Crawford's Corner: Favorite Free Agents

Jul 1, 2014 Bob Crawford

(Photo of Andrew Gordon, #10, blue, courtesy of stjohnsicecaps.com)

So the draft is complete and the free-agency period has officially begun, and with help from capgeek.com, here is a list of free agents who have caught my eye over the years, playing either for the Wolf Pack or other AHL teams.  A caveat…this is just one man’s uneducated, knee-jerk opinion, nothing the least bit more significant than that.

I have included a number players who were on AHL contracts this year, assuming that their deals have expired.  That may not necessarily be the case for all, or any, of them, but I do not know of any capgeek-style resource that has that type of information for AHL-contracted players.

 

Forwards:

Alex Aleardi (AHL contract, Springfield)

Sean Backman (AHL contract, Manchester)

Mike Blunden (Montreal)

Pierre-Marc Bouchard (Chicago)

Jon DiSalvatore (AHL contract, Syracuse)

Nick Drazenovic (Pittsburgh)

Andrew Gordon (Winnipeg)

Ben Holmstrom (Philadelphia)

Jason Jaffray (AHL contract, St. John’s)

Pierre-Cedric Labrie (Tampa Bay)

Mark Mancari (Florida)

Andy Miele (Phoenix)

Kael Mouillierat (AHL contract, St. John’s)

Cal O’Reilly (AHL contract, Utica)

Ryan Potulny (AHL contract, Hershey)

Jerome Samson (Winnipeg)

Brandon Segal (Washington)

Jamie Tardif (Buffalo)

Derek Whitmore (AHL contract, Adirondack)

Kelly Zajac (AHL contract, Albany)

 

Defensemen:

T.J. Brennan (Toronto)

Andrew Campbell (Los Angeles)

Garnet Exelby (AHL contract, Norfolk)

Dan Kelly (AHL contract, Albany)

Mike Kostka (Tampa Bay)

Derek Meech (AHL contract, Texas)

Brendan Mikkelson (Pittsburgh)

Mike Moore (Boston)

Jared Nightingale (AHL contract, Rockford)

Joe Piskula (Nashville)

Corey Potter (Boston)

Goaltenders:

Cedrick Desjardins (Tampa Bay)

Jason LaBarbera (Chicago)

David Leggio (Washington)

Drew MacIntyre (Toronto)