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    NEW YORK (Aug. 1, 2005) - The National Hockey League today released the names of the players, who, effective today, became free agents. Some players whose
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2005
      NEW YORK (Aug. 1, 2005) - The National Hockey League today released the names of the players, who, effective today, became free agents.

      Some players whose names appear on this list may recently have signed with their respective Clubs; however, their contracts had not yet been filed with the League.


      FREE AGENTS SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION AND RIGHT TO MATCH -- GROUP 2

      The players listed below have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:

      OFFER
      $660,000 or below
      Over $660,000 to $1 million
      Over $1 million to $2.0 million
      Over $2.0 million to $3.0 million
      Over $3.0 million to $4.0 million
      Over $4.0 million to $5.0 million

      Over $5 million
      COMPENSATION
      None
      Third-round choice
      Second-round choice
      First-round and third-round choice
      First-round, second-round and third-round choice
      Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
      Four first-round choices



      ANAHEIM
      Stanislav Chistov, Chris Kunitz, Travis Moen, Rob Niedermayer, Samuel Pahlsson, Mark Popovic, Ruslan Salei.


      ATLANTA
      Stephen Baby, Kip Brennan, Kevin Doell, Michael Garnett, Shane Hnidy, Tomas Kloucek, Brad Larsen, Francis Lessard, Derek MacKenzie, Brian Maloney, Pasi Nurminen, Tommi Santala, Andy Sutton, J.P. Vigier.

      BOSTON
      P.J. Axelsson, Brad Boyes, Nick Boynton, Kevin Dallman, Hal Gill, Jonathan Girard, Andy Hilbert, Ivan Huml, Sergei Samsonov, Martin Samuelsson, Joe Thornton, Sergei Zinovjev.

      BUFFALO
      Maxim Afinogenov, Milan Bartovic, Martin Biron, Daniel Briere, Brian Campbell, Tim Connolly, J.P. Dumont, Paul Gaustad, Mike Grier, Jochen Hecht, Jeff Jillson, Ales Kotalik, Jay McKee, Sean McMorrow, Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville, Taylor Pyatt, Michael Ryan, Henrik Tallinder.

      CALGARY
      Chris Clark, Andrew Ference, Miikka Kiprusoff, Chuck Kobasew, Daymond Langkow, Jordan Leopold, Matthew Lombardi, Lynn Loyns, Steven Reinprecht, Rhett Warrener.

      CAROLINA
      Kevyn Adams, Jesse Boulerice, Pavel Brendl, Erik Cole, Matt Cullen, Gordie Dwyer, Colin Forbes, Bruno St. Jacques, Radim Vrbata, Justin Williams, Mike Zigomanis.

      CHICAGO
      Craig Anderson, Tyler Arnason, Mark Bell, Michael Holmqvist, Quintin Laing, Michael Leighton, Jocelyn Thibault, Mikhail Yakubov.

      COLORADO
      David Aebischer, Peter Budaj, Brett Clark, Jeff Finger, Riku Hahl, Milan Hejduk, Dan Hinote, Tom Lawson, John-Michael Liles, Kurt Sauer, Philippe Sauve, Karlis Skrastins, Marek Svatos, Alex Tanguay.

      COLUMBUS
      Tim Jackman, Rostislav Klesla, Pascal Leclaire, Rick Nash, Brandon Sugden, Alexander Svitov.

      DALLAS
      Jason Arnott, Dan Ellis, John Erskine, Dan Jancevski, Niko Kapanen, Junior Lessard, Antti Miettinen, Brenden Morrow, Steve Ott, Mike Smith.

      DETROIT
      Darryl Bootland, Matt Ellis, Tomas Kopecky, Niklas Kronvall, Joey MacDonald, Jason Williams, Henrik Zetterberg.

      EDMONTON
      Eric Brewer, Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff, Jussi Markkanen, Michael Morrison, Marty Reasoner, Jani Rita, Tony Salmelainen, Ryan Smyth, Jarret Stoll, Raffi Torres, Brad Winchester, Mike York.

      FLORIDA
      Christian Berglund, Jay Bouwmeester, Niklas Hagman, Kristian Huselius, Juraj Kolnik, Joel Kwiatkowski, Roberto Luongo, Vaclav Nedorost, Mike Van Ryn, Stephen Weiss.

      LOS ANGELES
      Eric Belanger, Mike Cammalleri, Noah Clarke, Joe Corvo, Alexander Frolov, Adam Hauser, Yanick Lehoux, George Parros.

