 games with the Blackhawks between 2016-2018, coming out as an undrafted free agent from the Czech Republic, Kempny for sure earns a solid paycheck. Being that he was in the KHL three years ago, with no thoughts of the NHL probably.

Jean-Sebastien Dea: Another undrafted free agent, the notorious Penguins and their undrafted free agent signings. For all we know Dea will probably produce 80 points this season now. But anyways Dea only signed a one year $650,000 deal. Dea has spent the last six seasons with the Penguins AHL team (Wilks-Barre Scranton), tallying 141 points in 262 games.

Phillip Di Giuseppe: Carolina recently resigned him to a 1 year $750,000. Di Giuseppe was drafted in 2012 in the second round by Carolina, and has spent the last 3 years going up and down from the AHL to the NHL. Di Giuseppe has played in 216 games and has yet to play a full season with Carolina (82 games).

Other notable signings

Bryan Rust- Penguins, 4 years $3.5 mil per year (AAV)

Joe Morrow- Winnipeg, 1 year $1 mil AAV

Martin Frk (1 year $1.05 mil) Tyler Bertuzzi (2 years. 2.8 mil AAV) both resigned by Detroit. 

Stephen Johns- Dallas, 2 years $3.25 mil AAV

Phillip Grubauer- Colorado, 3 years, $3.33 mil AAV

Chris Weidman- Ottawa, 1 year $1 mil AAV

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