The NHL's 2014 unrestricted free-agent period is still months away, but that hasn't stopped speculation over which stars could be available in July.
As per CapGeek.com, next summer's pool of unrestricted free-agent talent is a deep one. Teams in need of an experienced starting goalie will seek out Ryan Miller. Clubs seeking a top-two defenseman will pursue Dion Phaneuf. For those in need of skilled scorers, Joe Thornton, Marian Gaborik and Thomas Vanek will be tempting targets.
Several of these players could be re-signed during the season, but given the large number of notable stars due to become UFAs next summer, several notable stars should still be available by July 1.
Here's a look at next summer's 10 most prominent NHL unrestricted free agents and our projection for where they'll land.