      MINNESOTA
      Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Manny Fernandez, Willie Mitchell, Erik Reitz, Rickard Wallin, Kyle Wanvig, Todd White, Andrei Zyuzin.

      MONTREAL
      Francis Bouillon, Jan Bulis, Pierre Dagenais, Marcel Hossa, Saku Koivu, Michael Komisarek, Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Mike Ribeiro, Jose Theodore, Marc-Andre Thinel.

      NASHVILLE
      Brian Finley, Simon Gamache, Dan Hamhuis, Scott Hartnell, Darren Haydar, Darcy Hordichuk, David Legwand, Andrei Mukhachev, Libor Pivko, Steve Sullivan, Greg Zanon.

      NEW JERSEY
      Ari Ahonen, Sean Brown, Matt Demarchi, Patrik Elias, Jeff Friesen, Brian Gionta, Scott Gomez, David Hale, Viktor Kozlov, Jamie Langenbrunner, Paul Martin, Ilkka Pikkarainen, Krisjanis Redlihs, Colin White.

      NEW YORK ISLANDERS
      Arron Asham, Shawn Bates, Rob Collins, Eric Godard, Trent Hunter, Kenny Jonsson, Oleg Kvasha, Justin Mapletoft, Radek Martinek, Justin Papineau, Mark Parrish, Tomi Pettinen, Mattias Weinhandl.

      NEW YORK RANGERS
      Jozef Balej, Alexandre Giroux, Martin Grenier, Bryce Lampman, Jamie Lundmark, Dominic Moore, Garth Murray, Jed Ortmeyer, Tom Poti, Karel Rachunek, Craig Weller, Chad Wiseman.

      OTTAWA
      Ray Emery, Mike Fisher, Martin Havlat, Andrew Hedlund, Marian Hossa, Chris Kelly, Brian McGratton, Chris Neil, Christoph Schubert, Jason Spezza, Antoine Vermette, Anton Volchenkov.

      PHILADELPHIA
      Robert Esche, Simon Gagne, Kim Johnsson, Randy Jones, Freddy Meyer, David Printz, Branko Radivojevic, Dennis Seidenberg, Patrick Sharp, Wade Skolney.

      PHOENIX
      Sheldon Keefe, Krystofer Kolanos, Paul Mara, Derek Morris, Jeff Taffe.

      PITTSBURGH
      Colby Armstrong, Kris Beech, Shane Endicott, Matt Hussey, David Koci, Konstantin Koltsov, Guillaume Lefebvre, Ross Lupaschuk, Ryan Malone, Josef Melichar, Matt Murley, Michel Ouellet, Martin Strbak, Dick Tarnstrom.

      ST. LOUIS
      Eric Boguniecki, Trevor Byrne, Mike Glumac, Colin Hemingway, Ryan Johnson, Jamal Mayers, Chris Pronger, Mark Rycroft, Bryce Salvador, Brett Scheffelmaier, Peter Sejna, Mike Stuart.

      SAN JOSE
      Matt Carkner, Rob Davison, Niko Dimitrakos, Nisse Ekman, Jim Fahey, Alexander Korolyuk, Patrick Marleau, Doug Murray, Scott Parker, Tom Preissing, Nolan Schaefer, Garrett Stafford, Brad Stuart, Marco Sturm.

      TAMPA BAY
      Dimitri Afanasenkov, Nikita Alexeev, Dan Boyle, Brian Eklund, Ruslan Fedotenko, Andreas Holmqvist, Jason Jaspers, Vincent Lecavalier, Eric Perrin, Shane Willis.

      TORONTO
      Nik Antropov, Wade Belak, Aki Berg, Pierre Hedin, Nathan Perrott, Karel Pilar, Clarke Wilm.

      VANCOUVER
      Bryan Allen, Tyler Bouck, Artem Chubarov, Dan Cloutier, Matt Cooke, Jason King, Brendan Morrison, Mattias Ohlund, Jarkko Ruutu, Sami Salo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Nathan Smith, Brent Sopel.

      WASHINGTON
      Jared Aulin, Josef Boumedienne, Jakub Cutta, Steve Eminger, Jeff Halpern, Graham Mink, Shaone Morrisonn, Maxime Ouellet, Stephen Peat, Matt Pettinger, Brian Sutherby, Brian Willsie, Brendan Witt, Nolan Yonkman.


      UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 3

      The following players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 31 or older with at least four Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.

      ANAHEIM
      None.

      ATLANTA
      Shawn McEachern.

      BOSTON
      Sergei Gonchar, Martin Lapointe.

      BUFFALO
      None.

      CALGARY
      Martin Gelinas, Andrei Trefilov.

