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2003 Free Agent List

Tuesday, 01.07.2003 / 11:58 AM / News
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2003 Free Agent List

NEW YORK (July 1, 2003) -- 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 have signed with their respective clubs over the last several days; however, their contracts had not yet been filed with the League.

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

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 COMPENSATION
$727,502 or below None
Over $727,502 - $1,000,315 Third-round choice
Over $1,000,315 - $1,182,191 Second-round choice
Over $1,182,191 - $1,455,005 First-round choice
Over $1,455,005 - $1,818,754 First and third-round choices
Over $1,818,754 - $2,182,505 First and second-round choices
Over $2,182,505 - $2,546,256 Two first-round choices
Over $2,546,256 - $3,091,882 Two first-round and one second-round choice
Over $3,091,882 Three first-round choices
Each additional $1,818,754 One additional first-round choice to a maximum of five

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Niclas Havelid, Jonathan Hedstrom, Mike Leclerc, Samuel Pahlsson, Cam Severson, Petr Sykora, Vitaly Vishnevski, Lance Ward.
Yuri Butsayev, Joe Dipenta, Ivan Majesky, Pasi Nurminen, Kamil Piros, Marc Savard, Andy Sutton.
P. J. Axelsson, Bryan Berard, Nick Boynton, Carl Corazzini, Hal Gill, Jonathan Girard, Jarno Kultanen, Zdenek Kutlak, Andrew Raycroft, Brian Rolston, Sergei Samsonov.
Eric Boulton, Curtis Brown, Tim Connolly, Rory Fitzpatrick, Dmitri Kalinin, Ales Kotalik, Jaroslav Kristek, Adam Mair, Jay McKee, Norman Milley, Andrew Peters, Taylor Pyatt, Miroslav Satan, Henrik Tallinder, Rhett Warrener.
Steve Begin, Blair Betts, Mike Commodore, Chris Drury, Toni Lydman, Oleg Saprykin, Stephane Yelle.
Erik Cole, Jeff Heerema, Danny Markov, Allan Rourke, Bruno St. Jacques, Jaroslav Svoboda, Josef Vasicek.
Tyler Arnason, Ajay Baines, Mark Bell, Steve McCarthy, Jason Strudwick.
Bates Battaglia, Brett Clark, Peter Forsberg, Steve Moore, Derek Morris, Steven Reinprecht, Philippe Sauve, Karlis Skrastins, Alex Tanguay.
Karl Goehring, Hannes Hyvonen, Paul Manning, Kent McDonell, Brad Moran, Jeremy Reich.
John Erskine, Steve Gainey, Niko Kapanen, Alexei Komarov, Marc Kristoffersson, Jeff MacMillan, Richard Matvichuk, Gavin Morgan, David Oliver, Stephane Robidas, Marty Turco.
Ryan Barnes, Dmitri Bykov, Mathieu Dandenault, Pavel Datsyuk, Mark Mowers, Stacy Roest, Jason Williams.
Bobby Allen, Mike Comrie, Kari Haakana, Michael Henrich, Chad Hinz, Shawn Horcoff, Brad Isbister, Georges Laraque, Ethan Moreau, Fernando Pisani, Marty Reasoner, Jason Smith, Ryan Smyth.
Eric Beaudoin, Jaroslav Bednar, Mike Green, Darcy Hordichuk, Kristian Huselius, Ryan Jardine, Olli Jokinen, Juraj Kolnik, Viktor Kozlov, Ivan Novoseltsev, Serge Payer, Michel Periard, Kyle Rossiter, Denis Shvidki, Dmitri Tolkunov, Pascal Trepanier, Mike Van Ryn, Peter Worrell.
