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Sunday, 07.01.2007 / 12:32 PM / News
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NHL Releases Free Agent List
NEW YORK (July 1, 2007) -- The National Hockey League released the names of the players, who, effective today, became free agents.

Some players whose names appear on this list may recently have signed with their respective Clubs; however, their contracts had not yet been filed with the League.

The National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League announced Friday that the Team Payroll Range established for the 2007-08 League Year, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, provides for a Lower Limit of $34.3 million, an Adjusted Midpoint of $42.3 million and an Upper Limit of $50.3 million.


FREE AGENTS SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION AND RIGHT TO MATCH - GROUP 2

The players listed below have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:

OFFER    COMPENSATION
$773,442 or below --- None
Over $773,442 to $1,171,882 --- Third-round choice
Over $1,171,882 to $2,343,765 --- Second-round choice
Over $2,343,765 to $3,515,647 --- First-round and third-round choice
Over $3,515,647 to $4,687,530 --- First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $4,687,530 to $5,859,412 --- Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round
Over $5,859,412 --- Four first-round choices

ANAHEIM
Bjorn Melin, Dustin Penner, Aaron Rome, Brandon Segal, Brett Skinner.

ATLANTA
Garnet Exelby, Jesse Schultz, Jim Slater, Colin Stuart, Chris Thorburn.

BOSTON
Jordan Sigalet, Dennis Wideman.

BUFFALO
Nathan Paetsch, Daniel Paille, Andrew Peters, Derek Roy, Thomas Vanek.

CALGARY
Mark Giordano, Eric Godard, Tomi Maki, Curtis McElhinney, Eric Nystrom.

CAROLINA
Anton Babchuk, Ryan Bayda, Tim Conboy, Michael Leighton.

CHICAGO
Mike Brodeur, Jonas Nordqvist, Pierre Parenteau, Danny Richmond, Bruno St. Jacques, Martin St. Pierre, Jim Vandermeer, James Wisniewski.

COLORADO
Marek Svatos, Tyler Weiman.

COLUMBUS
Curtis Glencross, Steven Goertzen, Joakim Lindstrom, Andrew Murray, Raffaele Sannitz, Alexander Svitov, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen.

DALLAS
Marius Holtet, Jussi Jokinen, Junior Lessard, Joel Lundqvist, Antti Miettinen, Mike Ribeiro.

DETROIT
Eric Himelfarb, Jiri Hudler, Logan Koopmans, Stefan Liv, Derek Meech.

EDMONTON
Kyle Brodziak, Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers, Matt Greene, Alexei Mikhnov, Brock Radunske, Mathieu Roy, Raffi Torres.

FLORIDA
Rob Globke, Kamil Kreps, Steve Montador, Janis Sprukts, Stephen Weiss, Noah Welch.

LOS ANGELES
Mike Cammalleri, Petr Kanko, Jason LaBarbera, Richard Petiot, Matt Ryan, John Zeiler.

MINNESOTA
Derek Boogaard, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Kurtis Foster, Matt Foy, Josh Harding, Erik Reitz, Nick Schultz, Aaron Voros, Joel Ward.

MONTREAL
Andrew Archer, Andre Benoit, Mathieu Biron, Jean-Philippe Cote, Yann Danis, Jonathan Ferland, Josh Gorges, Corey Locke, Duncan Milroy, Alexander Perezhogin, Tomas Plekanec, Michael Ryder, Cory Urquhart.

NASHVILLE
Matt Ellison, Vernon Fiddler, Alex Henry, Darcy Hordichuk, Kevin Klein, Ville Koistinen, Greg Zanon.

NEW JERSEY
Frank Doyle, Cam Janssen, Paul Martin, Justin Papineau, Zach Parise, Thomas Pihlman, Jason Ryznar.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Chris Campoli, Drew Fata, Trent Hunter, Steve Regier.

NEW YORK RANGERS
Sean Avery, Marcel Hossa, Jarkko Immonen, Bryce Lampman, David Liffiton, Henrik Lundqvist, Petr Prucha.

