Let’s take a look at some of the smaller signings around the league in quick-hit form:
- The Washington Capitals signed Chris Bourque, son of Ray, to a two-year, two-way deal.
The franchise is familiar with the forward (pictured), as he appeared in 13 of his 51 career NHL games with Washington. Bourque last appeared at the NHL level in 2012-13, when he generated four points in 18 games with the Boston Bruins. He had a productive AHL season in 2014-15, generating 66 points in 73 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack.
The Capitals originally drafted Bourque, 29, with the 33rd pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.
- Bobby Sanguinetti inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
The 27-year-old was drafted in the first round (21st overall) by the New York Rangers in 2006. Like Bourque, the defenseman hasn’t played in an NHL game since 2012-13, but both players have been productive in the AHL.
- The San Jose Sharks announced the signing of Mark Cundari to a one-year contract, which appears to also be two-way.
Cundari, 25, has eight career NHL games under his belt, all with the Calgary Flames. Those appearances were spread out as four contests in 2013-14 and four in 2012-13. Like the other guys on this list, he provides his team with emergency injury depth and a solid AHL hand, as the blueliner managed 29 points in 50 games with the Adirondack Flames last season.