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07/01/2008 12:46 PM -

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NEW YORK (July 1, 2008) -- The National Hockey League today 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.

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

$863,156 or below None
Over $863,156 to $1,307,812 Third-round choice
Over $1,307,812 to $2,615,625 Second-round choice
Over $2,615,625 to $3,923,437 First-round and third-round choice
Over $3,923,437 to $5,231,249 First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $5,231,249 to $6,539,062 Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
Over $6,539,062 Four first-round choices

ANAHEIM

Stephen Dixon, Jason King, Drew Miller, Corey Perry, Geoff Platt.

ATLANTA

Joey Crabb, Kari Lehtonen, Nathan Oystrick, Brett Sterling.

BOSTON

Johnny Boychuk, Pascal Pelletier, Nate Thompson.

BUFFALO

Steve Bernier, Clarke MacArthur, Mark Mancari, Daniel Paille.

CALGARY

Cam Cunning, Tomi Maki, Adam Pardy, Brandon Prust, David Van Der Gulik.

CAROLINA

Patrick Dwyer, Mark Flood, Joe Jensen, Chad LaRose, Brandon Nolan, Dennis Seidenberg.

CHICAGO

Rene Bourque, Corey Crawford, Colin Fraser, Danny Richmond, Martin St. Pierre.

COLORADO

Jason Bacashihua, Cody McCormick, Cody McLeod, Marek Svatos, Michael Wall, Wojtek Wolski.

COLUMBUS

Dan Fritsche, Pascal Leclaire, Joakim Lindstrom, Marc Methot, Alexandre Picard, Aaron Rome, R.J. Umberger, Clay Wilson.

DALLAS

Brandon Crombeen, Vojtech Polak, Konstantin Pushkarev, Francis Wathier.

DETROIT

Jonathan Ericsson, Valtteri Filppula, Jimmy Howard, Ryan Oulahen, Kyle Quincey.

EDMONTON

Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers, Jean-Francois Jacques, Joni Pitkanen, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Zack Stortini.

FLORIDA

Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Larman, Martin Lojek, Stefan Meyer, Anthony Stewart.

LOS ANGELES

Erik Ersberg, Gabe Gauthier, Peter Harrold, Matt Moulson, Patrick O'Sullivan, Brad Richardson, Jarret Stoll.

MINNESOTA

Shawn Belle, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Kurtis Foster, Danny Irmen, Peter Olvecky, John Scott, Clayton Stoner, Stephane Veilleux.

MONTREAL

Marvin Degon, Josh Gorges, Mikhail Grabovski, Jaroslav Halak, Andrei Kostitsyn, Janne Lahti, Corey Locke, Ryan O'Byrne.

NASHVILLE

Matt Ellison, Triston Grant, Kevin Klein, Ville Koistinen, Rich Peverley.

NEW JERSEY

David Clarkson, Olli Malmivaara, Rod Pelley.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Sean Bergenheim, Jeremy Colliton, Bruno Gervais, Frans Nielsen, Jeff Tambellini, Ben Walter.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Ivan Baranka, Nigel Dawes, Hugh Jessiman, Greg Moore, Fredrik Sjostrom, Matt Zaba.

OTTAWA

Jeff Glass, Josh Hennessy, Andrej Meszaros, Antoine Vermette.

PHILADELPHIA

Riley Cote, Nathan Guenin, Randy Jones, Stefan Ruzicka, Patrick Thoresen.

PHOENIX

Dan Carcillo, Matt Jones, Brian McGrattan, Al Montoya, Joel Perrault.

PITTSBURGH

Mark Ardelan, Paul Bissonnette, Tim Brent, Daniel Fernholm, Jonathan Filewich, Ryan Stone.

ST. LOUIS

David Backes, Jay McClement, Hannu Toivonen, Jeff Woywitka.

SAN JOSE

Riley Armstrong, Ryane Clowe, Christian Ehrhoff, Marcel Goc, Lukas Kaspar, Brad Staubitz.

