The start of NHL free agency this offseason presented a number of talented players from many different teams the opportunity to sign a new contract.
Jaromir Jagr, Alexander Semin and Shane Doan were a few of the free agents available for teams looking to bolster their rosters.
Two of the biggest stars that hit the market, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, took some time to think about where they wanted to play for the rest of their careers.
Both came to the conclusion that the Minnesota Wild was the best fit; after all, it is the hockey state.
On that one day, the Wild rejuvenated a fan base that was starved for star power. An All-Star defenseman and forward were coming to the Wild and would finally make them playoff contenders.
The Parise and Suter contracts were some of the best signed during free agency. Moves such as those can bring a franchise back from the dead. Others can leave an organization wishing they had held out for something better.
These are the 10 best contracts handed out this summer.