2012 NHL Free Agents – unrestricted Defensemen


A list of unrestricted 2012 NHL free agent defenseman. We’ll continue to update the free agent list as the year goes on.

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Player 2011-12 Team 11-12 Cap Hit Contract Notes
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings $6,200,000 Retired
Michal Rozsival Phoenix Coyotes $5,000,000  
John-Michael Liles Toronto Maple Leafs $4,200,000 Re-signed with the Maple Leafs. 4 years, $15.5 million
Dennis Wideman Washington Capitals $3,875,000 Traded to Flames. Signed with them for 5 years, $26.25 million
Pavel Kubina Philadelphia Flyers $3,850,000  
Jaroslav Spacek Carolina Hurricanes $3,833,000  
Francois Beauchemin Anaheim Ducks $3,800,000 Re-signed with the Ducks. 3 years, $10.5 million
Brad Stuart San Jose Sharks $3,750,000 Re-signed with the Sharks. 3 years, $10.8 million
Filip Kuba Ottawa Senators $3,700,000 Signed with the Panthers. 2 years, $8 million
Barret Jackman St. Louis Blues $3,625,000 Re-signed with the Blues. 3 years, $9.5 million.
Cory Sarich Calgary Flames $3,600,000 Re-signed with the Flames. 2 years, $4 million
Willie Mitchell Los Angeles Kings $3,500,000  
Ryan Suter Nashville Predators $3,500,000 Signed with the Wild. 13 years, $98 million
Jeff Finger Toronto Maple Leafs $3,500,000  
John Oduya Chicago Blackhawks $3,500,000 Re-signed with the Blackhawks. 3 years, $10.125 million
Matt Carle Philadelphia Flyers $3,438,000 Signed with the Lightning. 6 years, $33 million
Bryan Allen Carolina Hurricanes $2,900,000 Signed with the Ducks. 3 years, $10.5 million
Bryce Salvador New Jersey Devils $2,900,000 Re-signed with the Devils. 3 years, $9.5 million
Tim Gleason Carolina Hurricanes $2,750,000 Re-signed with the Hurricanes. 4 years, $16 million.
Josh Gorges Montreal Canadiens $2,500,000 Re-signed with the Canadiens. 6 years, $23.4 million.
Mark Eaton New York Islanders $2,500,000  
Joe Corvo Boston Bruins $2,250,000 Signed with the Hurricanes. 1 year , $2 million
Hal Gill Nashville Predators $2,250,000 Re-signed with the Predators. 2 years, $4 million.
Cam Barker Edmonton $2,250,000  
Radek Martinek Columbus Blue Jackets $2,200,000  
Andy Sutton Edmonton Oilers $2,125,000 Re-signed with the Oilers. 1 year, $1.5 million.
Carlo Colaiacovo St. Louis Blues $2,125,000  
Shaone Morrisonn Buffalo Sabres $2,075,000  
Adrian Aucoin Phoenix Coyotes $2,000,000 Signed with the Blue Jackets. 1 year, $2 million plus bonuses
Sami Salo Vancouver Canucks $2,000,000 Signed with the Lightning. 2 years, $7.5 million
Greg Zanon Minnesota Wild $1,933,333 Signed with the Avalanche. 2 years, $4.5 million
Johnny Boychuk Boston Bruins $1,875,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 3 years, $10.1 million.
Kurtis Foster Minnesota Wild $1,800,000  
Chris Campoli Montreal Canadiens $1,750,000  
Kurt Sauer Phoenix Coyotes $1,750,000  
Sheldon Souray Dallas Stars $1,650,000 Signed with the Ducks. 3 years, $11 million
Nicklas Grossman Philadelphia Flyers $1,625,000 Re-signed with the Flyers. 4 years, $14 million.
Milan Jurcina New York Islanders $1,600,000  
Steve Staios New York Islanders $1,600,000  
Matt Hunwick Colorado Avalanche $1,550,000 Re-signed with the Avalanche. 2 years, $3.2 million.
Brett Clark Tampa Bay Lightning $1,500,000  
Francis Bouillon Nashville Predators $1,350,000 Signed with the Canadiens. 1 year, $1.5 million
Randy Jones Winnipeg Jets $1,150,000  
Shane O’Brien Colorado Avalanche $1,100,000 Re-signed with the Avalanche. 3 years, $6 million.
Scott Hannan Calgary Flames $1,000,000  
Brad Lukowich Dallas Stars $1,000,000  
Mike Lundin Minnesota Wild $1,000,000 Signed with the Senators. 1 year , $1.15 million
Colin White San Jose Sharks $1,000,000  
Jim Vandermeer San Jose Sharks $1,000,000  
Kent Huskins St. Louis Blues $1,000,000  
Matt Gilroy Ottawa Senators $1,000,000  
Ryan Parent Vancouver Canucks $925,000  
Mike Weaver Florida Panthers $900,000  
Yuri Alexandrov Boston Bruins $850,000  
Sean O’Donnell Chicago Blackhawks $850,000  
Andrey Zubarev Winnipeg Jets $825,000  
