10 NHL Free Agents Who Will Be Without a Team in 2012-13

Jason Sapunka@moreSapunkaCorrespondent IIJanuary 13, 2012

10 NHL Free Agents Who Will Be Without a Team in 2012-13

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    As NHL teams approach a critical stage in the season for roster movement, important decisions must be made regarding trading and assessing who the team may look to re-sign in the offseason.

    When the season ends, teams will be sure to go after the league's biggest free agents. Lost in the aims of improving the roster will be a select few players that do not offer enough at the NHL level.

    Here are 10 players sure to be without a NHL contract in 2012-13.

Nathan McIver

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    Nathan McIver has had 36 NHL games to prove his worth at hockey's highest level.

    He's been stuck in the AHL since 2009, dressing in just five games this season for the Providence Bruins.

Guillame Desbiens

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    Six seasons of experience in the AHL wasn't enough development for Guillame Desbiens.

    He played 13 games for the Vancouver Canucks over two seasons from 2009-11, but he appears to be stuck in the AHL.

Patrick Rissmiller

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    After playing two full seasons with the San Jose Sharks from 2006-08, the 33-year-old Patrick Rissmiller has played for eight different teams.

    He's totaled 12 games in the NHL since then, and just 76 total games since the end of the 2009-10 season at any level.

Alex Henry

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    Alex Henry actually had a regular NHL job from 2003-2006, playing in 134 games and amassing 178 penalty minutes.

    He has since played just two NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens. In 35 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Henry totals one point.

Stephen Gionta

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    The younger brother of Brian Gionta has not had as much success at the NHL level.

    Gionta recorded no points in his first 12 NHL games with the Devils last season. With just nine points in 32 AHL games this season, he is unlikely to find time in the show anytime soon.

Scott Munroe

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    Scott Munroe dressed in one game for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2008-09 season—the extent of his NHL career.

    With just 15 games played in the AHL this season, it is unlikely the 29-year-old will make it back to the NHL anytime soon.

Mike Moore

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    Mike Moore is a 27-year-old Princeton University alumni with one career NHL goal.

    Moore saw time with the San Jose Sharks last year—with the one goal and seven penalty minutes in six games.

Kyle Greentree

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    Since taking this headshot for the Philadelphia Flyers in September 2007, Kyle Greentree has played a grand total of four NHL games, recording no points with a minus-two rating.

    Greentree is property of the Washington Capitals.

Brennan Evans

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    Brennan Evans has made it to age 29 without playing in any regular season NHL games.

    With three points in 37 AHL games this season, he is unlikely to change that next year.

Dany Sabourin

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    Property of the Wasington Capitals, Dany Sabourin has played 57 NHL games since being drafted 13 years ago.

    He plays with the Capitals' AHL affiliate Hershey Bears.


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