Simon had 17 goals and 14 assists and was second in the NHL with
250 penalty minutes in 78 games with the Rangers and Flames last
season, coming to Calgary near the trade deadline.
Ritchie, who signed a three-year, $1.6 million deal, had five
goals and six assists in 50 games with the Panthers last season. He
became unrestricted after Florida didn't tender him a qualifying
Brown split last season between Buffalo and San Jose. The center
has appeared in 554 regular-season games, scoring 111 goals and
adding 145 assists.
Laperriere played the last eight seasons in Los Angeles. He
totaled 10 goals and 22 assists in 62 games last season.
Laaksonen spent the past four seasons with the Minnesota Wild. He had 12 goals and 14 assists last season.