The New York Rangers have made a major impact in the free agent market, signing forwards Scott Gomez and Chris Drury.
Gomez signed a seven year, $51.5 million contract, while details of Drury's contract are still unknown.
Gomez appeared in 72 games for the New Jersey Devils in 2006-07 recording 13 goals, 60 points and 42 penalty minutes.
The Alaska native was drafted by the Devils in the first round, 27th overall, in the 1998 entry draft. He went on to win the Calder Trophy, as the league's best rookie, recording 19 goals and 51 assists in 82 games.
The five-foot-eleven, 200-pound centre won two Stanley Cups with the Devils (2000 and 2003). The 27-year-old has played in 548 regular-season games scoring 116 goals and 450 points in his seven-year career with the Devils.
In international play he has represented the United States at the 2004 World Cup and two World Junior Championships (1998 and 1999).
Drury, 30, is coming off a strong season in which he registered career-highs in goals (37), including nine game-winners, and points (69). Of his eight playoff goals, three were game-winners, giving him 15 for his career.
The seven-year NHL veteran has scored 193 goals and 464 points in 628 career games.