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Colorado kept defenseman Erik Johnson thanks to a $15 million, four-year deal and New Jersey retained defenseman Bryce Salvador with a $9.5 million, three-year contract.

Jagr, who played last season with Philadelphia, has led the NHL in scoring five times and won an MVP. He had 19 goals and 54 points _ both career lows _ for the Flyers.

In NHL history, he ranks first with 16 overtime goals, second with 114 game-winning goals, eighth with 1,653 career points, 11th with 665 goals and 12th with 988 assists.

Jiri Hudler signed a $16 million, four-year contract with Calgary _ getting much more than Detroit offered to keep him _ and former Flames forward Olli Jokinen left to play in Winnipeg on a $9 million, two-year contract on Monday.

There were a flurry of signings Sunday _ Day 1 of NHL free agency _ including forward P.A. Parenteau leaving the New York Islanders for a $16 million, four-year contract with the Avalanche and 40-year-old forward Ray Whitney getting a $9 million, two-year deal from Dallas.

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