Sean Avery, Kip Brennan, Adam Deadmarsh, Ryan Flinn, Steve Kelly, Maxim Kuznetsov, Joe Rullier, Richard Seeley, Jon Sim, Jerred Smithson, Jozef Stumpel.
Chris Bala, Pascal Dupuis, Manny Fernandez, Marian Gaborik, Jeff Hoggan, Matt Johnson, Antti Laaksonen, Willie Mitchell, Andrei Zyuzin.
Gordie Dwyer, Saku Koivu, Andrei Markov, Mike Ribeiro, Michael Ryder.
Denis Arkhipov, Scott Hartnell, Petr Hubacek, David Legwand, Curtis Murphy, Alexander Riazantsev, Robert Schnabel, Kimmo Timonen.
Jiri Bicek, Jeff Friesen, Brian Gionta, Michael Rupp, Colin White.
Arron Asham, Jeff Hamilton, Trent Hunter, Kenny Jonsson, Evgeny Korolev, Radek Martinek, Justin Papineau.
Anson Carter, Alex Kovalev, Jason Labarbera, Roman Lyashenko, Jussi Markkanen, Lawrence Nycholat, Ales Pisa, Tom Poti, Richard Scott.
Martin Havlat, Josh Langfeld, Joe Murphy, Martin Prusek, Wade Redden.
Vaclav Pletka, Mike Siklenka, Radovan Somik, Justin Williams.
Zac Bierk, Chris Gratton, Jan Hrdina, Mike Johnson, Daymond Langkow, Tyson Nash, David Tanabe, Erik Westrum, Landon Wilson.
Ramzi Abid, Matt Bradley, Sebastien Caron, Micki Dupont, Rico Fata, Milan Kraft, Richard Lintner, Toby Petersen, Robert Scuderi, Dick Tarnstrom.
Marc Brown, Pavol Demitra, Brent Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Tom Koivisto, Christian Laflamme, Reed Low, Cody Rudkowsky, Bryce Salvador, Daniel Tkaczuk, Matt Walker.
Jonathan Cheechoo, Rob Davison, Jesse Fibiger, Scott Hannan, Miikka Kiprusoff, Patrick Marleau, Alyn McCauley, Robert Mulick, Mark Smith, Marco Sturm, Miroslav Zalesak.
Dimitri Afanasenkov, Dan Boyle, Martin Cibak, Ben Clymer, John Grahame, Sheldon Keefe, Brad Lukowich, Fredrik Modin, Brad Richards, Andre Roy, Cory Stillman, Shane Willis.
Nik Antropov, Wade Belak, Harold Druken, Ric Jackman, Brad Leeb, Bryan McCabe, Karel Pilar, Alexei Ponikarovsky.
Bryan Allen, Tyler Bouck, Artem Chubarov, Dan Cloutier, Bryan Helmer, Pat Kavanagh, Zenith Komarniski, Justin Kurtz, Mats Lindgren, Marek Malik, Justin Morrison, Tyler Moss, Chris Nielsen, Ryan Ready, Jarkko Ruutu, Sami Salo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin.
Rick Berry, Jason Doig, Michael Farrell, Jean-Francois Fortin, Mike Grier, Chris Hajt, Alex Henry, Glen Metropolit, Michael Nylander, Matt Pettinger, Andreas Salomonsson, Rastislav Stana, Trent Whitfield.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP III

The following players have qualified for Group III Free Agency (age 31 or older with at least four years of NHL experience) and are unrestricted Free Agents.

Patric Kjellberg, Adam Oates, Fredrik Olausson, Steve Thomas, German Titov.
Tony Hrkac, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Uwe Krupp, Jeff Odgers, Damian Rhodes.
Jeff Hackett, Don Sweeney.

Doug Houda.

Craig Berube, Dave Lowry.

None.

Louie Debrusk, Mike Eastwood, Todd Gill, Bob Probert, Chris Simon.

Bryan Marchment.

Andrew Cassels, Ray Whitney.

Ulf Dahlen, Derian Hatcher, Greg Hawgood, Kirk Muller, Lyle Odelein.

