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2006 NHL Free Agents

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

From October of 2006, here's a list of unrestricted 2006 NHL free agents and where they signed for the upcoming season.

Players are listed by 2005-06 NHL team and position. The new team is noted in brackets, with the term of the contract and its total value expressed in millions of dollars.

See also: Team-by-Team Signings and Trades: Who's in and who's on every team in the summer of 2006.

Eastern Conference -

Atlanta Thrashers

  • G Mike Dunham, 34
  • F Serge Aubin, 31
  • F Peter Bondra, 38
  • F Eric Boulton, 29
  • F Brad Larsen, 29
  • F Scott Melanby, 40 (re-signed)
  • F Robert Petrovicky, 29 (to Pittsburgh)
  • F Marc Savard, 28 (to Boston)
  • F J.P. Viger, 29

    Boston Bruins

  • D Hal Gill, 31 (to Toronto)
  • D Brian Leetch, 38
  • D Ian Moran, 33 (to Anaheim)
  • D Jiri Slegr, 35
  • D David Tanabe, 26 (to Carolina)
  • F Mariusz Czerkawski, 34
  • F Tom Fitzgerald, 37 (retired)
  • F Travis Green, 35 (to Anaheim)
  • F Eric Healey, 31 (to Tampa Bay)
  • F Brad Isbister, 29 (to Carolina)
  • F Dan LaCouture, 29
  • F Josh Langfeld, 28
  • F Shawn McEachern, 37 (retired)
  • F Eric Nickulas, 31
  • F Patrick Leahy, 27 (to Nashville)
  • F Marty Reasoner, 29 (to Edmonton)

    Buffalo Sabres

  • D Rory Fitzpatrick, 31 (to Vancouver)
  • D Jay McKee, 28 (to St. Louis)
  • D Teppo Numminen, 37 (re-signed)
  • F Mike Grier, 31 (to San Jose)
  • F J.P. Dumont, 28 (to Nashville)

    Carolina Hurricanes

  • G Martin Gerber, 31 (to Ottawa)
  • D Aaron Ward, 33 (to NY Rangers)
  • D Glen Wesley, 37 (re-signed)
  • F Matt Cullen, 29 (to NY Rangers)
  • F Mark Recchi, 38 (to Pittsburgh)
  • F Doug Weight, 35 (to St. Louis)

    Florida Panthers

  • G Jamie McLennan, 35 (to Calgary)
  • D Jamie Allison, 30
  • D Alexander Karpovtsev, 36
  • D Sean Hill, 36 (to Islanders)
  • F Jon Sim, 28 (to Atlanta)
  • F Serge Payer, 27 (to Ottawa)

    Montreal Canadiens

  • D Francis Bouillon, 30 (re-signed)
  • F Jan Bulis, 28 (to Vancouver)
  • F Niklas Sundstrom, 30
  • F Pierre Dagenais, 28

    New Jersey Devils

  • D Tommy Albelin, 42
  • D Ken Klee, 35 (to Colorado)
  • F Patrik Elias, 30 (re-signed)
  • F Viktor Kozlov, 31 (to Islanders)
  • F Jamie Langenbrunner, 30 (re-signed)
  • F Erik Rasmussen, 29

    New York Islanders

  • G Wade Dubielewicz, 27
  • D Joel Bouchard, 32 (re-signed)
  • D Tomi Pettinen, 29
  • D John Erskine, 26 (to Washington)
  • F Jeff Hamilton, 28
  • F Wyatt Smith, 29
  • F Eric Godard, 26 (to Calgary)

    New York Rangers

  • D Tom Poti, 29 (to NY Islanders)
  • D Jason Strudwick, 30
  • F Steve Rucchin, 34 (to Atlanta)
  • F Martin Rucinsky, 35 (to St. Louis)
  • F Martin Straka, 33 (re-signed)
  • F Petr Sykora, 29 (to Edmonton)

    Ottawa Senators

  • G Dominik Hasek, 41 (to Detroit)
  • G Mike Morrison, 26 (to Phoenix)
  • D Zdeno Chara, 29 (to Boston)
  • D Brad Norton, 31
  • D Brian Pothier, 28 (to Washington)
  • F Tyler Arnason, 27 (to Colorado)
  • F Vaclav Varada, 29 (to Europe)

    Philadelphia Flyers

  • D Kim Johnsson, 30 (to Minnesota)
  • D Chris Therien, 34
  • D Eric Desjardins (retired)
  • F Donald Brashear, 34 (to Washington)
  • F Brian Savage, 35 (retired)
  • F Branko Radivojevic, 25 (to Minnesota)

    Pittsburgh Penguins

  • D Lyle Odelein, 38
  • F Eric Boguniecki, 31 (to Columbus)
  • F Ryan VandenBussche, 33
  • F Tomas Surovy, 24
  • F Konstantin Koltsov, 25
  • F Andy Hilbert, 25 (to NY Islanders)
  • F Shane Endicott, 24 (to Nashville)

    Tampa Bay Lightning

  • G John Grahame, 30 (to Carolina)
  • D Pavel Kubina, 29 (to Toronto)
  • F Chris Dingman, 29
  • F Martin Cibak, 26

    Toronto Maple Leafs

  • G Ed Belfour, 41 (to Florida)
  • D Aki Berg, 28
  • D Alexander Khavanov, 34
  • D Luke Richardson, 37 (to Tampa Bay)
  • F Jason Allison, 31
  • F Tie Domi, 36 (retired)
  • F Eric Lindros, 33 (to Dallas)
  • F Clarke Wilm, 29

    Washington Capitals

  • G Brent Johnson, 29 (re-signed)
  • D Ivan Majesky, 29
  • D Mathieu Biron, 26 (to (San Jose)
  • D Nolan Yonkman, 25 (to Nashville)
  • F Jeff Halpern, 29 (to Dallas)
  • F Brian Willsie, 28 (to Los Angeles)

    2006 NHL Free Agents Continued: The Western Conference

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