Free agent signing day is a very exciting start to a big couple of days in the National Hockey League. On this day teams sign players who have not had their contact renewed by their previous team. The top UFA (unrestricted free agents) that will be watched today are:
Kevin Shattenkirk is a defenseman for the Washington Capitals. Last regular season he put up 13 goals and 43 assists for a total of 56 points in 80 games played. As of now the teams showing the most interest in Shattenkirk are the New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres, and the New York Rangers. The highest bidders have been the Devils and Sabres.
Radim Vrbata is a right wing for the Arizona Coyotes. Last season Vrbata scored 20 goals and had 35 assists for a total of 55 points in 81 games played. At the age of 36, this veteran player can still put up impressive stats. Radim Vrbata is definitely one to watch today.
Other Players to Watch Today:
Alexander Radulov – Right wing for MTL (54 points in 79 games played)
Sam Gagner – Center for CBJ (50 points in 81 games played)
Joe Thornton – Center for SJS (50 points in 79 games played)
Justin Williams – Right Wing for WSH (48 points in 80 games played)
Thomas Vanek – Left Wing for FLA (48 points in 68 games played)
Patrick Marleau – Left Wing for SJS (46 points in 82 games played)
Jaromir Jagr – Right Wing for FLA (46 points in 82 games)
Mike Fisher – Center for NSH (42 points in 72 games)
Martin Hanzal – Center for MIN (39 points in 71 games played)
Nick Bonino – Center for PIT (37 points in 80 games played)