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NHL Free Agents Available in 2012: Forwards Earning Under $1 Million

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


Updated July 30, 2012

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

The previous page listed centermen and wingers who became unrestricted NHL free agents on July 1, 2012, currently earning salaries of $1 million or more.

The list continues on this page with centermen and wingers making less than $1 million in the 2011-12 NHL season. Players are listed according to their salary cap hit, with 2011-12 team noted.

Under $1 million
Erik Christensen, Minesota Wild, $925,000 (signed in Europe)
Tom Kostopoulos, Calgary Flames, $917,000
Scott Parse, Los Angeles Kings, $900,000
Lennart Petrell, Edmonton Oilers, $900,000
Alexandre Giroux, Columbus Blue Jackets, $825,000
Jake Dowell, Dallas Stars, $800,000
Toby Petersen, Dallas Stars, $775,000
Jesse Winchester, Ottawa Senators, $750,000
Brandon Yip, Nashville Predators, $725,000
Brad Wincester, San Jose Sharks, $725,000
Blair Betts, Philadelphia Flyers, $700,000
Byron Bitz, Vancouver Canucks, $700,000
Darryl Boyce, Toronto Maple Leafs, $700,000
Mathieu Darche, Montreal Canadiens, $700,000
Bracken Kearns, Florida Panthers, $700,000
Phillippe Dupuis, Toronto Maple Leafs, $650,000
Jean-Francois Jacques, Anaheim Ducks, $650,000
Mark Parrish, Ottawa Senators, $650,000
Petr Sykora, New Jersey Devils, $650,000
Mike Zigomanis, Toronto Maple Leafs, $650,000
D.J. King, Washington Capitals, $637,000
Trevor Gillies, New York Islanders, $625,000
Ryan Keller, Edmonton Oilers, $625,000
Patrick O'Sullivan, Phoenix Coyotes, $625,000
Ryan Shannon, Tampa Bay Lightning, $625,000
Trevor Frischmon, New York Islanders, $615,000
Aaron Volpotti, Vancouver Canucks, $612,500
Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Phoenix Coyotes, $605,000
Fabian Brunnstrom, Detroit Red Wings, $600,000
Jonathan Cheechoo, St. Louis Blues, $600,000
Jeremy Colliton, New York Islanders, $600,000
Tim Conboy, Ottawa Senators, $600,000
Mark Cullen, Florida Panthers, $600,000
Raitis Ivanans, Calgary Flames, $600,000
Josh Hennessy, Boston Bruins, $600,000
Trent Hunter, Los Angeles Kings, $600,000
Joakim Lindstrom, Colorado Avalanche, $600,000
Steve MacIntyre, Pittsburgh Penguins, $600,000
Derek MacKenzie, Columbus Blue Jackets, $600,000
Ethan Moreau, Los Angeles Kings, $600,000
Steve Pinizzotto, Vancouver Canucks, $600,000
Martin St. Pierre, Columbus Blue Jackets, $600,000
Raymond Sawada, Dallas Stars, $600,000
Brett Sterling, St. Louis Blues, $600,000
Jeff Taffe, Minnesota Wild, $600,000
Brian Willsie, Montreal Canadiens, $600,000
Jason Williams, Pittsburgh Penguins, $600,000

Under $600,000
Jed Ortmeyer, Minnesota Wild, $585,000
Brad Staubitz, Minnesota Wild, $575,000
Josh Green, Edmonton Oilers, $575,000
Alexandre Bolduc, Phoenix Coyotes, $575,000
Andrew Murray, San Jose Sharks, $575,000
Mark Bell, Anaheim Ducks, $575,000
Francis Wathier, Dallas Stars, $575,000
Troy Bodie, Anaheim Ducks, $550,000
Chris Conner, Detroit Red Wings, $550,000
Tim Jackman, Calgary Flames, $550,000
Francis Lessard, Ottawa Senators, $550,000
Corey Locke, Ottawa Senators, $550,000
Jamal Mayers, Chicago Blackhawks, $550,000
Richard Park, Pittsburgh Penguins, $550,000
Rod Pelley, New Jersey Devils, $550,000
Greg Rallo, Florida Panthers, $550,000
Jon Disalvatore, Minnesota Wild, $537,500
Mike Angelidis, Tampa Bay Lightning, $525,000
Matt Beaudoin, Phoenix Coyotes, $525,000
Chris Bourque, Washington Capitals, $525,000
Ryan Craig, Pittsburgh Penguins, $525,000
Guillame Desbiens, Calgary Flames, $525,000
Andre Deveaux, New York Rangers, $525,000
Chris Durno, Carolina Hurricanes, $525,000
Andrew Ebbett, Vancouver Canucks, $525,000
Matt Ford, Washington Capitals, $525,000
Ben Guite, San Jose Sharks, $525,000
Ryan Hamilton, Toronto Maple Leafs, $525,000
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Calgary Flames, $525,000
Mark Mancari, Vancouver Canucks, $525,000
Greg Mauldin, Colorado Avalanche, $525,000
Brett McLean, Chicago Blackhawks, $525,000
Colin McDonald, Pittsburgh Penguins, $525,000
Jacob Micflikier, Washington Capitals, $525,000
Brad Mills, New Jersey Devils, $525,000
Chris Minard, Detroit Red Wings, $525,000
Michel Ouellet, Tampa Bay Lightning, $525,000
Cam Paddock, Los Angeles Kings, $525,000
Patrick Rissmiller, Colorado Avalanche, $525,000
Michael Ryan, Buffalo Sabres, $525,000
Brandon Segal, Chicago Blackhawks, $525,000
Trevor Smith, Tampa Bay Lightning, $525,000
Tim Stapleton, Winnipeg Jets, $525,000 (signed in Europe)
Colin Stuart, Buffalo Sabres, $525,000
David Van Der Gulik, Colorado Avalanche, $525,000
Stephane Veilleux, New Jersey Devils, $525,000
Derek Whitmore, Buffalo Sabres, $525,000
Kyle Greentree, Washington Capitals, $512,500
Jamie Johnson, Detroit Red Wings, $512,500
Kris Newbury, New York Rangers, $512,500

2012 NHL Free Agents - Forwards making $1 million or more
2012 NHL Free Agents - Defensemen
2012 NHL Free Agents - Goalies

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

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