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2004 free agents

7/1/2004

The list of players who became free agents on July 1 as released by the National Hockey League. 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:

Group II: Restricted free agents
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:

ANAHEIM: Ilja Bryzgalov, Kurtis Foster, Michael Holmqvist, Tony Martensson, Rob Niedermayer, Ruslan Salei, Vitaly Vishnevski.

ATLANTA: Kip Brennan, Garnet Exelby, Dany Heatley, Tomas Kloucek, Ilya Kovalchuk, Francis Lessard, Derek MacKenzie, Brian Maloney, Ronald Petrovicky, Kyle Rossiter, Tommi Santala, Marc Savard, Luke Sellars, Patrik Stefan.

BOSTON: Hal Gill, Jonathan Girard, Sergei Gonchar, Andy Hilbert, Ivan Huml, Zdenek Kutlak, Andrew Raycroft, Sergei Samsonov, Joe Thornton.

BUFFALO: Maxim Afinogenov, Milan Bartovic, Martin Biron, Daniel Briere, Brad Brown, Brian Campbell, Tim Connolly, Jean-Pierre Dumont, Rory Fitzpatrick, Mike Grier, Jochen Hecht, Doug Janik, Jeff Jillson, Dmitri Kalinin, Ryan Miller, Norm Milley, Mika Noronen, Andrew Peters, Taylor Pyatt, Henrik Tallinder.

CALGARY: Mike Commodore, Denis Gauthier, Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff, Jordan Leopold, Lynn Loyns, Marcus Nilson.

CAROLINA: Kevyn Adams, Jesse Boulerice, Pavel Brendl, Erik Cole, Martin Gerber, Jeff O'Neill, Allan Rourke, Bruno St. Jacques, Josef Vasicek, Radim Vrbata, Niclas Wallin, Justin Williams, Rob Zepp, Mike Zigomanis.

CHICAGO: Craig Anderson, Mark Bell, Bryan Berard, Kyle Calder, Eric Daze, Michael Leighton, Steve McCarthy, Stephane Robidas, Jocelyn Thibault, Jim Vandermeer.

COLORADO: David Aebischer, Peter Forsberg, Riku Hahl, Milan Hejduk, Dan Hinote, Tom Lawson, Karlis Skrastins, Alex Tanguay, Peter Worrell.

COLUMBUS: Marc Denis, Alexander Guskov, Andrej Nedorost, Mike Pandolfo, Martin Paroulek, Jaroslav Spacek, David Vyborny, Derrick Walser.

DALLAS: John Erskine, Dan Jancevski, Mike Siklenka, Jaroslav Svoboda, Mathias Tjarnqvist.

DETROIT: Mathieu Dandenault, Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Fischer, Jason Williams.

EDMONTON: Kristian Antila, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Mike Bishai, Eric Brewer, Ty Conklin, Nate DiCasmirro, Radek Dvorak, J.J. Hunter, Brad Isbister, Mikko Luoma, Sean McAslan, Mike Morrison, Tyler Moss, Jani Rita, Alexei Semenov, Jason Smith.

FLORIDA: Eric Beaudoin, Christian Berglund, Niklas Hagman, Darcy Hordichuk, Ryan Jardine, Olli Jokinen, Juraj Kolnik, Vaclav Nedorost, Denis Shvidki, Mike Van Ryn.

LOS ANGELES: Sean Avery, Eric Belanger, Noah Clarke, Joe Corvo, Jeff Cowan, Ryan Flinn, Steve Kelly, Bryan Muir, Joe Rullier, Lubomir Visnovsky, Tomas Zizka.

MINNESOTA: Christoph Brandner, Andrew Brunette, Dan Cavanaugh, Mark Cullen, Manny Fernandez, Mika Hannula, Alex Henry, Jeff Hoggan, Willie Mitchell, Richard Park, Nick Schultz, Stephane Veilleux, Rickard Wallin, Kyle Wanvig.

MONTREAL: Steve Begin, Radek Bonk, Ron Hainsey, Marcel Hossa, Cristobal Huet, Mike Ribeiro, Michael Ryder, Sheldon Souray, Marc-Andre Thinel, Rene Vydareny, Richard Zednik.

NASHVILLE: Mark Eaton, Martin Erat, Vernon Fiddler, Simon Gamache, Adam Hall, Scott Hartnell, Darren Haydar, Shane Hnidy, Andrew Hutchinson, Vladimir Orszagh, Konstantin Panov, Kirill Safronov, Wyatt Smith, Steve Sullivan, Tomas Vokoun, Marek Zidlicky.

NEW JERSEY: Ari Ahonen, Jeff Friesen, Scott Gomez, Viktor Kozlov, Scott Niedermayer, Jay Pandolfo, Brian Rafalski.

