Top 15 NHL free agents
Nathan Horton (AGREED WITH BLUE JACKETS)
Drafted third overall in 2003, Nathan Horton is among the top free agent forwards on the market. The 28-year-old winger registered 22 points in 43 games with the Bruins during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. Horton was integral to Boston's playoff run, putting up 19 points in 22 postseason games.
Jarome Iginla (AGREED WITH BRUINS)
Jarome Iginla spent 15 full seasons with the Calgary Flames before being dealt to Pittsburgh at the trade deadline this April. In 13 regular season games with the Penguins, Iginla managed 11 points. The 36-year-old veteran is one of the most prolific power forwards in NHL history, with four 40-goal seasons and two 50-goal seasons on his resume.
Danny Briere (AGREED WITH CANADIENS)
Danny Briere signed a lucrative long-term contract with Philadelphia in the summer of 2007. Despite his productivity, the pivot was bought out by the Flyers this offseason, ridding the club of his $6.5 million cap hit.
Viktor Stalberg (AGREED WITH PREDATORS)
Speedy winger Viktor Stalberg spent the last three years with the Chicago Blackhawks. He potted 22 goals in 2011-12 and put up 23 points in 43 games last season. Despite his speed and offensive ability, the 27-year-old was largely ineffective during Chicago's Cup run last season, managing a frugal three points in 19 playoff games.
Another winger noted for his speed, Calgary native Mason Raymond has shown flashes of offensive ability during his six-year tenure with the Vancouver Canucks. He netted 25 goals in 2009-10 and registered 22 points in 46 games last season.
Daniel Alfredsson (AGREED WITH RED WINGS)
Among the oldest players in the NHL, 40-year-old forward Daniel Alfredsson has spent the entirety of his 17-year career with the Ottawa Senators. He has been one of the league's most dynamic offensive players during that period, with two 40-goal seasons and several point-per-game campaigns.
Jaromir Jagr is heralded as one of the greatest players in NHL history. In 19 seasons, he has scored 40 or more goals six times and has reached the 100-point plateau five times. Now 41 years old, Jagr is no longer the offensive force he once was, but he remains an NHL-caliber talent. He put up 35 points in 45 games last season.
Rob Scuderi (AGREED WITH PENGUINS)
Arguably the best defenseman available in the free agent market this summer, Los Angeles blueliner Rob Scuderi is noted for his ability to shutdown the opposition. The 34-year-old isn't flashy but can play an effective physical game as a defensive rearguard.
Ryane Clowe (AGREED WITH DEVILS)
Originally drafted by San Jose in 2001, Ryane Clowe brings a blend of size, skill and grit that is becoming increasingly rare in the NHL. The power forward has two 20-goal seasons on his track record and is among the league's best fighters.
Patrik Elias (AGREED WITH DEVILS)
Yet another veteran who has spent his entire career with one club, winger Patrik Elias has played for the New Jersey Devils since his rookie season in 1996. Now 37, Elias still produces at a very high level. He managed 36 points in 48 games last season and put up 78 points in 81 games the year before.
When he's on his game, Ilya Bryzgalov is among the league's top goaltenders. He played strongly for Phoenix from 2007 through 2011 before signing a long-term deal with Philadelphia prior to the 2011-12 season. Since joining the Flyers, Bryzgalov has struggled mightily, leading to management using their second compliance buyout on the 33-year-old netminder. Bryzgalov is now a a free agent and will be courted by a number of teams looking for a starting goalie.
Stephen Weiss (AGREED WITH RED WINGS)
Stephen Weiss has established himself as a solid two-way pivot during his 11 years with the Florida Panthers. He played just 17 games last season due to injuries but appears to be on track to a full recovery. Weiss, 30, has hit the 20-goal mark four times in his career.
David Clarkson (AGREED WITH MAPLE LEAFS)
Rugged winger David Clarkson didn't emerge as an offensive force until 2011, when he netted 30 goals in 80 games with the New Jersey Devils. Like Clowe, Clarkson plays a physical brand of hockey and isn't afraid to drop the gloves.
Mike Ribeiro (AGREED WITH COYOTES)
Mike Ribeiro is a highly talented playmaker. The 33-year-old center has amassed 50 or more assists three times in his 13-year career. He's coming off a successful campaign with the Washington Capitals in which he tallied 49 points in 48 games. Ribeiro can provide plenty of offense to a team looking for a top-six center.
Tyler Bozak (AGREED WITH MAPLE LEAFS)
Signed by Toronto as an undrafted free agent out of college in 2009, Tyler Bozak made an impact as a rookie with 27 points in 37 games. His offensive game hasn't developed much since, but the 27-year-old can still be effective as a third-line center with a strong two-way game. He registered 28 points in 46 games last season.