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Stephen Weiss, the Florida Panthers' longest tenured player, signed a five-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.
Weiss' deal is worth a 4.9 million per season, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The center earned 3.1 million in 2012-13, the final year of a six-year contract worth 18.6 million.
Panthers GM Dale Tallon indicated last week he was still working to re-sign the center. Weiss became an unrestricted free agent Friday.
The fourth overall selection in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Weiss is Florida's all-time leader in games played (654) and assists (249). In his 11 seasons with the Panthers, the 30-year-old accumulated 145 goals and 349 points, which rank second on the team's all-time list.
The two-way pivot appeared in just 17 games last season, scoring a goal and three assists, before undergoing season-ending wrist surgery.
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It’s been a busy day thus far in Hockeytown.
After signing away Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson, the Wings got another team leader by inking second line center Stephen Weiss to a five-year, $4.5 million dollar deal per year contract.
If Wings get Weiss as well as Alfie, they will have swiped leaders from two future division rivals.
— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) July 5, 2013...
The Florida Panthers signed restricted free agent Shawn Matthias to a two-year deal, the team announced Friday.
Matthias finished last season with a career-best 14 goals last season and 21 points.
"Shawn is a hardworking player who played well for our club last season," Panthers GM Dale Tallon said. "He took steps in his development last year, scoring a career high...
The Detroit Red Wings have signed free agent centermen Steven Weiss to a 5 year, 4.9 M contract. Weiss, 30, has played the last 10 seasons with the Florida Panthers, recording 145 goals, 249 assists, 394 points in 654 games. He adds good playmaking ability to the Wings roster next season. You could very well see him playing with Johan [...]
As GM Dale Tallon continued to overhaul this roster last year, he signed Filip Kuba to an alarming deal worth $8 million over two years. It was obvious right away that he wasn't playing with Erik Karlsson any more, and his production showed it.
While he improved gradually as the season went along, he was obviously one of the slowest players on the ice, and did not provide...
George Parros was traded to the Montreal Canadiens on the first day of free agency this year. Promptly there were some cracks about how the Habs finally added some size, and Parros himself had this to say about the trade:
"I play my game," Parros said on a conference call. "I stick up for my teammates no matter how small or tall they are."
Canadiens acquire George Parros from Florida, in exchange for Philippe Lefebvre and a 7th round pick in 2014. SEE:http://t.co/1zLP9hVWym
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 5, 2013
While the Pistons still haven't made a move, the Red Wings made a bit of a baby splash on Day 1 of NHL free agency.
After 17 years with the Ottawa Senators, the Sens' captain Daniel Alfredsson agreed to a one-year deal to win a Cup before he retires. The right winger will be 41 in December.
The Wings also signed center Stephen Weiss after he spent 11 seasons with...
The Florida Panthers have signed four players today, adding depth guys Mike Mottau (one year), Jesse Winchester (one year) and Joey Crabb (two years), as well as re-signing centreman Shawn Matthias (two years). Mottau was drafted in the seventh round, 182nd overall, by the New York Rangers in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He played four years of college hockey at Boston College, and was [...]
The Montreal Canadiens acquired enforcer George Parros from the Florida Panthers on Friday.
Montreal sent prospect Philippe Lefebvre and a 2014 seventh-round pick to Florida for the 6-foot-5, 228-pound Parros. It is the same seventh rounder Montreal acquired from the Panthers at the NHL draft last week.
He had one goal, one assist and 57 penalty minutes last season. In 452 NHL...
Daniel Alfredsson made the biggest free agency news Friday, when he left his Ottawa Senators for a chance to win a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings. Given all he’ll bring to the table, the move was excellent for Detroit. (Beauty Playin ‘Eh, Flickr)
The Detroit Red Wings pounced swiftly on the rest of the Eastern Conference Friday as the NHL’s free agency period officially opened...
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired George Parros from the Florida Panthers in return for Philippe Lefebvre and Florida’s seventh round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Parros was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the eighth round (222nd) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. After graduating from Princeton, he joined the American Hockey League’s Manchester Monarchs, a Kings...
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By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
In the hours before the start of free agency at noon on Friday, the Detroit Red Wings were planning to execute the biggest coup in recent memory.
At noon, long-time Ottawa Senators captain, Daniel Alfredsson, signed a one-year $3.5 million contract with Detroit. The contract is bonus laden and can net Alfredsson as much as $5.5 million...