|July 24 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET16:14 GMT12:14 AM 北京时间9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST20:14 UAE12:14 ET - The Montreal Canadiens have signed Alexander Semin to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. The forward who once scored 40 goals with Washington has spent the last three seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Analysis: Semin had six goals and 13 assists in 57 games last year. The Hurricanes bought out his contract on July 1. Carolina owes the 31-year-old Russian $14 million over the next six years. He had three years left on a deal that paid him $7 million annually.
|July 1 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET18:41 GMT2:41 AM 北京时间11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST22:41 UAE14:41 ET - The Carolina Hurricanes have officially bought out Semin's contract. The team announced the buyout Wednesday, after the enigmatic forward cleared irrevocable waivers. Carolina waived him Tuesday with the intent of buying out his deal.
Analysis: Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Semin is owed $14 million - two-thirds of the amount remaining on his contract - over six years. He had three years left on a deal that paid him $7 million annually.
|June 30 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET16:23 GMT12:23 AM 北京时间9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST20:23 UAE12:23 ET - Carolina placed Semin on unconditional waivers Tuesday with the intent to buy out his hefty contract. The move came the day before the start of the NHL's free agency period. Semin must clear waivers at noon Wednesday before his deal can be bought out. Under the league's collective bargaining agreement, he will be owed $14 million - two-thirds of the amount remaining on his deal - over six years.
Analysis: Semin, 31, has three years remaining on a contract extension signed in March 2013 and worth $7 million per season - second on the team only to captain Eric Staal, who is set to make $9.5 million this year. Semin had a career-worst six goals and added 13 assists in 57 games during a largely disappointing 2014-15 season. During his three seasons with Carolina, he had 41 goals and 64 assists.