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Date Player
7/28/2016 Matt Dumba, Min, D
The Wild and Dumba have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5.1 million contract.

Analysis: Dumba is coming off a season in which he established career highs with 10 goals, 16 assists and 81 games played. The 22-year-old, picked seventh overall by Minnesota in the 2012 draft, has recorded 19 goals and 25 assists in 152 career NHL games.
7/28/2016 Brandon Gormley, NJ, D
The Devils have signed Gormley to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level.

Analysis: Gormley has played in 58 NHL games with Arizona and Colorado and appeared in 26 with the Avalanche last season. The 24-year-old did not receive a qualifying offer from the Avs as a restricted free agent.
7/28/2016 Michael Stone, Ari, D
The Coyotes signed Stone to a one-year contract Thursday.

Analysis: Stone recorded six goals and a career-best 30 assists in 75 games with Arizona last season. He led the club with 143 blocked shots.
7/28/2016 Marek Hrivik, NYR, RW
The Rangers signed Hrivik, a restricted free agent, on Thursday.

Analysis: Hrivik skated in 68 games with Hartford of the AHL this past season, getting 12 goals and 29 assists. He tied for the team lead in assists, ranked third in points, and tied for sixth in goals. Hrivik played in five games with the Rangers in 2015-16, registering one assist.
7/28/2016 Connor Murphy, Ari, D
Murphy and the Coyotes have agreed to terms on a six-year contract.

Analysis: Murphy established career highs with six goals and 17 assists in 78 games in 2015-16 and averaged over 20 minutes of ice time per game in his third NHL season. The 23-year-old also led Team USA with three goals during the recent world championships.
7/27/2016 Mike Hoffman, Ott, LW
The Senators avoided arbitration with Hoffman on Wednesday after the forward agreed to terms on a four-year, $20.75 million deal.

Analysis: Hoffman recorded career highs in goals (29), assists (30) and points (59) last season. He has recorded 59 goals and 54 assists in 186 career games - all with Ottawa.
7/27/2016 Matthew Carle, TB, D
Carle has signed a one-year deal with the Predators worth $700,000.

Analysis: The 31-year-old will be taking a massive pay cut from the $5.5 million he made last season with Tampa Bay, which bought out the remaining two years on Carle's contract last month. Carle, who had two goals and seven assists in 64 games with the Lightning last season, gives the Preds a seasoned blue-liner who's played in 724 regular-season games and 127 postseason contests.
7/27/2016 Petr Mrazek, Det, G
The Red Wings and Mrazek agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract hours before the two sides were scheduled for an arbitration hearing.

Analysis: Mrazek performed capably in his first season as Detroit's No. 1 goaltender, compiling a 27-16-6 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and four shutouts in 54 games (49 starts) in 2015-16. The 24-year-old is 46-30-8 with a 2.29 GAA in 94 career NHL games.
7/27/2016 Calle Jarnkrok, Nsh, C
The Predators signed Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract through 2021-22 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Jarnkrok played in 71 games last season and scored a career-high 16 goals with 30 points. He was second on the team with four game-winning goals.
7/27/2016 Vladislav Namestnikov, TB, C
The Lightning avoided arbitration and re-signed Namestnikov to a two-year contract Wednesday worth $1.9375 million per season.

Analysis: Namestnikov set career highs last season for games played (80), goals (14), assists (21), points (35) and plus-minus rating (plus-17).
7/26/2016 Brandon Manning, Phi, D
The Flyers and Manning have agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.95 million contract.

Analysis: Manning appeared in a career-high 56 games with the Flyers last season, recording one goal, six assists and 66 penalty minutes. The 26-year-old was a restricted free agent and had an arbitration hearing scheduled for next week.
7/26/2016 Danny DeKeyser, Det, D
The Red Wings avoided arbitration and signed DeKeyser to a $30 million, six-year contract Tuesday.

Analysis: He has 14 goals and 61 assists in 234 regular-season NHL games and has averaged over 21 minutes of ice time.
7/25/2016 Kris Versteeg, LA, RW
Versteeg opted to continue his hockey career overseas Monday by agreeing to a one-year deal with SC Bern of the Swiss National League A.

Analysis: The 30-year-old Versteeg was an unrestricted free agent after collecting 15 goals and 23 assists in 77 games between the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings last season. A two-time Stanley Cup winner with Chicago, Versteeg has played for six teams in the last six seasons. He has scored 131 goals and set up 182 others in 550 career NHL games.
7/25/2016 Brayden Schenn, Phi, C
Schenn avoided arbitration by agreeing to a four-year contract with the Flyers on Monday.

Analysis: Schenn set career highs with 26 goals, 33 assists and 59 points in 80 games last season. He also had five game-winning goals.
7/25/2016 Jordan Schroeder, Min, C
The Wild agreed to terms with Schroeder on a one-year, two-way contract Monday.

Analysis: Schroeder recorded two goals and two assists in 26 games with Minnesota in 2015-16, and 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 40 games with AHL's Iowa. He added a goal with Minnesota while skating in two games in the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.
7/25/2016 Frank Corrado, Tor, D
The Maple Leafs signed Corrado to a one-year contract Monday to avoid arbitration.

Analysis: Corrado scored one goal to go with five assists in 39 games during his first season with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16 after being claimed off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.
7/25/2016 Peter Holland, Tor, C
The Maple Leafs signed Holland to a one-year contract Monday to avoid arbitration.

Analysis: Holland collected 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16. His five power-play goals were tied for the second-most on the team.
7/25/2016 Yanni Gourde, TB, LW
The Lightning re-signed Gourde to a one-year, two-way contract Monday.

Analysis: Gourde, 24, appeared in two games with the Lightning during the 2015-16 regular season, posting an assist and two penalty minutes. Gourde made his NHL debut with the Lightning on Dec. 15 against the Maple Leafs and posted an assist, his first career NHL point. The 5-foot-9, 167-pound Gourde played in 65 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League last season, recording 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists) and 42 penalty minutes.
7/23/2016 Luke Schenn, Ari, D
The Coyotes signed free agent defenseman Luke Schenn to a two-year contract Saturday. Terms were not disclosed but the deal is worth a reported $2.5 million.

Analysis: The 26-year-old Schenn registered four goals, 12 assists and 82 penalty minutes in 72 games with the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings last season. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has recorded 128 points (28 goals, 100 assists) and 409 penalty minutes in 566 career games with the Kings, Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs.
7/22/2016 Connor Carrick, Tor, D
The Maple Leafs signed Carrick to a two-year contract Friday.

Analysis: Carrick had two goals and two assists in 16 games for Toronto last season after being acquired from the Capitals in late February.
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