NHL teams made a big splash on the first day of free agency on Friday.
The Detroit Red Wings agreed to a $5.5 million, one-year contract with Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. Detroit also added Stephen Weiss from the Florida Panthers.
Senators general manager Bryan Murray responded by acquiring forward Bobby Ryan in a trade with Anaheim.
Less than a year after the NHL's latest lockout, many teams in the league spent big bucks on free agents despite a smaller salary cap heading into next season.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were among the big spenders, signing Nathan Horton to a $37.1 million, seven-year deal.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Penguins vs. Capitals Game 2 Pick Will the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins have a high-scoring game when they meet up tonight at 8PM ET in Game 2 of their...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Senators Game 2 Pick Will the Ottawa Senators pick up another win at home when they host the New York Rangers today at 3PM ET in Game 2 of their...
Thumbnail Oilers vs. Ducks Game 2 Pick Will the Anaheim Ducks bounce back from their Game-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers when the two meet up in Game 2 tonight at 10:30PM...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Blues Game 2 Pick Can the St. Louis Blues even up their series with the Nashville Predators when they meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Capitals Game 1 Pick Will the Washington Capitalsavoid another slow start to a series when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins...

NHL Team Pages