While NHL rosters are frozen right now during the lockout, there are still restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents out there that teams need to sign as soon as a new agreement it signed.
Some of these players are young and promising while others are veterans looking to hang on for another season or two but who can still make a useful contribution to their team.
Here is a look at 10 free agents that teams need to sign as soon as they can once the lockout ends.
Feel free to add any you think I may have missed or to comment on the players listed here. Hopefully, we will be reading about some signings fairly soon.