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2005 NHL Free Agents


For current free agent news and an explanation of how system works, go to the NHL Free Agent Center.

From October of 2005, here's a list of unrestricted 2005 NHL free agents and where they signed for the upcoming season.

Players are listed by previous NHL team and position. The new team is noted in brackets.

2005 NHL Free Agent Signings: Eastern Conference

Atlanta Thrashers -

  • G Mike Dunham (Rangers)
  • F Peter Bondra (Senators)
  • F Bobby Holik (Rangers)
  • F Scott Barney(Kings)
  • F Ramzi Abid (Penguins)
  • Acquire F Marian Hossa and D Greg de Vries from Senators for F Dany Heatley

    Boston Bruins -

  • D Brian Leetch (Maple Leafs]
  • F Alexei Zhamnov (Flyers)
  • F Shawn McEachern (Thrashers)
  • F Dave Scatchard (Islanders)
  • Acquire F Brad Isbister from Oilers for a fourth round draft pick

    Buffalo Sabres -

  • D Teppo Numminen (Stars)
  • Acquire D Toni Lydman from Flames for a third-round draft pick

    Carolina Hurricanes -

  • D Oleg Tverdovsky (Devils)
  • F Matt Cullen (Panthers)
  • F Ray Whitney (Red Wings)
  • F Cory Stillman (Lightning)
  • Acquire D Mike Commodore from Flames for a draft pick
  • Trade F Jeff O’Neill to Maple Leafs for fourth-round draft pick

    Florida Panthers

  • D Dan Focht (Penguins)
  • F Jozef Stumpel (Kings)
  • F Chris Gratton (Avalanche)
  • F Martin Gelinas (Flames)
  • F Joe Nieuwendyk (Maple Leafs)
  • F Gary Roberts (Maple Leafs)

    Montreal Canadiens

  • D Mathieu Dandenault (Red Wings)

    New Jersey Devils -

  • D Vladimir Malakhov (Flyers)
  • D Dan McGillis (Bruins)
  • F Alex Mogilny (Maple Leafs)
  • Trade F Jeff Friesen to Capitals for a fourth-round draft pick

    New York Islanders

  • D Alexei Zhitnik (Sabres)
  • D Brad Lukowich (Lightning)
  • F Miroslav Satan (Sabres)
  • Acquire D Brent Sopel from Canucks for a draft pick.
  • Acquire F Mike York and a draft pick from Oilers for F Mike Peca

    New York Rangers

  • D Marek Malik (Canucks)
  • D Michal Rozsival (Penguins
  • F Ville Nieminen (Flames)
  • F Jason Ward (Canadiens)
  • F Martin Straka (Kings)
  • F Martin Rucinsky (Canucks)
  • Acquire F Steve Rucchin from Mighty Ducks for F Trevor Gillies and a draft pick

    Ottawa Senators -

  • Acquire F Dany Heatley from Thrashers for F Marian Hossa and D Greg de Vries

    Philadelphia Flyers

  • G Jamie Storr (Hurricanes)
  • D Derian Hatcher (Red Wings)
  • D Mike Rathje (Sharks)
  • D Chris Therien (Stars)
  • F Peter Forsberg (Avalanche)
  • F Brian Savage (Blues)
  • Trade D Danny Markov to Predators for a third-round draft pick
  • Trade F Jeremy Roenick and a third round draft pick from Flyers for future considerations
  • Trade F Todd Fedoruk to Mighty Ducks for a draft pick

    Pittsburgh Penguins -

  • D Lyle Odelein (Panthers)
  • D Sergei Gonchar (Bruins)
  • D Steve Poapst (Blackhawks)
  • F John Leclair (Flyers)
  • F Zigmund Palffy (Kings)
  • F Andre Roy (Lightning)
  • Acquire G Jocelyn Thibault from Blackhawks for a fourth-round draft pick

    Tampa Bay Lightning -

  • G Sean Burke (Flyers)
  • F Rob DiMaio (Stars)

    Toronto Maple Leafs

  • G Jean-Sebastien Aubin (Penguins)
  • D Brad Brown (Sabres)
  • D Alexander Khavanov (Blues)
  • F Mariusz Czerkawski (Islanders)
  • F Eric Lindros (Rangers)
  • F Jason Allison (Kings)
  • Acquire F Jeff O’Neill from Hurricanes for fourth-round draft pick

    Washington Capitals -

  • D Mathieu Biron (Panthers)
  • D Ivan Majesky (Thrashers)
  • F Andrew Cassels (Blue Jackets)
  • F Ben Clymer (Lightning)
  • Acquire F Jeff Friesen from Devils for a fourth-round draft pick
  • Acquire F Chris Clark from Flames for a draft pick

    2005 NHL Free Agent Signings: Western Conference

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