TAMPA BAY

Ryan Craig, Justin Fletcher, Janne Niskala, Jay Rosehill.

TORONTO

Alex Foster, Chris Harrington, John Mitchell, Jaime Sifers, Matt Stajan.

VANCOUVER

Mike Brown, Zach Fitzgerald, Colby Genoway, Nathan McIver, Rick Rypien, Ryan Shannon, Jimmy Sharrow, Kyle Wellwood.

WASHINGTON

Eric Fehr, Boyd Gordon, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Shaone Morrisonn.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 3

The following players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 27 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.

ANAHEIM

Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Joe DiPenta, Mike Hoffman, Jay Leach, Tony Martensson, Mark Mowers, Geoff Peters, Teemu Selanne, Bruno St. Jacques, Doug Weight.

ATLANTA

Milan Bartovic, Eric Boulton, Kevin Doell, Darren Haydar, Bobby Holik, Jason Krog, Joel Kwiatkowski, Steve McCarthy, Karel Pilar, Mark Recchi, Steve Rucchin.

BOSTON

Bobby Allen, Alex Auld, Jeff Hoggan, Zdenek Kutlak, Glen Metropolit, Jordan Sigalet, Alex Zhamnov, Sergei Zinovjev.

BUFFALO

Dmitri Kalinin, Teppo Numminen, Nolan Pratt, Michael Ryan, Jocelyn Thibault.

CALGARY

Eric Godard, David Hale, Kristian Huselius, Curtis Joseph, Owen Nolan, Mark Smith, Jim Vandermeer, Stephane Yelle.

CAROLINA

Keith Aucoin, Ryan Bayda, Wade Brookbank, John Grahame, Bret Hedican, Darcy Hordichuk, Trevor Letowski, Glen Wesley.

CHICAGO

Kevyn Adams, Jim Fahey, Wade Flaherty, David Koci, Patrick Lalime, Yanic Perreault, Prestin Ryan, Jason Williams, Andrei Zyuzin.

COLORADO

Andrew Brunette, Jeff Finger, Peter Forsberg, Riku Hahl, Eric Healey, Jaroslav Hlinka, Jeff Jillson, Vitaliy Kolesnik, Sanny Lindstrom, Dale Purinton, Joe Sakic, Kurt Sauer, Wyatt Smith, Jose Theodore.

COLUMBUS

Nate DiCasmirro, Ron Hainsey, Zenon Konopka, Derek MacKenzie, Andrej Nedorost, Martin Paroulek, Michael Peca, Mark Rycroft, Dan Smith, Dick Tarnstrom, David Vyborny.

DALLAS

Stu Barnes, Nolan Baumgartner, Trevor Byrne, Niklas Hagman, Johan Holmqvist, Antti Miettinen, Mattias Norstrom, Brad Winchester.

DETROIT

Adam Berkhoel, Chris Chelios, Carl Corazzini, Mark Cullen, Aaron Downey, Dallas Drake, Brad Ference, Mark Hartigan, Dominik Hasek, Stefan Liv, Darren McCarty, Garrett Stafford, Brad Stuart.

EDMONTON

Kristian Antila, Marty Reasoner, Allan Rourke, Geoff Sanderson.

FLORIDA

Christian Berglund, Jassen Cullimore, Magnus Johansson, Branislav Mezei, Steve Montador, Denis Shvidki.

LOS ANGELES

Rob Blake, Brendan Buckley, Kevin Dallman, Jeff Giuliano, Jon Klemm, Ladislav Nagy, Scott Thornton, Brian Willsie, Tomas Zizka.

MINNESOTA

Keith Carney, Pavol Demitra, Todd Fedoruk, Sean Hill, Steve Kelly, Andre Lakos, Petteri Nummelin, Serge Payer, Branko Radivojevic, Chris Simon, Wes Walz, Joel Ward.

