Signings on Ice

July 14, 2022

By: Carlos Alvarez

Good Morning,

The 150th Open Championship is underway from St. Andrews this morning. Plus, Day 1 of NHL Free Agency sent shockwaves through the league, and The Sportsletter\’s Marissa Kasch features the home run heroics of Aaron Judge at the bottom of today\’s edition. Full steam ahead…

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NHL Free Agency Tracker


All the Trades & Free Agent Deals on Day 1


The NHL’s free agent market opened on Wednesday, and teams wasted little time signing checks and filling out their rosters. Here’s a look at the biggest deals from Day 1:


Free Agency Tracker

Johnny Gaudreau  Blue Jackets

Deal: 7 Years, $68.25 Million

Claude Giroux  Senators

Deal: 3 Years, $19.5 Million

Evander Kane  Oilers

Deal: 4 Years, $20.5 Million

Vincent Trocheck  Hurricanes

Deal: 7 Years, TBD

Darcy Kuemper  Capitals

Deal: 5 Years, $26.25 Million

Jack Campbell  Oilers

Deal: 5 Years, $25 Million

Andre Burakovsky  Kraken

Deal: 5 Years, $27.5 Million


Complete Free Agent Tracker

Free Agency Day 1 Recap (Video)


Additional Storylines

NHL: Hurricanes Acquire Max Pacioretty From Golden Knights

ESPN+: Latest NHL Free Agency Intel as Market Opens

USA Today: NHL Free Agency Tracker: All the News & Analysis on Biggest Moves



Blue Jays Fire Montoyo


Toronto Parts Ways With Manager Charlie Montoyo


The AL East made headlines again on Wednesday after a stunning mid-season firing of Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. Toronto axed their skipper after a 46-42 start to a season where the Blue Jays entered with World Series aspirations. Montoyo signed an extension in April, but his club’s performance hasn’t lived up to the hype. Bench coach John Schneider was named the interim manager through the end of the year, and the Blue Jays hope they can swing the tide after losing seven of their last ten.


Read: Blue Jays Fire Manager Charlie Montoyo


MLB Quick-Hitters


Mariners Win 10th StraightSeattle won both games in a doubleheader against the Nationals to garner their 9th and 10th straight wins.


Orioles Win 10th StraightBaltimore added to its win streak with 7-1 thrashing of the Cubs to reach 10 in a row.


LeMahieu’s Birthday Walk-OffDJ LeMahieu celebrated his 34th birthday by stealing home on a wild pitch to lift the Yankees over the Reds (7-6).


Ohtani Makes Halos HistoryShohei Ohtani had another memorable performance on Wednesday with 12 Ks and two hits in a win over the Astros (7-1). He joined Nolan Ryan in Angels history as the second pitcher with at least 10 Ks in four straight starts.



\"🚴‍♂️\" TDF: Vingegaard Claims Lead in Stage 11

Jonas Vingegaard swiped the yellow jersey on Wednesday atop the Col de Granon in Stage 11 of the Tour de France. Former leader Tadej Pogacar stumbled with a brutal day to surrender the lead as the iconic race nears the halfway mark.


\"🏀\" WNBA: Sun Shine Over Fever

The Connecticut Sun jumped back in the win column on Wednesday with a victory over the Fever (89-81) thanks to a 20-point, 14-rebound night from Jonquel Jones. The Sun (15-8) are now two games back of the top spot in the WNBA.



\"⚾️\" MLB Trade Deadline Moves

Major League Baseball\’s 2022 trade deadline is now less than three weeks away, with August 2 is fast approaching. Eventually, every team will become either a buyer or a seller, and we\’ve put together a list of the one logical move each team should make. (Bleacher Report)


\"🏈\" The NFL’s Least-Predictable Units

As the world’s calendar turns to the back half of summer, the NFL’s calendar turns to training camps and preseason games, all but a few short weeks away. It’s wild how time flies when the only thing to watch is baseball. (The Ringer)


\"⛳️\" Tiger Woods Calls Out LIV Players

Tiger Woods left little room for interpretation Tuesday when the 15-time major champion hammered away at Greg Norman’s new Saudi-funded LIV Golf series. None is as famous as Woods. He is not just the engine that drives the train. He’s the entire railroad. (FOX Sports)