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David Legwand

Sens sign Legwand — two years, $6 million


The highest-scoring player of the remaining unrestricted free agents has signed with the Senators. David Legwand gets two years and $6 million from Ottawa, per TSN’s Aaron Ward.

Legwand played for both Nashville and Detroit in 2013-14, finishing the season with 14 goals and 37 assists (51 points) in 83 games. The 33-year-old struggled in the playoffs, though, going pointless in five games while logging just 13:59 per contest.

In Ottawa, Legwand will try and help replace the departed Jason Spezza, who was traded to Dallas on July 1. The Sens’ top center is Kyle Turris.

The new highest-scoring UFA is Daniel Alfredsson (49 points).

Related: The ‘most’ and ‘highest’ UFAs left

UFA Day 3 — The ‘most’ and ‘highest’ players left

David Legwand

Most points in 2013-14 — David Legwand, who had 51 points (14 G, 37 A) with Detroit and Nashville. Apparently Buffalo and Ottawa may be interested.

Most goals in 2013-14 — Daniel Alfredsson, who had 18 goals for Detroit. At 41 years of age, he may choose to retire.

Most PIMs in 2013-14 — Dan Carcillo, who had 100 PIMs for the Rangers and Kings. He also scored twice for New York in the postseason.

Highest average ice time in 2013-14 — Chris Butler, who logged 20:16 per game on Calgary’s blue line.

Most points by a defenseman in 2013-14 — Andre Benoit, who had 28 points (7 G, 21 A) for Colorado.

Highest Corsi in 2013-14 — Andrei Loktoniov, at 55.1% for Carolina and New Jersey. Was not given a qualifying offer by the ‘Canes after getting hurt at the Worlds.

Highest plus-minus in 2013-14 — Dustin Penner, who was a plus-25 with Washington and Anaheim. Also scored 14 times. And, in a related story, had the highest PDO (105.5), too.

UFA Day 2: Who’s left?

Radim Vrbata

The first day of the free agent frenzy certainly lived up to its name.

Even though the 2014 market was relatively thin, teams still handed nearly half a billion dollars to unrestricted free agents, based on Cap Geek’s estimate. The vast majority of the top talent available got scooped up in the process, but as we enter Day 2 of the open market, there are still some noteworthy players available.

Some of the biggest prizes left include:

Radim Vrbata — He scored 20 goals and 51 points in 80 games with the Coyotes. Arizona still wants him back, per Fox Sports’ Craig Morgan, but he’s got plenty of other options. He’s one of the few legitimate top-six forwards left on the market. (UFA of the Day Page)

Mikhail Grabovski — Grabovski got off to a great start with the Capitals in 2013-14, but he went cold and dealt with an ankle problem over the second half of the campaign. When the dust settled, Grabovski had 35 points in 58 games, which isn’t comeback numbers he was likely hoping for after the Toronto Maple Leafs bought him out in the summer of 2013. Still, those looking for a second-line center are running out of options. (UFA of the Day Page)

Martin Brodeur — Brodeur wants to extend his Hall of Fame career and there does seem to be a market for him. However, it’s primarily as a mentor and backup goaltender. His days of dominating the league are behind him, but he would make for an interesting addition to any team.

Daniel Alfredsson — He’s in the twilight of his career, but the former Ottawa Senators captain can still provide any team he joins with veteran leadership and secondary scoring. Is he willing to sign with any team other than Detroit though?

Mike Ribeiro — He signed a four-year, $22 million contract with the Arizona Coyotes, but they bought it out after just one season over behavioral issues. It wasn’t that long ago that Ribeiro was a solid top-line center and those aren’t exactly easy to come by (unless you’re Stars GM Jim Nill). With that in mind, he’s an interesting diamond in the rough option.

David Legwand — Although his brief tenure with the Detroit Red Wings wasn’t great, he’s still a solid center and has recorded over 50 points in each of his last two 82-game campaigns. The New York Islanders appear to be in the running for him, according to WFAN’s Daniel Friedman. (UFA of the Day Page)