N.Y. ISLANDERS Adrian Aucoin, Jason Blake, Martin Chabada, Rick DiPietro, Jeff Hamilton, Roman Hamrlik, Trent Hunter, Oleg Kvasha, Justin Mapletoft, Janne Niinimaa, Justin Papineau, Mark Parrish, Tomi Pettinen, Dave Scatchard, Mattias Weinhandl.

N.Y. RANGERS: Mike Green, Martin Grenier, Matthew Kinch, Lucas Lawson, Jamie Lundmark, Dale Purinton, Karel Rachunek, Layne Ulmer, Chad Wiseman.
OTTAWA: Zdeno Chara, Martin Havlat, Chris Kelly, Chris Phillips, Brian Pothier, Martin Prusek, Peter Schaefer, Vaclav Varada, Julien Vauclair.

PHILADELPHIA: Nick Deschenes, Simon Gagne, Michal Handzus, Kim Johnsson, Antero Niittymaki, Branko Radivojevic, Mattias Timander.

PHOENIX: Brian Boucher, Jason Chimera, Mike Comrie, Jason Jaspers, Mike Johnson, Daymond Langkow, Derek Morris, Ladislav Nagy, Mike Stutzel, Erik Westrum.

PITTSBURGH: Ramzi Abid, Kris Beech, Matt Bradley, Shane Endicott, Rico Fata, Matt Hussey, Ric Jackman, David Koci, Milan Kraft, Guillaume Lefebvre, Ross Lupaschuk, Aleksey Morozov, Matt Murley, Brooks Orpik, Lasse Pirjeta, Darcy Robinson, Michal Sivek, Tomas Surovy.

ST. LOUIS: Christian Backman, Petr Cajanek, Barret Jackman, Patrick Lalime, Jamal Mayers, Chris Pronger, Curtis Sanford, Igor Valeev.

SAN JOSE: Matt Carkner, Rob Davison, Nicholas Dimitrakos, Nisse Ekman, Jim Fahey, Scott Hannan, Evgeni Nabokov, Scott Parker, Wayne Primeau, Pat Rissmiller, Mark Smith, Vesa Toskala, Miroslav Zalesak.

TAMPA BAY: Dimitri Afanasenkov, Nikita Alexeev, Martin Cibak, Chris Dingman, Brian Eklund, Ruslan Fedotenko, Timo Helbling, Pavel Kubina, Fredrik Modin, Jimmie Olvestad, Nolan Pratt, Cory Sarich, Eero Somervuori, Martin St. Louis, Cory Stillman, Shane Willis.

TORONTO: Nik Antropov, Luca Cereda, Harold Druken, Tomas Kaberle, Brad Leeb, Bryan McCabe, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Mikael Tellqvist, Clarke Wilm.

VANCOUVER: Bryan Allen, Alex Auld, Artem Chubarov, Dan Cloutier, Fedor Fedorov, Mikko Jokela, Brendan Morrison, Justin Morrison, Brandon Reid, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin.

WASHINGTON: Jeff Halpern, Graham Mink, Maxime Ouellet, Stephen Peat, Matt Pettinger, Rastislav Stana, Brendan Witt, Dainius Zubrus.

Group III: Unrestricted free agents
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.

ANAHEIM: Dan Bylsma.

ATLANTA: Byron Dafoe, Bill Lindsay, Chris Tamer.

BOSTON: Ted Donato, Travis Green, Mike Knuble, Dan McGillis, Ian Moran, Glen Murray, Michael Nylander, Sean O'Donnell, Felix Potvin, Brian Rolston, Jiri Slegr, Rob Zamuner.

BUFFALO: James Patrick, Alexei Zhitnik.

CALGARY: Craig Conroy, Dave Lowry, Dean McAmmond, Krzysztof Oliwa, Chris Simon, Brad Werenka.

CAROLINA: Sean Hill, Glen Wesley.

CHICAGO: Theoren Fleury, Igor Korolev, Steve Passmore, Steve Poapst, Ryan Vandenbussche.

COLORADO: Matthew Barnaby, Jim Cummins, Andrei Nikolishin, Tommy Salo, Teemu Selanne.

COLUMBUS: Fred Brathwaite, Brian Holzinger.

DALLAS: Shayne Corson, Richard Matvichuk, Teppo Numminen, David Oliver, Chris Therien, Ron Tugnutt, Scott Young.

DETROIT: Chris Chelios, Kris Draper, Dominik Hasek, Brett Hull, Derek King, Kevin Miller, Michel Picard, Mathieu Schneider, Brendan Shanahan, Steve Thomas, Steve Yzerman.

EDMONTON: Petr Nedved, Adam Oates.

FLORIDA: Donald Audette, Paul Laus, Lyle Odelein, Steve Shields.
LOS ANGELES: Milan Hnilicka, Jaroslav Modry, Zigmund Palffy, Stephane Quintal, Luc Robitaille, Jozef Stumpel.

