Nick Bonino

NHL free agency: Ducks sign Cam Fowler to eight-year extension, sign goalie Ryan Miller

NHL free agency: Ducks sign Cam Fowler to eight-year extension, sign goalie Ryan Miller

Who stayed put was as intriguing as who’s searching for a new home after the first day of NHL free agency. The relatively restrained market proved especially unkind to aging forwards, as Florida parted ways with 45-year-old Jaromir Jagr, the Kings affirmed they won’t bring back 40-year-old Jarome Iginla, and 40-year-old Shane Doan found no immediate takers.

The Ducks made one of the day’s biggest moves by signing defenseman Cam Fowler — the heart of their impressive defense corps — to an eight-year, $52-million extension on the first day they were permitted to do so. It will kick in with the 2018-19 season and run through 2025-26. The Ducks also delved into the free-agent market for...

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