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.
|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||1||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.
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:
|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|
|Brad Thiessen||24||.875||G||*Signed with Penguins – 1 year .525M per year on 7/6/2011|
*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