The Florida Panthers spent a significant amount of money on Friday.
They signed Tomas Fleischmann from Colorado, Ed Jovanovski from Phoenix, Scottie Upshall from Columbus and Jose Theodore from Minnesota.
Fleischmann spent half the season last year in Washington before being traded to Colorado for defenceman Scott Hannan in 2010-11. The Czech Republic native, who had 12 goals, and 19 assists in 2010-11, signed a four year deal worth $18 million.
Jovanovski, signed a four year deal worth $16.5 million. The former Canadian Olympic Gold medallist returns to Florida where he started his career in 1995. Jovanovski had five goals and nine assists last year.
Upshall, from Fort McMurray, Alberta, shared his time last year with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Phoenix Coyotes, being traded to Columbus with Sami Lepisto for Rostislav Klesla and Dane Byers at the trade deadline. Upshall, who had a career high 22 goals in 2011, signed a four year deal worth $14 million.