The NHL offseason is right around the corner, and it promises to provide a frenzy of exciting roster movement. Squads aiming to take strides toward a title will examine an impressive free-agent market in an attempt to strengthen rotational options.
Established stars like Jarome Iginla and Mike Ribeiro are ready to cash in, bringing accomplished resumes to the negotiating table. However, younger and more unproven players are prevalent on the list of available free agents.
These players have yet to maximize their potential at the professional level but may be on the verge of soon stepping up into stardom. Here's a look at who to watch when front offices across the league begin to open up the bank account.