Here is a current list of Pitttsburgh Penguin players who’s contracts are up and become free agents as of 12:01 pm, July 1st 2009.
Here is the 2010 list: 2010 Pittsburgh Penguins Free Agents
You can click on their name to see their lifetime stats.
Click here if you are looking for up to date salary cap numbers and upcoming free agents:
Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 – 2010 Salary Cap Numbers
Unrestricted Free Agents: On July 1st, 2009 any player not under contract who is 27 years or older or who has at least 7 years of experience in the NHL, is a Unrestricted Free agent. Free to go where they want and take whatever pay the get offered.
Here is a list of Unrestricted Free Agents the Penguins have at the end of the Year, their age, their current salary level, and position:
Petr Sykora 31yr/2.5M Forward – Signed a 1 year deal with the Minnesota Wild
Miroslav Satan 33yr/3.5M Forward – Unsigned
Billy Guerin 38yr/4.5M Forward – Signed a 1 year 2.0M deal 6/29/2009
Ruslan Fedotenko 29yr/2.25M Forward – Signed a 1 year 1.8M deal 7/3/2009
Craig Adams 32yr/.6M Forward – Signed a 2 year .55M per year deal 6/29/2009
Rob Scuderi 29yr/.725M Defense – signed a 4 year 13.6M contract with Los Angeles 7/2/2009
Hal Gill 33yr/2.1M Defense – Signed a 2 year 4.5M contract with Montreal 7/1/2009
Philippe Boucher 35yr/2.5M Defense – Retired
Mike Zigomanis 27/.65M Forward – Signed with Djurgardens in Sweden 11/10/2009
Jeff Taffe 27yr/.55M Forward - Signed a 2 year 2 way deal with Florida 7/3/2009
Janne Pesonen?26yr/.875M Forward – Signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL
Chris Minard 26yr/.5M Forward – Signed a 2 way deal with Edmonton 7/3/2009
Mathieu Garon 30yr/1M Goaltender – Signed a 2 year 2.4M contract with Columbus 7/1/2009
Restricted Free Agents: The Pittsburgh Penguins must extend a qualifying offer to a restricted free agent to retain negotiating rights to that player.
Players who earned less than $660,000 in the previous season must be offered 110 percent of last season’s salary. Players making up to $1 million must be offered 105 percent. Players making over $1 million must be offered 100 percent. If the qualifying offer is not made, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.
If the player rejects a qualifying offer, he remains a restricted free agent and can file for Salary Arbitration. The Penguins or the player can file for salary arbitration to settle contract disputes. The Penguins can file for arbitration once in a players career, players can file as often as the like. The Penguins cannot ask for players salary to be reduced by more than 15%.
Here is a list of the Restricted Free Agents the Penguins have at the end of the Year, their age, their current salary level and position:
John Curry 24yr/.5M Goaltender – Signed a 1 year deal 8/1/2009
Alex Goligoski 22yr/.895M Defense – Signed a 3 year deal 6/17/2009 – 1st yr: 1.25M – 2nd yr: 1.5M – 3rd yr: 2.75M
Tim Wallace 23yr/.475M Forward – Signed a 2 year deal 7/15/2009
Bill Thomas 25yr/.525M Forward – Signed with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL
Connor James 25y/.5M Forward – Signed with the Augsburger Panthers in Germany
Paul Bissonnette 23yr/.5M Forward/Defense – Signed with the Phoenix Coyotes
Ben Lovejoy 24yr/.637M Defense – Signed a one year deal 7/15/2009
To view an up to date Penguins and ex-Penguin players (like Hossa, Kovalev & others) signings please click here> “Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 Free Agency moves”
Related Article – click here> Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 – 2010 Salary Cap Numbers