NHL teams continue to make moves as Canadian teams get a break from government

The NHL has been full of transactions lately. From Zdeno Chara signing with the Capitals to Pierre-Luc Dubois inking a new deal with the Blue Jackets. More moves are expected, and the Canadian teams could jump into the action.

Canadian Teams get a break from the Federal Government

The government of Canada has issued an exemption for all Canadian based teams under the premise of “national interest.” They have opted to waive the 14-day quarantine period for all NHL players and staff to open up camps.

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Deputy Commissioner, Bill Daly has been working diligently on these efforts. In an email to the Canadian Press he did explain that “modified quarantine means different things in different markets.”

So while there is still work to do in each province, this is a great sign for the 7 Canadian teams to operate. It may also free up GMs of those teams to make some moves via trade with U.S. based counterparts.

List of Signings in the NHL (12/30 to 12/31)

12/30/20 Signings

Pierre-Luc Dubois
Pierre Luc-Dubois (USATSI)
  • CBJ signs Pierre-Luc Dubois (2 years / $5M AAV)
  • STL signs Vince Dunn (1 year / $1.875M AAV)
  • CGY signs Connor Zary (ELC 3 years / $925K AAV)
  • VGK signs Lukas Cormier (ELC 3 years / $813K AAV)

12/31/21 Signings

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Zdeno Chara (Michael Dwyer/AP)
  • WSH signs Zdeno Chara (1 year / $795K AAV)
  • ARZ signs Derick Brassard (1 year / $1.2M AAV)
  • SJS signs Tristen Robins (ELC 3 years / $859K AAV)