Sergei Fedorov, Derek King, Igor Larionov, Darren McCarty, Luc Robitaille, Jason Woolley, Steve Yzerman.

Brian Leetch.

Igor Kravchuk, Stephane Matteau.

Craig Johnson, Chris McAlpine, Felix Potvin.

Cliff Ronning.

Bill Lindsay, Gino Odjick.

Wade Flaherty, Brent Gilchrist, Stu Grimson, Bill Houlder, Reid Simpson.

Tommy Albelin, Ken Daneyko, Jim McKenzie, Joe Nieuwendyk, Richard Smehlik, Ken Sutton.

Kevin Haller, Garth Snow.

Ted Donato, Dave Karpa, Sylvain Lefebvre, Sandy McCarthy, Boris Mironov, Dixon Ward.

Magnus Arvedson, Jody Hull, Rob Ray.

Eric Desjardins, Claude Lapointe, Joe Sacco.

Kelly Buchberger, Scott Pellerin, Paul Ranheim.

Kent Manderville.

Steve Dubinsky, Steve Martins, Rich Pilon, Shjon Podein, Martin Rucinsky.

Adam Graves, Mark Messier, Teemu Selanne.

Janne Laukkanen.

Doug Gilmour, Phil Housley, Glen Wesley.

Murray Baron, Trent Klatt, Brad May.

Sergei Berezin, Calle Johansson, Ken Klee, Dmitry Yushkevich.

POTENTIAL GROUP V FREE AGENTS

The following players: (i) have completed 10 pro seasons or more (NHL or Minors, excluding Junior hockey), and (ii) in the 2002-2003 season earned less than the League average salary of $1,790,209 and (iii) received a timely qualifying offer.

These players have the right to elect once in their careers to become unrestricted Free Agents. Should one of these players not elect to become an unrestricted Free Agent, since his prior club has tendered him a qualifying offer he shall remain subject to draft choice compensation and right to match as applies to Group II Free Agents. The players listed below have until July 15, 2003 to elect Group V status.

Greg de Vries (Group II).

Todd Marchant (elected Group V).

Pascal Rheaume (Group II).

Brad Smyth (Group II).

Vaclav Prospal (Group II).

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS -- GROUP VI

The following players qualify for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group VI 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 fewer than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender have played fewer than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff).

Francis Belanger, Josh Dewolf, Chris O'Sullivan.

Jeff Farkas, Ben Simon.

Lee Goren, Chris Kelleher, Tim Thomas.

Tom Askey, Jason Botterill, Francois Methot, Peter Ratchuk.

Mike Martin, Mike Mottau, Rick Mrozik, Darcy Verot.

Kaspars Astashenko, Craig MacDonald.

Casey Hankinson, Matt Henderson, Mike Peluso, Mike Souza, Shawn Thornton.

Eric Bertrand, Steve Brule, Dale Clarke, Jeff Paul, Brian Willsie.

Blake Bellefeuille, Mathieu Darche, Matt Davidson, Jean-Francois Labbe, David Ling.

David Gosselin.

Bryan Adams, Patrick Boileau, Eddy Campbell, Marc Lamothe, Jesse Wallin.

Brian Swanson.

Pierre Dagenais, Andy Lundbohm, Chris Mason, Rocky Thompson.

Derek Bekar, Greg Koehler, Brad Norton, Michael Pudlick, Travis Scott.

David Cullen, Johan Holmqvist, Dieter Kochan, Rastislav Pavlikovsky, Jean-Guy Trudel.

Matthieu Descoteaux, Eric Landry.

None.

Daryl Andrews, Rob Skrlac.

Konstantin Kalmikov, Ray Schultz, Steve Valiquette.

Vladimir Chebaturkin, John Tripp.

David Hymovitz, Dean Melanson, Joey Tetarenko, Jeff Ulmer, Bob Wren.

Ryan Bast, Dan Peters, Brad Tiley.

