Updated NHL Free Agent List (as of 07/17/08)

Dobber Sports

2008-07-17

   

The NHL has released the official free agent list, details.

 

Below is a complete list of players, who, effective July 1, became free agents.  

 

Some players whose names appear on this list may recently have signed with their respective Clubs; however, their contracts had not yet been filed with the League prior to publishing.

 

 

FREE AGENT CLASSIFICATIONS

GROUP 2 – SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION AND RIGHT TO MATCH

These players have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:

OFFER                                           COMPENSATION

$863,156 or below                        None
Over $863,156 to $1,307,812       Third-round choice
Over $1,307,812 to $2,615,625    Second-round choice
Over $2,615,625 to $3,923,437    First-round and third-round choice
Over $3,923,437 to $5,231,249    First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $5,231,249 to $6,539,062    Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
Over $6,539,062                           Four first-round choices

GROUP 3 – UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

These players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 27 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.

GROUP 6 – UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

These players, whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff).

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

These were not tendered a qualifying offer and are therefore Unrestricted Free Agents not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.

 

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Group 2 FAs: Stephen Dixon, Jason King, Joakim Lindstrom, Drew Miller, Geoff Platt.
Group 3 UFAs: Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Joe DiPenta, Jay Leach, Tony Martensson, Mark Mowers, Geoff Peters, Teemu Selanne, Bruno St. Jacques.
Group 6 UFAs: Darryl Bootland.
UFAs: Gerald Coleman, Shane Hynes.

ATLANTA THRASHERS<