Mike Mottau New York Islanders $800,000  
Steve Eminger New York Rangers $800,000  
Sheldon Brookbank Anaheim Ducks $750,000 Signed with the Blackhawks. 2 years
Sami Lepisto Chicago Blackhawks $750,000  
Tyson Strachan Florida Panthers $750,000  
Aaron Rome Vancouver Canucks $750,000 Signed with the Stars. 3 years , $4.5 million
Taylor Chorney Edmonton Oilers $735,000 Signed with the Blues. 1 year, $575,000
Dean Arsene Phoenix Coyotes $725,000  
Derek Smith Calgary Flames $700,000  
Matt Carkner Ottawa Senators $700,000 Signed with the Islanders. 3 years , $4.5 million
Alexander Sulzer Buffalo Sabres $700,000  
Derek Meech Winnipeg Jets $700,000 Re-signed with the Jets. 1 year, $700,000 2-way
Nick Holden Columbus Blue Jackets $675,000  
Jason Garrison Florida Panthers $675,000 Signed with the Canucks. 6 years, $27.6 million
Jack Hillen Nashville Predators $650,000 Signed with the Capitals. 1 year
Tyler Sloan Nashville Predators $650,000 Signed with the Stars. 1 year, $600,000
Jeff Woywitka New York Rangers $650,000 Signed with the Blues. 1 year, $700,000
Andrew Bodnarchuk Boston Bruins $635,250 Signed with the Kings. 1 year, $600,000
Dylan Reese New York Islanders $635,500  
Patrick Mullen Los Angeles Kings $632,500 Signed with the Canucks. 1 year, $600,000
Matt Smaby Anaheim Ducks $600,000 Re-signed with the Ducks. 1 year, 2 way deal
Zach McKelvie Boston Bruins $600,000  
Mathieu Roy Carolina Hurricanes $600,000  
Matt Lashoff Toronto Maple Leafs $600,000  
Garnet Exelby Detroit Red Wings $600,000  
Garrett Stafford Montreal Canadiens $600,000 Signed with the Capitals. 1 year
Nathan Oystrick Phoenix Coyotes $600,000  
Stu Bickel New York Ranges $600,000 Re-signed by the Rangers. 2 years, $1.5 million
Maxime Fortunus Dallas Stars $587,500  
Matt Taormina New Jersey Devils $550,000 Signed with the Lightning. 1 year
Aaron Johnson Columbus Blue Jackets $550,000  
Scott Jackson Tampa Bay Lightning $550,000  
Marc-Andre Gragnani Vancouver Canucks $550,000  
Clayton Stoner Minnesota Wild $550,000 Re-signed with the Wild. 2 years, $2.1 million.
Joe Callahan Montreal Canadiens $550,000  
Peter Harrold New Jersey Devils $550,000  
Bruno Gervais Tampa Bay Lightning $550,000 Signed with the Flyers. 2 years, $1.7 million
Bryan Rodney Anaheim Ducks $525,000  
David Liffiton Colorado Avalanche $525,000  
Dan Spang Dallas Stars $525,000  
Brian Connelly Chicago Blackhawks $525,000 Signed with the Wild. 2 years, $1.25 million
Jeff Penner Minnesota $525,000  
Tyler Eckford Phoenix Coyotes $525,000 Signed with the Senators. 2 years, $1.2 million
Kyle Hagel St. Louis Blues $525,000  
Logan Pyett Detroit Red Wings $525,000 Signed with the Rangers. 1 year, $600,000
Corey Potter Edmonton Oilers $525,000  
Jay Leach New Jersey Devils $525,000 Re-signed with the Devils. 1 year, $525,000
Brendan Bell New York Rangers $525,000  
Dan Jancevski Philadelphia Flyers $525,000  
Sean Sullivan San Jose Sharks $525,000 Signed with the Avalanche. 1 year, $575,000
Danny Syvret St. Louis Blues $525,000 Signed with the Flyers. 2 years, $1.175 million
Richard Petiot Tampa Bay Lightning $525,000  
Nolan Baumgarner Vancouver Canucks $525,000  
Zach Miskovic Washington Capitals $525,000  
Sean Collins Washington Capitals $525,000  
Danny Richmond Washington Capitals $525,000  
Mark Flood Winnipeg Jets $525,000  
Doug Janik Detroit Red Wings $512,500  
Alex Henry Montreal Canadiens $512,500  
Mike Moore San Jose Sharks $512,500 Signed with the Predators. 1 year, $550,000 2 way
Brennan Evans St. Louis Blues $512,500  
Nathan McIver Boston Bruins $512,000  
John Scott New York Rangers $512,000 Signed with the Sabres. 1 year, $600,000


Centers | Left Wingers | Right Wingers | Defenseman | Goalies
Sources used: CapGeek.com and NHLnumbers.com

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  1. #1 by tom at January 18th, 2012

    Btw gorges got signed for 6 years in mtl.

  2. #2 by BLAH at February 8th, 2012

    Liles & Beachemin have re-signed.

  3. #3 by Nathan at June 17th, 2012

    Sutton resigned.

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