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Date Player
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.
7/22/2016 Stefan Fournier, Ari, RW
The Coyotes signed Fournier to a one-year, two-way contract Friday.

Analysis: Fournier, acquired from Montreal during the 2015-16 season, had 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in 56 games between AHL teams St. John's and Springfield last season.
7/22/2016 Kevin Hayes, NYR, RW
The Rangers and Hayes avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a two-year, $5.2 million contract.

Analysis: The two sides were scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday. Hayes, 24, has compiled 31 goals and 50 assists in 158 games over his first two NHL seasons.
7/22/2016 Evander Kane, Buf, LW
Kane was arrested Friday and faces numerous charges for allegedly grabbing three women by the neck, hair and arms during an altercation at a downtown Buffalo bar on June 25.

Analysis: Kane is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Aug. 1. The NHL said it will monitor the legal proceedings before determining whether Kane will face disciplinary action. In March, prosecutors said after a three-month investigation that Kane would not face a sexual assault charge stemming from a December incident due to insufficient evidence.
7/22/2016 Bobby Farnham, Mon, RW
Farnham has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens.

Analysis: The 27-year-old appeared in 50 games with New Jersey last season, recording eight goals, two assists and 92 penalty minutes. He'll have a shot at making the roster as a fourth-line forward.
7/22/2016 Chris Kreider, NYR, LW
Kreider and the Rangers agreed to a four-year, $18.5 million contract Friday, the day the two sides were to go to arbitration.

Analysis: A first-round pick of New York in 2009, Kreider was one of six players to record 20 goals, 40 points, a plus-10 rating and 50 penalty minutes this past season. The 25-year-old has tallied 21 goals in each of the last two seasons and has 20 in 65 career postseason games.
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