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Storm Advisory 7/2/18: The Aftermath and more NHL Free Agency News

Tavares, more Tavares, and other free agent fall out from the NHL’s annual shopping spree.

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Reading Assignments

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs won the John Tavares sweepstakes as they signed him to a seven year contact at $11 million AAV.
  • And other news about the highest profile free agent this summer:
  • Drew Doughty decided to settle in Los Angeles, signing an eight year contact with the Kings.
  • Former Hurricane Riley Nash has signed a three-year deal in Columbus.
  • High profile center Ryan O’Reilly was traded to the St. Louis Blues yesterday for a king’s ransom.
  • Yes it’s official. Derek Ryan is joining Bill Peters in Alberta next season on a three-year deal worth $3.125 million AAV.
  • And he will be joined there by former Golden Knight James Neal:
  • The St. Louis Blues signed former Maple Leaf Tyler Bozak to a three-year contact worth $15 million. [Sportsnet]
  • Ryan McDonagh signed a seven-year contract extension with the Lightning worth $6.75 million AAV (which puts him under contract until the age of 36).
  • Michael Grabner signed a deal in Arizona for three years, worth $3.35 million annually. [ESPN]
  • The Flyers reunited with James Van Riemsdyk yestereday, signign him to a five-year contract worth $35 million. No one is happier than captain Claude Giroux.
  • After 13 years as a Hurricane, Cam Ward has signed with Chicago. [N&O]
  • And here’s the tribute video the Hurricanes released following the news.
  • And ICYMI, the Hurricanes signed goalie Petr Mrazek to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. [Canes Country]