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.

NEWARK, NJ - MAY 30: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils handles the puck against the Los Angeles Kings during Game One of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on May 30, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils - Game One
NEWARK, NJ - MAY 30: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils handles the puck against the Los Angeles Kings during Game One of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on May 30, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 28: Ryan Suter #20 of the Nashville Predators and Team Chara gets introduced prior to the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Scotiabank Place on January 28, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition
OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 28: Ryan Suter #20 of the Nashville Predators and Team Chara gets introduced prior to the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Scotiabank Place on January 28, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot as Andrew Ference #21 of the Boston Bruins defends in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins - Game Seven
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot as Andrew Ference #21 of the Boston Bruins defends in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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)
Nashville Predators v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Five
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)
UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 24: P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-3 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Rangers v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 24: P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-3 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 15: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Philadelphia Flyers watches the action against the New York Islanders from the bench at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 15, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. The Flyers defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Flyers v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 15: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Philadelphia Flyers watches the action against the New York Islanders from the bench at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 15, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. The Flyers defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 22: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks on before taking on the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Five
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 22: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks on before taking on the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Dustin Penner #25 of the Los Angeles Kings dives to play the puck as Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Dustin Penner #25 Of The Los Angeles Kings Dives To Play The Puck As Travis Zajac #19 Of The New Jersey Devils Looks Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Dustin Penner #25 of the Los Angeles Kings dives to play the puck as Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 01: Olli Jokinen #13 of the Calgary Flames faces off against Boyd Gordon #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 1, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Flames defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Calgary Flames v Phoenix Coyotes
GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 01: Olli Jokinen #13 of the Calgary Flames faces off against Boyd Gordon #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 1, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Flames defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators awaits a face off against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Nashville Predators v Phoenix Coyotes - Game One
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators awaits a face off against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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)
Nashville Predators v Carolina Hurricanes
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)
SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 03: Paul Gaustad #28 of the Nashville Predators skates in his first game as a Predator against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center on March 3, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Paul Gaustad #28 Of The Nashville Predators Skates Getty Images
SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 03: Paul Gaustad #28 of the Nashville Predators skates in his first game as a Predator against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center on March 3, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 28: Jason Garrison #52 of the Florida Panthers celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre February 28, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Florida Panthers v Toronto Maple Leafs
TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 28: Jason Garrison #52 of the Florida Panthers celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre February 28, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 1: Matt Carle #25 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates out to practice for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Practice Sessions
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 1: Matt Carle #25 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates out to practice for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
CALGARY, CANADA - JANUARY 31: Jiri Hudler #26 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his game winning goal in a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames in NHL action on January 31, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings v Calgary Flames
CALGARY, CANADA - JANUARY 31: Jiri Hudler #26 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his game winning goal in a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames in NHL action on January 31, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)
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)
Nashville Predators v Florida Panthers
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)

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