NHL Free Agency: Michigan names in new places

 

By @StefanKubus – 

While big names like Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky and Joe Pavelski have all found new homes this summer, a number of names with Michigan ties will also have new jerseys heading into the 2019-20 campaign.

Here’s a look at those players either from or played in the Mitten and where they’ll be this season:

Blake Pietila – F – Milford; Michigan Tech & USA Hockey NTDP alum – Anaheim Ducks (1 year, $700K)

Andy Miele – F – Grosse Pointe Woods – Arizona Coyotes (2 years, $1.4M)

Kevin Gravel – D – Kingsford – Toronto Maple Leafs (1 year, $700K)

Calvin Pickard – G – Detroit Red Wings (2 years, $1.5M)

Riley Barber – F – Livonia – Montreal Canadiens (1 year, $700K)

Patrick Brown – F – Bloomfield Hills – Vegas Golden Knights (2 years, $1.4M)

Valterri Filppula – F – Detroit Red Wings (2 years, $6M)

Patrik Nemeth – D – Detroit Red Wings (2 years, $6M)

Ryan Hartman – F – USA Hockey NTDP, Plymouth Whalers alum – Minnesota Wild (2 years, $3.8M)

Ron Hainsey – D – USA Hockey NTDP alum – Ottawa Senators (1 year, $3.5M)

Mark Letestu – F – Western Michigan alum – Winnipeg Jets (1 year, $700K)

Dalton Prout – D – Saginaw Spirit alum – San Jose Sharks (1 year, $800K)

Nick Shore – F – USA Hockey NTDP alum – Toronto Maple Leafs (1 year, $750K)

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Also of note, the following players have re-signed with their current clubs:

Reid Boucher (RFA) – F – Grand Ledge – Vancouver Canucks (1 year, $700k reported)

Christian Wolanin (RFA) – D – Rochester – Ottawa Senators (2 years, $1.8M)

Alex Nedeljkovic (RFA) – G – Flint Firebirds alum – Carolina Hurricanes (2 years, $1.4M)

Steven Kampfer (UFA) – D – Ann Arbor; University of Michigan alum – Boston Bruins (2 years, $1.6M)

Ryan Miller (UFA) – G – East Lansing; Michigan State alum – Anaheim Ducks (1 year, $1.125M)

Kevin Labanc – F – USA Hockey NTDP alum – San Jose Sharks (1 year, $1M)

Jujhar Khaira – F – Michigan Tech alum – Edmonton Oilers (2 years, $2.4M)

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