OTTAWA
Michal Barinka, Danny Bois, Ray Emery, Chris Kelly, Oleg Saprykin, Christoph Schubert.

PHILADELPHIA
Scott Munroe, Darren Reid.

PHOENIX
Keith Ballard, Brendan Bell, Josh Gratton, Matt Jones, David LeNeveu, Joel Perrault.

PITTSBURGH
Colby Armstrong, Tim Brent, Erik Christensen, Ryan Lannon, Maxime Talbot, Ryan Whitney.

ST. LOUIS
Jason Bacashihua, Mike Glumac, Barret Jackman, Dwayne King, Charles Linglet, Yan Stastny, Lee Stempniak, Matt Walker, Jeff Woywitka.

SAN JOSE
Riley Armstrong, Tom Cavanagh, Rob Davison, Mike Iggulden, Dimitri Patzold, Tomas Plihal, Craig Valette.

TAMPA BAY
Ryan Craig, Mike Egener, Mitch Fritz, Paul Ranger, Karl Stewart.

TORONTO
Jeremy Williams.

VANCOUVER
Lukas Krajicek, Drew MacIntyre, Ryan Shannon.

WASHINGTON
Steve Eminger, John Erskine, Tomas Fleischmann, Milan Jurcina, Jakub Klepis, Brooks Laich, David Steckel, Brian Sutherby.


UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 3

The following players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 28 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.

ANAHEIM
Joe DiPenta, Trevor Gillies, Mark Hartigan, Ric Jackman, Brad May, Ian Moran, Antti Jussi Niemi, Teemu Selanne, Shawn Thornton.

ATLANTA
Eric Belanger, Eric Boulton, Yuri Butsayev, Andy Delmore, Greg De Vries, Pascal Dupuis, Shane Hnidy, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Cory Larose, Scott Mellanby, Jon Sim, Andy Sutton, J.P. Vigier.

BOSTON
Bobby Allen, Nathan Dempsey, Jeff Hoggan, Jeremy Reich, Petr Tenkrat, Jason York.

BUFFALO
Daniel Briere, Ty Conklin, Chris Drury, Mikko Lehtonen, Teppo Numminen, Dainius Zubrus.

CALGARY
Tony Amonte, Brad Ference, Jeff Friesen, Roman Hamrlik, Darren McCarty, Jamie McLennan, Byron Ritchie, Brad Stuart.

CAROLINA
Jesse Boulerice, Anson Carter, David Tanabe, Josef Vasicek, Shane Willis.

CHICAGO
Denis Arkhipov, Peter Bondra, Carl Corazzini, Jeff Hamilton, Michal Handzus, Michael Holmqvist, Reed Low, Craig MacDonald.

COLORADO
Patrice Brisebois, Ken Klee, Steve Konowalchuk, Antti Laaksonen, Brett McLean, Mark Rycroft, Pierre Turgeon, Ossi Vaananen.

COLUMBUS
Bryan Berard, Brian Boucher, Anders Eriksson, Paul Manning, Jamie Pushor, Martin Spanhel, Derrick Walser.

DALLAS
Matthew Barnaby, Jon Klemm, Alexei Komarov, Eric Lindros, Ladislav Nagy, Patrik Stefan, Darryl Sydor.

DETROIT
Todd Bertuzzi, Brendan Brooks, Kyle Calder, Jiri Fischer, Dominik Hasek, Matt Hussey, Robert Lang, Josh Langfeld, Danny Markov, Brad Norton, Mathieu Schneider, Dan Smith.

EDMONTON
Jan Hejda, Jussi Markkanen, Petr Nedved, Toby Petersen, Petr Sykora, Daniel Tjarnqvist.

FLORIDA
Ed Belfour, Martin Gelinas, Jean-Marc Pelletier, Dmitri Tolkunov, Ari Vallin.

LOS ANGELES
Sean Burke, Noah Clarke, Mathieu Garon, Jamie Heward, Tom Kostopoulos, Aaron Miller, Marty Murray, Mike Weaver.

MINNESOTA
Mika Hannula, Jason Morgan, Peter Ratchuk, Wyatt Smith, Wes Walz, Todd White.