MONTREAL

Mathieu Biron, Patrice Brisebois, Yann Danis, Brett Engelhardt, Michael Ryder, Bryan Smolinski, Mark Streit, Marc-Andre Thinel, Rene Vydareny.

NASHVILLE

Martin Gelinas, Alex Henry, Jan Hlavac, Petr Hubacek, Josh Langfeld, Andrei Mukhachev, Konstantin Panov, Kirill Safronov, Shane Willis, Nolan Yonkman.

NEW JERSEY

Arron Asham, Sergei Brylin, Noah Clarke, Frank Doyle, Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, Grant Marshall, Richard Matvichuk, Ian Moran, Jay Pandolfo, Justin Papineau, Ilkka Pikkarainen, Karel Rachunek, Erik Rasmussen, Bryce Salvador, Jari Viuhkola.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Bryan Berard, Kip Brennan, Rob Davison, Wade Dubielewicz, Ruslan Fedotenko, Mike Morrison, Miroslav Satan, Josef Vasicek.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Sean Avery, Mitch Fritz, Andrew Hutchinson, Jaromir Jagr, Darius Kasparaitis, Marek Malik, Paul Mara, Michal Rozsival, Brendan Shanahan, Martin Straka, Jason Strudwick, Steve Valiquette.

OTTAWA

Mike Commodore, Niko Dimitrakos, Shean Donovan, Matt Kinch, Martin Lapointe, Justin Mapletoft, Wade Redden, Luke Richardson, Randy Robitaille, Oleg Saprykin, Cory Stillman, Julien Vauclair.

PHILADELPHIA

Jesse Boulerice, Tomas Divisek, Jim Dowd, Rory Fitzpatrick, Martin Grenier, Jaroslav Modry, Keith Primeau, Jason Smith, Tony Voce.

PHOENIX

David Aebischer, Pavel Brendl, Ryan Caldwell, Jon DiSalvatore, Bryan Helmer, Niko Kapanen, Sheldon Keefe, Matt Murley, Travis Roche, Mathias Tjarnqvist, Pete Vandermeer, Radim Vrbata, Craig Weller, Mike York.

PITTSBURGH

Kris Beech, Ty Conklin, Pascal Dupuis, Mark Eaton, David Gove, Adam Hall, Marian Hossa, Milan Kraft, Georges Laraque, Ross Lupaschuk, Alain Nasreddine, Brooks Orpik, Jarkko Ruutu, Michal Sivek, Jeff Taffe.

ST. LOUIS

Alex Brooks, Petr Cajanek, Micki Dupont, Mike Glumac, Mike Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Juuso Riksman, Martin Rucinsky, Jean-Guy Trudel, Igor Valeev, Matt Walker.

SAN JOSE

Curtis Brown, Brian Campbell, Justin Forrest, Graham Mink, Brad Norton, Sandis Ozolinsh, Patrick Rissmiller, Alexei Semenov.

TAMPA BAY

Mathieu Darche, Chris Gratton, Doug Janik, Andreas Karlsson, Junior Lessard, Craig MacDonald, Norman Milley, Jimmie Olvestad, Brian Rolston, Andre Roy, David Schneider, Tim Taylor, Kyle Wanvig.

TORONTO

Scott Clemmensen, Roman Kukumberg, David Ling, Dominic Moore, John Pohl, Mats Sundin, Andy Wozniewski.

VANCOUVER

Artem Chubarov, Greg Classen, Brad Isbister, Mikko Jokela, Trevor Linden, Aaron Miller, Brad Moran, Brendan Morrison, Markus Naslund, Byron Ritchie, Curtis Sanford, Mike Weaver.

WASHINGTON

Dean Arsene, Josef Boumedienne, Frederic Cassivi, Matt Cooke, Sergei Fedorov, Cristobal Huet, Olaf Kolzig, Jason Morgan, Alexander Riazantsev, Rastislav Stana.

