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NHL Free Agents in 2012: Defensemen

Tracking the unrestricted NHL free agents in the summer of 2012.

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Updated July 30, 2012

Free Agent Updates: Our 2012 NHL Free Agent Signings page is updated daily.

Here's the list of defensemen who became unrestricted NHL free agents on July 1, 2012. Players are listed according to their salary cap hit in 2011-12, with 2011-12 team noted.

$4 million and over
Michal Rozsival, Phoenix Coyotes $5,000,000

Under $4 million
Pavel Kubina, Philadelphia Flyers, $3,850,000
Jaroslav Spacek, Carolina Hurricanes, $3,833,000
Jeff Finger, Toronto Maple Leafs, $3,500,000

Under $3 million
Mark Eaton, New York Islanders, $2,500,000
Radek Martinek, Columbus Blue Jackets, $2,200,000
Carlo Colaiacovo, St. Louis Blues, $2,125,000
Shaone Morrisonn, Buffalo Sabres, $2,075,000

Under $2 million
Kurtis Foster, Anaheim Ducks, $1,800,000
Chris Campoli, Montreal Canadiens, $1,750,000
Kurt Sauer, Phoenix Coyotes, $1,750,000
Milan Jurcina, New York Islanders, $1,600,000
Brett Clark, Tampa Bay Lightning, $1,500,000
Randy Jones, Winnipeg Jets, $1,150,000
Matt Gilroy, Tampa Bay Lightning, $1,000,000
Scott Hannan, Calgary Flames, $1,000,000
Kent Huskins, St. Louis Blues, $1,000,000
Brad Lukowich, Dallas Stars, $1,000,000
Jim Vandermeer, San Jose Sharks, $1,000,000
Colin White, San Jose Sharks, $1,000,000

Under $1 million
Mike Weaver, Florida Panthers, $900,000
Sean O’Donnell, Chicago Blackhawks, $850,000
Steve Eminger, New York Rangers, $800,000
Mike Mottau, New York Islanders, $800,000
Sami Lepisto, Chicago Blackhawks, $750,000 (signed in Europe)
Tyson Strachan, Florida Panthers, $750,000
Dean Arsene, Phoenix Coyotes, $725,000
Derek Meech, Winnipeg Jets, $700,000
Derek Smith, Calgary Flames, $700,000
Alexander Sulzer, Vancouver Canucks, $700,000
Tyler Sloan, Nashville Predators, $650,000
Dylan Reese, New York Islanders, $635,500
Zach McKelvie, Boston Bruins, $600,000
Nathan Oystrick, Phoenix Coyotes, $600,000
Mathieu Roy, Carolina Hurricanes, $600,000
Matt Smaby, Anaheim Ducks, $600,000
Garrett Stafford, Montreal Canadiens, $600,000

Under $600,000
Maxime Fortunus, Dallas Stars, $587,500
Joe Callahan, Montreal Canadiens, $550,000
Clayton Stoner, Minnesota Wild, $550,000
Nolan Baumgarner, Vancouver Canucks, $525,000
Brendan Bell, New York Rangers, $525,000
Sean Collins, Washington Capitals, $525,000
Mark Flood, Winnipeg Jets, $525,000 (signed in Europe)
Dan Jancevski, Philadelphia Flyers, $525,000
Jay Leach, New Jersey Devils, $525,000
David Liffiton, Colorado Avalanche, $525,000
Zach Miskovic, Washington Capitals, $525,000
Richard Petiot, Tampa Bay Lightning, $525,000
Corey Potter, Edmonton Oilers, $525,000
Danny Richmond, Washington Capitals, $525,000
Bryan Rodney, Edmonton Oilers, $525,000
Dan Spang, Dallas Stars, $525,000
Sean Sullivan, San Jose Sharks, $525,000
Brennan Evans, St. Louis Blues, $512,500
Alex Henry, Montreal Canadiens, $512,500
Doug Janik, Detroit Red Wings, $512,500
Nathan McIver, Boston Bruins, $512,000
Mike Moore, San Jose Sharks, $512,500

2012 NHL Free Agents - Forwards
2012 NHL Free Agents - Goalies

See also:
NHL Free Agent Center
NHL Free Agents Explained
The NHL Salary Cap

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