MONTREAL
David Aebischer, Radek Bonk, Aaron Downey, Mike Johnson, Janne Niinimaa, Sheldon Souray.

NASHVILLE
Marian Cisar, Peter Forsberg, Karl Goehring, Paul Kariya, Patrick Leahy, Scott Nichol, Pavel Skrbek, Kim Staal, Vitaly Vishnevski.

NEW JERSEY
Alex Brooks, Scott Clemmensen, Jim Dowd, Jim Fahey, Scott Gomez, Dan Lacouture, Brad Lukowich, Grant Marshall, Dan McGillis, Alexander Mogilny, Brian Rafalski, Erik Rasmussen, Jason Wiemer.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Arron Asham, Rick Berry, Jason Blake, Eric Boguniecki, Joel Bouchard, Mike Dunham, Peter Ferraro, Sean Hill, Evgeny Korolev, Viktor Kozlov, Tom Poti, Deron Quint, Randy Robitaille, Chris Simon, Todd Simpson, Ryan Smyth, Dimitri Upper, Richard Zednik.

NEW YORK RANGERS
Brad Isbister, Michael Nylander, Jed Ortmeyer, Sandis Ozolinsh, Martin Richter, Brendan Shanahan, Jason Strudwick, Kevin Weekes.

OTTAWA
Jamie Allison, Mike Comrie, Konstantin Gorovikov, Brian Maloney, Serge Payer, Tom Preissing.

PHILADELPHIA
Mark Cullen, Niko Dimitrakos, Robert Esche, Todd Fedoruk, Denis Hamel, Scott Hartnell, Eric Meloche, Brad Tapper, Mike York.

PHOENIX
Curtis Joseph, Owen Nolan, Pascal Rheaume, Mike Ricci, Jeremy Roenick.

PITTSBURGH
Wade Brookbank, Eric Cairns, Nils Ekman, Joel Kwiatkowski, Richard Lintner, Josef Melichar, Alain Nasreddine, Niklas Nordgren, Ronald Petrovicky, Rob Scuderi, Jocelyn Thibault.

ST. LOUIS
Radek Dvorak, Glen Metropolit, Ville Nieminen, Vladimir Orszagh, Michel Riesen, Jamie Rivers, Daniel Tkaczuk, Andrei Troschinsky.

SAN JOSE
Mathieu Darche, Scott Ferguson, Bill Guerin, Scott Hannan, Vladimir Malakhov, Mark Smith, Patrick Traverse.

TAMPA BAY
Daniel Corso, Rob DiMaio, Ruslan Fedotenko, Sascha Goc, Eric Healey, Eric Perrin, Marek Posmyk, Nolan Pratt, Luke Richardson, Cory Sarich, Eero Somervuori.

TORONTO
J.S. Aubin, Bates Battaglia, Brad Brown, Travis Green, Pierre Hedin, Marc Moro, Tyson Nash, Jeff O'Neill, Michael Peca, Yanic Perreault, Karel Pilar.

VANCOUVER
Jan Bulis, Rory Fitzpatrick, Wade Flaherty, Lee Goren, Josh Green, Trevor Linden, Mika Noronen, Tommi Santala, Bryan Smolinski, Brent Sopel, Yannick Tremblay.

WASHINGTON
Andy Hedlund, Quintin Laing, Bryan Muir, Pete Vandermeer.
 

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 6

The following players qualify for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency.  These players, whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff).

ANAHEIM
Joe Motzko.

ATLANTA
Derek MacKenzie.

BOSTON
Brian Finley, Jay Leach, Joey MacDonald.

BUFFALO
Timo Helbling, Michael Ryan.

CALGARY
None.

CAROLINA
Scott Kelman.

CHICAGO
None.

COLORADO
Matt Murley.

COLUMBUS
None.

DALLAS
Dan Ellis, Shane Endicott, Mike Green.

DETROIT
Darryl Bootland.

EDMONTON
None.

FLORIDA
None.

LOS ANGELES
Tim Jackman.

MINNESOTA
None.

MONTREAL
Dan Jancevski.

