Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: 2012 NHL Free Agents List
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04-10-2012, 09:23 PM
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The following Group II (restricted) free agents will be 27 years of age or older as of June 30, 2012, and will become Group III (unrestricted) free agents unless their rights were waived outright. The team that holds the player's rights and the year they became Group II free agents are also included.

Ivan Baranka - New York Rangers - 2008
Corey Elkins - Los Angeles - 2011
Jonathan Filewich - St. Louis - 2009
Ilkka Heikkinen - New York Rangers - 2010
Chris Holt - St. Louis - 2009 (he may have been released to sign with an AHL club in the fall of 2009)
Mattias Karlsson - Ottawa - 2009
Petri Kontiola - Anaheim - 2009
Brady Murray - Los Angeles - 2009
Antti Pihlstrom - Nashville - 2009
Vojtech Polak - Dallas - 2008
Paul Ranger - Tampa Bay - 2010
Stefan Ruzicka - Philadelphia - 2008
Petr Vrana - New Jersey - 2009
Eric Walsky - Vancouver - 2010

I saw on the Vancouver website a while back that Lukas Mensator (Vancouver) was a rare Group IV (restricted free agent/defected player) back in 2005. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him on July 1 as a Group III free agent since he is 27 years old.

You don't have to add the names to your list. It's just to know why most of them will show up on the NHL Free Agent list on July 1.

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