RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 28: Bryan Allen #5 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period at the RBC Center on February 28, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes won 4-3. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Photo gallery: Top free agents
The 2012 NHL free agency period kicks off July 1 with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter among the top skaters available.