      CAROLINA
      Glen Wesley.

      CHICAGO
      Steve Poapst.

      COLORADO
      Vincent Damphousse, Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg, Darby Hendrickson.

      COLUMBUS
      Arturs Irbe, Jaroslav Spacek.

      DALLAS
      Rob DiMaio, Mike Modano, Don Sweeney, Patrick Traverse, Sergei Zubov.

      DETROIT
      Curtis Joseph, Stacy Roest, Jason Woolley, Steve Yzerman.

      EDMONTON
      Igor Ulanov.

      FLORIDA
      None.

      LOS ANGELES
      Roman Cechmanek, Stephane Quintal, Luc Robitaille, Martin Straka.

      MINNESOTA
      Andrew Brunette.

      MONTREAL
      Patrice Brisebois, Karl Dykhuis.

      NASHVILLE
      Tony Hrkac, Greg Johnson, Jim McKenzie.

      NEW JERSEY
      Scott Niedermayer, Brian Rafalski, Scott Stevens.

      NEW YORK ISLANDERS
      Adrian Aucoin, Jim Campbell, Roman Hamrlik.

      NEW YORK RANGERS
      Mike Dunham, Jason Marshall.

      OTTAWA
      None.

      PHILADELPHIA
      Sean Burke, Claude Lapointe, Marcus Ragnarsson, John Slaney.

      PHOENIX
      Andrei Nazarov.

      PITTSBURGH
      Mike Eastwood.

      ST. LOUIS
      Alexander Khavanov.

      SAN JOSE
      Mike Rathje.

      TAMPA BAY
      Dave Andreychuk, Nikolai Khabibulin.

      TORONTO
      Tie Domi, Brian Leetch, Alexander Mogilny, Joe Nieuwendyk, Gary Roberts.

      VANCOUVER
      Brad May, Markus Naslund.

      WASHINGTON
      Stephane Beauregard.


      POTENTIAL GROUP 5 FREE AGENTS

      The following players: (i) have completed ten pro seasons or more (NHL or Minors, excluding Junior hockey), and (ii) in the 2004-05 season earned less than the NHL average salary of $1,390,896 and (iii) received a timely qualifying offer.

      These players have the right to elect once in their careers to become Unrestricted Free Agents. If such players do not elect to become Unrestricted Free Agents, since their prior Clubs have tendered them qualifying offers, such players shall remain subject to draft choice compensation and right to match as applies to Group 2 Free Agents. The players listed below have until August 5, 2005 to elect Group 5 status.

      CHICAGO
      Scott Nichol (Group 2).

      DETROIT
      Mathieu Dandenault (Group 2).

      NY ISLANDERS
      Dave Scatchard (elected Group 5).

      NY RANGERS
      Kevin Weekes (Group 2).

      SAN JOSE
      Wayne Primeau (Group 2).

      TAMPA BAY
      Nolan Pratt (Group 2), Andre Roy (Group 2)

      VANCOUVER
      Marek Malik (Group 2).


      UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS -- GROUP 6

      The following players qualify for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. These players, whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff).

      ANAHEIM
      Garrett Burnett.

      ATLANTA
      Cory Larose, Kyle Rossiter.

      BOSTON
      None.

      BUFFALO
      Tom Askey, Norm Milley, Brandon Smith.

      CALGARY
      None.

      CAROLINA
      Allan Rourke.

      CHICAGO
      Ajay Baines, Shawn Thornton, Marty Wilford.

      COLORADO
      Chris Bala, Mathieu Darche, Andre Savage, D.J. Smith, Jeff Ulmer.

      COLUMBUS
      Francois Beauchemin, Karl Goehring, Mark Hartigan, Zenith Komarniski, Andre Lakos, Kent McDonell, Brad Moran, Jeff Panzer, Jeremy Reich, Darrel Scoville.

      DALLAS
      None.

      DETROIT
      Pete Vandermeer.

      EDMONTON
      Sean McAslan, Tyler Moss, Dan Smith, Rocky Thompson.

      FLORIDA
      Patrick Desrochers, Burke Henry, Ryan Jardine, Ty Jones, Serge Payer, Kamil Piros, Travis Scott.

      LOS ANGELES
      Ryan Flinn, Joe Rullier, Chris Schmidt.

      MINNESOTA
      Dan Cavanaugh, Ray Giroux.

      MONTREAL
      Gavin Morgan.

      NASHVILLE
      Jerred Smithson.

      NEW JERSEY
      Rob Skrlac.

      NEW YORK ISLANDERS
      Barrett Heisten, Dieter Kochan, Ryan Kraft, Richard Seeley.

