Who Were The Best NHL Free Agent Signings Of Summer 2013?

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Jan 10, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (87) and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference (21) battle in front of Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Ference, EDM (4 yrs, $13M)

The veteran blueliner took a good offer to leave the Bruins and return to his hometown Oilers.  He instantly was named captain of the team and is counted on nightly to be the defensive conscience of the Oilers.  They have struggled again this season, but Ference is the only regular defenseman not to be double digits in the negative in terms of +/- rating.