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

Darryl Bootland, Joe Callahan.

ATLANTA

Mark Popovic, Jesse Schultz.

BOSTON

Sean Curry, Brett Skinner.

BUFFALO

None.

CALGARY

Brent Krahn, Grant Stevenson.

CAROLINA

Tim Conboy, Joey Mormina.

CHICAGO

Mike Brodeur.

COLORADO

None.

COLUMBUS

None.

DALLAS

Bryce Lampman.

DETROIT

None.

EDMONTON

Curtis Glencross.

FLORIDA

Rob Globke.

LOS ANGELES

Richard Petiot.

MINNESOTA

Matt Foy, Aaron Voros.

MONTREAL

Andrew Archer, Jean-Philippe Cote, Jonathan Ferland, Duncan Milroy.

NASHVILLE

None.

NEW JERSEY

Jason Ryznar, Barry Tallackson.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Matt Keith.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Josh Gratton, David LeNeveu, Pierre Parenteau.

OTTAWA

None.

PHILADELPHIA

Darren Reid.

PHOENIX

Brendan Bell, Joey Tenute, Bill Thomas.

PITTSBURGH

Connor James, Ryan Lannon, Nathan Smith.

ST. LOUIS

Yan Stastny.

SAN JOSE

Tom Cavanagh, Brennan Evans, Mike Iggulden, Dimitri Patzold, Tomas Plihal, Craig Valette.

TAMPA BAY

Karl Stewart.

TORONTO

Jay Harrison, Ben Ondrus.

VANCOUVER

Jozef Balej, Drew MacIntyre.

WASHINGTON

None.

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

Gerald Coleman, Shane Hynes.

ATLANTA

Guillaume Desbiens.

BOSTON

Mike Brown, Stanislav Chistov, Chris Collins, Nathan Saunders, T.J. Trevelyan.

BUFFALO

None.

CALGARY

Derek Couture, Ryan Donally.

CAROLINA

Kevin Nastiuk.

CHICAGO

Steve Marr.

COLORADO

Dan DaSilva, Mitch Love, Tyler Weiman.

COLUMBUS

Mikko Maenpaa, Tomas Popperle.

DALLAS

Marius Holtet, Jussi Timonen, Janos Vas.

DETROIT

Igor Grigorenko, Logan Koopmans, Francis Lemieux.

EDMONTON

Jonas Almtorp, Troy Bodie, Glenn Fisher, Fredrik Johansson, T.J. Kemp.

FLORIDA

Garth Murray, Adam Taylor, Martin Tuma.

LOS ANGELES

Petr Kanko, Dany Roussin.

MINNESOTA

Miroslav Kopriva.

MONTREAL

Jimmy Bonneau.

NASHVILLE

Brandon Bochenski, Dov Grumet-Morris, Oliver Setzinger, John Vigilante.

NEW JERSEY

Jordan Parise.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Luciano Aquino, Drew Fata, Aaron Johnson, Masi Marjamaki, Michael Mole, Steve Regier, Matthew Spiller.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Bruce Graham, Chris Holt, Rick Kozak, David Liffiton.

OTTAWA

Arttu Luttinen.

PHILADELPHIA

Rejean Beauchemin, Martin Houle, Lars Jonsson, Scott Munroe.

PHOENIX

Marcel Hossa, Tyler Redenbach, Cory Urquhart.

PITTSBURGH

None.

ST. LOUIS

Chris Beckford-Tseu, Francois-Pierre Guenette, Martin Kariya.

SAN JOSE

Dan Spang, Jonathan Tremblay.

TAMPA BAY

Jonathan Boutin, Mike Egener, Zbynek Hrdel, Marek Kvapil, Ryan Munce, Mario Scalzo Jr.

TORONTO

Reid Cashman.

VANCOUVER

Marc-Andre Bernier.

WASHINGTON

Jameson Hunt, Stephen Warner.




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