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Pittsburgh Penguins 2011 Free Agent List

Here is a current list of Pittsburgh Penguin players who’s contracts are up and become free agents as of 12:01 pm, July 1st 2011.

Click here if you are looking for all of the Pittsburgh Penguin salary cap numbers: Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 – 2011 Salary Cap Numbers 

*Penguins signed 36 year old winger Steve Sullivan from Nashville for $1.5 mil for 1 year

*Penguins signed 26 year old defenseman Alexandre Picard from Montreal for $.6 mil for 1 year

Unrestricted Free Agents: On July 1st, 2011 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 +/-  
Alexei Kovalev 38 5.0 R 74 16 18 36 -6  *Penguins anounced the will not attempt to sign.
Pascal Dupuis 32 1.4 R 81 17 20 37 +16  *Signed with Penguins – 2 year  1.5M  per year on 6/28/2011 
Max Talbot 27 1.05 C 82 8 13 21 -3   *Signed with Flyers – 5 years  1.8M  per year on 7/1/2011 
Michael Rupp 31 .83 C 81 9 8 17 -4  *Signed with Rangers – 3 years  1.5M  per year on 7/1/2011 
Eric Godard 32 .75 R 19 0 3 10 +4 *Signed with the Stars – 2 years  .75M/.1M 2 way deal first year  .7M 1 way 2nd year on 7/12/2011  
Aaron Asham 33 .70 R 44 5 6 11 0  *Signed with Penguins – 1 year  .775M  per year on 6/29/2011 
Craig Adams 34 .55 R 80 4 11 15 -5  *Signed with Penguins – 2 year  .675M  per year on 6/9/2011 
Mike Comrie 30 .5 C 21 1 5 6 -4  *Penguins announced they will not attempt to re-sign
Chris Conner 27 .55 R 60 7 9 16 +5 *Signed with Red Wings – 1 year  .55M  2 way deal on 7/7/2011   
Brett Sterling 27 .5 L 7 3 2 5 +1  *Signed with Blues – 1 year  .6M  2 way deal on 7/4/2011  
Nick Johnson 25 .5 R 4 2 3  +1 *Signed with Penguins – 1 year  .55M  – 2way deal on 6/4/2011 

Also on the UFA list from the WBS Penguins are forward Ryan Craig (signed with the Penguins – 1 year .525M 2 way contract on 6/13/2011), Goalie John Curry and Defensemen Steve Wagner, Corey Potter and Andrew Hutchinson.  All 5 made league minimum last season.

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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 +/-    
Tyler Kennedy 25 .725 C 80 21 24 45 +1 *Signed with Penguins – 2 year  2M per year on 7/1/2011    
Dustin Jeffrey 23 .509 L 25 7 5 12 +5  *Signed with the Penguins – 2 years  .575M 2 way deal first year  .575M 1 way 2nd year on 7/12/2011    
Tim Wallace 26 .575 D              
Brad Thiessen 24 .875 G           *Signed with Penguins – 1 year  .525M per year on 7/6/2011     
Joey Haddad 22 .513 F              


*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 last years signings please click here> 2010 Pittsburgh Penguins Free Agents

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  1. jake's Gravatar jake
    August 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    the lines for next year neal/crosby/kennedy staal/malkin/adams kunitz/letestu/jeffrey cooke/sullivan/asham letang/orpik martin/michalek niskanen/engelland

  2. joe's Gravatar joe
    June 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Lines for next year….


    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      July 3, 2011 at 12:27 am | Permalink

      It’ll be Neal-Crosby-dupuis

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      July 3, 2011 at 12:34 am | Permalink

      And Staal with Kunitz and Cooke

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Not sure why I was anonymous,
    but it was me

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Maybe it was just me but in the games against Tampa, there were a couple of guys give a full effort every shift-
    Ray needs to quit bring in these players that wait for other guys to do the work and just watch the game

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      May 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

      No way idiot! Even if the Pens beat Tampa in 7 they would not have come anywhere near the cup. Yes, they had a great season, but playoff hockey does not have an overtime shootout. Don’t forget, they lost in 7 last year WITH Crosby and Malkin.

  5. Yep's Gravatar Yep
    April 30, 2011 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    Shoot and Seagull, are you both making poor attempts at being facetious ?

  6. shoot87's Gravatar shoot87
    April 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Pen’s have around 58 Mill committed cap will be 63-65mill
    Kennedy gets a raise
    Keep-Talbot 2-3 yrs. 1.3 mill
    -Rupp 2yrs. 800,000
    Honestly get rid of Kunitz, go after a scoring winger

    • Jag.off's Gravatar Jag.off
      May 1, 2011 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      Talbot 1.3mil for 8 goals 21 pts? And you want to get rid of Kunitz who had 23 goals 48 pts in playing 16 less games than Talbot???

      • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
        May 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

        Yeah Kunitz cap hit 4 Mill at 32 yrs., he played good with Crosby , but didn’t do a thing after he was hurt and nothing in the playoffs, Talbot is a heart and soul guy.
        Ray can take some of Kunitz money go after a younger winger

  7. Seagull's Gravatar Seagull
    April 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Somehow get rid of Neal. Eat his salary or whatever. He just plain stinks

  8. FrankTT's Gravatar FrankTT
    April 28, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Lines next year:


    I have a feeling Talbo isn’t going to take less money. It would be great if he did though. Jeffrey had the same numbers as Dupuis if he played the full season. Dupuis was on Crosby’s line. Put Jeffrey there I bet the numbers get way better.

  9. TANGER58's Gravatar TANGER58
    April 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I would keep Kovalev and Comrie. Sorry, just a little after season humor. I would keep Rupp, Adams, Conner and Kennedy.

    • TANGER58's Gravatar TANGER58
      April 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

      Sorry, I would add Jeffrey as well.

  10. Alan P.'s Gravatar Alan P.
    April 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I expect to see a bunch of moves. Nothing major. I was dissapointed in Jordan Staal. This was his big chance to prove himself without Crosby or Malkin in the lineup. He is still young though.

    It looks like Shero for the most part has the main part of the lineup signed. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a bunch of guys signed in the next few days. Kennedy and Jeffrey for sure. If we keep the right guys and have a healthy team next year I see great things happenening. The Pens were first overall in the NHL for a while this year.

  11. Mike's Gravatar Mike
    April 28, 2011 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Some tough choices to be made concerning free agents. They have to sign Kennedy. I hope they can sign Mike Rupp and Craig Adams. Kovy and Comrie are gone. Dupuis, Talbot, Godard are question marks. I don’t think Asham was the player he has been in the past, so he may be gone. I’m looking forward to next year!

    • Alan P.'s Gravatar Alan P.
      April 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think Godard is a question mark. I’m a big fan of his fighting and team spirit. By Bylsma didn’t play him when he was healthy, why would they try to sign him?

  12. MH&F's Gravatar MH&F
    April 28, 2011 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    There is no way the Pens sign Kovi, Godard or Comrie. They are all fine players, just don’t fit the mix.

    Dupuis, Rupp, Kennedy and Jeffrey should be made good offers. Talbot at a discount.

    I like the way Adams plays, I would only sign him to a one year deal. Asham should get a better look. That is if he still wants to play for the Pens.


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