SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 03: Andrei Kostitsyn #46 of the Nashville Predators takes the shot as Jason Garrison #52 of the Florida Panthers checks him at the BankAtlantic Center on March 3, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida. The Predators defeated the Panthers 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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.