UFA Brandon Yip Signs With Phoenix Coyotes

Phoenix Coyotes Sign UFA Forward Brandon Yip — 

about Brandon Yip

Position: RW     Shoots: Right
DOB: Vancouver, BC
Height: 6’1     Weight: 195

Selected by: Colorado     Round: 8     Overall: 239     Year: 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Phoenix Coyotes announced today that they have signed UFA  forward Brandon Yip to a one-year, two-way contract. [Read more…]

Brad Boyes AHT Top UFA

Brad Boyes ….

Brad Boyes is still on the UFA board

Position: C     Shoots: Left
DOB: Mississauga, ON
Height: 6′     Weight: 200
Selected by: Toronto    Round: 1    Overall: #24     Year: 2000 NHL Entry Draft [Read more…]

Damien Brunner AHT Top UFA

Damien Brunner

Position: C/RW   Shoots: Right

DOB: Born: Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland

Height: 5’10     Weight: 176

Last Season:

Goals: 44   Goals: 12   Assists: 14   Points: 26   PIM: 12   +/-: -6


Games: 14   Goals: 5   Assists: 4     Points: 9     PIM: 4


Damien Brunner played this past season in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings.

Damien Brunner was a 26 year old rookie last season and the transition to the NHL was decent to say the least.  Brunner did a nice job fitting  in with Detroit and was a valuable contributor that played as a top six forward for the most part.

Video is 8:24 but worth the look

I would think Detroit will attempt to re-sign him but if he hits the open market he will be a highly sought after forward and will have a number of teams trying to acquire him.

Once again Damien Brunner would look pretty good on most rosters looking for top 6 forward help and would probably help on the PP.   Should we be concerned that he looked good playing on a good Detroit team with a very efficient veteran top 6 forward group?   Absolutely.  That’s why NHL G.M.’s get paid the big bucks.  IMO Damien Brunner would be a good player on any team.


Valtteri Filppula AHT Top UFA


Valtteri Filppula

Position: C/W     Shoots: Left

DOB: Mar. 20, 1984     Born: Vantaa, Fin

Height:  6′     Weight: 195

Selected by: Detroit Red Wings   Round: 8    Overall: 95    Year: 1998 NHL Entry Draft –


#51 Valtteri Filppula (C)

UFA C/LW Valtteri Filppula

Valtteri Filppula played this past season for the Detroit Red Wings. [Read more…]

David Clarkson AHT Top UFA

David Clarkson

Position: RW     Shoots: Right
DOB: Toronto, ON
Height: 6’1     Weight: 200



RW David Clarkson

David Clarkson, like Nathan Horton, is a RW that a lot of teams will covet this UFA season. [Read more…]

Michael Ryder AHT Top UFA

Michael Ryder

Position: RW     Shoots: Right
DOB: Born: Bonavista, NFLD
Height: 6′     Weight: 1992

Selected by: Montreal Canadiens    Round: 8    Overall: 216    Year: 1998 NHL Entry Draft

Michael Ryder played this past season for the Monteal Canadiens. [Read more…]

Flaw In The CBA Robs Anaheim Ducks Of A Prospect

Flaw In The CBA Robs Anaheim Ducks Of A Prospect

The topic of my Blog today is about a flaw in the CBA and the signing of Justin Schultz.  He was a 2nd round draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2008 and was signed by the Edmonton Oilers this past summer.  Now this is not actually about Schultz or the Oilers but the circumstances that led up to this unusual UFA signing.  I am absolutely baffled at how a player that has not ever stepped onto the ice gets to exercise a loophole or a flaw in the CBA that makes him UFA. [Read more…]