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2010 Pittsburgh Penguins Free Agents

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 2010.

Click here for the 2011 list:  Pittsburgh Penguins 2011 Free Agent List

Click here if you are looking for all of the Pittsburgh Penguin salary cap numbers:
Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 – 2010 Salary Cap Numbers

Unrestricted Free Agents: On July 1st, 2010 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.

Salaries listed are in millions.

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 :   You can click on their name to see their lifetime stats – The players stats while with the Penguins are listed to the right of the player along with their age & salary. If the player doesn’t have stats, they only played for the Penguins farm teams.

Player Age Salary Pos GP G A P +/-    
Sergei Gonchar 35 5.5 D 62 11 39 50 -4 * Signed a 3 year deal with Ottawa for $5.5M a year 7/1/2010   
Bill Guerin 39 2.0 R 78 21 24 45 -9 *Tried out for and cut by Philadelphia Flyers   
Matt Cooke 30 1.2 L 79 15 15 30 17  *Signed a 3 year deal at an average $1.8M a year on 6/22/2010   
Ruslan Fedotenko 30 2.25 L 80 11 19 30 -17 *Signed a 1 year deal with the New York Rangers for $1M 10/4/2010  
Mark Eaton 32 2.0 D 79 3 13 16 5  * Signed a 2 year deal with the Islanders for $2.5M a year 7/2/2010   
Jay McKee 31 *.80 D 62 1 9 10 6    
Alexei Ponikarovsky 29 2.11 L 16 2 7 9 -6  * Signed a 1 year deal with the LA Kings for $3M a year 7/27/2010   
Jordan Leopold 29 1.75 D 20 4 4 8 5  * Signed a 3 year deal with Buffalo for $3M a year 7/1/2010   
Ben Lovejoy 25 .5 D 12 0 3 3 8  *Signed a 3 year deal at .525M a year on 6/21/2010 first year is a 2 way deal  
Deryk Engelland 27 .5 D 9 0 2 2 -2   *Signed with Penguins – 1 year .5M – 2 way deal on 5/19/2010  
Wyatt Smith 33 .5 C              
Wade Brookbank 32 .5 LW              
Ryan Bayda 29 .5 LW              

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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:

Player Age Salary Pos GP G A P +/-    
Chris Conner 25 .5 R 8 2 1 3 -1  *Signed with Penguins – 1 year .55M – 2 way deal on 7/13/2010  
Nick Johnson 23 .56 R 6 1 1 2 -2  *Signed with Penguins – 1 year .5M – 2 way deal on 6/7/2010  
Steve Wagner 26 .575 D           *Signed with Penguins – 1 year .5M – 2 way deal on 6/14/2010   
Jonathan D’aversa 24 .525 D              
Aaron Boogaard 23 .5 RW              

*a 2 way deal is a deal that pays the players less if they play for the Penguins farm team the WBS Penguins.

To view las years signings please click here> “Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 Free Agency moves


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  1. billlt230's Gravatar billlt230
    July 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    keep poni,Billy G,Fedotenko

  2. StoonyPen's Gravatar StoonyPen
    June 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Let Gonch, Poni and Leopold go. I think Letang is ready to step on the PP and fill some of the Gonch void. Goligoski’s offensive upside will take care of what Leopold tried to bring to the table. Picking up Hamhuis, Sutton or Volchenkov would be ideal. Keep Cooker and Billy-G around… I think Guerin still has something to offer and will sign for a discount.

  3. Williest87's Gravatar Williest87
    May 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I disagree, I think that before the Sutton hit on Leopold he was playing very well offensively (which he’s not really know for now) but even after he was hit he was solid defensively. Gonchar has to come back unless you can find a younger offensive defensman to cover for him. Letang nor Goligoski are ready for that yet. I think it was proven in the Montreal series that the defense was exposed and if you take 2 of the better defensive defensemen out of the lineup there will be glaring holes. I do agree with re-signing Cooke. Intregal part of the team for sure. I would let Fedotenko, Poni and Guerin leave freeing up enough room to keep Gonchar and Leopold. That would leave enough cap space left to go after a solid 2 way winger to play with Crosby. malkin will step up next seasono and prove the critics wrong and we’ll be back on the way to the cup! Go Pens Go!

  4. farmerdan's Gravatar farmerdan
    May 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    They need to try and sign gonch but i dont think its gonna happen

  5. shoot66's Gravatar shoot66
    May 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    I agree Happy, Try and keep Billy, find a defensive d-man and keep Cooke. Bring up Jeffrey and Tangradi and go after a free agent winger. I don’t care for Alex GO GO, Leopold would stay for a good two year deal

    Kunitz-Crosby- Tangradi
    Jeffrey-Malkin-Guerin/free agent

    Leopold?/Strait or Sneep or free agent


  6. HappyG's Gravatar HappyG
    May 16, 2010 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Gonch, Poni & Feds are gone, there is no way they sign. Cooke & Lovejoy are the most important signings on the list.

    • nater97's Gravatar nater97
      May 18, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

      I hate to say it, but we need Gonch and Cooke. Billy is done. The Poni experiment was a flop. Leopold didnt do anything but put his head out for Sutton to knock it off and NO ONE on Pittsburgh did anything. Bring back Georgie and let Godard play on the forth line. Think Godard Rupp and Laraque?

      • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
        July 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

        that would be one hell of a scary forth line with Godard, Rupp, and Laraque.


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