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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: Western Conference

Anaheim Mighty Ducks

  • D Scott Niedermayer (Devils)
  • D Jason Marshall (Sharks)
  • F Craig Adams (Hurricanes)
  • F Teemu Selanne (Avalanche)
  • Acquire F Trevor Gillies and a draft pick from Rangers for F Steve Rucchin
  • Acquire F Todd Fedoruk from Flyers for a draft pick
  • Trade F Mike Leclerc to Coyotes for a draft pick

    Calgary Flames -

  • D Roman Hamrlik (Islanders)
  • F Tony Amonte (Flyers)
  • F Darren McCarty (Red Wings)
  • Acquire G Philippe Sauve from Avalanche for a draft pick
  • Trade D Mike Commodore to Hurricanes for a draft pick
  • Trade F Chris Clark to Capitals for a draft pick

    Chicago Blackhawks

  • G Nikolai Khabibulin (Lightning)
  • D Adrian Aucoin (Islanders)
  • D Todd Simpson (Senators)
  • D Jaroslav Spacek (Blue Jackets)
  • F Jim Dowd (Canadiens)
  • F Martin Lapointe (Bruins)
  • Trade G Jocelyn Thibault to Penguins for a fourth-round draft pick
  • Trade D Steve McCarthy to Canucks for a draft pick

    Colorado Avalanche -

  • D Patrice Brisebois (Canadiens)
  • D Curtis Leschyshyn (Senators) Update: As of Oct. 3, Leschyshyn has retired.
  • F Brad May (Canucks)
  • F Pierre Turgoen (Stars)
  • F Andrew Brunette (Wild)
  • Trade G Philippe Sauve to Flames for a draft pick

    Columbus Blue Jackets -

  • G Martin Prusek (Senators)
  • D Adam Foote (Avalanche)
  • D Brian Berard (Blackhawks)
  • D Andy Delmore (Sabres)
  • F Jan Hrdina (Devils)

    Dallas Stars -

  • G Johan Hedberg (Canucks)
  • D Stephane Robidas (Blackhawks)
  • D Martin Skoula (Mighty Ducks)
  • F Garrett Burnett (Mighty Ducks)

    Detroit Red Wings

  • G Chris Osgood (Blues)
  • D Andreas Lilja (Predators)
  • F Mikael Samuelsson (Panthers)

    Edmonton Oilers

  • Acquire D Chris Pronger from Blues for D Eric Brewer, D Jeff Woywitka and D Doug Lynch
  • Acquire F Mike Peca from New York Islanders for F Mike York and a draft pick
  • Trade F Brad Isbister to Bruins for a fourth-round draft pick

    Los Angeles Kings -

  • F Valeri Bure (Stars)
  • F Pavol Demitra (Blues)
  • Acquire F Jeremy Roenick and a third round draft pick from Flyers for future considerations

    Minnesota Wild

  • D Andrei Nazarov (Coyotes)
  • D Daniel Tjarnqvist (Thrashers)
  • F Scott Ferguson (Oilers)

    Nashville Predators -

  • F Randy Robitaille (Thrashers)
  • F Scott Nichol (Blackhawks)
  • F Paul Kariya (Avalanche)
  • F Yanic Perreault (Canadiens)
  • Acquire D Danny Markov from Flyers for a third-round draft pick.

    Phoenix Coyotes -

  • G Curtis Joseph (Red Wings)
  • G Steve Passmore (Blackhawks)
  • Acquire F Mike Leclerc from Mighty Ducks for a draft pick

    St. Louis Blues

  • F Aaron Downey (Stars)
  • F Scott Young (Stars)
  • F Dean McAmmond (Flames)
  • Acquire D Eric Brewer, D Jeff Woywitka and D Doug Lynch from Oilers for D Chris Pronger

    San Jose Sharks
    No significant additions

    Vancouver Canucks -

  • G Brent Johnson (Coyotes)
  • D Sven Butenschon (Islanders)
  • F Anson Carter (Kings)
  • F Richard Park (Wild)
  • Acquire D Steve McCarthy from Blackhawks for a draft pick
  • Trade D Brent Sopel to Islanders for a draft pick.

    2005 NHL Free Agent Signings: Eastern Conference

    NHL Free Agents Explained

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