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Who's In, Who's Out: NHL Roster Changes In The Summer of 2003

A team-by-team list of NHL free agent signings, trades and other moves


For a list of current NHL free agents, the latest free agent news, NHL salary info and the rules governing free agency. see the NHL Free Agent Center.

Western Conference

Anaheim Mighty Ducks -
IN: Defenseman Mike Mottau (free agent from Calgary)
Center Sergei Fedorov (free agent from Detroit)
Left winger Vaclav Prospal (free agent from Tampa Bay)
Forward Craig Johnson (free agent from Los Angeles)
OUT: Defenseman Fredrik Olauson (unsigned free agent)
Center Marc Chouinard (free agent to Minnesota)
Left winger Paul Kariya (free agent to Colorado)
Forward Patric Kjellberg (retired)
Center Adam Oates (unsigned free agent)
Left winger Kevin Sawyer (unsigned free agent)

Calgary Flames -
IN: Defenseman Rhett Warrener (trade from Buffalo)
Defenseman Jesse Wallin (free agent from Detroit)
Left winger Krzysztof Oliwa (free agent from Boston)
Center Steve Reinprecht (trade from Buffalo)
Left winger Josh Green (free agent from Washington)
Right winger Matt Davidson (free agent from Columbus)
General manager Darryl Sutter (remains head coach)
Assistant coach Rich Preston
OUT: Goaltender Jean-Francois Damphousse (free agent to Montreal)
Defenseman Bob Boughner (trade to Carolina)
Defenseman Mike Mottau (free agent to Anaheim)
Center Chris Drury (trade to Buffalo)
Center Steve Begin (trade to Buffalo)
Center Scott Nichol (free agent to Chicago)
General manager Craig Button
Assistant general manager Dan Stuchal

Chicago Blackhawks -
IN: Center Tuomo Ruutu (rookie from Finland)
Defenseman Deron Quint (free agent from Phoenix)
Left winger Ville Nieminen (free agent from Pittsburgh)
Center Scott Nichol (free agent from Calgary)
OUT: Defenseman Todd Gill (Free Agent to Florida)
Center Mike Eastwood (free agent to Pittsburgh)
Left winger Chris Simon (free agent to New York Rangers)
Center Andrei Nikolishin (trade to Colorado)

Colorado Avalanche -
IN: Defenseman Karlis Skrastins (free agent from Nashville)
Defenseman Keith Ballard (free agent from Buffalo)
Left winger Paul Kariya (free agent from Anaheim)
Right winger Teemu Selanne (free agent from San Jose)
Left winger Peter Worrell (free agent from Florida)
Center Andrei Nikolishin (trade from Chicago)
OUT: Goaltender Patrick Roy (retired)
Defenseman Greg de Vries (free agent to NY Rangers)
Defenseman Bryan Marchment (free agent to Toronto)
Defenseman Bryan Muir (free agent to Los Angeles)
Left winger Eric Messier (trade to Florida)
Center Vaclav Nedorost (trade to Florida)
Forward Mike Keane (contract buyout)
Center Steve Reinprecht (trade to Buffalo)
Left winger Scott Parker (trade to San Jose)
Center Jeff Shantz (free agent to Europe)

Columbus Blue Jackets -
IN: Goaltender Fred Brathwaite (free agent from St. Louis)
Defenseman Darryl Sydor (trade from Dallas)
Center Mark Hartigan (free agent from Atlanta)
Center Todd Marchant (free agent from Edmonton)
Center Trevor Letowski (free agent from Vancouver)
OUT: Left winger Ray Whitney (free agent to Detroit)
Center Mike Sillinger (trade to Phoenix)
Right winger Matt Davidson (free agent to Calgary)

Dallas Stars -
IN: Defenseman Teppo Numminen (trade from Phoenix)
Defenseman Don Sweeney (free agent from Boston)
Center Jarrod Skalde (free agent from Europe)
OUT: Defenseman Darryl Sydor (trade to Columbus)
Defenseman Derian Hatcher (free agent to Red Wings)
Defenseman Lyle Odelein (free agent to Florida)
Left winger Ulf Dahlen (unsigned free agent)
Left winger Kirk Muller (retired)

Detroit Red Wings -
IN: Goaltender Dominik Hasek (return from retirement)
Defenseman Derian Hatcher (free agent from Dallas)
Defenseman Jamie Rivers (free agent from Florida)
Left winger Ray Whitney (free agent from Columbus)
Right winger Kevin Miller (free agent from Switzerland)
OUT: Defenseman Dmitri Bykov (free agent to Europe)
Defenseman Jesse Wallin (free agent to Calgary)
Defenseman Patrick Boileau (free agent to Pittsburgh)
Left winger Luc Robitaille (free agent to Los Angeles)
Center Igor Larionov (free agent to New Jersey)
Center Sergei Fedorov (free agent to Anaheim)

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