NHL free agency officially begins at noon ET on Saturday, when teams will try to add the final pieces to what they hope is a Stanley Cup-caliber roster.
That said, teams rarely win Stanley Cup titles in free agency. Making a huge splash often backfires, but there are plenty of opportunities to add valuable depth to your roster over this period.
Keep it right here for the latest rumors, news and completed contracts from NHL free agency.
7:36 p.m.: The Preds pick up some help on the blue line.
6:08 p.m.: Justin Schultz resurrected his career in Pittsburgh, and he’s staying with the Penguins.
5:39 p.m.: After being busy on July 1 over the last two years, the Bruins were relatively quiet in 2017.
4:33 p.m.: Not a bad depth signing for Tampa Bay.
4:04 p.m.: Dominic Moore replaces Brian Boyle as the Leafs’ fourth-line center.
3:20 p.m.: Veteran center Joe Thornton, one of the best available free agents, is staying in San Jose.
This happened a little while ago, too.
2:58 p.m.: We’re nearly three hours into free agency and players still are agreeing to contracts.
2:15 p.m.: The Ducks are trying to make the most of their window to win the Stanley Cup.
1:05 p.m.: Lots more contracts are being announced, including a couple for goalies.
12:09 p.m.: More deals are being reported.
12:04 p.m.: The Blackhawks get a sweet deal on Patrick Sharp.
Noon: Free agency now is open!
11:58 a.m.: Here are the latest updates just minutes away from the official start of free agency.
11:22 a.m.: Patrick Sharp, who won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, is going back to Chicago.
11:10 a.m. ET: Some notable deals already are trickling in from reporters. Here’s a roundup.
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