None.

None.

None.

Tavis Hansen, Ryan Kraft, Jeff Nelson, Scott Thomas.

Corey Foster, Boyd Kane, Ryan Tobler.

Josh Holden, Craig Mills, Nathan Perrott.

Nolan Baumgartner, Herbert Vasiljevs.

Chris Ferraro, Joel Kwiatkowski, Mark Murphy, Todd Rohloff.

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.

Mike Brown, Marc Chouinard, Ben Guite, Paul Kariya, Peter Podhradsky, Kevin Sawyer, Jarrett Smith, Nick Smith, Rob Valicevic, Brendan Yarema.

Lubos Bartecko, Dallas Eakins, Andreas Karlsson, Norm Maracle, Per Svartvadet.

Sean Brown, Michal Grosek, Mattias Karlin, Ian Moran, Brantt Myhres, P.J. Stock.

Denis Hamel, Radoslav Hecl, Chris Taylor.

Ryan Christie, Jean-Francois Damphousse, Dave Huntzicker, Ladislav Kohn, Scott Nichol, Blake Sloan, Shaun Sutter, Levente Szuper, Jan Vodrazka.

Shaun Fisher, Steve Halko, Jan Hlavac, Brent McDonald, Ryan Murphy, Nik Tselios, Tommy Westlund, Mike Watt.

Sami Helenius, Kent Huskins.

Bryan Muir, Jeff Shantz, Brent Thompson, K.C. Timmons.

Jamie Allison, Radim Bicanek, Jonathan Schill, Darren Van Impe, Daniel Watson.

Corey Hirsch, Jim Montgomery.

Adam Deleeuw, Tim Verbeek.

None.

Jim Campbell, Tyrone Garner, Jamie Rivers.

Ken Belanger, Mikko Eloranta, Erik Rasmussen, Jamie Storr, Alexey Volkov.

Ladislav Benysek, Hnat Domenichelli, Derek Gustafson, Jay Henderson, Lubomir Sekeras, Tony Virta.

Chad Kilger, Matt O'Dette.

Erik Anderson, Jason Beckett, Cale Hulse, Jere Karalahti, Bryan Lundbohm, Cameron Mann, Rem Murray, Denis Pederson, Domenic Pittis, Todd Warriner, Clarke Wilm, Vitali Yachmenev.

Jason Lehoux, Dave Roche, Oleg Tverdovsky.

Marco Charpentier, Randy Robitaille, David St. Germain, Steve Webb.

William Tibbetts.

Dennis Bonvie, Mathieu Chouinard, Toni Dahlman.

Ian Forbes, Mark Greig, David Harlock, Mike Lephart, Peter Vandermeer, Peter White, Jamie Wright, Matt Zultek.

Jason Bonsignore, Peter Fabus, Brent Gauvreau, Sergei Kuznetsov, Ryan Lauzon, Jay Leach, Deron Quint, Brad Ralph, Colin Zulianello.

Joel Bouchard, Alexandre Daigle, Shawn Heins, Mathias Johansson, Hans Jonsson, Ville Nieminen, Jamie Pushor, Robbie Tallas, Vladimir Vujtek.

Daniel Corso, Robert Davis, Jason Dawe.

John Jakopin, Marc Kielkucki, Eric Laplante, Graig Mischler.

Matt Elich, Kristian Kudroc, Stan Neckar, Harlan Pratt, Nolan Pratt, Darren Rumble, Kenton Smith.

Ryan Bonni, Doug Doull, Paul Healey, Jonas Hoglund, Petr Svoboda, Morgan Warren.

John Craighead, Regan Darby, Darrell Hay, Chris Herperger, Trevor Letowski, Denis Martynyuk, Peter Skudra.

Krystofer Barch, Ivan Ciernik, Peter Ferraro, Colin Forbes, Nathan Forster, Josh Green, Ryan Vanbuskirk.

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