MINNESOTA: None.

MONTREAL: Andreas Dackell, Jim Dowd, Joe Juneau, Alex Kovalev, Darren Langdon, Yanic Perreault.

NASHVILLE: Brad Bombardir, Wade Flaherty, Tony Hrkac, Andreas Johansson, Rem Murray, Jason York, Sergei Zholtok.

NEW JERSEY: Tommy Albelin, Igor Larionov, John Madden, Grant Marshall, Corey Schwab, Turner Stevenson.

N.Y. ISLANDERS: Mariusz Czerkawski, Alexander Karpovtsev, Cliff Ronning, Garth Snow.

N.Y. RANGERS: Pavel Bure, Eric Lindros, Sandy McCarthy, Jamie McLennan, Mark Messier, Boris Mironov, Jamie Pushor.

OTTAWA: Peter Bondra, Jody Hull, Curtis Leschyshyn, Rob Ray, Todd Simpson, Shaun Van Allen.

PHILADELPHIA: Vladimir Malakhov, Mark Recchi, Alexei Zhamnov.

PHOENIX: None.

PITTSBURGH: Kelly Buchberger, Mario Lemieux, Reid Simpson.

ST. LOUIS: Murray Baron, Jeff Finley, Alexander Khavanov, Al MacInnis, Steve Martins, Scott Mellanby, Chris Osgood, Scott Pellerin, Pascal Rheaume, Mike Sillinger, Eric Weinrich.

SAN JOSE: Vincent Damphousse, Jason Marshall, Mike Ricci.

TAMPA BAY: Dave Andreychuk, Jassen Cullimore, Darren Rumble.

TORONTO: Drake Berehowsky, Tom Fitzgerald, Ron Francis, Calle Johansson, Trevor Kidd, Bryan Marchment, Robert Reichel, Mikael Renberg.

VANCOUVER: Magnus Arvedson, Marc Bergevin, Mike Keane, Sean Pronger, Martin Rucinsky.

WASHINGTON: Craig Johnson, Kip Miller.

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 2003-2004 season earned less than the league average salary of $1,830,126 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, 2004 to elect Group V status.

COLORADO: Paul Kariya (elected Group V).

LOS ANGELES: Ian Laperriere (Group II).

NEW JERSEY: Sergei Brylin (Group II).

Group VI: Unrestricted free agents
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).

ANAHEIM: Chris Armstrong, Garrett Burnett, Casey Hankinson, Mike Mottau, Nick Smith.

ATLANTA: Frederic Cassivi, Joe DiPenta, Eric Healey, Brian Swanson, Mike Weaver.

BOSTON: Rich Brennan, Eddy Campbell, Carl Corazzini, Doug Doull, Matt Herr, Tim Thomas, Darren Van Oene.

BUFFALO: Brian Chapman, David Cullen, Rick Mrozik.

CALGARY: Matt Davidson, Robert Dome, Martin Sonnenberg, Jesse Wallin.

CAROLINA: Brad Defauw, Randy Petruk, Joey Tetarenko.

CHICAGO: Johnathan Aitken, Burke Henry, Brett McLean, Jason Morgan.

COLORADO: Travis Brigley, Steve Moore, D.J. Smith.

COLUMBUS: Mark Hartigan, Don MacLean.

DALLAS: Andy Berenzweig, Marc Kristoffersson, Jeff MacMillan, Gavin Morgan, Mark Wotton.

DETROIT: Marc Lamothe, Anders Myrvold.

EDMONTON: Bobby Allen, Chad Hinz, Jan Horacek.

FLORIDA: Lee Goren, Kent Huskins.

LOS ANGELES: Pavel Rosa, Richard Seeley, Jerred Smithson, John Tripp.

MINNESOTA: Travis Roche.

MONTREAL: Benoit Gratton.

NASHVILLE: Mathieu Darche, Mike Farrell, Jan Lasak, Curtis Murphy, Robert Schnabel, Ray Schultz.

NEW JERSEY: Maxim Balmochnykh, Scott Clemmensen, Greg Crozier, Raymond Giroux, Joe Hulbig, Steve Kariya, Mike Matteucci, Ryan Murphy.

N.Y. ISLANDERS: Derek Bekar, Alan Letang, Eric Manlow, Brandon Smith.

N.Y. RANGERS: Bobby Andrews, Cory Larose, Jeff Paul.

OTTAWA: Serge Payer, Peter Smrek, Brad Tapper.

PHILADELPHIA: Steve Gainey, Kirby Law, Ian MacNeil, Mark Murphy, Mike Peluso, Andre Savage, Pete Vandermeer.

PHOENIX: Chris Ferraro.

PITTSBURGH: Patrick Boileau, Martin Brochu, Tom Kostopoulos, Eric Meloche, Alain Nasreddine.

