Photos: Top true NHL free agents — where are they going?

 

The top NHL players on the market as unrestricted free agents (ranked in order of their 2012-13 season salary cap hit), in the countdown to Free Agency Friday. (*** Denotes player who has agreed to a deal with a team, and thus is no longer on the market.)

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Vincent Lecavalier, centre, age 33, 2012-13 NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning: 2012-13 salary cap hit $7,727,273. *** Agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.</div>
 

Vincent Lecavalier, centre, age 33, 2012-13 NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning: 2012-13 salary cap hit $7,727,273. *** Agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Photograph by: Jared Wickerham, Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">Vincent Lecavalier, centre, age 33, 2012-13 NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning: 2012-13 salary cap hit $7,727,273. *** Agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.</div>
Jarome Iginla, winger, age 36, 2012-13 NHL teams Calgary Flames/Pittsburgh Penguins: 2012-13 salary cap hit $7,000,000.
Daniel Briere, centre, age 35, 2012-13 NHL team Philadelphia Flyers: 2012-13 salary cap hit $6,500,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.
Patrik Elias, centre, age 37, 2012-13 NHL team New Jersey Devils: 2012-13 salary cap hit $6,000,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Devils on Thursday.
Ilya Bryzgalov (left), goalie, age 33, 2012-13 NHL team Philadelphia Flyers: 2012-13 salary cap hit $5,666,667.
Mike Ribeiro, centre age 33, 2012-13 NHL team Washington Capitals: 2012-13 salary cap hit $5,000,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday.
Tim Thomas, goalie, age 39, 2012-13 NHL team New York Islanders: 2012-13 salary cap hit $5,000,000.
Daniel Alfredsson, winger, age 40, 2012-13 NHL team Ottawa Senators: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,875,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.
Tim Connolly, centre, age 32, 2012-13 NHL team Toronto Maple Leafs: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,750,000.
Jaromir Jagr (right), winger, age 41, 2012-13 NHL teams Dallas Stars/Boston Bruins: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,550,000.
Rick DiPietro, goalie, age 31, 2012-13 NHL team New York Islanders: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,500,000.
Ron Hainsey, defence, age 32, 2012-13 NHL team Winnipeg Jets: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,500,000.
Teemu Selanne, winger, age 42, 2012-13 NHL team Anaheim Ducks: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,500,000.
Tomas Kaberle, defence, age 35, 2012-13 NHL team Montreal Canadiens: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,250,000.
Brenden Morrow, winger, age 34, 2012-13 NHL teams Dallas Stars/Pittsburgh Penguins: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,100,000.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard, winger, age 29, 2012-13 NHL team Minnesota Wild: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,080,000. *** Agreed to terms with the New York Islanders on Friday.
Nik Antropov, centre, age 33, 2012-13 NHL team Winnipeg Jets: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,062,500.
Derek Roy (left), centre, age 30, 2012-13 NHL teams Dallas Stars/Vancouver Canucks: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,000,000.
Ryan Whitney, defence, age 30, 2012-13 NHL team Edmonton Oilers: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,000,000.
Nathan Horton, winger, age 28, 2012-13 NHL team Boston Bruins: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,000,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.
Marek Zidlicky, defence, age 36, 2012-13 NHL team New Jersey Devils: 2012-13 salary cap hit $4,000,000.
Saku Koivu, centre, age 38, 2012-13 NHL team Anaheim Ducks: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,800,000.
Nikolai Khabibulin, goalie, age 40, 2012-13 NHL team Edmonton Oilers: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,750,000.
Ryane Clowe, winger, age 30, 2012-13 NHL teams San Jose Sharks/New York Rangers: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,625,000. *** Agreed to terms with the New Jersey Devils on Friday.
Matthew Lombardi, centre, age 31, 2012-13 NHL teams Phoenix Coyotes/Anaheim Ducks: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,500,000.
Michael Ryder, winger, age 33, 2012-13 NHL teams Dallas Stars/Montreal Canadiens: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,500,000.
Simon Gagne, winger, age 33, 2012-13 NHL teams L.A. Kings/Philadelphia Flyers: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,500,000.
Matt Cullen (left), centre, age 36, 2012-13 NHL team Minnesota Wild: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,500,000.
Roman Hamrlik, defence, age 39, 2012-13 NHL teams Washington Capitals/New York Rangers: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,500,000.
Rob Scuderi, defence, age 34, 2012-13 NHL team L.A. Kings: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,400,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.
Dustin Penner (left), winger, age 30, 2012-13 NHL team L.A. Kings: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,250,000.
Clarke MacArthur, winger, age 28, 2012-13 NHL team Toronto Maple Leafs: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,250,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Ottawa Senators on Friday.
Rostislav Olesz, winger, age 27, 2012-13 NHL team Chicago Blackhawks: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,125,000.
Stephen Weiss, centre, age 30, 2012-13 NHL team Florida Panthers: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,100,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.
Jordan Leopold, defence, age 32, 2012-13 NHL teams Buffalo Sabres/St. Louis Blues: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,000,000. *** Agreed to terms with the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday.
Toni Lydman (left), defence, age 35, 2012-13 NHL team Anaheim Ducks: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,000,000.
Valtteri Filppula, winger, age 29, 2012-13 NHL team Detroit Red Wings: 2012-13 salary cap hit $3,000,000. *** Agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.
Ian White (right), defence, age 29, 2012-13 NHL team Detroit Red Wings: 2012-13 salary cap hit $2,875,000.
Tom Poti, defence, age 36, 2012-13 NHL team Washington Capitals: 2012-13 salary cap hit $2,875,000.
Dan Cleary, winger, age 34, 2012-13 NHL team Detroit Red Wings: 2012-13 salary cap hit $2,800,000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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