GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates up to a face off against the Nashville Predators in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Photo gallery: Top free agents
•July 1, 2012
The 2012 NHL free agency period kicks off July 1 with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter among the top skaters available.