ST. LOUIS: Marc Brown, Steve McLaren, Ryan Ready, Cody Rudkowsky.

SAN JOSE: Jesse Fibiger, Tavis Hansen.

TAMPA BAY: Dwayne Hay.

TORONTO: Josh Holden, Mike Minard.

VANCOUVER: Nolan Baumgartner, Pat Kavanagh, Jaroslav Obsut, Sergei Varlamov.

WASHINGTON: Melvin Angelstad, Josef Boumedienne, Sebastien Charpentier, Jean-Francois Fortin, Chris Hajt, Francois Methot, Andrei Podkonicky, Todd Rohloff, Darcy Verot.

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.

ANAHEIM: Keith Aucoin, Brian Gornick, Jason Krog, Petr Schastlivy, Cam Severson.

ATLANTA: Zdenek Blatny, Daniel Corso, Shawn Heins, Frantisek Kaberle, David Kaczowka, Randy Robitaille, Yannick Tremblay.

BOSTON: Andy Delmore, Mike Gellard, Michal Grosek, Patrick Leahy, Craig MacDonald, Peter Metcalf, Chris Paradise.

BUFFALO: Jason Botterill, Karel Mosovsky, Domenic Pittis, Scott Ricci.

CALGARY: Garett Bembridge, Petr Buzek, Dany Sabourin.

CAROLINA: Craig Adams, Patrick Desrochers, Tomas Kurka, Brett Lysak, Peter Reynolds, Jamie Storr, Damian Surma, Kevin Weekes.

CHICAGO: Deron Quint, Jason Strudwick, Yorick Treille, Matt Underhill.

COLORADO: Chris Gratton, Mikhail Kuleshov.

COLUMBUS: Brendan Buckley, Anders Eriksson, David Ling, Tyler Sloan.

DALLAS: Jeff Bateman, Valeri Bure, Justin Cox, Aaron Downey, Brett Draney, Barrett Heisten, Lubomir Sekeras, Michael Sgroi, Jarrod Skalde, Blake Sloan, Rob Valicevic.

DETROIT: Ryan Barnes, Boyd Devereaux, Jamie Rivers.

EDMONTON: Scott Ferguson, Michael Henrich.

FLORIDA: Matt Cullen, Paul Elliott, Paul Healey, Kristian Kudroc, Simon Lajeunesse, Andreas Lilja, Eric Messier, David Morisset, Sean O'Connor, Byron Ritchie, Mikael Samuelsson, Pavel Trnka.

LOS ANGELES: Jason Allison, Anson Carter, Brad Chartrand, Mathieu Chouinard, Adam Deadmarsh, Maxim Kuznetsov.

MINNESOTA: Frederic Cloutier, Antti Laaksonen, Bill Muckalt, Michael Schutte, Jason Wiemer.

MONTREAL: Jean-Francois Damphousse, Gordie Dwyer, Eric Fichaud, Jerome Marois, Niklas Sundstrom, Patrick Traverse.

NASHVILLE: Jamie Allison, Greg Classen, Jeremy Stevenson.

NEW JERSEY: Craig Darby, Chris Hartsburg.

N.Y. ISLANDERS: Eric Cairns, Cail MacLean, Steve Webb.

N.Y. RANGERS: Joel Bouchard, Benoit Dusablon, Josh Green, Jeff Heerema, Jan Hlavac, John Jakopin, Dan Lacouture, Chris McAllister.

OTTAWA: Andrew Allen.

PHILADELPHIA: None.

PHOENIX: Goran Bezina, Zac Bierk, Chris Dyment, Peter Ferraro, Bryan Helmer, Tom Koivisto, Ivan Novoseltsev, Todd Reirden, Gary Shuchuk, Mike Wilson.

PITTSBURGH: Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Dan Focht, Pauli Levokari, Steve McKenna, Toby Petersen, Jonathan Sim, Landon Wilson.

ST. LOUIS: Mike Danton, Pavol Demitra, Christian Laflamme.

SAN JOSE: Curtis Brown, Todd Harvey, Seamus Kotyk, Willie Levesque, Yuri Moscevsky, Robert Mulick.

TAMPA BAY: Ben Clymer, Sheldon Keefe, Evgeny Konstantinov, Stan Neckar, Pascal Trepanier, Jeremy Van Hoof.

TORONTO: Sebastien Centomo, Christian Chartier, Aaron Gavey, Jamie Hodson.

VANCOUVER: Sylvain Blouin, Dallas Eakins, Johan Hedberg, Mats Lindgren, Chris Nielsen.

WASHINGTON: Bates Battaglia, Rick Berry, Ivan Ciernik, Colin Forbes, Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, John Gruden, Joel Kwiatkowski, Brad Norton, Roman Tvrdon, Trent Whitfield, Matthew Yeats.