Each offseason, restricted free agents make up the minority (but still substantial amount) of the free-agent hype that surrounds the month of July.
This past season, we saw pending RFAs step up in big ways for their teams.
Some of these RFAs, like Brad Marchand (pictured above), ultimately led their team to the promise land and a Stanley Cup championship.
When talking about restricted free agents who have yet to sign, there are several key names that come to mind: bonafide defenseman Shea Weber, future franchise player Steven Stamkos or the up-and-coming defenseman Drew Doughty.
However, as we have seen through watching the playoffs, none of these players made it past the conference finals.
This slideshow will focus on the undervalued unsigned restricted free agents that stepped up for teams both during the season and others during the postseason.