The 2013 NHL free agency period opened last week. As teams shake things up and try to improve their rosters over the course of the summer, many players have been signed to new markets or re-signed to existing ones. This week, the players took to Twitter to share their excitement to play for a new or same team, plus took a moment to thank fans and teammates before bidding farewell.
The movers are here and boxes are piling up! I’m excited to get to Edmonton on Sunday and start the next chapter. Monday AM workout anyone?— Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) July 12, 2013
Really excited for another 2 years with the @NYRangers !! Thank you fans for all the love and support👍— Carl Hagelin (@CarlHagelin) July 12, 2013
Gonna miss this guy! Detroit is gonna love him! http://t.co/6sf2ZiWWAZ— Shawn Matthias (@ShawnMatthias) July 12, 2013
So long Columbus! Thankful for the friends made and the opportunities I've been blessed with. Proud to say I will be a Buckeye for life!— Brady Hjelle (@Hjelle34) July 11, 2013
Can't thank the fans enough in St Louis for the support and love they gave me! Will miss you guys and enjoyed every second of it!— David Perron (@DP_57) July 11, 2013
Would also like to say BONJOUR to @CanadiensMTL and all of the Habs fans out there! Very excited to play for such a great Franchise!!!— George Parros (@GeorgeParros) July 5, 2013
I'm excited to be joining the @washcaps organization. Thanks to the new followers, and welcome wishes.— Tyson Strachan (@tstracks) July 8, 2013