The Central Division: Player Movement

The Central Division: Player Movement


The Detroit Red Wings lost in the Stanley Cup finals, then lost several pieces off of their roster, Marion Hossa, Mikael Samuelsson, Tomas Kopecky, and most likely Jiri Hudler. Hudler signed with a KHL team for 2 years, but he hasn’t been given an international player transfer card by the IIHF that would allow him to play in Europe. The Wings still retain his rights, and he was awarded a 2 year, $5.75 million deal by an arbitrator if he returns to the team. The Blackhawks made a splash on free agent frenzy day by signing Marion Hossa to a long term deal, but the NHL is investigating the contract and might cancel the contract and penalize the Hawks. Columbus didn’t do a whole lot this off-season, but they did lock up superstar Rick Nash to an extension. Both Nashville and St. Louis had a quite off-season as well.

Players In Players Out
Danny Bois, RW FA – Ott Tim Brent, C FA – Tor
Mark Cullen, C/LW FA – Van Pascal Pelletier, LW FA – CBJ
Richard Petiot, D FA – TB Martin Havlat, RW FA – Min
Peter MacArthur, LW FA Samuel Pahlsson, C FA – CBJ
Tomas Kopecky, W/C FA – Det Matt Walker, D FA – TB
John Madden, C FA – NJ Nikolai Khabibulin, G FA – Edm
Marian Hossa, RW FA – Det    
Alec Richards, G ( FA  )    
Remaining Free Agents
Adam Berti, LW Tim Hambly, D Jonas Nordqvist, C Adam Pineault, RW/LW
Jim Sharrow, D   Logan Stephenson, D Pavel Vorobiev, RW/LW

Players In
Players Out
Mathieu Roy, D FA – Edm Jason Williams, RW/C FA – Det
Pascal Pelletier, LW FA – Chi Craig MacDonald, LW/C FA – Europe
Mathieu Garon, G FA – Pit Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, D FA – Phi
Samuel Pahlsson, C FA – Chi Wade Dubielewicz, G FA – Min
    Aaron Rome, D FA – Van
Remaining Free Agents
Christian Backman, D Chris Gratton, C Trevor Hendrikx, D Steve Kelly, C
Jon Landry, D Manny Malhotra, C Jiri Novotny, C/W Michael Peca, C
Petr Pohl, RW John Vigilante, C/LW Kyle Wharton, D Mike York, C/W

Players In Players Out
Todd Bertuzzi, LW/RW FA – Cgy Darren Haydar, RW FA – Col
Jason Williams, RW/C FA – CBJ Mikael Samuelsson, RW FA – Van
Patrick Eaves, RW/LW FA Ty Conklin, G FA – StL
Andy Delmore, D FA – Europe Marian Hossa, RW FA – Chi
Doug Janik, D FA – NYR Tomas Kopecky, W/C FA – Chi
Travis Ehrhardt, D FA    
Jeremy Williams, RW FA – Tor    
Kris Newbury, W/C FA – Tor    
Jordan Pearce, G FA    
Francis Pare, RW FA    
Remaining Free Agents
Chris Chelios, D Aaron Downey, RW Randall Gelech, C/RW Darren McCarty, RW

Players In Players Out
Marcel Goc, C/LW FA – SJ Radek Bonk, C FA – Europe
Ben Eaves, C FA Jed Ortmeyer, RW FA – SJ
Peter Olvecky, LW/C FA – Min Scott Nichol, C FA – SJ
Ben Guite, C FA – Col Drew MacIntyre, G FA – Atl
    Greg Zanon, D FA – Min
    Vernon Fiddler, LW/C FA – Phx
    Ville Koistinen, D FA – Fla
Remaining Free Agents
Greg de Vries, D Denis Platonov, C Tim Ramholt, D  

Players In Players Out
Brendan Bell, D FA – Ott Trent Whitfield, C FA – Bos
Bryce Lampman, D FA – Europe Jay McKee, D FA – Pit
Justin Fletcher, D FA – TB Jeff Woywitka, D FA – Dal
Adam Cracknell, RW FA – Cgy Eric Neilson, RW FA – Mtl
Barry Tallackson, RW FA – NJ    
Ty Conklin, G FA – Det    
Remaining Free Agents
Matt Foy, RW Dan Hinote, W/C Manny Legace, G Charles Linglet, LW
Steve Regier, LW Marek Schwarz, G