It's finally here. NHL free agency officially begins Wednesday at noon as league teams attempt to improve.
Johnny Gaudreau- Free Agency
Johnny Gaudreau- Free Agent
Calgary Flames' star Johnny Gaudreau was the most sought-after free agent, and the Columbus Blue Jackets swooped.
Hours after the free agency ended, Gaudreau signed a seven year contract with Blue Jackets.
Johnny Gaudreau- Seven Year Contract
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Johnny Gaudreau- Biggest Free Agency
Gaudreau spent nine of his NHL seasons in Calgary. He will be spending his next nine in Columbus, Ohio.
Johnny Gaudreau- NHL Season
Multiple reports claim that Gaudreau signed a seven year contract with the Blue Jackets as a left winger.
Johnny Gaudreau- Blue Jackets
Chris Johnston, NHL insider, reported that Gaudreau earns an average of $9.75 million annually.
Johnny Gaudreau- NHL Insider Reports
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Gaudreau was an All-Star last season and is coming off his best year as a professional hockey player.
Johnny Gaudreau- Best Year Deal
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