      NEW YORK RANGERS
      Blair Betts, Jason Labarbera, Jeff MacMillan, Lawrence Nycholat, Richard Scott, Stephen Valiquette.

      OTTAWA
      Jesse Fibiger, Pat Kavanagh.

      PHILADELPHIA
      Boyd Kane, Neil Little, Ryan Ready.

      PHOENIX
      Jean-Marc Pelletier, Nik Tselios.

      PITTSBURGH
      Ramzi Abid, Rob Scuderi.

      ST. LOUIS
      Jame Pollock.

      SAN JOSE
      Miroslav Zalesak.

      TAMPA BAY
      None.

      TORONTO
      None.

      VANCOUVER
      Joe DiPenta, Jeff Heerema, Justin Morrison, Peter Sarno.

      WASHINGTON
      Jeff Paul, Darcy Verot, Dwayne Zinger.


      UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

      The following players were not tendered a qualifying offer and are therefore Unrestricted Free Agents not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.

      ANAHEIM
      Sheldon Brookbank, Eddy Ferhi, Kurtis Foster, Tomas Malec, Cory Pecker, Martin Skoula, Alexei Smirnov, Lance Ward.

      ATLANTA
      Paul Flache, Ivan Majesky, Ben Simon, Daniel Tjarnqvist, Libor Ustrnul.

      BOSTON
      Peter Hamerlik, Robert Liscak, P.J. Stock, Kris Vernarsky.

      BUFFALO
      Jason Botterill, Eric Boulton, Brad Brown, Ryan Jorde, Todd Rohloff, Miroslav Satan.

      CALGARY
      Sebastien Centomo, Deryk Engelland, Anders Eriksson, Brennan Evans, Ville Nieminen, Davis Parley, Roman Rozakov.

      CAROLINA
      Ryan Bayda, Daniel Boisclair, Sean Curry, Brad Fast, Jim Henkel, Ed Hill, Marty Murray, Jared Newman, Rob Zepp.

      CHICAGO
      Scott Balan, Bryan Berard, Brandin Cote, Eric Nickulas, Igor Radulov, Stephane Robidas.

      COLORADO
      Dennis Bonvie, Sergey Klyazmin, Agris Saviels, Peter Worrell.

      COLUMBUS
      Scott Heffernan, Ben Knopp, Joe Motzko, Mike Pandolfo, Prestin Ryan, Matthias Trattnig, Duvie Westcott.

      DALLAS
      Aaron Downey.

      DETROIT
      Paul Ballantyne, Danny Groulx, Nathan Robinson.

      EDMONTON
      Mike Bishai, Joe Cullen, Jamie Wright.

      FLORIDA
      Eric Beaudoin, Paul Healey, Scott Kelman, Josh Olson.

      LOS ANGELES
      Scott Barney, Jason Holland, Esa Pirnes.

      MINNESOTA
      Jason Beckett, Christoph Brandner, Marc Cavosie, Mark Cullen, Kyle Kettles, Jordan Krestanovich, Richard Park.

      MONTREAL
      Benoit Dusablon, Christian Larrivee, Matt Shasby, Jason Ward.

      NASHVILLE
      Jamie Allison, Mark Eaton, Andreas Lilja, Vladimir Orszagh, Wyatt Smith.

      NEW JERSEY
      Jiri Bicek, Brett Clouthier, Phil Cole, Jan Hrdina, Eric Johansson, Matus Kostur.

      NEW YORK ISLANDERS
      Graham Belak, Sven Butenschon, Blaine Down.

      NEW YORK RANGERS
      Dan Blackburn, Lucas Lawson, Layne Ulmer.

      OTTAWA
      Denis Hamel, Josh Langfeld, Martin Prusek, Charlie Stephens.

      PHILADELPHIA
      Nick Deschenes, Jeff Smith, Radovan Somik, Peter White.

      PHOENIX
      Brian Boucher, Daniel Cleary, Brad Ference, Brent Johnson, Mike Stutzel.

      PITTSBURGH
      Matt Bradley, Steven Crampton, Darcy Robinson, Michal Rozsival.

      ST. LOUIS
      None.

      SAN JOSE
      David Cloutier, Scott Ford, Aaron Gill.

      TAMPA BAY
      Brad Lukowich, Jamie Storr.

      TORONTO
      Nathan Barrett, Harold Druken, Regan Kelly.

      VANCOUVER
      Johnathan Aitken, Tim Smith.

      WASHINGTON
      Jason Doig, Justin Eddy, Garret Stroshein, Trent Whitfield.

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