Every year once the Stanley Cup champions are crowned, everyone’s attention turns to the entry draft, free agency and the trades that surround them.
The trades have already begun, with Washington and Detroit already sending players to new teams.
It has only just begun. And as the draft closes in, teams will try to better their draft position and trade players to fit the holes each team has.
There are some notable names in this year’s free-agent class, many of whom are predicted to be on the move.
This year could see some of the bigger names at the professional level moving on to new teams.
Some will be players who are ready to step into leadership roles, while others will be looking to lead in a new town.
In the slides that follow, we look at 15 locker-room leaders that could be on the move, as well as predictions of teams that may try to land these players due to the needs of the club.