NASHVILLE
Sheldon Brookbank, Nolan Yonkman.

NEW JERSEY
Adrian Foster.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Tomas Malec.

NEW YORK RANGERS
Craig Weller.

OTTAWA
Jeff Heerema, Cory Pecker.

PHILADELPHIA
None.

PHOENIX
Mike Morrison.

PITTSBURGH
Matt Carkner, Micki Dupont, Libor Pivko, Nolan Schaefer, Wade Skolney.

ST. LOUIS
Tomas Mojzis, Peter Sejna, Mike Stuart.

SAN JOSE
Garrett Stafford, Grant Stevenson.

TAMPA BAY
Stephen Baby, Joe Rullier.

TORONTO
Brad Leeb, Jean-Francois Racine, Aleksander Suglobov.

VANCOUVER
Brandon Reid, Dany Sabourin, Nathan Smith.

WASHINGTON
Alexandre Giroux, Chad Wiseman.


UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

The following players were not tendered a qualifying offer and are therefore Unrestricted Free Agents not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.

ANAHEIM
Sebastien Caron, Nathan Marsters, David McKee, Doug O'Brien.

ATLANTA
David Caruso, Andre Deveaux, Michael Garnett, Lane Manson, Brad Schell, Adam Smyth.

BOSTON
Dennis Packard, Philippe Sauve.

BUFFALO
Adam Berkhoel.

CALGARY
Richie Regehr, Justin Taylor.

CAROLINA
Vince Bellissimo, Kevin Estrada, Craig Kowalski, Stephen Peat.

CHICAGO
Nikita Alexeev, Alexander Kojevnikov.

COLORADO
Ryan Steeves, David Svagrovsky.

COLUMBUS
Jaroslav Balastik, Ryan Caldwell, Janne Hauhtonen, Aaron Johnson, Tomas Kloucek, Tim Konsorada.

DALLAS
Yared Hagos.

DETROIT
Krystofer Kolanos.

EDMONTON
Brad Winchester.

FLORIDA
Alex Auld, Greg Jacina, Dustin Johner, Juraj Kolnik, Alexei Semenov, Jeremy Swanson.

LOS ANGELES
Barry Brust, Yutaka Fukufuji, Greg Hogeboom, Jamie Lundmark, Joey Mormina, Shay Stephenson.

MINNESOTA
Adam Hall, Mike Madill, Mark Rooneem, Ryan Stokes, Mattias Weinhandl.

MONTREAL
Michael Lambert.

NASHVILLE
Ramzi Abid, Paul Brown, Chris Durno, Daniel Widing.

NEW JERSEY
Tomas Harant, Bryan Miller, John Oduya.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Brandon Cullen, Johan Halvardsson, Andy Hilbert, Billy Thompson.

NEW YORK RANGERS
Lee Falardeau, Dwight Helminen, Karel Rachunek, Jake Taylor.

OTTAWA
Kelly Guard, Matt Koalska, Neil Komadoski, Grant Potulny, Bobby Robins, Ryan Vesce.

PHILADELPHIA
Dimitri Afanasenkov, David Printz, Rosario Ruggeri.

PHOENIX
Joe Callahan, Randall Gelech, Jakub Koreis, Lance Monych, Matthew Spiller, Jeff Taffe.

PITTSBURGH
Michel Ouellet, Andrew Penner.

ST. LOUIS
Chris Beckford-Tseu, Jon DiSalvatore, Magnus Kahnberg, Doug Lynch, Aaron MacKenzie, Ryan Ramsay, Curtis Sanford, Patrick Wellar.

SAN JOSE
Michal Macho, Glenn Olson.

TAMPA BAY
Morgan Cey, Brady Greco, Adam Henrich, Doug Janik, John Toffey.

TORONTO
Dominic D'Amour, Todd Ford, Tyson Marsh, Chris St. Jacques.

VANCOUVER
Tyler Bouck, Prestin Ryan.

WASHINGTON
Kris Beech, Trevor Byrne, Maxime Daigneault, Jonas Johansson, Jiri Novotny, Louis Robitaille, Matt Stefanishion, Joey Tenute.
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