Typically, July 1 is when the big free agency news hits. This year, we’re learning of all the big name unrestricted free agents’ new teams the night before as teams can start talking to players earlier. None of the deals can be signed until July 1.
Earlier in the night, we learned that Brett Connolly will sign with the Florida Panthers while Richard Panik will ink a four-year deal with the Capitals.
Reports have also surfaced for Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky, Matt Duchene, Joe Pavelski, Mats Zuccarello, and many more.