The NHL's free-agency period begins on July 1. Though still three months away, it's never too early to consider possible free-agent targets for each team this summer.
Every club has roster needs that could require unrestricted free agency to address. Failing that, general managers could try to sign away another club's top restricted free agent with an offer sheet. Some GMs could attempt to re-sign pending free agents who were acquired via trade this season.
Here's a look at the one free agent every NHL team should target this summer. This list includes the reasons why those players should be pursued and the potential cost of signing them.