With this summer's NHL free-agent market all but picked clean of quality talent, it's worthwhile to look toward next summer's crop of potential free agents. Each player on this list has varying levels of value to his respective team. Some are established stars, some are promising talent, and others are valuable role players.
Several factors will determine the cost of re-signing these players. In addition to experience and skills, there is the level of free agency. Some are unrestricted free agents, while others are restricted free agents. Of the latter, several will have arbitration rights next summer.
Here's a look at the top potential free agent for each NHL club next year, his respective value and the projected cost to re-sign him.