Anaheim Mighty Ducks - Signed free-agent centre Adam Oates to a one-year contract with club option the next year. Acquired Petr Sykora from the New Jersey Devils as part of a seven-player deal. Mike Commodore, goaltender J.F. Damphousse and right-wing prospect Igor Pohanka in exchange for forward Jeff Friesen, defenceman Oleg Tverdovsky and right-wing Maxim Balmochnykh.

Atlanta Thrashers - Picked up Vyacheslav Kozlov from the Buffalo Sabres for the second and third-round picks in the 2002 draft. Traded for forward Shawn McEachern and a 2003 sixth-round draft pick from Ottawa for defenceman Brian Pothier. Signed unrestricted free agent Richard Smehlik.

Buffalo Sabres - Acquired centre Jochen Hecht from Edmonton for two 2002 second-round draft picks. Traded Vyacheslav Kozlov to Atlanta for second and third-round picks in 2002 draft.

Boston Bruins - Re-signed right-winger Mike Knuble to a two-year contract. re-signed backup goaltender John Grahame, defencemen Nick Boynton and Sean Brown to one-year contracts. Signed free agent winger Michal Grosek.

Calgary Flames - Picked up Jamie McLennan from Minnesota for 2002 ninth-round pick; signed free-agent Martin Gelinas. Re-signed winger Jamie Wright Signed former first-round draft pick Robert Dome.

Carolina Hurricanes - Re-signed Jeff O'Neill and Bret Hedican to new contract deals. Re-signed Kevyn Adams to a two-years contract. Signed minor-league defenceman Ed Hill and Ryan Bast to three-year and one-year contracts.

Chicago Blackhawks - Acquired forward Sergei Berezin from the Montreal Canadiens for a 2004 fourth-round draft pick. Signed defenceman Jason Strudwick

Columbus Blue Jackets - Traded goalie Ron Tugnutt and 2002 draft pick (second round) to the Dallas Stars for a first-round pick in 2002 Entry Draft. Sign free-agent defencemen Luke Richardson and Scott Lachance

Dallas Stars - Acquired Ron Tugnutt from Columbus, traded defenceman Brad Lukowich and seventh-round 2002 draft pick to Tampa Bay for a 2002 second-round draft pick. Acquired David Gosselin and 2003 fifth-round draft pick from the Nashville Predators. Signed free-agent Philippe Boucher to a four-year contract. Signed free-agent forward Bill Guerin to a five-year deal. Signed Scott Young to a two-year contract.

Detroit Red Wings - Signed free-agent goaltender Curtis Joseph to a three-year contract. Re-signed defencemen Chris Chelios and Mathieu Dandenault. Signed free agent defenceman Dmitri Bykov to a one-year contract.

Edmonton Oilers - Picked up centre Jiri Dopita from Philadelphia for a 2003 third-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round pick. Traded centre Jochen Hecht to Buffalo for two second-round draft picks in 2002 draft.

Florida Panthers - Acquired Branislav Mezei from NY Islanders for Jason Wiemer.

Los Angeles Kings -- Acquired centre Derek Armstrong from the Rangers for a conditional draft pick, then signed him and forward Pavel Rosa to two-year contracts.

Minnesota Wild - Traded Jamie McLennan to Calgary for ninth-round draft pick in 2002 draft. Signed free agent winger Jean-guy Trudel

Minnesota Wild - Signed Bill Muckalt to multi-year contract.

Montreal Canadiens - Acquired forward Mariusz Czerkawski from the New York Islanders in return for centre Arron Asham and 2002 fifth-round draft pick. Traded forward Sergei Berezin to Chicago for fourth-round draft pick in 2004. Sign free-agent Randy McKay. Agreed to terms with Benoit Gratton and Matt O'dette. Re-signed winger Andreas Dackell to a two-year contract.

Nashville Predators - Picked up forward Cameron Mann from Dallas in return for forward David Gosselin and 2003 fifth-round draft pick. Signed unrestricted free-agent forward Brent Gilchrist.

New Jersey Devils-Sent Petr Sykora, Mike Commodore, goaltender J.F. Damphousse and right-wing prospect Igor Pohanka to Anaheim for forward Jeff Friesen, defenceman Oleg Tverdovsky and right-wing Maxim Balmochnykh. Signed goalie Corey Schwab.

New York Islanders - Acquired centre Arron Asham and fifth-round draft pick in this year's draft from Montreal in return for Mariusz Czerkawski. Obtained Jason Wiemer from Florida for Branislav Mezei.

New York Rangers - Acquired enforcer Krzysztof Oliwa from Pittsburgh for future considerations. Signed free-agent forward Bobby Holik and defenceman Darius Kasparaitis. Re-signed goaltender Mike Richter. Signed forward Ted Donato.

Ottawa Senators - Traded Shawn McEachern to Atlanta in return for defenceman Brian Pothier. Agree to a two-year deal with Daniel Alfredsson. Signed 2000 first-round pick Anton Volchenkov and 2001 fourth-rounder Christoph Schubert.

Philadelphia Flyers - Picked up Michal Handzus and goaltender Robert Esche from the Phoenix Coyotes in return for netminder Brian Boucher and 2002 third-round draft pick. Traded Ruslan Fedotenko and two 2002 second-round draft picks to Tampa Bay in return for first-round pick (fourth overall) in this year's draft (Joni Pitkanen).

Phoenix Coyotes - Dealt centre Michal Handzus and goaltender Robert Esche to Philadelphia for goaltender Brian Boucher and 2002 third-round draft pick. Signed free agent right wing Kelly Buchberger to a one-year deal. Sign Tony Amonte to a four-year $24 million US deal. Signed defenceman Todd Simpson.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Traded enforcer Krzysztof Oliwa to the Rangers for future considerations.

San Jose Sharks -- Re-signed forward Teemu Selanne to a four-year contract.

St. Louis Blues -- Keith Tkachuk accepted a $8.3 million US qualifying offer.

Tampa Bay Lightning - Acquired Ruslan Fedotenko and two 2002 second-round draft picks from Philadelphia for first-round pick in 2002 Entry Draft. Picked up defenceman Brad Lukowich and 2002 seventh-round draft pick from Dallas for 2002 second-round draft pick. Traded defenceman Josef Boumedienne to Ottawa for 2002 second-round draft pick. Signed unrestricted free-agent defenceman Pascal Trepanier

Toronto Maple Leafs - Acquired centre Josh Holden from Vancouver for forward Jeff Farkas. Signed free-agent Ed Belfour to two-year contract. Signed free agent Tie Domi to a three-year deal worth $5.5-6 million US. Re-signed restricted free agent forwards Alyn McCauley and Wade Belak to one-year contracts. Signed veteran right winger Tom Fitzgerald

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Signed restricted free agent winger Fredrik Modin.

Vancouver Canucks - Picked up forward Jeff Farkas from Toronto for centre Josh Holden. Signed unrestricted free-agent defenceman Nolan Baumgartner.

Washington Capitals - Signed free-agent centre Robert Lang to a five-year contract. Signed Kip Miller and Dwayne Zinger.