While big-name free agents like Zach Parise, Alexander Semin and Michal Roszival are sure to land hefty contracts in the offseason, there are still those gritty players that won't receive as much cash come July 1st.
But remember it's always quality, not quantity.
Along with Los Angeles' Trevor Lewis and Alec Martinez, New Jersey's Stephen Gionta and Petr Sykora all helped their respective teams get to the Stanley Cup Finals. All four of them made under $1 million in 2012.
Whether it's an up-and-coming stud or a seasoned NHL veteran, there will always be reasonably priced free agents available.
Here are five free agents whose cheap contracts won't result in cheap performances.